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WordPress Hosting | November 2022 Server Parts Pricing Report | News from around the hosting industry

November 23rd 2022 EST

We would like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends! November 23rd 2022 WordPress Hosting New to WHT, vintagebob has a WordPress site with relatively low traffic and hosted on a basic linux shared package, "nothing too fancy" as he puts it. He's been considering switching to a host that specifically offers "WordPress hosting" which allegedly is optimised for WordPress. He's hoping that such hosting would offer a little more in the way of a zippier website, alth ...Continue Reading

Basic but FAST hosting | Blocking spammers from connecting to server | News from around the hosting industry

November 16th 2022 EST

November 16th 2022 Basic but FAST hosting Long time WHT member rgATL is looking for something which should be relatively simple to find. In his thread, which is already receiving some solid feedback, he asks for recommendations for very straightforward web hosting for a few websites that are just a handful of pages of static HTML, low usage and low resources. His main criterion is that it be FAST, particularly for users in Northern California. He's had other hosts in the past, but the page l ...Continue Reading

Which system for heavy downloads and uploads? | Generating qualified business leads | News from around the hosting industry

November 9th 2022 EST

November 9th 2022 Which system for heavy downloads and uploads? Neeraga is building a web service that needs to upload a large number of video files to YouTube via API calls from the public video file URLs. He's looking for advice on the ideal platform for pushing file uploads to YouTube. He's expecting multiple users to do around 10-15 TB of uploads to YouTube every month and needs recommendations on what system would be powerful for this, and where to obtain it. He goes on to explain that ...Continue Reading

Secure fastest WordPress hosting on cloud | October 2022 Server Parts Pricing Report | News from around the hosting industry

November 2nd 2022 EST

November 2nd 2022 Secure fastest WordPress hosting on cloud WHTer WindsOfChange has come across a situation where some experts claim that WordPress works fastest and most securely on cloud hosting without a control panel. The claim, he says, is that cPanel, DirectAdmin etc. all introduce issues through their code which then require patching and hardening to keep secure, adding unnecessary resource consumption. He's discussed CloudLinux, LiteSpeed, CSF, Imunify360 etc. with hosts but they've ...Continue Reading

Black Friday strategy | Selling reseller accounts - VPS or master reseller accounts? | News from around the hosting industry

October 26th 2022 EST

October 26th 2022 Black Friday strategy With Black Friday a month away, one of our members asks hosting providers which strategy they choose for their Black Friday promotions? Do they receive negative feedback from existing customers if they offer discounts only to new ones? And what is the best duration for promotions? Only 1-2 days or more? But what would potential customers like to see? Here's a thread where hosts can exchange ideas and future clients who, no doubt, will be scouring the ...Continue Reading

DMCA and other similar acts | Blocking outgoing spam on network layer | News from around the hosting industry

October 19th 2022 EST

October 19th 2022 DMCA and other similar acts DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) is a USA law designed to prevent copyright theft, but is used (rightly or wrongly?) in other countries, with various levels of success, to force websites to remove content that doesn't belong to them. Some hosts outside the USA will still act on DMCA requests whilst others refuse to and may refer those seeking action to use the law applicable to that country, whilst, as this thread suggests at the start, so ...Continue Reading

Photos of servers | Best website builder for web hosts 2022 | News from around the hosting industry

October 12th 2022 EST

October 12th 2022 Photos of servers Irexta kicks this thread off, commenting that some of their customers who own bare-metal servers request photos of them, and it isn't clear on the purpose for some of these requests. Apparently some customers ask for photos because they want to see their servers, sometimes they just enjoy seeing their server, but providing photos is an additional expense. Where a company has staff already in a datacenter it's not too much of a challenge, but for companies ...Continue Reading

Would you provide your login credentials to Tech Support? | SupportPal ends owned licenses | News from around the hosting industry

October 5th 2022 EST

October 5th 2022 Would you provide your login credentials to Tech Support? New member cccamden's first post is a request for a sanity check. He's having issues with his hosting provider who have asked him to provide them with his login credentials. It goes against every support "rule" he knows. He asks if he's wrong, and would you provide your account login info to tech support? The issue came about as his host is moving from one control panel to another and the transfer hasn't gone t ...Continue Reading

cPanel announces December 2022 price rise | September 2022 Server Parts Pricing Report | News from around the hosting industry

September 28th 2022 EST

September 28th 2022 cPanel announces December 2022 price rise As many expected, cPanel have just announced another price rise from December 2022, giving partner pricing details initially - cPanel premier increases to $43 monthly and users $0.225 each. Within the accompanying announcement, cPanel said: "Moving into 2023, some of the exciting features on the horizon include Team Manager, which empowers cPanel account owners to safely and securely delegate management of various aspects of ...Continue Reading

A viable load balancing setup? | Alternatives to Zamfoo | News from around the hosting industry

September 21st 2022 EST

September 21st 2022 A viable load balancing setup? Redteg has had some down time with his server recently, and it's lasted considerably longer than it should have due to his server support management not knowing how to fix the issue (its still not fixed but atleast the server is up). So he's looking at options to activate load balancing and add another server from his provider. On the off chance that his main server goes down he can then redirect all of the traffic to the 2nd server till his ...Continue Reading

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