Guides for network
Getting started with Kubernetes
We get a lot of requests at Civo asking if we support containers such as "Docker" or "Kubernetes" and how do they integrate with our systems. The good news is I can confirm that we support containers on the Civo platform.
Set Up Your Own VPN Server on Ubuntu with Ease
Learn how to create a secure VPN server using an easy script on Ubuntu. Connect to your server from your desktop, gain access to controlled servers, and enjoy private browsing.
Workaround for instances with networking bug on Ubuntu 18.04
We recently discovered a bug on instances launched with the Ubuntu 18.04 image. This bug is caused by the new networking configuration abstraction renderer called Netplan that is used by default in Bionic.
Restoring old network style instances
Resolve networking issues when restoring a snapshot from the old-style networking to the new-style setup. Follow our guide to make necessary changes to network files for proper routing on the new instance.
Using Civo DNS as a dynamic DNS for your home server
You can use your Civo DNS as a dynamic DNS setup for your home server, with the help of a small bash script.
Networking 101 - IP Packets
You may have heard the term "packet" when talking about networks. But what exactly is a packet and how are they used within a network?
Networking 101 - IP Addressing
What is an IP address? You will no doubt have seen IP addresses many times, as a series of digits like this: 10.2.3.4. So what does that represent and how does IP addressing and subnetting work?
Networking 101 - Binary Introduction
Understanding binary is essential to computer science and computing in general and yet today is something that many in the industry do not have a solid grasp of.
DDoS protection on Civo.com
We automatically protect our customers against DDoS attacks through our network provider Ai Networks for free.
Using Civo.com to serve your DNS/domain name records
How to configure your domain registration to use Civo's DNS service nameservers
Configuring DNS/domain name records on Civo.com
Setting up all the DNS records your domain name to be hosted by Civo's DNS nameservers
Introduction to DNS and domain names and their DNS record types
From CNAME TXT records - There's lots of coded labels for different DNS record types, let us explain what they mean and how DNS works.
Simplistic high-availability between instances
Learn how to create a highly available load balancer using Civo. Set up failover mechanism and seamless IP switching for uninterrupted HTTP traffic. Get step-by-step instructions here.
Why create multiple networks?
In Civo we give you the option to create multiple private networks, but what's the point? There are a number of reasons why, but they all centre around isolation.
Firewalling an Ubuntu 16.04 instance
There are two main ways we'd recommend users to secure their Ubuntu instances by creating a firewall - using our platform or internally on the instance using UFW.