Bare Metal Servers

Setting up a Sandbox Environment on an S.0 BMC Instance

October 25, 2021

Developers of applications with low hardware requirements do not need high-performance servers. Instead, they can opt for cost-effective solutions providing high availability. Bare metal cloud technology allows you to delegate the critical testing work to affordable cloud instances. This article will show you how to set up a sandbox environment on a small server instance using Rancher and Kubernetes.

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Setting up a Firewall on an s0.d1.small BMC Instance


The s0.d1.small Bare Metal Cloud instance can serve as a platform for many purposes, utilizing compute, memory, and network resources in a balanced way. This guide shows how to set up a firewall on the small BMC instance.

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How to Set Up a Load Balancer on an s0.d1.small BMC Server

October 7, 2021

Load balancing helps maximize the server farm resources, avoiding overloads. Learn how you can set up phoenixNAP's cheapest BMC instance as a load balancer in this tutorial.

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Big Data Servers Explained

August 19, 2021

Big data servers are servers specifically made for collecting and analyzing unstructured and constantly expanding data from various sources. Learn about the hardware specifications and what software runs on big data servers in this article.

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What is Cloud-Init?

August 16, 2021

Learn what cloud-init is and explore its capabilities for automating cloud instance initialization and customizing Linux-based OSs. Customize virtual machines provided by a cloud vendor by modifying the generic OS configuration on boot.

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Rancher BMC Integration for Kubernetes Cluster Management

July 22, 2021

Using Rancher is an easy way to streamline cluster deployment on bare metal and private/public clouds. Rancher provides a web UI and proxy for managing a Kubernetes cluster. This article will provide details setting up a Rancher-controlled cluster using the phoenixNAP BMC portal.

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How to Calculate Hybrid Cloud Cost

June 17, 2021

Calculate hybrid cloud costs by considering the factors that impact the budget the most.

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How to Set Up BMC Drive Encryption Using EMP

May 19, 2021

This tutorial explains how to encrypt a BMC drive using the phoenixNap EMP platform as well as how to automate the unlocking process. Follow this three part tutorial to secure your disk.

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Fail2Ban Installation & Setup: Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora & Debian

May 13, 2021

Introduction Fail2ban is a software that protects your server from brute force attacks. It does this by monitoring server logs and detecting any suspicious activity. The program detects when there is an unreasonable number of failed attempts and automatically adds new to iptables that block the given IP. This IP (or host) is then blocked for a specified […]

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Kubernetes for Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Portability

May 6, 2021

Hybrid and multi-cloud strategies became popular due to the competitive advantages, such as lack of vendor lock-in, better app performance, flexibility, and disaster mitigation. The purpose of this article is to introduce you to Kubernetes as an effective way to achieve application portability in these environments.

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