FeaturedSending email and SMTP best practices

Although the outbound SMTP port 25 is blocked by default for new users, you can choose to use port 465, 587, or a non-standard port to send email through a relay.

How to setup iptables firewall effortlessly using ‘recent’ triggering and ipset

In this quick guide to iptables and ipset we'll put a stop to the ever so prevalent issue of brute force SSH attempts on Linux cloud servers.


How to use NicTool to set up your own domain name server

This article describes instructions and configuration examples for setting up two DNS servers and an administrative web interface with NicTool.


How to get started with Buddy deployment pipelines

In this guide, we'll be checking some of the neat features on Buddy and how to integrate it with your UpCloud servers.

How to start deploying websites with Ploi

Ploi takes care of the background tasks of launching and maintaining websites so that you can focus on what you love, developing your application.

Custom server images

Custom server images allow you to create preconfigured system images that can be deployed in seconds. Check out this quick guide on how to create your first custom image and how to deploy it.

How to get started with Terraform

In this guide, we will show you how to install the required software and get started with Terraform on UpCloud.

How to get started with ServerPilot

Not everyone is a server admin and DevOps also need time for the development side and that's what cloud management service ServerPilot is here to help you with.

How to use Terraform variables

Variables in Terraform are a great way to define centrally controlled reusable values. The information in Terraform variables is saved independently from the deployment plans, which makes the values easy to read and edit from a single file.

How to get started with D2C automation platform

In this guide, we'll go through the steps of configuring UpCloud as a provider on D2C, deploying your first host, and installing a new service.

VAT for EU businesses

We can help your EU based business simplify taxation by discounting VAT from your payments. This article explains how VAT works and what you need to do to deduct VAT.

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