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Remember secure passwords easily

Friday, December 20th, 2019 by Helge
servage_lock:hdIt’s easy for service providers to ask their users to use secure passwords. After all it is the user who is supposed to remember it. Obviously it is better for everyone if secure passwords are being used everywhere, but for many people it represents an annoyance to use a password like “237IMBd!” instead of “pizza”. However, there are plenty of ways making it easier to remember secure passwords – and some of them even add a little bit of fun to the process ;-) I would like to explain my personal way of generating and using secure passwords as an inspiration to figure out a way that works for you, and moreover, ...

Local development with PHP and MySQL

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 by Helge
newpic Developing quickly and efficiently is important to create value for your users. Having an environment which endorses swift programming and designing really helps you satisfy your customers better. So, how do you develop your web apps? Are you always working on the live code on the webserver? Or are you using advanced version control systems to roll out tested changes? Are you testing on a local machine, uploading your changes every now and then? Obviously there are some serious considerations and risk assessments to make. . However, this article wont judge your development practices. This one is about development on a local machine. Server software You need the proper server software on your ...

Free icons for web developers

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 by Helge
A website with no images would look quite dull, and making graphics from scratch can be a difficult task. Since not all developers are graphic designers, many free and paid icon sets and libraries haveicons become popular among front-end developers. They allow you to easily place a large variety of icons on a website. Here is a collection of such icon libraries that are popular among developers . Glyphicons Glyphicons is an icon library that become popular with Bootstrap since it is built into the framework. Glyphicons has a special license that allows developers to use the Halflings icon set for free in their Bootstrap-powered websites. The Halflings set comes with over 300 ...

Wordfence: WordPress security two-factor login

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 by Helge
wordfence-medallionYou have probably already heard of the term two-factor authentication, maybe you already use it today even with other services? However, what you may not know is that two-factor authentication has more uses than the web, for example, it can be applied to secure the login for your WordPress page. According to estimations, more then 75.000.000 websites are running Wordpress. Unfortunately, its popularity has made the tool a target for people who want to use your website to send spam or spread malicious code. Therefore, any means of securing your website that does not affect its usability may be worth reviewing and may also be used.In this post, we particularly want ...

GeoIP Security

Sunday, April 8th, 2018 by Servage
geoip_wildcardsThe Servage  GeoIP Security supports the use of wildcards to allow IP ranges in addition to specific IPs. This means you can allow entire blocks of IP addresses with one setting, instead of having to add each address individually. What does the GeoIP Security feature do? It enables you to restrict access to login to your Servage account based on the user's country or IP address. You find it in the control panel at "Your Account > GeoIP Login Security". Allowing specific addresses: 12.34.56.78 34.56.78.90 ... Allowing address ranges: 12.34.56.* This allows any address starting with 12.34.56 12.34.* This allows any address starting with 12.34 ... Allowing countries: Simply select the ...

Auto-install popular scripts. It’s magic!

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 by Servage
Hey, have you ever wondered why so many free scripts are complicated to setup? Why don't they always work out of the box? Exactly! It's annoying! Many Servage users think that way, and I can only agree with you. And it doesn't have to be like that. With the Autoinstaller tool in your Servage account, you can install many of the most common open source scripts within seconds. It's as simple as pressing the mouse button. The need for an Autoinstaller Most open source scripts require somewhere in the area of a few to a lot of things to setup and customize, depending on your hosting account, before it works. This is often because the developers have made ...

Some info about the Servage control panel – directory listing

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 by Helge
In case you want a web-directory to behave just like any other folder on your local PC, you'll need to enable directory listing in our Servage account. Please check further information regarding to this subject in our Wiki:directorylisting https://www.servage.net/wiki/Directory_listing In case of questions, remarks, or webhosting  related questions, please get in touch with our support team via our support ticket system. If you  shouldn't have an Servage account  yet, please contact us via our 24/7 live chat on  servage.net.

Start blogging in 10 minutes

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 by Servage
WordpressSo, you want to have your own blog? There are many ways to accomplish that, and lots of tools out there to help you. I would like to present Wordpress to you, which is one of the most popular, and probably one of the best, blog applications available today. Wordpress can be installed on your Servage account with just a few clicks in the Autoinstaller, whereafter it is easy to further customize your blog with your own theme, plugins/addons etc. So if you want an own blog today, read on. Installing Wordpress Login to the Servage control panel and go to "Tools > Autoinstaller". Choose Wordpress blog, and follow the instructions of the Autoinstaller. Please remember to ...

Some Words for WordPress Vulnerability and Un-hack It

Monday, September 1st, 2014 by Servage
Managing the security of a WordPress website is critical and daunting because analyzing and finding malicious code is taking toll of time for a seasoned WordPress developer and coping with vulnerability is ongoing battle so let's what plan we can make and how to cope with a vulnerability in WordPress website. WordPress Vulnerability and Un-hack It when we receive website security related messages, we give knee jerk reactions against them and try to prevent our website with great efforts. Unfortunately, we had bad experiences despite many precursory steps taken by our hosts as well as our own. Hackers are always there and try to increase their ares of hacking by finding loops in ...

New Control Panel – with Web 2.0 look!

Thursday, September 17th, 2009 by Steffan Sondermark
Lately we have improved our backend considerably with new clustered file systems and the secure high performance ServageOS. Now the time has come to a complete overhaul of the control panel layout we have used the last five years! The new layout is considerably easier to use and includes many web 2.0 components, such as interactive help from the wiki and complete uptime reports. The navigation has been made more dynamic making the control panel faster to use. One of the added benefits with this new CP is that it is designed to make it easier to add new functionality to our service. This will ensure that our service remains state of the art. All enhancements have been made with our customers in ...