Running your first webserver can be daunting. Even if you are familiar with running a cPanel account, there is much to learn regarding Web Host Manager (WHM). The first step to successfully running WHM is creating a cPanel account.
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Many customers tell us how overwhelming setting up their first web site feels. Between DNS, e-mail, document roots, software versions, and all the other details involved in setting up a web site there is a lot to keep track of.
This guide will help you understand the core items you need to know about your domain and server, what they do, and why they are so important.
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A lot of people think creating a new web site with a brand new domain name takes a lot of work and time. While this can be true in some cases, it is entirely possible to have a completely new site up and handling traffic in 20 minutes, possibly less.
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Our monitoring team is on site every hour of every day keeping an eye on your server. Using manage, you can check your monitoring status as well as make changes to the server’s monitoring settings.
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The Whois command is used to collect information about a domain including who owns the domain, basic contact information for the domain owner, and the nameservers that the domain is using.
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To the inexperienced user the Domain Name System (DNS) can seem very intricate and complicated. While it can in some cases be complex, DNS problems can be easily diagnosed once you understand the basic core ideas behind it.
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Understanding file permissions is key to running a web server. Permissions control which users can read a file, make changes to a file, or execute a file/script/etc.
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Now that you know how to SSH into your server it is important to familiarize yourself with some basic command line tools.
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If you have an account on a cPanel server with shell access or your own VPS or Dedicated server running Linux then SSH is a powerful tool to have in your skill set.
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One of the most neglected facets of operating a website is maintaining backups. Having a backup of your content helps ease your mind that your site can be easily recovered from disaster.
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