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Here we will highlight cloud events, like the recent YHack event which 1&1 sponsored at Yale University.

The 2016 YHack international hackathon at Yale University on November 11-13 was a great success. 1&1 supported YHack, with a hacking contest for the 1&1 Cloud Server platform. Javier Arnáez de Pedro and Alexander Vierschrodt from 1&1 hosted the contest, which Javier launched with a presentation on the 1&1 Cloud Server.

Read more about it here.


Check out our new series of articles on the Top 10 Security Rules for Microsoft Server 2012!

We are excited to announce a new series of articles by Microsoft experts on the "Top Ten Security Rules for Microsoft Server 2012."

Each rule will be covered extensively in its own article, with in-depth background information and step-by-step instructions on how you can implement the suggestions.




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Use Rancher to Deploy an Application

Learn how to use Rancher to deploy an application in one or more Docker containers. Rancher offers native support for running and managing Docker Swarm containers, and allows you to define access policies and manage multiple clusters from one control plane. After you have installed and used the Rancher UI, it becomes a convenient way to launch applications in Docker containers. [...]  

Set up a Postfix Mail Server With Dovecot and Squirrelmail on Ubuntu 16.04

Learn how to set up a mail server on a 1&1 Cloud Server running Ubuntu 16.04. This tutorial features Postfix as an SMTP server, Dovecot for POP/IMAP functionality, and Squirrelmail as a webmail program for users to check and receive email from a web browser. The tutorial will also walk you through the process of creating and using a self-signed SSL certificate for use in securing incoming and outgoing email connections. [...]  

How to Write a Basic Shell Script

Learn how to write a basic Bash shell script. Although shell scripts can be long, complicated scripts which perform complex tasks, you can also learn how to write a simple shell script in 10 minutes. If you can run commands at the command line, learning how to write a basic Bash script is easy. [...]  

Install Vanilla Forums on Ubuntu 16.04

Learn how to download and install Vanilla Forums on a 1&1 Cloud Server running Ubuntu 16.04. Vanilla Forums is free, flexible, and easy to install software package to deploy forums on your server. Designed to be highly customizable, Vanilla Forums offers a curated collection of plug-ins, excellent integration options, and outstanding community management tools. Vanilla Forums is used to power tens of thousands of community forums across the internet. [...]  

Install Webmin on Ubuntu 16.04

Learn how to install Webmin on a 1&1 Cloud Server running Ubuntu 16.04. Webmin is a convenient, easy to use web-based tool which can be used to manage and perform system administration tasks on a Linux server. With Webmin installed, you can manage users and services on your server from a browser window. [...]