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Category: Tips & Tricks

How To Survive a DDoS Attack

Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks can take any website offline. Even Google and GitHub, with their immense resources, struggle to stay online during a large attack. Even worse, anyone with a few dollars can launch one.  If you host websites, you and your users could be hit with a denial of service attack big enough to take sites down for hours or even days. However, the worst effects of DDoS attacks can be avoided …

Internet Governance Forum USA 2020 Recap

As freedom of speech and fake news take center stage in the international dialogue, The Internet Governance Forum USA 2020 took these subjects and who is responsible head-on. cPanel’s General Counsel, David Snead, was part of the online panel discussion on “Should online platforms moderate and be accountable for user-created content?”. Other panelists included Former U.S. Congressman Chris Cox, Berkley Professor Hany Farid, Syd Terry – the Legislative Director …

How To Configure a Cron Job

Do you find yourself wasting hours on tedious and repetitive server administration tasks? If you answered yes, you’re going to love this article, which explores how cron and cPanel & WHM help you automate these boring but essential aspects of web hosting. Cron is a time-based scheduler. It allows server administrators to run scripts known as cron jobs automatically at scheduled intervals. cPanel & WHM runs several essential server maintenance scripts in this way, and …

Channeling Support: Going beyond basic support tickets

Tech-support is at the heart of any technology company. As a business grows, so does the number of support requests, and the level of customer service/support can make or break a company. The way customers connect and interact with tech-support has been changing over the past decade. Today, customers have become more demanding expecting answers now, not tomorrow or the next day. Long hold times, canned ticket system responses, and email chains are becoming a …

What’s New in WordPress 5.5?

WordPress, the world’s most popular CMS (Content Management System), turns 17 years old this year, and what a year it has been! WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine” is the second major release this year and includes over 307 bug fixes, 157 enhancements, and feature requests, and 31 blessed tasks.  From auto-updates to new improvements and block updates, WordPress 5.5 is feature-packed! Let’s jump in and take a look at some of the most significant updates:  Automatic Theme and Plugin updates: Maintaining a WordPress site …

How to Set Up a Smarthost SMTP Relay with cPanel

Do your users’ emails disappear somewhere between your server and the recipient? They send emails, but the messages never reach their destination. Somewhere out there, in the wilds of the internet, a system beyond your control scrutinizes messages and thinks: Nope! Email delivery issues can be incredibly frustrating.  Messages that go missing in this way are collateral damage in the never-ending war against spam. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and inbox providers want to stop spam …

How to Configure DNS Nameservers with cPanel

The domain name system (DNS) is fiendishly complicated, and managing the nameservers that power it can be perplexing. Server administrators know how frustrating it is to change DNS configurations and patiently wait for them to propagate, only to find out something went wrong and the site is still unreachable. You’ll be happy to hear that cPanel & WHM makes it super easy to manage domains and even a private nameserver.  In this article, we’re going …

Spam Filtering on cPanel: Everything You Need To Know About SpamAssassin

Spam is a huge challenge for anyone who hosts email, even though users only see a tiny fraction of the spam they’re sent.  Most unwanted messages never reach inboxes, but an incredible 54 percent of all email traffic is spam, and that’s down from 70 percent a decade ago.    The good thing is ISPs and hosting providers are better at stamping out spammers, and users are more aware of the risks.  Still,  hundreds of billions …

How To Use WordPress as a Headless CMS

Headless WordPress is a new and increasingly popular way to build web apps that combine WordPress’s peerless content management with the power and flexibility of JavaScript front-end interfaces. Many developers, including WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg, see headless as the future of web app development.  We’re going to take a closer look at what headless WordPress is, how to use a headless content management system, and why you’d want to. But first, let’s talk about how …

Choosing a hosting platform in 2020

Choosing a hosting platform in 2020 is more like navigating a labyrinth, and with so many options, it can seem like a daunting task. Over the past decade, the web hosting market has grown over 100%, currently valued at $62 billion in 2020. As with much of technology in the past decade, web hosting is in constant flux. From new technologies to consolation and acquisitions, the competition in the industry has never been so fierce.  Aspects to consider …