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Some things to keep in mind when choosing WordPress plugins

Friday, October 22nd, 2021 by Helge
WordPress is one of the world's most used systems for websites. You can easily install, manage and upgrade it via your Servage control panel. wordpress_logo_200px_old However, to get access to more functions beyond the minimum, you need to install plugins. There are a plenty of different additions, ranging from very advanced to simple that add a very small feature. To keep your WordPress site secure, fast and stable, please check closely what plugins you will add to your Wordpress. Here are 4 hints you can keep in mind when choosing which extension to install on your WordPress page. However, please note that the list below is not supposed to be ...

Servage Hosting – Climate smart webhosting

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 by Helge
- - -Young plant     “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” (Robert Swan, Author) - - -   line Servage Webhosting - sustainable datacenter!   SERVAGE moved it's customers in 2018 and 2019 from the legacy datacenter to the current one in Vallentuna, north of Stockholm (Sweden). The transition came with a lot of work and many hurdles had to be overcome to ultimately make the project a success. We are very grateful that our customers made that journey with us – the road was sometimes rocky. However, the move was for good reasons! The aim was to provide an ...

WordPress command line – part II

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 by Helge
In our latest blog (click HERE to read), we informed you about WP-Cli. We gave you a brief overview and an explanation how to use the Wordpress command line in combination with your Servage Webhosting account.  binero-solutionsBasically, WP-CLI makes it easer to manage Wordpress from shell. This is helpful if you want to do your tasks on command line and it is faster too.  Below  are some examples of what you can do with that tool. Please ensure that you run all of the following commands in the folder where WordPress is installed. You need to navigate to that folder in your SSH and run these commands. To see WP-CLI's online ...

Create an email alias via your Servage control panel

Thursday, March 25th, 2021 by Helge
What is an email alias, and why do you need one?HiRes kopia 4 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 invitation to a party to make it all a little more festive. Or maybe you want an extra address you give out to your customers and another you use privately if you want to split it all into ...

Tips to protect your WordPress site from spam

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 by Helge
wp-lockWordPress is a very popular tool since it is one of the simplest and  most popular ways to create your own website or blog. Unfortunately,  WordPress sites can be exposed to spam bots that comment, create users and send lots of spam mail where your page is the sender. We have put together five tips to help you protect your WordPress site from these spam bots. 1. Limit who can comment on your posts On popular websites with many visitors, most of the comments that come in are pure spam. We therefore recommend that you limit who can leave comments on your page. You do this under Settings> Discussion in the WordPress control ...

Automate repetitive tasks? – Cron Job!

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 by Helge
Screenshot_2020-08-05 Servage - Cron jobs 1000850(1)You want to 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 ...

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, ...

Remember secure passwords easily

Friday, December 20th, 2019 by Helge
servage_lock:hdIt’s easy for service providers to ask their users to use secure passwords. After all it is the user who is supposed to remember it. Obviously it is better for everyone if secure passwords are being used everywhere, but for many people it represents an annoyance to use a password like “237IMBd!” instead of “pizza”. However, there are plenty of ways making it easier to remember secure passwords – and some of them even add a little bit of fun to the process ;-) I would like to explain my personal way of generating and using secure passwords as an inspiration to figure out a way that works for you, and moreover, ...

Local development with PHP and MySQL

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 by Helge
newpic Developing quickly and efficiently is important to create value for your users. Having an environment which endorses swift programming and designing really helps you satisfy your customers better. So, how do you develop your web apps? Are you always working on the live code on the webserver? Or are you using advanced version control systems to roll out tested changes? Are you testing on a local machine, uploading your changes every now and then? Obviously there are some serious considerations and risk assessments to make. . However, this article wont judge your development practices. This one is about development on a local machine. Server software You need the proper server software on your ...

Free icons for web developers

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 by Helge
A website with no images would look quite dull, and making graphics from scratch can be a difficult task. Since not all developers are graphic designers, many free and paid icon sets and libraries haveicons become popular among front-end developers. They allow you to easily place a large variety of icons on a website. Here is a collection of such icon libraries that are popular among developers . Glyphicons Glyphicons is an icon library that become popular with Bootstrap since it is built into the framework. Glyphicons has a special license that allows developers to use the Halflings icon set for free in their Bootstrap-powered websites. The Halflings set comes with over 300 ...