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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 ...

Servage control panel – Customized error pages

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 by Helge
stop-icon-11 Custom error pages enable you to customize the pages that are displayed when an error occurs. Not only do they make your website more professional, they can also save you from losing visits to your site. If a visitor sees a generic error page, they are  likely to leave your site. However, if they see a helpful error page, they may continue to stay because they can simply click a link to go to another page within your site. An error page is often returned when a visitor attempts to access a page that doesn’t exist on your site. The two most common reasons a visitor ...

How to read PHP error logs via File Manager or SSH

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022 by Helge
Working with PHP requires you to consider how to handle errors. The errors can be various kinds and have different consequences for the code execution, and have to be handled accordingly. Errors are generally speaking scenarios where the code phpencounters a problem because of a given scenario that does not meet the criteria and expectations given by the code. There is no way you can expect to develop a script that never encounters errors, and therefore you should put proper care into your error handling process. If not, then users may experience odd and unexpected behaviour which frustrates and leads to lower satisfaction. More severely it may even lead to broken ...

Junk filtering in the Servage Webmailer

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022 by Helge
stop_spamEmail spam, also known as junk email, is unsolicited messages sent through email. The use of spam  is a problem faced by most email users. Recipients of spam often have had their email addresses obtained by spambots, which are automated programs that crawl the internet looking for email addresses. A spammer typically sends an email to millions of email addresses, with the expectation that only a small number will respond or interact with the message. Servage offers our customers several ways to receive and send e-mails. Many user use our e-mail system with the help of an e-mail program via SMTP/IMAP. In addition to that, we offer a Webmailer ...

How to enable Cloudflare for your website hosted at Servage?

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 by Helge
Cloudflare is a CDN (content delivery network) - A system that acts as a proxy between your website visitors and our server. It helps people around the world to view your website information faster by placing multiple copies of your website's data in coffee-desk-laptop-notebook proxy servers worldwide. This helps the user to load site faster as the browser will fetch the files from the closest physical located Cloudflare proxy server. Cloudflare CDN also offers features like DDOS protection for the sites linked with them. Apart from this, you can also use Cloudflare free SSL on your site for more security. Utilizing Cloudflare is the process of moving your domain's ...

Convert a WordPress Site into a Mobile App

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 by Helge
Mobility is king! Did you know that approxinately 54% of the internet traffic in 2021 was mobile [SOURCE] ? This percentage of mobile traffic shows that more and more people are using their smartphones to surf the internet!  WordPress_blue_logo.svg There are quite a new plugins which help you to convert your Wordpress into a mobile app According to wpbeginners, the following are useful apps: AppPresser MobiLoud Androapp WPMobile.App In order to use Wordpress in your Servage webhosting account, only few steps are required.  Via Servage, it is very easy for you to install your Wordpress and then to add the ...

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Cool things you can do with SSH

Via your Servage account, you have access to the server via SSH. 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 client the SSH ...

Upgrade your WordPress now to version 5.9 ‘Josephine’

Good news for all Wordpress user. Via your Servage control panel, you can now upgrade your existing installation which was installed via the Servage application installer to the version 5.9 with a couple of clicks only. We recommend the upgrade since newer versions are more secure and better performing then previous versions. Please check the information HERE to get more detailed information about the new version....

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Servage Hosting account – back Up functionalities

Restore your files and databases   Did you know that at Servage, we make all the backups on your files and databases available to you directly in your own home directory? If not, we definitely recommend you read this post! 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 ...

Servage Hosting – SSL & Let’s Encrypt

Via  Servage control panel, you can implement paid SSL and/or Let’s Encrypt  to run your hosts via https. 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 ...