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StackPath immediate end of life | Full website CMS or just 2 pages? | News from around the hosting industry

June 19th 2024 EDT

[1] June 19th 2024 StackPath immediate end of life Founded in 2015 by Lance Crosby, the founder of SoftLayer, StackPath grew to provide a suite of products including SecureCDN, edge compute services, DNS, object storage, colocation and more. Sadly, in an email sent to customers last week, they announced "After careful consideration, it has been decided to close all StackPath products and liquidate all assets for the benefit of our creditors. Effective immediately, we will begin the ...Continue Reading

How to migrate a reseller account | AMD EPYC 4004 - the Ryzen Killer | News from around the hosting industry

June 12th 2024 EDT

[1] June 12th 2024 How to migrate a reseller account ResellerFly needs to migrate a reseller account with 150 cPanel accounts to a WHM/cPanel server. He has no root access to the reseller account and is concerned about how to carry out the migration in a simple and safe way. As far as he can tell his only option is to move each account individually but this will take time to complete and he's hoping for a quicker way to achieve this. There are already some suggestions of scripts or tools ...Continue Reading

Ignoring cPanel upgrade warnings - Safe? | Microsoft's new AI Recall feature records your PC activities | News from around the hosting industry

June 5th 2024 EDT

[1] June 5th 2024 Ignoring cPanel upgrade warnings - Safe? Michael received an email warning him that "cPanel & WHM version (11.110.0.33) will reach End of Life in 29 days" and that we (cPanel/WHM) "strongly recommend that you upgrade to the latest version to avoid any disruption in your service.". He's up to his neck in a lot of legacy projects that still require PHP 5.2 as well as Apache and MySQL tweaks and even the need to upgrade the codebase at this point, s ...Continue Reading

Best ways to store passwords | Power outage at Prime/Carrier1/Evocative Dallas | News from around the hosting industry

May 29th 2024 EDT

[1] May 29th 2024 Best ways to store passwords ResellerFly would like to know how best to store server administrators passwords, and all those other important logins. He manages hosting accounts, servers and so on and it is hard to remember all this. While he's less concerned about email passwords, he needs to ensure that he has the servers' root access kept safe. Do you maintain a local file, use a piece of password management software, or have a custom solution of your own? Some member ...Continue Reading

WebHostingTalk Insider - Premium Domains | Web hosting in the 90s | News from around the hosting industry

May 22nd 2024 EDT

[1] May 22nd 2024 Premium Domains Dustin has been shopping around for a few domain names recently and one of them has been deemed "premium" by the registrars, but is not currently registered. He's done some research and found that there's clearly a lot of flexibility and variability in the premium pricing for the domain. Registrars seem to vary pretty aggressively on both initial cost and renewal. His question therefore is who is your go-to for domains like this? Who offers the ...Continue Reading

SEO trends for web hosts to follow in 2024 | RDP Windows Server 2019 freezing issue | News from around the hosting industry

May 15th 2024 EDT

[1] May 15th 2024 SEO trends for web hosts to follow in 2024 Since the beginning of this year CanSpace has read dozens of reports and interviews from industry's top SEO experts and has put together a high-level summary of insights that he's learned in respect of areas of SEO to consider and focus on in 2024, optimized for web hosting companies. The talking points in the detailed post that he's put together are in no particular order of importance, as all of them are considered important ...Continue Reading

Does datacenter location matter when using a CDN? | RAID failure alerts | News from around the hosting industry

May 8th 2024 EDT

[1] May 8th 2024 Does datacenter location matter when using a CDN? The majority of Joel's WordPress clients are in Australia and hence he's looking at Australian-based reseller hosting. But he's using a CDN, Cloudflare in his case, for DNS management and that comes in handy if it really does also serve to clients from their nearest CDN-node location. He's also noted that this matters for SEO purposes too. So he asks if the actual web hosting server location matters if he's using a CDN/pr ...Continue Reading

Unlimited shared hosting for demo websites | Trial period and short-term periods of server use | News from around the hosting industry

May 1st 2024 EDT

[1] May 1st 2024 Unlimited shared hosting for demo websites Anhbloginc has a need for hosting that has a use case which is rather unusual - He needs some form of shared hosting that can accommodate maybe 300 to 500 websites that are actually demo sites, so they don't have many visitors, are not load intensive, but he's looking for a package with an unlimited number of files. Is shared hosting actually what he needs and would a host permit so many add-on domains? Whilst it does sound more ...Continue Reading

Hiding the WordPress /admin page | Reasonable first response time for support tickets | News from around the hosting industry

April 24th 2024 EDT

[1] April 24th 2024 Hiding the WordPress /admin page WordPress is probably the best known blogging and CMS software on the planet, used on millions of sites, not least because it's free and there's an abundance of themes and plugins available to make your site your own. But popularity also attracts the bad actors on the web who would love to gain access to your site, install hacks, redirects, email scripts, phishing pages and the rest. This is why Hamed would like to hide the /admin page ...Continue Reading

Dedicated vs Cloud vs VPS | Setting up a professional mail server | News from around the hosting industry

April 17th 2024 EDT

[1] April 17th 2024 Dedicated vs Cloud vs VPS, or.... Tagteamcomputing's understanding is that a dedicated server is the fastest, then cloud, then VPS, and that cloud is more flexible and allows you to scale up and down during different periods. However, he'd like to hear from anyone that has real world experience with the actual speed difference between these servers? The ability to scale down during slow periods for his ecommerce site would be nice. His customer's site is running on a ...Continue Reading
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