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Here we will highlight cloud events, like the recent YHack event which 1&1 sponsored at Yale University.

The 2016 YHack international hackathon at Yale University on November 11-13 was a great success. 1&1 supported YHack, with a hacking contest for the 1&1 Cloud Server platform. Javier Arnáez de Pedro and Alexander Vierschrodt from 1&1 hosted the contest, which Javier launched with a presentation on the 1&1 Cloud Server.

Read more about it here.


Check out our new series of articles on the Top 10 Security Rules for Microsoft Server 2012!

We are excited to announce a new series of articles by Microsoft experts on the "Top Ten Security Rules for Microsoft Server 2012."

Each rule will be covered extensively in its own article, with in-depth background information and step-by-step instructions on how you can implement the suggestions.




See the latest Tutorials

Set up a Postfix Mail Server With Dovecot and Squirrelmail on Ubuntu 16.04

Learn how to set up a mail server on a 1&1 Cloud Server running Ubuntu 16.04. This tutorial features Postfix as an SMTP server, Dovecot for POP/IMAP functionality, and Squirrelmail as a webmail program for users to check and receive email from a web browser. The tutorial will also walk you through the process of creating and using a self-signed SSL certificate for use in securing incoming and outgoing email connections. [...]  

How to Write a Basic Shell Script

Learn how to write a basic Bash shell script. Although shell scripts can be long, complicated scripts which perform complex tasks, you can also learn how to write a simple shell script in 10 minutes. If you can run commands at the command line, learning how to write a basic Bash script is easy. [...]  

Install Vanilla Forums on Ubuntu 16.04

Learn how to download and install Vanilla Forums on a 1&1 Cloud Server running Ubuntu 16.04. Vanilla Forums is free, flexible, and easy to install software package to deploy forums on your server. Designed to be highly customizable, Vanilla Forums offers a curated collection of plug-ins, excellent integration options, and outstanding community management tools. Vanilla Forums is used to power tens of thousands of community forums across the internet. [...]  

Install Webmin on Ubuntu 16.04

Learn how to install Webmin on a 1&1 Cloud Server running Ubuntu 16.04. Webmin is a convenient, easy to use web-based tool which can be used to manage and perform system administration tasks on a Linux server. With Webmin installed, you can manage users and services on your server from a browser window. [...]  

Nov 11-13 YHack: 1&1 Cloud Servers Challenge Hackers

The 2016 YHack international hackathon at Yale University was a great success. 30% of the participants were first-time hackers. 1&1 supported the contest by providing a hacking use case and the 1&1 Cloud Server platform. [...]