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College student in need of a VPS? Check out Github Student Pack!

Discussion in 'Random Nonsense' started by allenskd, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. allenskd

    allenskd Active Member

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    The folks over at Github are giving away a bunch of vouchers and tools to get your feet wet. I've already set up my VPS with Ghost Blogging Platform and it's been really a pretty cool experience with digitalocean. You also get a free .me domain name or a nice discount on other TLDs

    To check more: https://education.github.com/

    Also, the people over at JetBrains are giving away their IDE for free for a whole year (students only). I love using their tools and I'm sure you will too. https://www.jetbrains.com/student/

    That's all people, remember to apply!
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Ok, this sounds cool, but for the noobs, can you explain it in "simple man's" terms?
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    VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. They are normally used to host websites, database servers, e-mail servers, or any other type of server. Having a VPS helps a LOT if you want more power, imagine renting a linux box, you have access to shell and you can use it on whatever you want. Want to set up a VPN? Sure, go ahead.

    IDE is Integrated Development Environment. It's a tool many developers uses to develop applications, libraries, etc. They are super helpful (depending on the features) on providing features that boosts your productivity thus making development painless.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Thanks for explaining.
    I've always wanted my own public server. I don't have a lot of projects, but I do have some archived websites on a friends server. I 've always wanted to host public game servers as well.
    Costs money, so I'm going to have to wait.

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