Category: General Knowledge

What Are the Best Shopify® Alternatives in 2021?

U.S. ecommerce sales rose by over 44% last year, the most significant single-year increase since ecommerce became a serious player in the retail space at the beginning of the century. As COVID-19 closed brick-and-mortar stores and kept customers at home, shopping moved online and retailers rapidly expanded ecommerce operations. Shopify, the cloud ecommerce platform, is one of the biggest beneficiaries.  Shopify aims to lower ecommerce’s technical barriers and simplify store management. That …

How To Use Cookie-Free Domains for Faster Website Performance

Cookies are how websites remember. Without them, they forget you as soon as a page finishes loading. This ability to remember allows you to log in to a content management system or put products in an ecommerce shopping cart. It’s what allows a dynamic CMS like WordPress to personalize web pages. But sites don’t need to include a cookie with every file they serve, and needless cookies increase latency and generate unnecessary network traffic.  Cookie-free …

How to Change the Main Shared IP Address on cPanel®

cPanel & WHM’s main shared IP address is used by new shared hosting accounts created on a server. This allows web hosts to create new accounts easily and automates the otherwise complex and time-consuming domain and web server configuration process. But what if you want to change the main shared IP address on your cPanel server? In this article, we outline a three-step process for changing a server’s shared IP address. Changing the main shared …

How To Manually Remove Malware From Websites

Your website has been compromised, and you suspect the attackers have injected malware into its code. What can you do about it? There are many ways to approach a malware infection, and we’ll look at some in a moment, but your final recourse may be to roll up your sleeves, hunt through the site’s files, and remove the malware manually. This article will show you how to find malware code in your site’s files and …

How to Manage Inode Quotas and Control Inode Usage

The CentOS operating system has several features that restrict users’ resource consumption. They help web hosts and server administrators to fairly distribute resources on shared servers and to create tiered account systems. Without quotas, rogue users can—accidentally or deliberately—use more than their fair share, hurting their neighbors’ web hosting performance. Inode quotas limit the number of files a user can create. In this article, we explore what inodes are, how to display inode quotas in …

What is a Yat? Emoji Identifiers Explained

Many of the most complex systems on the web deal with naming and identity verification. If you manage a website, you’re already familiar with web URLs, IP addresses, signed SSL certificates, and perhaps cryptocurrency addresses. But what if you could have a single name that links to all of your online identities, an identifier that is uniquely yours and tied to your social media handles and domain names? And what if, instead of web addresses …

Secure Your cPanel Server With SSH Keys And Public Key Cryptography

cPanel & WHM is a complete server management solution, but you may occasionally need to log in to your server’s shell to run scripts or edit configuration options on the command line. The most secure way to remotely log in is with SSH. An SSH client on your local computer connects to a daemon on the server. SSH encrypts the commands you send to the server and the information it sends back. When you log …

What Is An NFT? Non-Fungible Tokens Explained

NFTs (non-fungible tokens) hit the headlines recently when an artist named Beeple sold a digital image collage for $69 million. Depending on your taste in art, you might find Beeple’s image compelling, but would you pay millions for it? After all, you can “own” a copy of Everydays — The First 5000 Days by downloading the constituent images (although you might violate copyright laws).  That’s the problem NFTs …

What Is a Decentralized Domain Name System?

The domain name system (DNS) is a part of the internet’s plumbing users may not often think about unless it stops working. It’s a different story for web hosting providers and site owners; they deal with DNS directly because they depend on it to translate human-friendly web addresses into machine-friendly IP addresses. Every website has a domain name registered with a domain name registrar. The registrars work with registry operators, which manage registries—databases of domain …

How To Clone A Website In cPanel®

A cloned website is a perfect duplicate of a site hosted on your server. It has the same files, and the contents of its database are identical to the original. The only difference is that the cloned site is hosted at another domain or directory.  There are many reasons you might want to clone websites on your cPanel server. Because the copies are identical to an existing website, cloning helps deploy testing and staging sites. …