Now that we have the hardware, operating system, and web address, the next step is adding web applications to the server. ownCloud is a personal cloud storage solution similar to Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, or Google Drive. However, instead of having files stored on servers somewhere in the world, they are stored on the server at […]
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Email has quickly become the number one method of communication between individuals and corporations. From newsletters to private messages, it doesn’t take long for the inbox to fill with a digital mountain of mail. Google Gmail provides many tools to help manage incoming mail. Read on to find out how Gmail categories and labels can organize […]
Google accounts give users more abilities to customize the interface to better suit the user. Gmail themes provide colors and images to personalize the email client. Read on to find out how to change the overall theme of a Google Account.
We have the hardware and operating system. Now we have to make our server accessible outside of our home network. Since many home accounts have a dynamic IP address, it is very difficult to constantly remember what set of numbers is the IP address of your home network. With a dynamic DNS client, instead of […]
Whether you are starting a new business, or starting to use email, Google accounts are one of the most popular web accounts available. They provide access to online apps such as email, calendar, and document editing. Read more for steps to create a Google Account.
The last Home Server article discussed the benefits, functions, and hardware related to setting up a home server. Some of these functions included a file backup system and a media centre. By now you have hopefully selected the appropriate hardware needed to create your home server. The next step is installing the operating system. While […]
Many programs allow one to boot an operating system from a USB; however, with the advent of UEFI BIOS options, some of the older formats of USBs are not as readily bootable on newer machines as before. Therefore, an additional program is needed for users to have a higher degree of compatability between booting operating […]
With the ubiquity of cloud solutions such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft’s OneDrive, it seems irrelevant to have files stored on a home computer. However, with the new revelations about online privacy and security such as Gmail reading our emails and Facebook conducting psychological experiments on their users, keeping information on a private server […]