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Servage Hosting – Customer Helpdesk

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 by Helge
Woman holding red paper heart Servage offers 24/7 live support for you - either via chat and via support ticket. In addition to our live support agents, Servage runs an elaborated Helpdesk tool in order to provide additional help to our customers. Our Helpdesk  has several hundreds posts and gives you information, guide and help all around your Servage control panel. Go to https://helpdesk.servage.net/ to open the Helpdesk tool. The tool has two functions: a search function (similar to a search engine) an overview of the existing categories where you can choose the category/subcategory/post directly without using the search function   a) On ...

Statistics for your WordPress – how to link Google Analytics to your WordPress page at Servage

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 by Helge
make_own_pluginGoogle Analytics is a free and powerful tool that helps you analyze the traffic to your website and, for example, find out how many visitors you have per day, where the visits come from, how long visitors stay, which pages visitors visit the most, and so on. You can also use Analytics to segment your customers and understand in more detail what works for which customer. In this way, you can easily follow up if the content on your website appeals to your current / future customers, or if there is something that needs to be honed. Below we describe how to quickly link your WordPress page to Google Analytics in three ...

Restore your back up

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 by Helge
Restore your files and databases. At Servage, we make all the backups on your files and databases available to you directly in your own home directory. Please read the following blog to get more backupinfo about how you can restore your files and databases from our back. Most have ever needed to recover data from a backup – whether it’s your laptop that crashed, your phone’s latest OS crashed, or an update of your WordPress made the page unusable. The third scenario is most common for our customers to have suffered (although we are sometimes consulted in the other examples also ). In this blog ...

Work on your php.ini .. easy as 1, 2, 3 at Servage

Thursday, February 11th, 2021 by Helge
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  hands-coffee-cup-apple-largephp 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 in ...

Tips to protect your WordPress site from spam

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 by Helge
wp-lockWordPress is a very popular tool since it is one of the simplest and  most popular ways to create your own website or blog. Unfortunately,  WordPress sites can be exposed to spam bots that comment, create users and send lots of spam mail where your page is the sender. We have put together five tips to help you protect your WordPress site from these spam bots. 1. Limit who can comment on your posts On popular websites with many visitors, most of the comments that come in are pure spam. We therefore recommend that you limit who can leave comments on your page. You do this under Settings> Discussion in the WordPress control ...

How to adminstrate your files – Servage account filemanager

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 by Helge
binero-solutionsHere is the third part of our series how to administrate your website files with Servage.  In the last two blogs,  we gave some information about how to work on your files via a FTP program and via SSH. Today, we like to give you some information about the FileManager which is embedded in the cutomers control panel. The FileManager can be found in your Servage account under "Files" -> "FileManager". When you enter this section of your control panel, you can see an elaborated Tool which shows you: A) The Directory Tree of the files in your Servage  on the left side. B) On Top of the FileManager, you find a fancy tool bar which ...

How to adminstrate your files – SSH

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 by Helge
laptop-phpHere is the second part of our series how to administrate your website files via your Servage control panel. Last time, we gave some information about how to work on your files via a  FTP program. In this blog, we like to give some information about how you can use SSH to administrate your files. SSH stands for Secure Shell and is a way to log in to the server to be able to work directly on the server via text commands. Handled the right way, SSH can be very useful and can help you work very efficiently. Before you can start, you need: SSH ...

How to adminstrate your files – FTP program

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 by Helge
bloggVia Servage, you have several options to administrate (upload, download, edit, delete) your hosting related files. You  can administrate your files via SSH, via the online File Manager  in your Servage control panel and via a FTP program such as e.g. FileZilla. In this blog, we give you a brief guide how to access your files via Filezilla.   What do you need before you can start?   A Servage Webhosting hosting account. Filezilla installed and running on your computer (download the tool from the official Filezilla page) Your FTP username and password. Click HERE to find out where to find the details A domain that points to your Servage hosting ...

Writing your own WordPress plugin

Thursday, January 7th, 2021 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 cut ...

Dear Servage customers – Happy 2021

Thursday, December 31st, 2020 by Helge
Servage_new_year2 Happy 2021!   With 2020 coming to a close, Servage wanted to reach out and send our best wishes to you and your loved ones! We hope you stayed healthy and, hopefully, this New Year is going to be the one that fulfills all your dreams and so start it with a joyful and a vibrant soul! We are wishing you a prosperous and successful new year!

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Rest during the holidays – set up an auto-reply to your email at Servage

The end of the year is an opportunity for many to take some vacation. Therefore, we want to take the opportunity to suggest how to set up an automatic holiday answer to your Servage e-mail so that you can relax properly and  devote yourself to other things than answering e-mails. - What is an autoresponder? An auto-reply (also called a holiday reply) is a preset message that is automatically sent to ...

Color selection made easy

#13f050, #030009, #ecdf1c or how do you want me to look like? The above is a question an object on your website may ask. The alphanumeric code after the hashtag is so called "Hex Code" which defines the color of the objects, texts, backgrounds etc. on your website. Have you ever been trying  to figure out how to get the colors for your web project design to match each other? Or have ...

Servage webhosting – create an email alias

What is an email alias, and why do you need one? 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 ...

Control your DNS settings via your Servage account

The 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 ...

Easy as 1, 2, 3 … Servage application installer

  Install applications with view clicks! Servage offers an  application installer helps you to install and use complex apps with few clicks only. Our system will set up the files and the associated database. It is very easy to install tools like e.g. WordPress, Joomla, Coppermine, openCart and many more. Click HERE, you find a step by step instruction how to use the Servage application installer: If you should decide to ...