In-Depth Tutorials

$300

1500+ words.

Tutorials

$150

750+ words.

Short Tutorials

$75

And article ports.

Program Guidelines

Last revised 02/26/2019
  • Submission rules

    • You understand that Vultr team members may make changes to your article to improve readability.
    • You must submit the article using the same email address that is used with your Vultr account.
  • Payments and rates

    • Your account will be reviewed for payment eligibility. Payment will only be made to active Vultr accounts that have been previously funded (from within the Vultr control panel).
    • New, original topics written with 1500+ words (excluding code) are eligible for $300.00.
    • New, original topics written with 750+ words (excluding code) are eligible for $150.00.
    • New, original topics written with less than 750 words (excluding code) are eligible for $75.00.
    • Ports of existing topics to a different OS/platform are eligible for up to $75.00.
    • Payment rate will be reduced on articles that require lots of corrections.
    • For PayPal payouts, your PayPal account must allow you to receive payments. We do not process PayPal requests (to Vultr) or donation pages.
  • Writing requirements

    • No advertising any paid services.
    • No mentioning of other providers offering similar services to Vultr.
    • Outside URLs are used as minimally as possible.
    • Articles are submitted in the English language with proper spelling and grammar.
    • Content that you submit is original, it must not be published on other websites, other communities, or other knowledge archives.
    • In most cases, we do not publish two articles on the same topic. Topics are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • Ports of existing topics to a different OS/platform must be written in this format.
    • Ports of existing topics to a different OS/platform cannot have identical commands as the base article or another port. In this case, adding more substance to the document, such as commands further explaining how to use the software, would be acceptable.
    • LAMP stacks or LEMP stacks for any platform will typically be reviewed as ports.
  • Writing tips

    • Users reading your articles are primarily interested in server administration and applications.
    • Your instructions should work on a new virtual server. Readers will be testing them step-by-step.
    • When writing a guide for an operating system, target a specific version such as "Ubuntu 16.04". Commands go stale over time, and targeting an OS family like "Ubuntu" causes frustration when guides do not work.
    • When you need to use a domain name or IP address in your article, try to use one from the list below.
    • The "Article Tutorial" on this page contains examples of text formatting.
    • Read through some published Vultr Docs to understand acceptable guide formats.
    • Rather than writing paragraphs on common tasks, such as "How to add a sudo user", reference an article from our reference articles page.
  • Banned topic list

    • How to bypass or "crack" licensing systems of applications.
    • Peer-to-peer sharing guides, for programs such as Bit Torrent, etc.
    • Anonymous surfing guides, for programs such as Tor, Shadowsocks, etc.
    • Game guides focusing on SteamCMD installation. Game guides should have a basic synposis of how to install the game, but contain information about using and customizing the game server. This article may be referenced.
    • Blockchain and crypto currencies.
    • Guides that require virtualization technologies (VirtualBox, VMWare, KVM, XEN, etc.). Nested virtualization is not supported on Vultr.
  • Example domains and IP addresses

    • When an example IP address or domain name is needed in your article, please use one from this list.
    • Any IPv4 addresses in blocks 192.0.2.0/24, 198.51.100.0/24, and 203.0.113.0/24.
    • Any IPv6 addresses in block 2001:0db8::/32.
    • The domains example.com, example.net, example.org, or anydomain.example.

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