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Easy as 1, 2, 3 .. update WordPress to the newest version

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 by Helge
wp-logosWhy You Should Always Update WordPress Wordpress is a very common tool which is installed by plenty of user. This is understandable, since this tool is very powerful and relatively easy to handle. However, Server recommends to keep the Wordpress up to date. The reason for that is that the Wordpress developers find and fix bugs, add new features, and hunt down security vulnerabilities on a regular basis. These changes are then released in a new WordPress version. You find a detailed overview of the improvements on e.g. THIS page. Before you get started, it’s a good idea to back up your website. This means if there are any ...

Climate smart data center

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 by Helge
miljoline line line - - - “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” (Robert Swan, Author) - - -   line   Servage moved it’s customers in 2018 and 2019 from the legacy datacenter to the current one in Vallentuna, north of Stockholm (Sweden). The transition came with a lot of work and many hurdles had to be overcome to ultimately make the project a success. We are very grateful that our customers made that journey with us – the road was sometimes rocky. However, the move was for good reasons! ...

Let’s Encrypt for free

Thursday, June 25th, 2020 by Helge
le-logo-standardWhat is Let's Encrypt and why would you need it:  Let's Encrypt is a non-profit certificate authority run by Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). It is a SSL certificate which  protects your customers  information – such as passwords, usernames, and credit card numbers. Furthermore, your user can see the green lock icon on their browser and know you run a protection for your pages. Last but not least, SSL certificates are also one of the factors search engines, such as Google, use to determine where a website appears in search results. Servage offers Let's Encrypt for free. To get your free Let's Encrypt, do the following: log in to your Servage account go to go ...

WordPress command line – Part 2

Thursday, June 18th, 2020 by Helge
In our latest blog (click HERE to read), we informed you about WP-Cli. We gave you a brief overview and an explanation how to use the Wordpress command line in combination with your Servage Webhosting account.  Basically, wp-cli-logo-inverted WP-CLI makes it easer to manage Wordpress from shell. This is helpful if you want to do your tasks on command line and it is faster too.  Below  are some examples of what you can do with that tool. Please ensure that you run all of the following commands in the folder where WordPress is installed. You need to navigate to that folder in your SSH and run these commands. To see WP-CLI's ...

WordPress command line

Thursday, June 11th, 2020 by Helge
7HbihNpFWork on your Wordpres via command line - saves time & increasing fun! Did you know? WP-CLI is the official command line tool for interacting with and managing your WordPress sites. The idea  is that it allows you to interact with, and manage, WordPress sites via a command line interface. According  to the official documentation, it's a command line alternative to using the traditional WordPress admin user interface. There are many things you can perform with that tool such as take backups, perform database operations, publish content, manage WP-Cron jobs, and perform hundreds of other tasks. How to Install WP-CLI Step 1 Make sure that your Wordpress is meeting the requirements, ...

Servage control panel – Websitebuilder Part 2

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 by Helge
designIn the last blog, we gave you a general overview about our websitebuilder. In this blog, we like to explain some features of that tool more detailed. However, in case of questions or remarks, you are of course always welcome to contact our support via ticket or live chat. Start using the sitebuilder with installing it on one of your host. The guideline for that, can be found HERE. As soon as the installation is complete go to "Domains and Websites" -> "Sidebuilder" to find the "Admin" button. Push that button to enter the editor. In the design step you can adjust your template by selecting colors and fonts to ...

Servage control panel – Websitebuilder Part 1

Thursday, May 28th, 2020 by Helge
“A brilliant website is just the beginning” Screenshot_2019-09-24 Servage Sitecreator   Servage provides, beside the application installer, the Websitebuilder to help you to create websites – regardless of your technical skill level. Just create an account, pick a design and use the built-in editor to add your own images and text. You can make your website as simple or complex as you’d like. While the application installer helps you to install complex database based applications like e.g WordPress, Joomla and many more (more info about that tool HERE), the Website builder is mainly for static pages which are basing upon HTML coding. In detail, Servage Website Builder is an online editing and ...

Servage control panel – php.ini

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 by Helge
Logo_PHPThe php. ini file is the default configuration file for running applications that require PHP. It is used to control variables such as upload sizes, file timeouts, and resource limits. You can check your default settings if you create a  php file in your root directory and add this code to that file <?php phpinfo() ?> However, some plugins and themes require different PHP settings than those set by default. Via your Servage account, you have a vast flexibility and you can adjust many settings in accordance to your needs! In your Servage control panel, you find the PHP config button which allows you to edit ...

Servage control panel – .htpasswd feature

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 by Helge
lock_cury_2Protecting files on your site from unapproved clients can be significant. Much increasingly significant is the strategy by which you achieve this undertaking. You could utilize PHP to tune in for login approval data on each page, yet that doesn't ensure your pictures, archives, and other media? Servage gives you the option to .htaccess secure your websites with a few clicks only! login to servage control panel. click on Domain and Websites and Password Protection option. Select the domain name for which you want to enable password protection. On the right-hand side of the screen there is one green Add button. Then add title and click on folder in which you want to password protect it. After that, ...

Servage control panel – e-mail services

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 by Helge
28405228503_dea2be1bc3_oBasing upon a survey, performed in 2017 and 2018, there are today 306.4 billion e-mails which are send and received per day (source: www.statista.com). This is an astonishing number which shows how important e-mails for private and  for professional purposes are. Via our Servage Hosting account, we provide a complete hosting solution for both enterprises and personal user. Of course, we implemented plenty for e-mail services for your to make sure have useful and necessary e-mail features. To receive and send e-mails, you can administrate your e-mail accounts  via a mail client like e.g. Outlook or Thunderbird. You find the protocols to config your e-mail program in your Servage account ...