Category: General Knowledge

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. …

CloudFest 2021 In Review

CloudFest is an international Cloud Computing and Webhosting event drawing thousands of attendees from more than 70 countries. It was decided to cancel the 2020 conference due to the pandemic, but for 2021 CloudFest pivoted into a three-day virtual event.  Organizers launched the new online platform a day before the event officially started, allowing attendees to browse the virtual conference setup and reach out to sponsors and users alike. We began having visitors at the …

TikTok And Your Business

Even if you’re not a fan of TikTok’s short video format, you can’t deny that it’s gained immense popularity in 2021. With 689 million monthly users worldwide and over a million videos viewed every day — not counting China, where the app operates under a different name — TikTok is the most downloaded app in the iOS store. It’s also immensely popular amongst the younger demographic, with

How To Use PuTTY SSH With cPanel®

cPanel & WHM’s intuitive web interfaces make it easy to manage servers and web hosting accounts. However, it’s occasionally useful to work on a server’s command line instead. The PuTTY SSH (Secure Shell) client allows you to log in to a server’s command line interface shell over an encrypted connection so that sensitive data isn’t exposed on the internet. Once logged in, you can access the full suite of Linux command-line tools, interact with the

The DNS Zone For Beginners

For all intents and purposes, DNS can be considered almost like the internet’s phonebook. At least that’s how it’s most often metaphorically explained. However, your domain’s DNS zone is slightly less like an old yellow pages and much more like the saved contacts list within your cell phone. You enter a phone number and a name to go with the phone number, hit save and then you can promptly forget the phone number because you’ll …

YouTube And Your Business

Unsurprisingly, YouTube has seen usage skyrocket as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. More people than ever are tuning in to the video platform, including our very own YouTube channel, seeking everything from news to education to entertainment. In the first week of April 2020, viewers collectively streamed 32 billion minutes of video. As you might have guessed, this means YouTube can be an incredibly powerful marketing tool if your …

Meditations On Software And UI Updates

As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, your favorite application, software, or website is going to eventually (and periodically) be redesigned. Odds are, at first, that you aren’t going to initially be a fan of the new design. It’s like when your local grocery store rearranges all the products on the shelves… why isn’t everything exactly where I want it to be?! The simple answer is: because. But there is a much larger answer …