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Aug, 19

What is a CMS?

Since the internet’s popularization, having a website is a common practice for many internet users. Unfortunately, up until about a decade ago, internet users needed in-depth programming knowledge in order to create and edit content within a website. This made managing websites’ content not only difficult but also expensive without prerequisite knowledge. In order to combat these issues, content management systems (i.e. CMS) were developed. A web content management system is a computer software designed to create, edit, organize, publish and manage the content of a website....


Jul, 19

What is WooCommerce?

What is WooCommerce? WooCommerce is a plugin used on WordPress. I will take you through WooCommerce and get you up to speed to actually start using it for your online store. If you’re looking to turn your WordPress site into a functional e-commerce site, WooCommerce might be what you’re looking for. What is WooCommerce though? WooCommerce started in 2011, and it became the primary solution for turning websites into online stores. By 2015 Automattic (the owners of WordPress) acquired the plugin and the growth continued to increase rapidly. Research shows that in 2019 WooCommerce...

When you add password protection to a directory, site visitors are prompted for a username and password when they try to access it. They can only view the directory contents after typing a valid username and password. To create these password protected directories, follow the steps outlined below. Login to Plesk Server admin panel. In the left sidebar, click Websites & Domains. Click the Password-Protected Directories icon. Under Tools, click Add Protected Directory. Under Settings, in the Directory name text box, type the name of the...


Jul, 19

An alias is an email address that has the purpose to forward emails. This means that alias does not have its own inbox where emails are stored. You can create multiple aliases when you have the need for different email addresses, which all should forward to another email address. First, you need to log on to the Control Panel. Go to Mail, and click an email address.   Click the email account that you would like to add the alias to. Select the Email Aliases tab. Type the alias name. To create a second alias, click on "Add email alias". Type in the name...


Jul, 19

What are Web Crawlers?

When browsing the internet, the go-to tool is a search engine. It works wonders, you just enter a keyword(s) and in a matter of milliseconds you will see millions of related results. This enormous database of results is ever-changing, with thousands of new webpages and websites being added and removed on a daily basis. With more than 1.8 billion active domains and trillions of webpages, it is mathematically impossible to sort through them manually. That is when search engines enlist the help of web crawlers, a.k.a. web spiders. They are computer programs that scour the web,...


Jul, 19

What is Robots.txt file?

Nowadays, search engines are the go-to tool when internet users want to find new information on the internet. Having your website rank highly in a search engine is one of, if not the best way to increase your visitor numbers. These search engines use bots called web crawlers (a.k.a. web spiders) to scour your sites for links and content. These crawlers then index your site’s content which allows your pages to show up on the search engines’ SERP (i.e. Search Engine Result Page) pages. A robots.txt file, also known as Robots Exclusion Protocol, is a text file which is placed into...

What is Bandwidth? In web hosting, bandwidth is usually described in terms of data transmission volume over time. Data can be email, web, sound files, images or any other content that visitors consume as well as all the content you upload or send. Depending on companies, it may either be measured in gigabytes per month, gigabytes per week or gigabytes per day. In most web hosting companies, bandwidth is measured in terms of months, thus it is also known as monthly data transfer.   Why should you be concerned about bandwidth? If you own or manage a website, it is important that you...


Jun, 19

How Important is Website Speed?

 With the current hectic lives people lead, there is nearly no extra time in many individuals’ schedules to wait for a slow website to load. We are impatient by nature, and simply waiting in situations where it could be avoided is a major cause of frustration. Having new users frustrated with a slow site is not a good impression and could lead to as much as 40% of them simply leaving and choosing to use your competitors’ sites instead. As a rule of thumb, you should be aiming for 3-5 second load times on your pages.    Google has been using site speed as a ranking...

CentOS Web Panel (CWP) is a free web hosting control panel that offers easy management of multiple servers (both Dedicated and VPS) without the need to access the server through SSH for every small task that you need to complete. It is a feature rich control panel, which comes with a high number of options and features for quick server management. To install CentOS Web Panel, your system must have a minimum of 512MB RAM for 32bit Server and 1024MB RAM for 64-bit Server. How to Install CWP on CentOS VPS (CentOS6) You need to update your server to the latest version and...


Jun, 19

What is JetBackup?

What is JetBackup? JetBackup is a leading backup solution for cPanel which allows you to backup your cPanel account quickly and efficiently through cPanel Remote or local incremental backups. This includes full account backups, files, emails, DNS zone, cronjobs, databases, and SSL certificates. Jet Backup also allows you to create account filters to include/exclude accounts by disk space, resellers, cPanel packages, etc. All of these features are wrapped up in an easily-navigatable user-friendly GUI. MonoVM has recently switched to JetBackup for its primary backup solution. What are some...