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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 ...

Error messages in WordPress with WP Debug

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 by Helge
make_own_plugin Servage Webhosting makes is very easy to run Wordpresses via our services. We offer an application installer which installs that tool for you with few clicks only. Check HERE to see how to use the application installer. However, sometimes a WordPress page can get stuck and you see error messages. In this blog, we like to give information about Enable error messages in WordPress with WP Debug Let's start and lets take a look at enabling error messages in WordPress with WP Debug: For example, display an all-white page, an error 500 error or an error message that the page has technical problems. It can also be the case that functions on the ...

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 ...

Servage control panel – .htpasswd feature

Wednesday, June 16th, 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 ...

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 ...