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Is your website standard compliant?

Saturday, October 12th, 2019 by Servage
wc3Everyone who ever tried creating a website probably knows that annoying experience of HTML pages not being displayed the same way in every browser. Especially  older versions of browsers are having a hard time showing your site the way you intended it to look. The reason for this is browsers interpreting HTML code and CSS styles differently. In many cases this has lead developers to create workarounds, including the use of invalid HTML or CSS, to trick the browsers into displaying the content in a similar way. These issues are frequently discussed on the Internet, and a common interpretation of HTML and CSS across all browsers is unfortunately not in sight. However, there is ...

How to add links in HTML

Monday, October 7th, 2019 by Servage
If you’re creating a page for the Web, chances are you’ll want it to point to other web pages and resources, whether on your own site or someone else’s. Linking, after all, is what the Web is all about. There is one element that makes linking possible: the anchor (a). <a>...</a> Anchor element (hypertext link) To make a selection of text a link, simply wrap it in opening and closing <a>...</a> tags and use the href attribute to provide the URL of the target page. The content of the anchor element becomes the hypertext link. Here is an example that creates a link to the Google website: <a href="http://www.google.com">Go to Google Home Page</a> Linking to Pages ...

New Servage Hosting account – Sitebuilder part 2

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 by Helge
designIn the last blog, we gave you a general overview about our websitebuilder. In this blog, we like to explain some features of that tool more detailed. However, in case of questions or remarks, you are of course always welcome to contact our support via ticket or live chat. Start using the sitebuilder with installing it on one of your host. The guideline for that, can be found HERE. As soon as the installation is complete go to "Domains and Websites" -> "Sidebuilder" to find the "Admin" button. Push that button to enter the editor. In the design step you can adjust your template by selecting colors and fonts to ...

New Servage Hosting account – Sitebuilder part 1

Thursday, September 26th, 2019 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 ...

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 ...

Recent articles

WordPress vulnerabilities

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.  Please 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 ...

Speed up your WordPress

In 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, ...

New Servage Hosting account – Statisticsystems

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 ...

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

What is spam filtering? 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 ...

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 ...