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Writing your own WordPress plugin

Thursday, August 18th, 2022 by Helge
wordpress_logo_200px_oldPlenty of our customers running WordPress. It is easy to install and handle via the Servage application installer. It is a very popular tool since it has tons of features, and can even be extended with plugins – adding custom functionality. There are very many plugins available already, by individual developers and other web services, to integrate with and extend WordPress. You can find a directory of most existing plugins here: WordPress Plugin Directory Creating your own plugin Sometimes it’s hard to find a plugin that exactly fits your needs. Maybe because you want to integrate with a very specific service, or because existing plugins just don’t ...

Servage Hosting – SSL & Let’s Encrypt

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 by Helge
Via  Servage control panel, you can implement paid SSL and/or Let’s Encrypt  to run your hosts via https. development-environment Here are some more details about Let’s Encrypt and some pros and cons of both methods: What is Let’s encrypt SSL? How do I benefit from it? Let’s Encrypt is a security service supported by several major IT companies such as Google or Facebook. The service offers SSL certificates for a very low price. Using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) provides a secure connection when you visit a particular website. It ensures that while surfing, the connection between the website and the user is encrypted and hence secured.  You find very detailed information ...

Change your hosting towards Servage

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 by Helge
Do you plan to change your webhoster since you look for better or more suitable plans which fit your purposes which include the process of transferring/moving your files, database, emails to another host?  Great! If you decide to migrate to Servage, we putty_93813can offer plenty of help related to the migration - all of that support is included in your webhosting fee and comes without additional costs. Usually your account has these 3 components: Files Databases Emails While we perform free help for your files and database, moving emails can be subjective.  We will look into that later. There are various ways we can transfer files over. Servage recommends these steps: Files Create a zip or ...

What Do I Need to Know About Email Blacklists?

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 by Helge
stop_spam Mails can bounce back with the message " Your message is blocked for low reputation", or similar. If you wonder: it is likely that your e-mail landed on an e-mail server blacklist! This happens when your domain/mail server IP is blacklisted by any 3rd party anti-spam agency. Eg: Spamhaus, RBL, CBL, etc. Also, many mail servers reject such emails outright if the mails look suspicious and have a probability of being spam mail. Your mail can be flagged for spam and get rejected. This can even happen if your are not a spammer and if your e-mails have no bad intention. If your e-mails are blocked due to blacklisting there ...

Work on your php.ini .. perfect flexibility at Servage

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 by Helge
hands-coffee-cup-apple-large The 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 some common php.ini settings: log ...

Servage webhosting control panel – control your DNS settings

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 by Helge
spf2The Servage webhosting account provides you with plenty tools to run your domains and services with tailored settings. This post explains what DNS settings are and how you can alter them. A DNS record is a database record used to map a URL to an IP address. DNS records are stored in DNS servers and work to help users connect their websites to the outside world. When the URL is entered and searched in the browser, that URL is forwarded to the DNS servers and then directed to the specific Web server. This Web server then serves the queried website outlined in the URL or directs the user to an email server ...

Servage webhosting control panel – create an email alias

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 by Helge
What is an email alias, and why do you need one?Screenshot_2020-02-05 Servage - Email accounts 1000850 An email alias is a way to create an additional name for your email account. This allows you to create alternative email addresses without having to create another email box.  For example, you may want to be able to set up a temporary address to receive responses to an invitation to a party to make it all a little more festive. Or maybe you want an extra address you give out to your customers and another you use privately if you want to split it ...

Servage Webhosting – environmental responsible

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 by Helge
Servage Webhosting – environmental responsible Young plant 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! The aim was to provide an environment which is fast, secure, modern and, last but not least, “green” and sustainable. We succeeded that project with completion of the data center move. Why is is important to run ...

Servage Webhosting – email services

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 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 ...

SSH – Connect to MySQL through SSH Tunnel

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 by Helge
ssh-icon-16In this blog, we like to describe how to create a tunnel via SSH to remotely connect to your database. This is one of many practical use of the SSH method. By default, the MySQL server listens only on localhost, which means it can be accessed only by applications running on the same host. Due to security considerations we do not allow connections to our normal MySQL server from outside our network. The negative impact it will bring to our customers is that (but on) can not connect to their databases via external software (eg MySQL Workbench) which is troublesome for many who prefer to work on these instead of via our ...

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