How to use free shared SSL?

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Go through the following steps in order to use your servers shared SSL with your web hosting account 

https://servername.com/~username

* You can get your server name by signing in your Customer’s area and go to My account -> Manage (next to your account). Your server name is included in the name servers for your domain. For example,ns1.host1234.co.in – your server name is host1234.co.in;

* Your username will be the name of your cPanel

(Note that the shared SSL will constantly show a popup warning.)

The shared SSL is installed globally on the server and each client can use it. Its certificate is self-signed and is configured to work with web host server’s name. So that is the reason it will continuously show a pop-up warning when used.

While the Private SSL is issued mainly for your domain by a trusted authority. Browsers can authenticate the private SSL and will display a secure icon towards left of your https://. Web host always recommends the Private SSL for commercial and eCommerce projects.

If your current host does not give free shared SSL and/or you are having issues with your private SSL certificate, you may sign up for our SSL hosting package. Host.co.in offers the finest SSL hosting and any SSL issues will be resolved fast and efficiently.

 

How to Change Application Domain in WordPress?

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Follow the following steps in order to change your application’s domain in WordPress

open your WordPress administrative area -> Go to Settings -> General.

Below the WordPress address (URL) and the Site address (URL) fields type the domain that you want your application to work with and then apply save the changes.

Now your website will work with the newly stated domain name.

The same adjustment is effective if you wish to add “www” to your domain.

How to Change SMTP Server IP (Exim IP) on WHM Server?

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Go through the following steps in order to Change SMTP Server IP (Exim IP) on WHM Server

Step 1: Make sure you login to WHM

  • Click Exim Configuration Editor
  • Check the box next to: “Send outgoing mail from the ip that matches the domain name in /etc/mailips (*: IP can be added to the file to change the main outgoing interface)”
  • Save Changes
  • Then edit the file /etc/mailips from shell and add: *: #ReplacewithnewIP#
  • service exim restart

Login to Shell

  • Access the Exim configuration file: nano /etc/exim.conf
  • Locate remote_smtp
  • The default setup will look like:

remote_smtp: driver = smtp
interface = ${if exists {/etc/mailips}{${lookup{$sender_address_domain}lsearch{/etc/mailips}{$value}{}}}{}}
helo_data = ${if exists {/etc/mailhelo}{${lookup{$sender_address_domain}lsearch{/etc/mailhelo}{$value}{$primary_hostname}}}{$primary_ho stname}}

  • Change it to:

remote_smtp:
driver = smtp
interface = 12.14.12.14 # Change to your server IP address.

  • Save changes and exit.
  • Restart Exim

If there is an Exim update when you upgrade your cPanel server you will need to re-enter the interface again.

 

Website Down Due to Disk Space Full

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Disk Space is the main part of any web hosting account. Usually, it is very common that one could face the issue of disc space. In this article, we are going to show you how to manage your web hosting space and how to deal with your account when it exceeds the resources.

Monitor your account

Maximum hosting control panels send you automatic email reminders when your space extends 80% and even when it is about to become full. At the same time, you can also monitor the space used and left in the control panel. You may setup to truncate or delete files which are too large, such as logs and other files which are continuously updated. Your control panel has an indicator that shows you a breakup of disk usage per file, folder, and sub-folder.

Delete Logs

The simplest way to quickly solve your disk space exceeding the allotted limit is to delete the log files that bring the space to the edge. This is an option that is inside your control panel and can be performed instantly without contacting technical person. Files can be managed by using the web based file manager or by logging in via an FTP account on the server. Sometimes when the account is full, you are not able to log in through the web interface, since there is not even enough space to create a temporary file for login, hence you would need to use the FTP route only.

Upgrading disc space:

Most of the time you could experience a down time due to the exceeding disc space. It is recommended to upgrade to a hosting plan offering more disk space. Usually clearing the log and deleting some backup files will help one to get the disc space but if you are experiencing the same issues again and again then upgrading the hosting plans will be the best option to go with. Every time it is not feasible to delete the files and get the thing done on time so it would be great if one upgrades the hosting plan.

Note: In Shared and VPS one can upgrade the disc space in run time but in case of a dedicated server it will take time because the entire hardware needs to be replaced

Remote backup

Most of the time you suffer the problem of exceeding disc space, the heavy backup file is also a major cause for this. If you are storing the backup data on the local server then either you can get the backup data on daily basis to your local machine and delete the backup file from the hosting server or you may opt for a remote backup which stores each and every file on an individual server.

 

 

 

Should I Pay For A Managed Server?

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Managed servers

 

Before I suggest you to pay for managed dedicated servers, I would like you to know what managed dedicated server is. With managed dedicated server, the hosting provider provides the best support which also includes proactive security updates, security audits, anti-spam, antivirus alerts and firewall configuration. Most of the companies are offering similar services.

There are some similar technologies like “fully-managed”, “managed service”, “Self-managed” where you should not get confused with “Self-managed” and “managed” because with self-managed dedicated servers the client is playing the role of system administrator.

So which one do you need? Mostly, I would suggest you go with managed dedicated servers. It’s a little bit costly but going with a cheaper cost doesn’t justify the lack of technical support. If you are not an experienced system admin, there is a possibility that you may run into the problem which you will not be able to solve.

With fully managed solutions, the provider takes care of the details like software updates, firewall configuration and all other things that you may not think to take care until you are into a problem. A rooted server is a very last and important thing you will need in day to day life, especially if you are a company which is handling sensitive information.

The main thing is that if you are having a good experience with system administration and don’t want to pay for managed dedicated servers, then don’t. otherwise, it is a wise decision to think ahead and pay for the management.

How To Create A Static Frontpage

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WordPress is excellent blogging application which is widely used by webmasters on their web hosting packages around the world, WordPress provides you many helpful plugins which you can use for making your blog attractive and Search engine friendly. Using WordPress, you can set your own front page for your blog, you can create them via Administration > Settings > Reading panel and just follow following steps:

You need to login to WordPress Admin

Go to the Write > Write Page panel

Just proceed with content for your front page, and then publish the page.

Now go to the Settings > Reading panel

Then click the option for “Front Page Displays a Static Page“ and select the page you have created previously from the drop down list.

Note: You can also display additional page where you can display “usual” list of blog posts.

Just create a page which will have the blog post and simply give it a title and leave it blank then select this page in the Settings > Reading panel as the “posts page” now you can link this page from your home page or your navigation bar and you have done.

Do You Need eCommerce Website?

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If you are going to sell products or hosting services over the Internet/web, then there are chances that you will require some type of eCommerce solution. By e-commerce, I am referring to the features such as a shopping cart, SSL, and a merchant account if you want to process credit card payment. The shopping cart may only be needed if you plan on having a catalog of products available for sale. This makes shopping much easier on any potential customers.

If you plan on accepting credit cards, you will also need a merchant account. A merchant account is basically an account that allows you to process credit card payments from your customers and have the money deposited into your bank account. There are a number of merchant services available on the Internet, like Paypal, Moneybookers etc. Merchant fees range in price from $25 to $75 per month with setup fees usually in the $100 to $800 range. paypal.com seems to be the leader at a low price per month. Be sure to research companies before making a commitment.

24×7 Hosting Support

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What is the importance of 24×7 Hosting support?

One of the biggest complaints that most of the people have with their Web Hosting Service Providers is a lack of customer support they are getting. Few Web-Hosting providers offer support through Live-Chat, email and phone support while others are available only via email. In most cases, email support works fine but you should be wary if a potential Web Hosting provider has no telephone number available in case of an emergency or if you need to speak with someone directly. Response times to support questions can vary widely from Host to Host.

Some may take only a few minutes to get back to you while others take days. So it is very important to find out what type of support any potential Web-Hosting provider offers.One best way to do this is to contact them several times and see how quickly they get back to you. However, be aware that some Hosting provider respond very quickly to sales questions but once they have you as a customer, support response times may drop dramatically. Some Web Hosting providers offer support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, while others have set hours.

How to Transfer VPS

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By following the below steps you can easily transfer your VPS from one Web hosting provider to another and you will not face a single minute downtime:-

1) Before canceling your old web hosting account or server you should order a hosting package with a new hosting provider.

2) Once your new hosting account is the setup you will need to download your entire old web site through FTP program or a cPanel backup utility on your local machine. Then upload your whole website data to your new web hosting account by FTP or using cPanel backup utility again. If you are using FTP, then you will need to re-chmod your folders if you are running scripts.

3) You will need to change DNS(Domain Name Servers) after you have moved all your data to your new hosting account. Before updating the Name servers confirm that everything is working fine by using a temporary address to your new hosting account. Once it is confirmed contact your domain registrar and ask them to update the Name servers and give them DNS given with the login details of your hosting account.

4) Now within 24-48 hours your domain will be fully propagated and be pointing to your new web hosting account.

5) And once your domain is propagated you can cancel your old web hosting account and your website should be fully up and running on your new hosting account.

That’s it, Now you are ready to use your website with your new hosting provider.

Shared / VPS / Dedicated Hosting Explained

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One of the varieties of web hosting is shared hosting, where one server can host multiple sites. Virtual Dedicated Hosting VPS (Virtual Private Server – VPS Hosting and Virtual Dedicated Server) also provides technical ability to host multiple domains, not only on a single computer but also on the same IP-address. In practice, it looks like this: a few cost-effective websites that do not require to maintain a large amount of RAM, plenty of disk space or CPU time, physically located in one powerful server.

The hosting provider which provides dedicated hosting – performs the following tasks: maintenance of equipment and maintaining its efficiency, uninterrupted power supply, protection and monitoring functions, load sharing among users, if necessary – backup information.

Dedicated Virtual Hosting VPS accounts and prevents the risk of server overload due to the increased number of requests for one site, which in turn creates difficulties with access to other resources hosted on this server.

The implementation of a Virtual Dedicated / VPS Hosting

Virtual Dedicated Hosting is implemented in two main ways. The first method involves a variety of IP-addresses for each site, and the server has multiple interfaces. In the second case, the virtual hosting service is based on the use of the site name (name-based), and at all sites of common IP-address.

Name-based Dedicated website hosting works as follows: the user opens a browser that supports the protocol HTTP and enters the desired URL-site in the address bar. The browser connects to the web server, which determines which site or page you want to send to the client.

Virtual web hosting / VPS IP-based address is specified. In this case, each site has its own IP-address, which allows him to take his own post and additionally protects the site from DDOS-attacks on common IP-address of the server. The disadvantage of this type of virtual dedicated hosting – website may not be available if a problem occurs in the DNS (Domain Name System). A user writes a request website address in the browser but does not get the transition to the desired page. In this case, the server likely will issue default site rather than one site which is sought by the user.

The benefits of virtual hosting VPS

A significant advantage of the virtual host based on IP-address – support for secure HTTPS protocols and the ability to install SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate of authenticity to ensure a secure connection.

Shared hosting is the perfect solution for those users who have a small or medium-scale business on the Internet. For a small fee, virtual VPS and VDS hosting provides good conditions of accommodation sites, efficiency and with a high degree of reliability. Especially suitable virtual web hosting for the non-profit resource, since it allows to save on payment of traffic and content specialist to support the site.

What Is Bandwidth Cap?

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ISPs (Internet Service Providers) apply certain limits over the data sent and received (Bandwidth) through internet connections, by users. Such limitations are called ‘Bandwidth Caps’. Bandwidth Caps may vary according to several plans represented by several ISPs.
In some cases people or organizations may also set such limitations over their own internet connection as security or disciplinary measures.

7 Ideas For Your Hosting Service

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Here are seven services that your web hosting company can offer to add value to your product:

Domain Registration

Although obvious, many companies still do not give prominence to register domains on their websites. Why give your customer the chance to do this somewhere else?

Backup services

Offer a off-site backup (elsewhere) as an additional data service to ensure your client, and the backup already done (if you do).

SEO and Marketing

By offering these services, you have a team of weight to your side. Since this product may acquire a bad reputation for lack of results.

Coupons / Discounts

Although not exactly lucrative, is a customer need. So a client can gift one another with a hosting account.

Affiliates

Why sell your product if someone can do it for you? Paying a commission to sellers, you reward the community to share the “love” for their product.

Web Design

Surely it is a service that adds value over to your host, because it’s your client’s site. It’s one of those things that everyone needs but not everyone can or have time to do.

Other Types Of Hosting Services

Besides all, there are services like VPS hosting, Dedicated Servers, Cloud Hosting, Colocation and etc. Even plans that have fewer resources but that meet some niche, as well as a more complete and with full extra features.

Do you offer any of these or other service?