Category: Hosting Basics
Discover information regarding the basics of web hosting, including 'What is?' articles and quick guides for server setup and site maintenance. Some articles also contain more in-depth data that is useful to those with more experience.
How to Install Apache 2 on Ubuntu 18.04
Apache 2 is an open source web server that is used to host websites and applications. It's known for being reliable, secure, and fast, making it a popular choice for those looking to install a web server quickly. Apache 2 is relatively easy to install and configure and runs on various platforms, including Linux, Windows, and Mac. It also supports multiple programming languages and databases and is used to develop complex applications and websites.
Top 10 Web Server Security Best Practices
How Can You Ensure Security on a Server?
It is important to secure your server to prevent data loss or security compromises. Because security is such a challenging subject for many, it often goes unheeded. Many are caught unaware when an issue arises. By following these best practices, you can significantly lower your risk of being compromised by a malicious actor.
What Is a DNS Zone? Guide to Decoding DNS Zone Types
What is a DNS Zone?
A Domain Name System (DNS) zone is the area of the DNS namespace under the control of one particular administrator or organization. A DNS zone is a space for the administration that enables more precise control over DNS elements like authoritative nameservers. The DNS root domain is at the top of a hierarchical tree representing the domain name space.
Why Is Your IP Address Blocked?
In this article, we will discuss how and why a VPS server or Dedicated server might block an IP address and how to resolve it.
When your company hosts a website or web app online, whether it’s an individual dedicated server or a whole server cluster, you naturally expect to have uninterrupted access at all times. However, it’s possible that in rare circumstances, your server could accidentally block your IP and prevent you from connecting and using the service.
What is the Default Password for PostgreSQL?
To answer what is the default password for the PostgreSQL user, there isn’t one. When connecting to PostgreSQL on Linux for the first time, many admins have this question, especially if they are from the MySQL world. One important task is how to access PostgreSQL. This tutorial walks you through setting up the default user for PostgreSQL and connecting to the service.
How to Edit Your DNS Hosts File
One of the most powerful tools available to anyone working on their site during a migration is their computer's "hosts" file. The hosts file is used to map domain names to IP addresses, and can be used as an alternative to DNS. It also allows you to specify the IP address to which a website resolves on your computer, regardless of what may be published in the site's DNS zone file.
What Does DNS Do and How Does It Work?
What is DNS?
DNS stands for Domain Name System (DNS) services. When we access a website, we are using this service to locate the server where the domain's website is located. When browsing the web, we usually type in a domain name like www.google.com into our browser. This is better than trying to remember an IP address linked to a Google server.
How to Manage Your Hosting Packages in WHM
This article will teach you how to create, modify and delete hosting package presets within WHM. While you can configure each option individually when setting up an account on your VPS server or Dedicated server, you may find yourself using the same handful of overall settings for a lot of your sites. By creating hosting packages you able to define preset packages with varying resources, making account creation that much quicker.
DNS: An Overview
What is DNS?
The Domain Name Service (or DNS) is the key to the presence of your server on the internet. You are probably aware your domain has an “IP” address, which stands for Internet Protocol; that number is your domain’s literal web address on the internet. A typical IP address is a series of four numbers called octets that are identified like so: 10.10.10.10. You can think of your IP address as being similar to a postal address. The IP address is the exact location where your domain lives. I usually explain it like this;
Interworx vs. cPanel: Part 1
In this next series of articles, we will be doing a side by side comparison of the main features of both InterWorx/SiteWorx vs. cPanel/WHM. We offer this information to assist our clients in choosing the right product to fit their needs. Let’s dive right in…
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