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How To Fix “Error Establishing a Database Connection” in WordPress

The “Error establishing a database connection” message strikes fear in a WordPress users heart, prompting many a panicked support request. You try to load a page, but all you see is a white box with a mysterious error message. WordPress is down and the “helpful” suggestions beneath the error are more confusing than useful. How can you fix a database error when you can’t even open the admin dashboard to see what’s wrong? Fortunately, “Error …

Malware Scanners for cPanel: Keeping Your Server Safe

The web is awash with malware, and, as anyone who administers websites knows, web servers are a prime target. Malware criminals absolutely love web hosting servers because they have exploitable network resources, they attract lots of visitors, and they are a rich source of data for identity theft and credit card fraud. Servers are also targets because they host software managed by non-technical publishers and retailers that don’t prioritize security. Ignoring software updates or dealing …

How to Install and Manage NGINX on cPanel

Although Apache and NGINX are both web servers, they approach the task of serving web pages differently. Each has advantages and trade-offs, which prompts the question: can I use NGINX with cPanel?  The short answer is yes, you can use NGINX with cPanel; however, its integration is a little tricky. Let’s explore the ways cPanel users can take advantage of NGINX’s strengths, and look at how we are working to make NGINX a viable alternative …

Visit WHMCS in Booth #1 at cPanel Conference

This post was provided by WHMCS, the exclusive Diamond sponsor for cPanel Conference 2014. With just under 2 weeks to go until the cPanel Conference: Hands On Houston 2014, we’re busy preparing for our favorite conference of the year. And this time, we’re doing it in style! …

What is CloudLinux?

Guest post provided by CloudLinux Reaching a high level of stability can be difficult, sometimes unachievable, for many shared hosting companies. Sudden resource usage spikes, increases in traffic, and hacker attacks are some of the problems system administrators cope with everyday. For years, this has been accepted as a cost of doing business. It costs money, it costs time and, more importantly, it costs customer trust. Therefore, it is time to consider …

Ruby is Still Shining!

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the discussion about the Ruby and Passenger updates. As 2014 rolls on, we’re always adjusting and reconsidering our options. Ruby and Passenger continue to be a very appealing project and one that will stay on our to-do list. With that in mind, our research has led us to a new implementation idea for Ruby and Passenger. This new theory would deliver Ruby and Passenger in a fast …

Introducing EasyApache’s Optimal Profiles

We are happy to announce the upcoming release of a new Profile page that will make EasyApache quicker and easier to use. This new Profile page will include cPanel & WHM’s new Optimal Profiles. The purpose of the new profiles is to ensure that you will receive a safe and secure EasyApache build without having to access the Short or Exhaustive Options list. Each new Optimal Profile will include a selection of modules to match …

They Say, Ruby, You’re Like a Dream…

Greetings Ruby Developers and EasyApache Users! Now that we have the latest version of Tomcat up and rolling, it is time to turn our attention to Ruby. We are gathering up supplies for our extended stay in the Ruby/Rails/Passenger Vault-Tec Vault™. To make our seclusion a little more comfy and entertaining we would love to hear about how you currently use Ruby/Rails/Passenger. …