Configuring Backups in Cpanel

Backups are very important to a website. If something should happen to the server, whether it be a hardware failure or breach of security, it is always good to have a copy or 2 to revert to. Backups can be set up 2 ways. The host can make backups, download backups and restore backups from within WHM and the end user can do it right from their cPanel account. Configure automatic backups in WHM: Type “Backup” in the find box Just below that, click “Configure Backup” This will bring you to a screen with a lot of options. It is important to pay attention to each option so that you… Read More

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Setting up Custom Nameservers in Cpanel

Using the nameservers on your server can make things a bit easier when it comes to editing your DNS settings. When using the name servers built into cPanel, you can add sub-domains without having to make any changes to the zone file. You can also setup SPF and domain keys with a couple clicks. This setup is ideal for small servers only hosting a few sites. If you are hosting a large number of sites it may be in your best interest to set up a separate nameserver server to ensure the single nameserver won’t be overloaded, thus taking your sites down. They do offer DNS clustering that works great… Read More

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What do I do if I think I am hacked?

Getting hacked is a nerve-wracking experience! The first thing to do is make sure to run a backup. Even though the site is hacked,  there may still be usable data to rebuild from. Make sure to save this backup locally, or off-server is possible. We have seen numerous instances where after some time the hacker will just delete all of the data. The next step is to get in contact your point of contact for site issues, usually either your host Or developer. If you are the developer, and your host does not provide support, unfortunately, you would usually be alone in the instances, and it would be up to… Read More

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How to install CWP (CentOS Web Panel)

Installing CWP is pretty straightforward. It is recommended to only do this after a fresh OS install, as the installer will replace many packages. The base hardware requirements, is a 32-bit server, with at least 512MB of RAM, or a 64-Bit server, with at least 1GB of RAM, Both with a minimum Hard drive size of 10GB. CWP supports CentOS 6 and 7, RHEL 6 & 7, and CloudLinux 6 & 7 To install for Versions 6, You will need to SSH into the server, and run: cd /usr/local/src  wget http://centos-webpanel.com/cwp-latest  sh cwp-latest For Versions 7, run: cd /usr/local/src  wget http://centos-webpanel.com/cwp-el7-latest  sh cwp-el7-latest If the download link doesn’t work then you can use… Read More

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The Difference Between Monitoring and Fully Managed Monitoring.

 Knowing when there is an issue is one of the most important things for a business or website owner. There are many places that can tell you when there is an issue, by simply pinging your site or server, This leads to many false positives, wasted time, and More stress! We do more than just ping your server. We install specialized software that takes readings, and reports it right to us! We are able to analyze any alerts and make sure it is real, and then start an investigation into what is going on. What happens when an actual issue arises? Now that you know there is an issue, who… Read More

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Creating a Database in cPanel

Creating a Database in cPanel has a couple of steps to it. After creating the database, you will also need to create a user and then add that user to the database. The last 2 steps are commonly missed. Remember if you want cPanel to recognize the database, you will need to create it from cPanel. If you create the database from command line, it will still work, however cPanel will know nothing about it. First you will need to: Login to the sites cPanel Go to MYSQL databases. Now that you are here you can do all three steps on 1 pages. Create the database Create the User and… Read More

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Making sure your down site, is really down

Seeing your site down can be nervewracking! Sometimes, due to security settings, your server may block your IP address in its firewall. The first step to make sure your site is truly down is to check using a proxy server. There are many out there if you use an internet search, you can find them. Once you are on the page, just put in your domain, and then check. If it pulls up, Your site is not actually down globally, but instead just for you.   If your site is not showing when using a proxy site, then chances are, something is wrong. Please immediately put in a ticket and… Read More

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