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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 ...

New Servage Hosting account – PHP & PHP versions

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 by Helge
Logo_PHPAs 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 a database. PHP may be embedded into HTML code, or used in combination with various web template systems, web content management systems, and web frameworks. To create php files is quite simple. You can e.g. take your txt editor and ...

How many domain names are there in the world?

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 by Helge
domain_400x400The 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 registered domain names has increased by 11.7 million, or 3.5 percent, below the last 12 months. The statistics for the distribution of top level domains are divided into what is called gTLD (general top level domain), ccTLD (country code ...

Google’s public DNS service becomes safer

Saturday, July 27th, 2019 by Helge
Google_Public_DNS2Google 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 of them are site sensitive. DNS resolvers are simply explained a feature that works "under the hood" to convert domain names to their corresponding IP addresses - which browsers use to connect to a specific web site web ...

ccTLDs promote linguistic diversity

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 by Helge
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 thecountry-domain-mapir 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 a ccTLD (ie a national top-level domain like .DE) or a regional top-level domain that many cities offer, also use it local language. As part of CENTR's 20th Anniversary, Oxford Information Labs were hired to test the ...

New Servage Hosting account – DNS records

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 by Helge
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 spf2forwarded 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 that manages the incoming mail. The most common record types are A (address), CNAME (canonical name), MX (mail exchange), NS (name server), PTR (pointer), SOA (start of authority) and TXT ...

So fast is growing the “Internet of Things”

Friday, July 12th, 2019 by Helge
IoT2025The fact that the number of connected devices (machines, sensors, cameras and much more) is growing faster than ever is no novelty. Now, the analysis giant IDC has presented a new forecast for exactly how fast growth will be until 2025. The so-called Internet of Things, or Internet of Things (IoT), will in 2025 consist of 41.6 billion units, which together will generate slightly inconceivable 79.4 zettabytes (ZB) data - which corresponds to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) on 28.7 percent per year until 2025. Some of these data are small and temporary in nature, such as a rapid measurement of a machine's health and ...

Recent articles

New Servage Hosting account – Restore backups via SSH

In the new Servage control panel, we offer automated back ups - files and databases are stored in between 7 - 14 days by snapshots. The following information gives you an instruction how to restore the files and databases via SSH from the back up system. For each Servage hosting account, we provide one SSH account. To restore files from the back up, do these steps: login to ...

New Servage Hosting account – Let’s Encrypt

In the new Servage control panel, you can implement - beside the paid SSL - Let's Encrypt  to run your hosts via https. Two certificates are for free for each hosting account. Additional ones can be purchased via the Servage control panel for a small amount. 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 ...

New record sales of domain names

That some domain names are a bit more valuable than others is at a bad and a good thing. It may be that the name itself is short and easy to remember, or that it alludes to something either widely known or universal. And since a domain name has become the cornerstone of most companies' business and business strategy, they have also ...

Reduce the bounce rate on your webpages

If you to some extent started analyzing the traffic on your website (if you do not already, then get started) you have surely encountered the term "bounce rate", or as we say in Swedish: bounce rate. But what is this really, and why is it among the most important things to keep track of? When a visitor reaches a page (any one) on your site, this is usually called the entrance page. If the ...

Beautiful date range picker for Bootstrap

Adding dates via input elements in forms can be cumbersome unless a date picker is used. There are a few plugins available for jQuery and Bootstrap which make this process simple - yet implementing a powerful and advanced tool. The tool described below is called "Date Range Picker for Bootstrap" and is ready to go with a very simple implementation. Getting started The first step is to include the relevant resources into your ...