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New Servage Hosting account – DNS records

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 by Helge
A DNS record is a database record used to map a URL to an IP address. DNS records are stored in DNS servers and work to help users connect their websites to the outside world. When the URL is entered and searched in the browser, that URL is spf2forwarded to the DNS servers and then directed to the specific Web server. This Web server then serves the queried website outlined in the URL or directs the user to an email server that manages the incoming mail. The most common record types are A (address), CNAME (canonical name), MX (mail exchange), NS (name server), PTR (pointer), SOA (start of authority) and TXT ...

So fast is growing the “Internet of Things”

Friday, July 12th, 2019 by Helge
IoT2025The fact that the number of connected devices (machines, sensors, cameras and much more) is growing faster than ever is no novelty. Now, the analysis giant IDC has presented a new forecast for exactly how fast growth will be until 2025. The so-called Internet of Things, or Internet of Things (IoT), will in 2025 consist of 41.6 billion units, which together will generate slightly inconceivable 79.4 zettabytes (ZB) data - which corresponds to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) on 28.7 percent per year until 2025. Some of these data are small and temporary in nature, such as a rapid measurement of a machine's health and ...

New Servage Hosting account – Restore backups via SSH

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 by Helge
Screenshot_2019-05-07-How-To-Log-In-Via-SSH-300x295In the new Servage control panel, we offer automated back ups - files and databases are stored in between 7 - 14 days by snapshots. The following information gives you an instruction how to restore the files and databases via SSH from the back up system. For each Servage hosting account, we provide one SSH account. To restore files from the back up, do these steps: login to your SSH account type: cd .snapshots  (make a note of dot before the word 'snapshots'). This command will show you all backups. You will see a list of date stamped folders where you can fetch data. This is how it should look ...

New Servage Hosting account – Let’s Encrypt

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 by Helge
In the new Servage control panel, you can implement - beside the paid SSL - Let's Encrypt  to run your hosts via https. Two certificates are for free for each hosting account. Additional ones can be purchased via the Servage control panel for a small amount.letsencrypt 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 ...

New record sales of domain names

Saturday, June 29th, 2019 by Helge
That some domain names are a bit more valuable than others is at a bad and a good thing. It may be that the name itself is short and easy to remember, or thmoney-1501252666apFat it alludes to something either widely known or universal. And since a domain name has become the cornerstone of most companies' business and business strategy, they have also become a sought after commodity. Thus, so-called domain auctions and domain brokerage have become an industry that converts large amounts of money. Over the years, there have been a number of gigantic sales of domain names, ...

Reduce the bounce rate on your webpages

Friday, June 21st, 2019 by Helge
If you to some extent started analyzing the traffic on your website (if you do not already, then get started) you have surely encountered the term "bounce rate", or as we say in Swedish: bounce rate. But what is this really, and why is it among the most important things to keep track of? When a visitor reaches a page (any one) on your site, this is usually called the entrance page. If the visitor then leaves youbounce-rater site without visiting other sites, it is called a bounce, or rejection. Explained, the bounce rate is simply the percentage of the total ...

Beautiful date range picker for Bootstrap

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 by Servage
date-range-pickerAdding dates via input elements in forms can be cumbersome unless a date picker is used. There are a few plugins available for jQuery and Bootstrap which make this process simple - yet implementing a powerful and advanced tool. The tool described below is called "Date Range Picker for Bootstrap" and is ready to go with a very simple implementation. Getting started The first step is to include the relevant resources into your site. The dependencies are Bootstrap (and jQuery), so you  need to get them first. Thereafter add the resources for the data range picker plugin. <!-- Include dependencies --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//cdn.jsdelivr.net/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="//cdn.jsdelivr.net/momentjs/2.9.0/moment.min.js"></script> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="//cdn.jsdelivr.net/bootstrap/3.3.2/css/bootstrap.css" /> <!-- Include date range picker ...

XML-RPC – WordPress feature to watch out for

Friday, May 31st, 2019 by Helge
WordPress has long been offering built-in features that allow you to remotely connect to your site - of course, very smoothly and desirably when you do not have direct physical access to your computer. For a long time, the main solution to this was a file named xmlrpc.php - but in recent years the file has become more of a pest than a solution. xmlrpc-wordpress Now maybe your first thought is "xmlr ... what?" Don't worry, we'll go through everything you need to know, what the risks are and how to fix them on your WordPress site. What is Xmlrpc.php? XML-RPC is briefly a function ...

WordPress 5.2 is here – higher requirements for PHP versions

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 by Helge
In the beginning of May, the latest WordPress version 5.2 or Jaco was released (named after the revolutionary jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius). In addition to the usual fine-tuning of security and stability, WordPress 5.2 also contains a lot of new useful functions.wp52betafeatured-180x180 Worth mentioning is, for example, that the WordPress team built on Site Health, a set of tools that focus on security and page speed introduced in version 5.1, with the site Health Check, which facilitates troubleshooting common configuration problems. Site Health Check also enables developers to more easily include debugging information for anyone who manages the site. There are also a number of useful news for developers, which you can ...

New Servage Hosting account – Back Up

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 by Helge
Restore your files and databases Did you know that at Servage, we make all the backups on your files and databases available to you directly in your own home directory? If not, we definitely recommend you read this post!backuprestore 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 post we will go through three ...

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New Servage Hosting account – Application installer

Install applications with view clicks! Our application installer helps you to install and use complex apps with few clicks only. Our system will set up the files and the associated database. It is very easy to install tools like e.g. Wordpress, Joomla, Coppermine, openCart and many more. Here, you find a step by step instruction how to use the Servage application installer: ...

New Servage Hosting account – SSH

For 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. When people refer to 'using SSH', they are referring to using an SSH client to connect to another computer's SSH server in  order to remotely run commands ...

New Servage Hosting account – Helpdesk

Almost all Servage customers are moved to our new platform (V2). Of course, plenty of questions occur since the functionalities are implemented differently in the new control panel and some time is required to get used to that system. Servage created a Helpdesk with hundreds of posts to explain the new control panel and to show where you can find the functions. Our Helpdesk has step ...

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