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Archive for August, 2019

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 ...

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 ...