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Chronological article list (Blog View)

Blog View vs. Front PageThis page lists all articles by date (blog-like) and is therefore a good alternative to the front page that sorts pages by popularity. If you prefer chronological listing of the newest articles you should use this page.

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 ...

Why it is important to upgrade PHP for your website?

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 by Helge
On November 30, 2020, the support for PHP 7.2 will stop. This means that this version will stop being maintained and security updated by its developers - you who use PHP 7.2 or earlier today therefore need to upgrade to a later PHP version. … But what are the benefits of upgrading to a later PHP version? See below.index 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 is no longer reviewed by its developers, your website may be compromised. Better performance Newer versions of PHP are ...

What can you do to speed up your WordPress?

Thursday, October 1st, 2020 by Helge
UntitledWhat is WordPress? At its core, WordPress and easy and  popular way to start your own website or blog; in fact, WordPress accounts for more than 37.6% of all websites on the internet. Yes - more than every fourth website you visit is likely powered by WordPress. It is a very powerful tool which contains plenty of scripts and is associated to a database. Plenty of plug ins can be added which is even increasing the functionality. However, due to it's complexity, it can be that a Wordpress installation is lagging sometimes. Below, you find some recommendations of actions ...

SSL – exclamation mark OR site is not fully secure message?

Thursday, September 24th, 2020 by Helge
Your SSL site showing exclamation mark OR site is not fully secure message OR no padlock icon for SSL in browser? SSL_error Are you pulling your hair out trying to find out why your secure page is not fully secure? When you access a website using SSL from a browser for example, you receive the error 'This website does not supply identity information'. Your connection to this website is not encrypted. This error usually occurs because the website content contains both secure and insecure content. For example the page code might include an image or code that pulls from a non-secure URL. To resolve this issue make sure that the page code does ...

How to Move your existing WordPress site to another domain

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 by Helge
If you should plan to move your existing Wordpress installation from one domain to another domain or subdomain, please check the following step by step guideline to find out how to do that: WP_move Verify that your current site is working Open your current WordPress site and check that everything is working.  Download the files of your website First, you need to create a backup of your website, both your web space files and your database. Download the files of your website to your computer and save a copy of the files in a separate folder on your computer to keep as a backup. Check out one of our guides if ...

Security vulnerability in WordPress plugin: WP File Manager

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 by Helge
plug_attentionCurrently a security risk in the WordPress plugin WP File Manager  was reported. In this blog, you find details about the security gap and some information about the plugin. With the file manager "WP File Manager" you can easily upload, download, move, rename, copy and paste files - so you can manage all your files in one place. This means you no longer need cumbersome ftp access, but can do everything in the backend.The popular plugin also includes security features so that you cannot damage your site so easily. However, a security gap in that plug in was reported. Through this gap, an unauthenticated user (virtually anyone) can upload any ...

Junk filtering in Servage Webmailer

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 by Helge
stop_spamEmail spam, also known as junk email, is unsolicited messages sent through email. The use of spam  is a problem faced by most email users. Recipients of spam often have had their email addresses obtained by spambots, which are automated programs that crawl the internet looking for email addresses. A spammer typically sends an email to millions of email addresses, with the expectation that only a small number will respond or interact with the message. Servage offers our customers several ways to receive and send e-mails. Many user use our e-mail system with the help of an e-mail program via SMTP/IMAP. In addition to that, we offer a Webmailer which ...

Servage control panel – Customized error pages

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 by Helge
Custom error pages enable you to customize the pages that are displayed when an error occurs. Not only do they make your website more professional, they can also save you from losing visits to your site. If a visitor sees a generic error page, they are likely to leave your site. However, if they see a helpful error page, they may continue to stay because they can simply click a link to go to another page within your site. An error page is often returned when a visitor attempts to access a page that doesn’t exist on your site. The two most common reasons a visitor gets e.g a 404 error are: They mistyped the Web address (URL) of ...

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 ...

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Automate repetitive tasks? – Cron Job!

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 ...

Tools that help you animate with HTML5

HTML5 is often referred to as the Flash killer, and while it may be too much to hope for, HTML5 will certainly replace much of what Flash is used for today. But for you as a web creator to have the opportunity to start working seriously with the new standard, it is necessary that there are good tools that make the work manageable. Adobe themselves have of course realized that ...

Free hosting – customer referral program

You are invited to join the Servage customer referral program. There is no need to register, every Servage customer automatically has access to the program. For each new customer you refer, you will  receive free hosting. It is easy to get started with the program and there is no limit to the free hosting you can earn: For each customer  you refer and who buys a 6, 12 or 24 ...

Easy as 1, 2, 3 .. update WordPress to the newest version

Why 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 ...

Climate smart data center

line line line - - - “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” (Robert Swan, Author) - - -   line   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 ...