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Servage control panel – Websitebuilder Part 1

Thursday, May 28th, 2020 by Helge
“A brilliant website is just the beginning” Screenshot_2019-09-24 Servage Sitecreator   Servage provides, beside the application installer, the Websitebuilder to help you to create websites – regardless of your technical skill level. Just create an account, pick a design and use the built-in editor to add your own images and text. You can make your website as simple or complex as you’d like. While the application installer helps you to install complex database based applications like e.g WordPress, Joomla and many more (more info about that tool HERE), the Website builder is mainly for static pages which are basing upon HTML coding. In detail, Servage Website Builder is an online editing and ...

Servage control panel – php.ini

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 by Helge
Logo_PHPThe 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 ...

Servage control panel – .htpasswd feature

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 by Helge
lock_cury_2Protecting files on your site from unapproved clients can be significant. Much increasingly significant is the strategy by which you achieve this undertaking. You could utilize PHP to tune in for login approval data on each page, yet that doesn't ensure your pictures, archives, and other media? Servage gives you the option to .htaccess secure your websites with a few clicks only! login to servage control panel. click on Domain and Websites and Password Protection option. Select the domain name for which you want to enable password protection. On the right-hand side of the screen there is one green Add button. Then add title and click on folder in which you want to password protect it. After that, ...

Servage control panel – e-mail services

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 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 ...

Servage control panel – control your DNS settings

Thursday, April 30th, 2020 by Helge
Screenshot_2020-04-30 Servage - Add DNS record 1000850A 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 that manages the incoming mail. The most common record types are A (address), CNAME (canonical name), MX (mail exchange), NS (name server), PTR (pointer), ...

SSH – secure cryptology algorithms

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 by Helge
lock_cury_2Here is another blog in our SSH series. This blog focuses on giving an overview of the  cryptology algorithms which is used by SSH. The encryption methods used by SSH can be broadly classified into 3 types: Symmetrical encryption : Here a secret key is used for encryption and decryption. Both the client and host use the keys. To decrypt the message one must have the key, which is open to anyone. The advantage is that we can encrypt entire communication between server and your terminal during the SSH session. The client and server derive the secret key using an agreed method which is kept secret between them. Asymmetrical encryption : Asymmetrical encryption uses two separate ...

SSH – Connect to MySQL through SSH Tunnel

Thursday, April 16th, 2020 by Helge
ssh-icon-16Here is the second part of our SSH series. Now, 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 ...

SSH – some cool things you can do using putty or OpenSSH client

Thursday, April 9th, 2020 by Helge
With each Servage Hosting account, we offer one SSH account. SSH, or Secure Shell, is a remote administration protocol that allows users to control and modify their remote servers over the Internet. If you haven't checked it out putty_93813 yet, do it. It will be useful in many cases. With this blog and the following ones, we will give you an overview of how to use SSH and what the advantages and benefits of that method may be. Here are some info how to use SSH via your Servage account: https://helpdesk.servage.net/781340-Your--SSH-account https://helpdesk.servage.net/924608--How-To-Log-In-Via-SSH https://helpdesk.servage.net/073479--Basic-SSH-Commands However, this particular blog is rather about telling you about ...

CSS Visual effects

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 by Helge
This article focuses on 2-D varieties which  are supported on all major browser versions with vendor prefixes.css_html You can apply a transform to the normal state of an element and it will appear in its transformed state when the page loads. Just be sure that the page is still usable on browsers that don’t support transforms. It is common to pull out the transforms only when users interact with the element via a rollover or JavaScript event. Either way, transforms are a good candidate for progressive enhancement—if an IE user sees an element straight instead of on a jaunty angle, it’s probably no biggie. When an element transforms, its element box keeps its ...

Easy as 1, 2, 3 … Servage application installer

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 by Helge
Install applications with view clicks!  Since we get a lot of resonanceApplication_Installer related to our application installer, here is a small text about that tool another time: The Servage 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. Here, you find a step by step instruction how to use the Servage application installer (click HERE). If you should decide to install a new application on the host on which you already installed a tool, you can simply ...

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CSS snippets for images

Stylesheets are powerful to customize the looks of your website. You probably now that it is the defacto standard for web development layout and design today. However, many developers forget about the advanced possibilites available with CSS. CSS is much more than font-sizees, borders and background-colors. Check out the following snippets for inspiration. They are all related to image-handling on websites. CSS Snippets Image Map Image Preloader Image Replacement for Submit Buttons Tutorial If ...

Emails for your business: free vs. domain email address

You are using a free e-mail service for your business  right now? If yes, please read the following. One  benefit of using a custom domain name for your website is the fact that you can easily get a professional e-mail address using your domain name. In this article, we will show you why using your own domain name for your email address is better than using a free email service provider. ...

Create nicer looking forms with CSS

Forms are one of the commonly used elements in HTML. It’s a basic functionality for most websites to capture specific information via user input through HTML forms. So why do so many forms look really boring? Why are businesses still missing out on new customers because of unappealing order forms? It’s amazing what you can accomplish with form design. It looks good, gives a serious impression, and attracts users. Examples ...

Creating dropdown-menus without JavaScript

Dropdown menus are found on almost every website. The most common place for a dropdown is the main navigation bar, although a website can have dropdowns in almost any context. You can create a dropdown menu with JavaScript but this often makes it unnecessarily complicated. Let’s explore what it takes to make a simple navigation bar with only HTML and CSS. HTML Structure New designs are usually started by considering the HTML structure, ...

Servage account – 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 an ...