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Upgrading Redis 5 to Redis 6

Redis 6 on Red Hat, Centos, Rocky Linux, and AlmaLinux Redis is a powerful open source, in-memory database that can be used to cache objects. As such, it can deliver sub-millisecond response times and serve up millions of requests per second for near real-time applications as well as speed up the responsiveness of websites. While … Read more

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Changing Your Google Cloud Hostname

Virtual Machines with Custom Hostnames When you first create a virtual machine (VM) on Google Cloud, an internal DNS name is automatically created. The default hostname of the machine will take the form [INSTANCE_NAME].[ZONE].c.[PROJECT_ID]. For example, if you name your instance “my-instance,” the project ID is “my-project” and you create the instance in “zone us-central1-a”, … Read more

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Sending Mail from Google Cloud

Using DirectAdmin and Exim Sending mail should be easy, right? Besides a functional website, being able to communicate with visitors is essential. I don’t have systems admin skills, so I rely on panels such as CPanel, CyberPanel and DirectAdmin. The process with any and all of these panels is pretty simple, unless a sever blocks … Read more


Finally Launching After Two Months

It’s been a learning experience My experience designing and launching websites actually dates to around 2003. I’ve always been a technology geek of sorts and when the internet emerged around 1994, I was intrigued at its potential. Not surprisingly, several of my coworkers shared the same interest and we’d get together for lunch around once … Read more