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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 customer support – live agents and customer helpdesk

Thursday, October 14th, 2021 by Helge
iStock_000011968962XSmall-tumme upp-hand(1)Servage offers 24/7 LIVE support for you – either via chat and via support ticket. Our agents are well trained IT experts who assist our customers in a broad range of questions.  Our friendly team is very eager to provide the best possible tailored solution for you. We are here for you - 365 days a year and 24 hours per day! To get in touch with us, you can open a support ticket from within your control panel. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible. In many cases the reply time is a couple of minutes only. Alternatively, you can open a ...

PHP 8 available

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 by Helge
PHP 8 is now available in your Servage webhosting account. PHP 8.0 is a significant update of the PHP language. It has many new features and  and improvements in the type hands-coffee-cup-apple-large system, error handling, and consistency. You find plenty of information about that new version on e.g.  THIS page. We recommend to use the latest PHP version for your pages  … But what are the benefits of upgrading to a later PHP version? See below. Two benefits of using the latest PHP version on your website Higher security An up-to-date PHP version is continuously updated to close any security holes and vulnerabilities. If you continue to use a PHP version that ...

Automate repetitive tasks? – Cron Job!

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 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. ...

SSH – useful tool!

Friday, September 17th, 2021 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 Connection via SSH tunnel Search for files and ...

Servage Hosting – SSL & Let’s Encrypt

Thursday, September 9th, 2021 by Helge
Via  Servage control panel, you can implement paid SSL and/or Let’s Encrypt  to run your hosts via https. development-environment Here are some more details about Let’s Encrypt and some pros and cons of both methods: 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 ...

Upgrade your WordPress to the newest version

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 by Helge
Screenshot_2020-01-22 Servage - Application Installer 1000850Since many of our customers run Wordpresses, we like to renew this magazine blog related to the upgrade of Wordpress applications. Please read the following to find out how to upgrade your application either via the Servage control panel or manually. Via 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 ...

Servage Webhosting – everything you need for your website

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 by Helge
If you want to be present on the Internet with your company, you will ask yourself: What does a website cost me? And then: What do I need for that?     webshop Basically there are three things you need: a domain name a website program or someone who creates your website for you a hosting product However, the costs and effort for a website can be very different. The range of costs starts at a few dollar per month, but a website can also cost several thousand dollar per month. How high the costs for your site will be depends entirely on which solution you choose and how your website should be structured. Servage Webhosting offers you an ...

Google introduces new SEO ranking factors – these elements are important for your website

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 by Helge
From May 2021, Google will evaluate 3 new parts of your website when they rank their search results. These three parts are called Core Web Vitals and are a new initiative from Google that wants to give website owners a more person-woman-desk-laptop-largeuniform guide to exactly which factors are important to focus on when it comes to user experience. Your website will be evaluated on how long it takes for it to load, how fast the visitor can use / interact with the website and how much the content on the website moves or moves, read more about it below First Input Delay (FID) - how quickly visitors can ...

WordPress 5.8 gives you more freedom to customize your website

Thursday, August 12th, 2021 by Helge
Servage Webhosting is your perfect Wordpress hoster. We make it super easy for you to install Wordpress and to update it to the newest version via our application installer.  Recently, version of WordPress (5.8) has been released Wordpress_movewhich comes with some new features and improvements. We have looked at what is new and put together a list of our favorites. There are of course lots of updates that are not mentioned here, on the WordPress website you can read more about everything that is new in version 5.8.   WordPress 5.8 makes it easier to customize your website just the way you want it   With the new features that come with WordPress 5.8, ...