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Move WordPress from sub-folder to main folder

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 by Helge
UntitledYou installed your Wordpress in a subfolder (e.g. http://domain.com/sub-folder) and you want to move it to the main folder (e.g. http://domain.com )? That is no problem! With few steps, you can do it. Here is a step by step guideline  for you: First move/copy the contents of "sub-folder" to the root document i.e under public_html folder of your domain, you can use the FTP, SSH or 'move' option within the Servage file manager to serve this purpose. Check the database details you are using for the blog. You can find the database details in the file wp-config.php. Make a backup copy of the database before making ...

Some tips how to protect your computer from hackers

Thursday, April 15th, 2021 by Helge
varningWe live a large part of our lives online and on our computers - whether it's about working, paying bills or enjoying a movie. With this comes a greater vulnerability as there are people who want access to the sensitive data you have on your computer. But do not worry! There are some guidelines to follow to reduce the risk of being exposed to a hacker or fraud.   Use strong passwords and password managers   Having a strong password is a basic tip to prevent being exposed to hackers. The strongest passwords, on the other hand, are often those that are difficult to remember - those that consist of various lowercase ...

Upgrade PHP to the newest version

Thursday, April 1st, 2021 by Helge
Please be reminded to update the PHP version of your webpages/applications on the regular basis … but what are the benefits of upgrading to a later PHP version? indexTwo 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 is no longer reviewed by its developers, your website may be compromised. Better performance Newer versions of PHP are always  more secure and powerful than older versions.  Many modern CMS / website tools such as WordPress also require a later version of PHP for this very reason. What ...

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 ...

Update your WordPress to the newest version

Thursday, March 18th, 2021 by Helge
wp-logosWhy You Should Always Update WordPress Wordpress is a very common tool which is installed by plenty of user. This is understandable, since this tool is very powerful and relatively easy to handle. However, Server recommends to keep the Wordpress up to date. The reason for that is that the Wordpress developers find and fix bugs, add new features, and hunt down security vulnerabilities on a regular basis. These changes are then released in a new WordPress version. You find a detailed overview of the improvements on e.g. THIS page. Before you get started, it’s a good idea to back up your website. This means if there are any ...

Servage control panel – .htpasswd feature

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 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 ...

Servage Hosting – Customer Helpdesk

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 by Helge
Woman holding red paper heart Servage offers 24/7 live support for you - either via chat and via support ticket. In addition to our live support agents, Servage runs an elaborated Helpdesk tool in order to provide additional help to our customers. Our Helpdesk  has several hundreds posts and gives you information, guide and help all around your Servage control panel. Go to https://helpdesk.servage.net/ to open the Helpdesk tool. The tool has two functions: a search function (similar to a search engine) an overview of the existing categories where you can choose the category/subcategory/post directly without using the search function   a) On ...

Statistics for your WordPress – how to link Google Analytics to your WordPress page at Servage

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 by Helge
make_own_pluginGoogle Analytics is a free and powerful tool that helps you analyze the traffic to your website and, for example, find out how many visitors you have per day, where the visits come from, how long visitors stay, which pages visitors visit the most, and so on. You can also use Analytics to segment your customers and understand in more detail what works for which customer. In this way, you can easily follow up if the content on your website appeals to your current / future customers, or if there is something that needs to be honed. Below we describe how to quickly link your WordPress page to Google Analytics in three ...

Restore your back up

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 by Helge
Restore your files and databases. At Servage, we make all the backups on your files and databases available to you directly in your own home directory. Please read the following blog to get more backupinfo about how you can restore your files and databases from our back. Most have ever needed to recover data from a backup – whether it’s your laptop that crashed, your phone’s latest OS crashed, or an update of your WordPress made the page unusable. The third scenario is most common for our customers to have suffered (although we are sometimes consulted in the other examples also ). In this blog ...

Work on your php.ini .. easy as 1, 2, 3 at Servage

Thursday, February 11th, 2021 by Helge
The php. ini file is the default configuration file for running applications that require PHP. It is used to control variables such as upload sizes, file timeouts, and resource limits. You can check your default settings if you create a  hands-coffee-cup-apple-largephp file in your root directory and add this code to that file <?php phpinfo() ?> However, some plugins and themes require different PHP settings than those set by default. Via your Servage account, you have a vast flexibility and you can adjust many settings in accordance to your needs! In your Servage control panel, you find the PHP config button which allows you to edit some common php.ini settings: log in ...