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5 Simple Apps for Beginners to Self-Host in Docker

April 26, 2020 Patrick 3

Self-Hosting applications is a good way to enhance the security of your data. In most cases, by using self-hosted alternatives to many popular services you are ensuring that your data can’t be sold to a third party for marketing purposes. This is a list of applications that you can self-host at home.

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Huge Guide to Portainer for Beginners

April 25, 2020 Patrick 5

So you’ve finished installing and configuring Portainer, and now you are ready to dive in and see what it can do. Portainer is a simple and lightweight, but powerful application that is used to provide a web management interface that you can use to perform functions on your Docker host. This guide aims to help answer some basic questions about how to use Portainer.

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One Simple Fix for the HTTPS Mixed Content Error in WordPress

April 22, 2020 Patrick 2

The mixed content error is an example of how making site-wide changes to your WordPress installation can complicate things, especially when your site has been up and running for a while. Making an adjustment as simple as installing an SSL certificate and changing the site settings to point to HTTPS instead of HTTP may not always work out as planned. It can also force web browsers to give your users … (Click To Read)

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Set up Unbound DNS in Docker in 5 Quick Steps

April 21, 2020 Patrick 1

When you visit a website, such as your computer will contact your DNS provider and ask for the IP address of so your computer can visit the site. The DNS provider will then log that request, creating a record of your visit. Can you trust that your DNS provider or Internet Service Provider (ISP) will not share or sell that information? I don’t.

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How to Control Pi-hole from your iPhone Home Screen

April 20, 2020 Patrick 0

Sometimes in order to debug issues on your home network, you need to disable your Pi-Hole from filtering advertisements for a short period of time. Customarily, in order to temporarily disable filtering, you need to login to your Pi-Hole dashboard and select disable. Then, when you are ready to re-enable ad blocking, you need to log back into the Pi-Hole dashboard and click enable. Logging into Pi-Hole on a computer can be time consuming and inconvenient. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could control Pi-Hole from your iPhone?

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25 Basic Docker Commands for Beginners

April 18, 2020 Patrick 4

If you’re trying to learn Docker you will first have to master its various terminal commands. This guide aims to help you get started with basic docker commands. This tutorial assumes that you already have Docker installed on your system. If not, you can start here to learn how to quickly install Docker.

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Creating a basic WordPress Cron Job in 3 easy steps

April 18, 2020 Patrick 0

To keep things running smoothly, the Wordpress blogging platform requires a cron job that will run from time to time. Cron is a job scheduler that Wordpress uses to do things like check for software updates, publish scheduled posts, and send trackback pings. Many plugins that you install to Wordpress will use cron as well for their various functions. If cron isn’t running properly, then these important background tasks will not run.

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Use Watchtower to automate Docker Container Updates

April 15, 2020 Patrick 0

Watchtower is an application within a docker container that watches for updates for all of the running containers on a system. If an update is available for any of the containers, then Watchtower will restart that container with the new image using the same parameters as the previously running image.

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Running Pi-hole in Docker is Remarkably Easy!

April 14, 2020 Patrick 6

Internet advertisements and trackers are everywhere. The websites you visit and your smart devices are constantly sending data to their manufacturers and advertisers. Pi-hole is a network-level ad blocker that sits on your network and uses blacklists to determine which DNS requests to block. Installation on Docker is easy.

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5 Simple Commands to Clean up Docker

April 13, 2020 Patrick 1

Working with Docker can get messy, especially if you are working with it daily. If you’re like me, you are working with multiple applications and creating multiple volumes for each application. It would be nice if there was a simple way to clean up docker.