The service of keeping a website online is called web hosting. Any website that is available on the internet lives on a web server, this is a powerful server housed in a data centre which provides things such as multiple power feeds, multiple internet connections, cooling and fire suppression systems and generator backup for those rare power failures. A web server is generally a Linux server with a LAMP stack. This stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP which are the 4 components required to host modern web applications such as Wordpress. After many years providing web hosting we have tested all control panels available on the market and we have chosen the excellent cPanel control panel. This gives our customers a nice easy to use control panel to manage almost every aspect [...]
For our first blog post we are writing about about a common issue our customers face. Firewall blocking issues One of the most common support issues we encounter is when customers are blocked by our firewalls on our cPanel web hosting and cPanel reseller hosting servers. This causes much frustration for our customers as when this happens it looks like your website and emails are down when actually it is your IP address that is blocked and as such any device (PC, phone, tablet) on the same network will also be blocked. If you have any doubts as to whether your website is up or down when facing these problems you can use this external tool https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ or check your website from a different internet connection (maybe turn off your wifi and check [...]
We have wanted to add a blog to our website for quite some time now, but as with everything else that isn't business critical it has been on the to-do list. We will be writing about web hosting, IT, cyber security and anything else we think would be interesting or beneficial for our customers. If you have any suggestions for articles you would like to see please let us know!