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How to Install a Script on Your Website

You can install scripts to your website either through your control panel or by downloading them from the web and installing them manually. Each method has both advantages and disadvantages, but where [more…]

How to Install a Firewall on Your Website

The term firewall is often used in web hosting without much of an explanation. In simple terms, a firewall is a digital wall protecting a computer that allows legitimate users in and repels any unwanted [more…]

How to Configure SSH for Your Website

Secure SHell (SSH) is a network protocol to allow secure data communication. In effect, it is like a web hosted back door into your system — one that should remain locked unless you really need to use [more…]

How to Generate SSH Keys for Your Web Host

Secure SHell (SSH) allows secure data communication and is very important when dealing with website security. If your website were a locked vault, you would need the SSH key to gain access. [more…]

How to Protect Web Hosted Folders with Passwords

One of the most overlooked functions of server security is the capability to password-protect certain web hosted folders at the server level. In the UNIX/Linux operating system, you can protect folders [more…]

How to Install and Use Android Apps for Your Web Host

The Android operating system is written and developed by Google, and can be used for your web host. It has its own store where you can purchase and download apps, some of which are free. The Android store [more…]

How to Make an IP Address Fully Qualified

For the Internet to be able provide the IP address of the exact server you need to connect to in order to visit the website you want, you need to provide a complete website address. This is called a [more…]

How to Use Subdomains for Your Web Host

The DNS Zone File held by the Authoritative Nameserver for a domain is actually quite extensive, and you can manipulate it somewhat using subdomains Consider the side of the Internet visible to web users [more…]

How to Set Up a Blanket Domain Name Redirect

You may want to consider redirecting your web host’s domain name. Instead of parking a domain and leaving it pointing nowhere, or even worse leaving it making money for someone else, you can park it somewhere [more…]

How to Create a URL Redirect

Sometimes you might want to get a little creative with your web hosting and set up a specific URL to redirect somewhere. It doesn’t take long to do and can make the URL shorter, more memorable, or easier [more…]

Ten Essential Online Web Hosting Resources

Books are great references, but there are also some really good web hosting resources available online to give you extra information if you can’t find what you need. Don’t be afraid to check the web. [more…]

How to Connect to Your Web Host Server

The first thing you need to do to be able to connect your web host server is to set your server up to allow SSH connections. How you log in depends on whether you are using a username/password combination [more…]

How to Install and Use iOS Apps for Your Web Host

You can install an app to manage your web host from your Apple device. If you are using an Apple device, such as the iPhone, iPad, or iPod, your device is running an operating system called iOS. If you [more…]

Common E-Mail Issues with Your Web Host

The biggest and easiest way to spot that there is a problem with your web hosted e-mail is when you try and pick up your new mail and find you haven’t received any for a long period of time. That's not [more…]

How to Remove Your Website from a Blacklist

Your domain name or IP address domain is blacklisted when it has been found to send out spam e-mail. If your site has been blacklisted, it may not be your fault — especially if you're on a shared server [more…]

How to Fix Web Hosted FTP Problems

Very few things can go wrong with web hosted File Transfer Protocol (FTP). However, it can happen. If you’re experiencing issues with your ftp, check this list and see if anything looks familiar: [more…]

What to Do When You Lose Your Web Hosted Control Panel Login

It happens to everyone: From time to time, you forget your usernames or passwords, including the one to your web hosted control panel. Generally, though, you don’t need to contact your web host to get [more…]

How to Find DNS Problems

Domain Name System (DNS) problems are the bane of every web host’s life. They are often difficult to track down and resolve. Most of the time, you won’t have them, but they are likely to rear their ugly [more…]

When Should You Change Web Hosts?

Are you happy with your current web host? Or is it time for a change? When asked that question, a lot of people initially say, "Um" and "Ah," before coming up with some kind of negative answer that isn’t [more…]

How to Get Out of a Web Host Contract

In reality, the majority of web hosts do not give refunds if you leave before your contract period has ended. In fact, if you got a cheap deal on your hosting, it may have come with terms and conditions [more…]

What You Need for a Painless Move to a New Web Host

The easiest way to make a fairly painless move from one web host to another is to make sure you have everything you need. The following checklists should help you compile all the necessary elements. [more…]

Virtual Private Servers vs. Dedicated Servers for Web Hosts

Most web hosts start out on a shared server, which is one web server housing multiple websites, potentially from dozens or even hundreds of different clients. Shared servers are a good place to start but [more…]

Web Host Control Panel Options

You have several options for web hosted control panels. The most popular and obvious choice is cPanel. cPanel is a good choice of control panels because of its balance between flexibility and ease of use [more…]

Do You Need Managed Services for Your Web Host?

In the web hosting industry, managed services means an additional level of support and assistance over and above what you would normally get with a VPS or dedicated server. Every company has its own version [more…]

How to Create a Web Host Manager Package or Plan

When you sign up for shared hosting, your web host decides what facilities will be available to you. It does this by creating hosting plans or packages on the server that is then applied to your domain [more…]

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