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Self Hosting Your Own Gitea Server Using Docker

This tutorial covers the steps necessary to setup a working Gitea server using Docker / Docker Compose. I’ve created this tutorial with Debian 11, however it should also work fine for Ubuntu as well. The docker specific parts of this tutorial should work regardless of underlying Linux platform. If necessary, this tutorial will be updated to reflect any necessary changes.

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Linux Basics: Configuring A Static IP In Debian

This tutorial details how to configure networking for a static IP in Debian. Most Debian systems configure network settings one way, however, there is one exception to the rule that I’m familiar with that I detail how to configure well. This tutorial was written for headless Debian 11 “Bullseye” installs but should work with other versions of Debian as well. When new versions are release, I will update this tutorial as necessary.

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Linux Basics: Configuring A Static IP In Ubuntu

This tutorial details how to configure a static IP in Ubuntu. This tutorial was written for headless Ubuntu Server 22.04 installs but should work with other versions – such as 20.04 – of Ubuntu Server as well. When updated versions of Ubuntu Server are released, I will update this tutorial as necessary.

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Basic Networking: IP Addresses and Subnets

This tutorial covers basic networking concepts regarding IPv4 addresses and their associated subnet masks and is not meant to be a guide to configuring more advanced network subnetting. By the end of this tutorial, you should have a foundational knowledge of the different reserved IP address ranges, their associated subnet masks, and the limitations to having multiple subnets.

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Using Gravity Sync To Sync Multiple Pi-hole Instances

Keeping the settings of multiple Pi-hole instances synced with each other is easy to setup with Gravity Sync. In this tutorial, I show you how to get it installed and configured as well as discuss a few strategies how to best configure syncing between instances.

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How To Setup Whoogle Search With Docker

Have you ever wished you could search Google and get results without ads, cookies, and IP address tracking? Today is your lucky day! This tutorial teaches you how to setup your own Whoogle search using Docker. If you’ve never setup anything with Docker before or self hosted anything, this is a great first project for you to try.

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Protecting WordPress Forms From Bots Using hCaptcha

In just 10 minutes, you can dramatically improve the defense of your WordPress website by adding hCaptcha to protect your website’s forms. Owners of WordPress websites are all too familiar with the ongoing battle against malicious bots and website attackers.

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Advanced Pi-hole Config: Recursive DNS With Unbound

This is an advanced configuration not because it’s particularly difficult to implement, but because it’s not necessary for your Pi-hole system to function properly. For those who would prefer to not rely on third party DNS providers – whether for privacy reasons or just because you can – configuring your Pi-hole system with Unbound for recursive DNS takes only a few minutes to setup and configure.