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.
Using a VPN to connect to your Civo instances
There's an easy script written by Lin Song that sets up an IPSec VPN server that you can run to create a VPN on an Ubuntu instance to be able to access your Civo instances.
Restoring old network style instances
So, you want to restore a snapshot you have taken on our old style networking setup to a brand new shiny instance on our new style networking setup and it doesn't work! Learn how to build a new instance from an old-style snapshot.
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.
Getting started with Load Balancers
Let's go over what a load balancer actually is and what it does, then how to create a Civo load balancer for high availability between your instances.
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
Using the Civo platform API call to move a public IP address, you can write a simple high availability script.
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.