An In-Depth Comparison of cPanel and VPS Hosting

What is cPanel Hosting?

cPanel or Control Panel is an automation tool and a graphical interface that is used for simplifying the web hosting process. cPanel utilizes a 3-tier structure for providing comfort for the administrators and end-user website owners for managing the different aspects of website and server administration by the means of a standard browser.

Why cPanel Hosting is Used?

By using cPanel one can manage the important aspects that include- file management, FTP, backups, email management (which includes spam filter and autoresponder), password protection of web folders, MySQL database administration, etc. A command-line and API-based access are included in cPanel for allowing the third-party software vendors, web hosting organizations, and the developers for automating the standard system administration process. read more

Why Page Speed Matters for a Website?

The viewed pages are essential as they show a visitor is engaged with a website and tends to stay on the website through several page loads. For an e-commerce site, more pages viewed reflect a higher likelihood of a visitor to add one of the items on the page to their cart. It could indirectly point to larger cart sizes.

Pages viewed per session is also an important metric for the media sites and other websites which rely on page views for their advertising revenue. The cost and effort of acquiring a new visitor to the website are high. Thus, the owner of such a website needs to make sure that the users stay on the page and view several pages to get a high return on investments. Faster page loading indicates more views on the page and can be a valuable visitor in terms of both- advertising and the likelihood to return to the website. read more

6 Points to Consider For Choosing a Dedicated Server Hosting

Dedicated Server Use Case

Dedicated servers are selected for two significant reasons- power and privacy. The dedicated servers are useful in providing better performance than other hosting options, and all of the power is present at the disposal of a single-user.

Case Discussed: High-Traffic Websites

The high-traffic websites and eCommerce stores are usually hosted on more than one dedicated server. When a website is hosted, it receives several concurrent requests which are resource-intensive, and many of the site owners tend to “scaling up” to more a powerful server, rather than “scaling out” across few powerful servers. Selecting a more powerful dedicated server proves to be less complex than forming a cluster of smaller machines. read more

Choose the Best WordPress Hosting Service Provider with These 4 Key Tips

Well, it is a well-known fact that choosing a web hosting service provider is as good as finding the right partner. Most people opt for WordPress web hosting service because of its several benefits. Making a correct decision while choosing a WordPress web hosting provider is essential; else you will encounter an unwanted situation somewhere in the future.

The good news is that there are specific measures, which should be considered while choosing a WordPress hosting provider. You should check if the web hosting company passes on the given four criteria, which can make you pick the best one. read more

Why Hiring a Fully Managed Web Hosting Service is Vital for You??

The beginners with web hosting business are often very confident about handling the complete system on their own. The reality sets in when they dig in deep and encounter a lot of paradigms, which they weren’t ready for. Business starters initially think that hiring for a fully managed web hosting service provider will cost a lot, and it won’t sit in their budget. Later most of them become an easy target for the cybercrime, and then they realize the importance of hiring a fully managed hosting service provider. read more

How to set different PHP settings for subdomain / subdirectory?

Normally, your hosting account’s PHP configuration file exist in at /conf/php.ini and the setting applied globally for your account. But if there is need to change the default settings for one of your subdomain or subdirectory then follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your account via SSH
  2. Copy the complete file /conf/php.ini to the subdomain / subdirectory folder in which you would like the custom settings applied.
  3. Edit the new php.ini with the custom settings you want applied to the subdomain / subdirectory
  4. Inside the same folder where you copied the php.ini, create an .htaccess file which contains the below line:

SetEnv PHPRC.

This will instruct Apache to create that environmental variable available to all script in that directory and PHP will check it to determine where to search the php.ini.

Note: following step is very important

Certainly, you will not want the outside world to have access to your settings in your php.ini file. So what is the solution? Add the following line to the .htaccess file in the same directory: read more

How to check OpenSSL vulnerability?

Please note the following versions of OpenSSL:

  • OpenSSL 1.0.1 through to 1.0.1f (inclusive) is vulnerable
  • OpenSSL 1.0.1g is NOT vulnerable
  • OpenSSL 1.0.0 is NOT vulnerable
  • OpenSSL 0.9.8 is NOT vulnerable

To check whether your server is vulnerable, on CentOS / Red Hat, run:

rpm -qa openssl*

Or

yum info openssl | egrep \”Package|Version|Release\”

On Ubuntu Server:

dpkg -l | grep openssl

(On Ubuntu, ensure the version returned matches the ones mentioned here.)

You can patch / upgrade the openssl version yourself. Just run the following commands on your appropriate server(s).

# For the Linux cPanel server:

  • yum update openssl -y
  • for service in sshd pure-ftpd httpd exim cpanel courier-imap ; do /etc/init.d/$service restart; done
  • /etc/init.d/httpd stop;/etc/init.d/httpd startssl

 # For the Linux Plesk server:

  •  yum update openssl -y
  • /etc/init.d/psa stopall
  • /etc/init.d/psa startall
  • /etc/init.d/psa restart

# For the Linux plain server: read more

Intel unveils Intel Xeon E7 equipped with 10 hearts

Intel-10-core-Xeon-E7-Processors

Empowered, the new Intel Xeon E7 will create servers equipped with a maximum of 80 physical cores, an ideal offer for critical applications.

Intel has just lifted curtain on its new processors, Xeon Westmere-EX new generation. These chips are engraved in 32 nm and integrate Hyper-Threading technology. They also provide instructions for using the AES-NI encryption and secure execution of TXT technology. This range is divided into three subsets: the Xeon E7-2800 (bisocket), E7-4800 (quadrisocket) and E7-8800 (octosocket). read more

Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

If you are one of those who always keep an eye on new technology updates, then you surely know the benefits offered by Desktop Virtualization. If you are still unaware about this form of technology, then you must read this article. Desktop Virtualization or in short VDI simplify the management tasks and reduce the costs. These potential TCO (Total Cost Ownership) benefits are mainly noteworthy, but VDI deployments still often require you to make an up-front investment in new hardware and software. Particularly, the cost and management associated with storage for VDI deployments can be a big challenge, as you need to consider a solution that can handle the performance and capacity requirements that come along with VDI. read more

Cloud-as-a-Service 2013 year in review

2013 was the year of a very advanced for cloud computing, one where the cloud models such as SaaS / PaaS / IaaS / DaaS / EaaS / or rather Everything-as-a-Service has emerged and accepted positively.

Today, demand for traditional hosting solutions decreasing, even if you announce a project and in case it does not appear in the term Cloud, eyebrows of many people will go up. In a few years, cloud computing with its new models of automatically resource consumption has established itself as a major trend in IT. But between tests, adoptions or marriages between more or less sensitive public cloud and private cloud, and ad effects, the reality of enterprise cloud remained questionable. read more