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Secure a website from hackers – 5 step guide

Thursday, September 19th, 2019 by Helge
servage_lock:hdAs a website owner, is there anything more terrifying than the thought of seeing all of your work altered or entirely wiped out by a hacker?  We see data breaches and hacks in the news all the time. And you may think, why would someone come after my small business website? But hacks don’t just happen to the big guys. One report found that small businesses were the victims of 43% of all data breaches.  You’ve worked hard on your website (and your brand) – so it’s important to take the time to protect it with these basic hacker protection tips. Here are 5 Easy Steps to Secure Your Website from ...

New Servage Hosting account – Helpdesk

Saturday, September 14th, 2019 by Helge
Our new platform holds plenty of new features which didn't exist in the old control panel. Of course, plenty of questions occur since the functionalities are implemented differently in the newScreenshot_2019-09-14 Servage Helpdesk control panel and some time is required to get used to that system. Servage created a Helpdesk with hundreds of posts to explain the new control panel and to show where you can find the functions. Our Helpdesk has step by step instructions, supported by screen shots directly from the Servage Webhosting account. You find the Helpdesk on this URL: https://servage.zendesk.com/hc/en-us On the dashboard of our Helpdesk, you find categories. When you click on the categories, you ...

New Servage Hosting account – FTP

Thursday, September 12th, 2019 by Helge
FTPVia your Servage hosting account, there are several ways to administrate your files. We offer: the online filemanager, SSH and FTP. You find for all three methods posts in our HELPDESK system. In this blog, we like to give you  some more info about FTP. FTP is the File Transfer Protocol and  a standard network protocol used for the transfer of computer files between a client and server on a computer network.  Client can upload, download, delete, rename, move and copy files on a server using FTP. Via Servage, you can create unlimited FTP accounts with separate document root path. Please refer this HELPDESK ...

New Servage Hosting account – Cron Job

Friday, September 6th, 2019 by Helge
You want to run automate repetitive tasks via your Servage hosting account? No problem - we are offering Cron Jobs for our customers! Cron is a Linux utility which schedules a command or script on your server to run automatically at a specified time and date. A cron job is the scheduled task itself. Cron jobs can be very useful to automate repetitive tasks and allow users to run commands or scripts at a given date and time. You can schedule scripts to be executed periodically. Crontab files can be used e.g. to automate backups, system maintenance and other repetitive tasks. The syntax is powerful and ...

PHP 7.1 support stopped – time to upgrade

Friday, August 30th, 2019 by Helge
servage_7_2On December 1, 2019 PHP reaches 7.1 End of Life which means that this version will stop being maintained and security updated by its developers.  HERE, you find an overview of the PHP versions and the supported periods.  This means that you who are using PHP 7.1 today need to consider to upgrade to a later PHP version Should you update to PHP  7.2? The developers of PHP have made every effort to make the upgrade between different versions as smooth as possible. Nevertheless, we recommend that you review your website's program code to make sure it works as before. Do this: ...

New Servage Hosting account – some info about SSH

Monday, August 26th, 2019 by Helge
servage_likeAs you already know, the new Servage control panel offers some features which were not in the old control panel. One of these features is SSH. SSH used the right way, is a very powerful tool which can help you to administrate your applications and files! For example, via SSH you can  access the server terminal and run many commands which are otherwise not available. Using these commands a user can get host of information regarding their account and the server. These information would be impossible to get using control panel. You can perform almost all tasks related to your account via SSH. Although SSH is not GUI based it does offer ...

WordPress vulnerabilities

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 by Helge
In the last post, Servage gave some hints and tips how to speed up your Wordpress. Since Servage is a perfect Wordpress hoster and many of our customer run that application, we like to address some Wordpress vulnerabilities in this blog.  Wordpress_securityPlease note that we can't give a full and complete overview of that subject in this post. We can only give some hints and some more general information.  In the following you see a brief "historical" overview of security issues in the past and about the fixes to give you an idea what happened within the last years For more and detailed information and for recent potential issues, please contact ...

Speed up your WordPress

Friday, August 16th, 2019 by Helge
wpspeedupguideIn today's digital world, it is important to have a website for your business be it either for your porfolio, hobby, blogging, v-blogging or e-commerce online store. The most commonly used CMS for such activities is WordPress. Many people create great websites but then forget to optimize it for better performance and better SEO results. Many Servage customers are using Wordpress for their professional and private purposes. Via our new Servage platform, you can easily host your Wordpress pages - Servage provides everything to support that. This post is to help you understand the importance of speedy website and how to get such results.  We get give only some examples in this post. ...

New Servage Hosting account – Statisticsystems

Monday, August 12th, 2019 by Helge
Google Analytics vs AWStats Via the Servage control panel, we give you the option to run several statistic systems to track the website activity of the users such as session duration, pages per session, bounce rate etc. along with the information on the source of the traffic. If you have any type of web presence or you do any type of Internet marketing you need to track your website traffic as well as measure the success or failure of your various marketini_00_Google-Analytics-and-AWStats-web-traffic-statistics-software_1440pxg efforts. Tracking the website traffic that a website generates can help a site developer decide how successful their marketing efforts are. There are different tools which provide statistics for those ...

New Servage Hosting account – New state of the art Spam filtering

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 by Helge
What is spam filtering?stop A spam filter is a program that is used to detect unsolicited and unwanted email and prevent those messages from getting to a user's inbox. And the process is known as spam filtering. There are many spam filtering solutions available. They can be hosted in the “cloud,” on computer servers, or integrated into email software such as Microsoft Outlook. How do spam filters work? Spam filters use the method where each email message is subjected to thousands of predefined rules (algorithms). Each rule assigns a numerical score to the probability of the message being spam, and if the score passes a certain threshold the email is flagged as spam and ...

Recent articles

New Servage Hosting account – PHP & PHP versions

As you know, Servage supports PHP and can therefore be labelled as PHP-Hosting. However, what is PHP and what is the history of it? PHP is a server side scripting language. that is used to develop Static websites or Dynamic websites or Web applications. PHP stands for Hypertext Pre-processor, that earlier stood for Personal Home Pages. You can use PHP e.g. if you want to create dynamic content which is fetched from ...

How many domain names are there in the world?

The answer to the question in the headline is simply expressed: very many - or more specifically 342.4 million registered domain names under all the top-level domains on the market. This is stated in Verisign's Domain Name Industry Brief report for the third quarter of 2018. This is an increase of 2.6 million domain names compared to the previous quarter, and the total number of ...

Google’s public DNS service becomes safer

Google announced  that their public Domain Name System (DNS) service will now be fully supported by the DNS-over-TLS security protocol, a technology that encloses DNS requests and lookups with the TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol. Google Public DNS was launched for the first time on December 3, 2009 and quickly became the world's most widely used DNS resolver with 400 billion lookups per day and more than half ...

ccTLDs promote linguistic diversity

There are over 6000 languages ​​spoken in the world. On the Internet, however, one language predominantly dominates - just over half of all websites have English as their primary language. However, this varies greatly depending on which top-level domain the site uses. A new survey by CENTR (The Council for European National Top Level Domain Registries) shows that the majority of sites under ...

New Servage Hosting account – DNS records

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 ...