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Homelab – software and hardware I use

Today, I’d like to tell you about some of the hardware and software I use in my homelab to stay up to date. Since my clients often ask me for recommendations on hardware and software, I find it important that I use those tools on a daily basis. Practise what you preach! Also, it is vital in the IT field to constantly stay informed about emerging trends, new technology and the pros and cons.

Elementor vs Divi

Elementor and Divi are both excellent page builders, so which one to choose? I’m sure many of you have faced this dilemma. It’s not an easy decision. Elementor and Divi are the most popular page builders on the market for WordPress.

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Elementor Pro vs Elementor: Complete Ultimate Comparison

A while ago, I wrote a blog about Elementor vs. Divi. Which page builder to choose? Now I will write about Elementor Pro only. Remember, Pro is the paid version. As you know, Elementor Pro is my favorite Page builder for WordPress

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Canva alternative Glorify

When I type in the Google search bar “Canva alternative” I find many online design tools praised as Canva alternative. Trello, Snappa, Stencil, etc. One design tool is missing in the Google SERPs! Where is Glorify?

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Linux file permissions

Linux file permissions explained: What you need to understand Introduction In this article, I explain

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How to change timezone in Ubuntu 20.04 server

I installed an Ubuntu server 18.04. And then I discovered that the time displayed was not correct. Hey, I was pretty sure that during the gui installation process I had selected the time zone. Or had I not? Anyway, the time was one hour behind. This sort of a careless error can happen to anyone. So for those of you who might sometime be in the same boat as me: don’t worry! Here’s how to fix the issue and it’s really easy!

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Supermicro Server or IntelNUC

The Supermicro server E300-9D and the IntelNUCs are popular products for low budgets for VMware ESXi home lab environments. Both products run ESXi practically out of the box with no addition of drivers except for the LAN drivers for the IntelNUC

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Ubuntu – Manage users and groups

I’m mainly a Windows administrator, but from time to time I administer the Linux environment. I use the Ubuntu distribution and in this article, I cover the long-term version of Ubuntu Server 20.04. Since I don’t use Linux often I struggle from time to time with permission. Therefore I decide to write down some important commands about creating users and groups with permission and the difference between root and a user with sudo rights. The sudo group is actually the Administrator group in the Linux universe.

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Fail2ban email notification

You might think “Oh no, not another “how to” about installing Fail2ban. I admit there are a lot of instructions available. However, I simply could not find a clear guide on installing Fail2ban with email notification. I love Fail2ban and use it for several Linux servers. For me, it is important to receive an email when Fail2ban triggers an action.

Proxmox vs. ESXi

Virtualization is a hypervisor software technology that allows one physical host to run many virtual machines as guest operating systems. It’s trendy for server consolidation.

Synology Directory Server

Synology Directory Server

Do you know that the Synology NAS offers Active Directory functionality? Correct install the Synology Directory Server package from the package center and set up your Windows Domain.

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Proxmox to VMware

This article tells you how to convert a Proxmox VM to VMware in 3 steps (Proxmox to VMware)[SK1] . You convert the virtual disk and not the whole virtual machine. You should have some basic knowledge about SSH and Linux shell. All you need to know is how to navigate the directory structure in the Linux shell. The whole process only requires 3 commands

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Office 365 Backup

My guess is that most people will answer with a sheepish No. Did you know that according to an IDC report, a massive 76% of people don’t back up their Microsoft 365 data?

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How to troubleshoot WordPress cron jobs

Having issues with your WordPress website? Something not working as it should? WordPress and a lot of plugins depend on WordPress cron job, so that should be your first suspect. . it.

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How to access work computer from home – 2 easy ways

Are you a small business that has never really felt the need to have an IT person always around to solve issues? It worked fine until Covid-19 came and suddenly, everybody needs to work from home. And that very likely means you and other employees need to access your work computer from home. And you’re scratching your head, wondering how exactly to set this up without having to onboard an IT specialist. Well, it’s your lucky day, because that is exactly what this blog post is about.