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Mini PC vs Raspberry Pi – Which Is The Better Value?

Ultimately, only you will know what your project’s needs are when choosing a compute device. However, if your use case for the Raspberry Pi is running homelab or computational tasks, or even using it as a desktop computer, and you don’t require any of the unique characteristics of the Pi, then you’re probably better off buying an inexpensive used mini PC when comparing a mini PC vs Raspberry Pi.

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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.

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Enforcing Strong User Passwords In WordPress

If your WordPress website allows for any kind of user accounts – be they additional content authors, users with access to password protected content, or ecommerce customers – setting up enforcement of strong passwords in WordPress is an invaluable tool in helping keep your website and your users protected and it can be done in minutes!

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Updating Analytics To Dual Tag Google Analytics 4

Effective July 1, 2023 Google is discontinuing Universal Analytics in favor of the new Google Analytics 4. Existing UA properties will need to be converted to new GA4 properties. It’s recommended that you configure your website to ‘dual tag’ both your existing UA property and the new GA4 property until this time to build up historical data on the new property for as long as possible. This tutorial will step you through exactly how exactly to accomplish this.

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Configuring Debian 11 Servers For PHP 8.1

This tutorial explains configuring Debian 11 for PHP 8.1 on your new or existing web application server. PHP applications such as WordPress or Nextcloud often track their supported PHP version with the version bundled with the most recent LTS Ubuntu Server release. For those who prefer Debian over Ubuntu (there are good reasons to do so – I’ll be detailing these in an upcoming article so check back for it!) instead, configuring Debian 11 for PHP 8.1 keeps parity with Ubuntu and ensures the best possible performance or compatibility for your PHP based applications.

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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Useful For More Than Gaming?

When AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D launched the general consensus among reviewers was that the CPU traded blows with Intel’s i9 12900K in games. However, in productivity benchmarks, the Intel CPU with its superior number of cores was the better performer. With the benefit of time for additional testing, use cases outside of gaming are being identified that take advantage of the AMD CPU’s additional cache and power efficiency.

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The Pain Free Guide To Setting Up Google Analytics 4

This tutorial shows you the basics of getting a Google Analytics 4 property created and connected to your website. Google announced in March of 2022 that all existing Google Analytics accounts using the older Universal Analytics properties need to migrate with the a new Google Analytics 4 property by July 1, 2023. Websites with existing analytics will want to migrate their account ASAP to have as much historical data in your new analytics properties as possible.

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Setup Two-Factor Authentication On WordPress

Adding two-factor authentication to WordPress is, in my opinion, a crucial – yet often overlooked – component to having effective website security. In this tutorial, I show you how easy it is to get two-factor authentication configured and working on your WordPress site in as little as 5 minutes. Take 5 minutes and give yourself some additional peace-of-mind that your website is secure.

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How To Auto Insert Disclosures On WordPress Posts

Remembering to add affiliate disclaimers on WordPress posts is tedious. To prevent me from having to remember to manually insert any code or paste in the disclosure on each post, I wrote a simple function to insert my affiliate disclosure message automatically on each post. This tutorial shows you how to do the same for your own WordPress websites … and if you’ve never done any kind of programming before, you’ll get your feet wet with some simple PHP code.

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How To Optimize Your Website With Self Hosted Fonts

Whether it’s for performance reasons or reasons of GDPR compliance, you’ve decided to optimize your website by self hosting your site’s fonts from your own server. This tutorial outlines what you need to know to get your website’s fonts functioning from your own server and test it to confirm that the modifications you made are indeed working.

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