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Remember secure passwords

Thursday, April 8th, 2021 by Helge
It’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 lock_cury_2people  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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rest during the holidays – set up an auto-reply to your email at Servage

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 by Helge
iStock_000001690231MediumThe end of the year is an opportunity for many to take some vacation. Therefore, we want to take the opportunity to suggest how to set up an automatic holiday answer to your Servage e-mail so that you can relax properly and  devote yourself to other things than answering e-mails. - What is an autoresponder? An auto-reply (also called a holiday reply) is a preset message that is automatically sent to the people who email you during the holiday (or any other time when you do not have the time or opportunity to reply).  - - - What information should be given in an autoresponder? The information ...

Create professional email addresses that strengthen your brand

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 by Helge
Regardless whether you run an established company or if your new business idea is still in the start-up phase, you can already put a serious stamp on your growing brand with professional e-mail addresses with your own domain name, eg info@yourdomain.com . It gives a really good impression already at the first contact with your customers and strengthens your own brand instead of marketing other companies such as Gmail, Hotmail or similar "loan  HiRes kopia 4addresses". Create email addresses for your company's employees with your own domain name. E-mail addresses such as info@ yourdomain.com and firstname@yourdomain.com give your customers and suppliers a professional impression of your company. Via Servage, we provide a ...

Statistics – Analyze your website traffic (WordPress)

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 by Helge
Wordpress_analyticsIn the previous blog (click HERE to read), we gave you information about what Google Analytics is and how to implement it on your webpage.  Many of our user are using Wordpress to host their content. Therfore, we like to give this extra blog about how to use Analytics with Wordpress. Please read the following to get an overview about how to implement Google Analytics with your Wordpress. There are basically two common ways in which you can integrate Google Analytics in Wordpress: Direct integration via the source code Integration via a plugin - probably the best option for beginners   1) Integrate Google Analytics: The way via the source code Fortunately, you do not need any ...

Statistics – Analyze your website traffic

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 by Helge
There are quite a few statistics tools around which help you to  analyze how many visitors your pages have, how long and where exactly were on your site on the go. In this blog, we like to give some info about what Google Analytics google-analytics-seo-9976a545 is, what the benefits are and how you can implement with your webpage. However, of course, you can also use another statistic tool but Google Analytics , if you want to. If you are unsure how to implement the tool of your choice, please contact our 24/7 customer support. What is Google Analytics? If I had to briefly describe Google Analytics, I would simply say: This allows you to ...

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 ...

CSS snippets for images

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 by Helge
CloudStylesheets are powerful to customize the looks of your website. You probably now that it is the defacto standard for web development layout and design today. However, many developers forget about the advanced possibilites available with CSS. CSS is much more than font-sizees, borders and background-colors. Check out the following snippets for inspiration. They are all related to image-handling on websites. CSS Snippets Image Map Image Preloader Image Replacement for Submit Buttons Tutorial If you are not so familiar with CSS then check out this splending tutorial from W3. CSS is described by Wikipedia as: “Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for describing the presentation semantics (the look and formatting) ...

Create nicer looking forms with CSS

Friday, February 21st, 2020 by Helge
Forms are one of the commonly used elements in HTML. It’s a basic functionality for most websites to capture specific information via user input through HTML forms. So why do so many forms look really boring? Why are businesses still missing out on new customers because of unappealing order forms? It’s amazing what you can accomplish with form design. It looks good, gives a serious impression, and attracts users. Examples The images illustrating this article are two examples of beautiful order forms I’ve found online. They are integrated with the rest of the website design, they have a simple layout, there isn’t too much data to be added. Users are ...