If you have ever set up a Storm server in the past, you have probably seen how much easier it is to get a new server up and running than a traditional server. Once the server itself is up, of course, there is still plenty of work to do getting other pieces configured: installing an application, setting up specific database configurations, and so forth. Tools such as Puppet and Chef help you to automate this process… but you still have to log in to your manage account and order new servers to begin with.
At least, you did. With the Storm API, you can automate nearly all aspects of administering your Storm servers.
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If you need to review your invoices or print them for your own record keeping you can do so very easily by logging in to https://manage.liquidweb.com.
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So your business has grown, and you need to increase your number of servers to two or more. Now is the time to decide on a hostname scheme for multiple servers. Picking a hostname scheme that works for your endeavor pays dividends down the road in terms of keeping your setup organized. While the topic may seem trivial, the wrong hostname scheme can make your day to day work needlessly complex.
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As important as DNS is to web hosting, it is a good idea to make it redundant when possible. If you have two or more cPanel servers, you can use cPanel’s DNS clustering to lower the risk of a DNS failure on a nameserver taking down all of your sites. Here’s how to set that up:
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Changing an existing domain name and the associated account on your server is a task that most users don’t think about until it becomes necessary. Thankfully the tools provided by cPanel make this relatively easy.
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Liquid Web provides two types of DNS service: hosting your own private nameservers on your fully-managed server, or using Liquid Web’s nameserver cluster. While the linked articles show how to set each of those options up, they do not give an overview of when either of those options might be in your best interests.
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While it is a good and useful thing to have entire server backups, sometimes you only need to restore one or two domains. In these situations, cPanel backups make it easy for one to restore just a single site from the Web Host Manager (WHM) interface, or from the command line.
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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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BFD (Brute Force Detection) is a critically important part of protecting your server from malicious attacks.
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