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Archive for January, 2020

Servage Hosting – SSL & Let’s Encrypt

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 by Helge
Via  Servage control panel, you can implement paid SSL and/or Let’s Encrypt  to run your hosts via https. Here are some more details about Let's Encrypt and some pros and cons of both methods: letsencrypt-300x168 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 Facebook. The service offers SSL certificates for a very low price. Using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) provides a secure connection when you visit a particular website. It ensures that while surfing, the connection between the website and the user is encrypted and hence secured.  You find very detailed information about on ...

Upgrade your WordPress to the newest version

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 by Helge
Screenshot_2020-01-22 Servage - Application Installer 1000850Via your Servage account, you can install plenty of apps via our application installer with few clicks. It is easy!. But, also updating the apps to the newest version can be done in a couple of seconds. There are good reason to keep your Wordpress updated: improved security improved speed enhanced features You find a detailed overview of the improvements on e.g. THIS page. Servage makes it very easy for you to upgrade your Wordpress (and other applications which are installed via our application installer). Via our application installer, you can simply push the button "Upgrade" and upgrade your Wordpress to the current newest supported version: log in ...

Writing your own WordPress plugin

Friday, January 17th, 2020 by Helge
Plenty of our customers running Wordpress. It is easy to install and handle via the Servage application installer. It is a very popular tool since it has tons of features, and can even be extended with plugins – adding custom functionality. There are very many plugins available already, by individual developers and other web services, to integrate with and extend WordPress. You can find a directory of most existing plugins here: WordPress Plugin Directory Creating your own plugin Sometimes it’s hard to find a plugin that exactly fits your needs. Maybe because you want to integrate with a very specific service, or because existing plugins just don’t ...

Control your DNS settings via your Servage account

Friday, January 10th, 2020 by Helge
spf2The Servage webhosting account provides you with plenty tools to run your domains and services with tailored settings. This post explains what DNS settings are and how you can alter them. 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 the URL or directs the user to an email server ...

SSH – cool things you can do

Friday, January 3rd, 2020 by Helge
puttyFor each Servage hosting account, we are offering one SSH account. SSH stands for Secure Shell and is a way to log in to the server to be able to work directly on the server via text commands. SSH has plenty of advantages, it allows the encryption of data so that those malicious would-be attackers cannot access your user information and passwords. SSH also allows the tunneling of other protocols such as FTP. You find more information about SSH e.g. on this PAGE With the help of SSH, you can perform plenty of cool actions such as e.g. find and import MySQL back ups External MySQL access search for files and ...