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You can easily set up Koken [1] on your shared hosting account. To get started: * First download the latest version of Koken from the website: http://www.koken.me [2] * Then log into your cPanel * Create A Database using MySQL® Database Wizard ...
Oh no! We hope your site hasn't been hacked, but if it has... no fear. There are some things you can do to help re-secure your site and get it up and rolling. Check out the selections below and follow the most applicable directions to your case. If you...
When you see a 403 Forbidden error, that means that you don't have permission to view the requested file or resource. While sometimes this is intentional, other times it is due to misconfigured permissions. The top reasons for this error are permission...
Internal server errors can be caused by a few different things. We're going to go over the most common reasons you'll see a 500 error and what to do about it. TROUBLESHOOT To find out what's causing the 500 error: * Log into cPanel [1] * ...
If you receive a 503 Service Unavailable error message when trying to go to your website, please review the information below. You can always contact Support [1] regarding this issue. WHAT IS A 503 ERROR? A 503 error message indicates that there is...
This guide is intended as a basic introduction of Advanced Policy Firewall (APF) and Brute Force Detection (BFD). For more detailed information, feel free to contact u [1]s and we'll be glad to help you. See the end of the article for links to the deve...
A Secure Socket Layer (or SSL) Certificate [1] provides encrypted data transfer between a server and a browser. If you are transmitting sensitive information like credit card numbers or personal information, you need to secure it with SSL encryptio...
WHAT IS AN IP? An IP address is the location of a computer on the internet. 50.22.14.98 We always provides static, public IPs on servers. We offer shared by default and dedicated by request [1]. To have a dedicated IP, you must also have an SSL cer...
When you visit a URL and get a 'browser not trusted' or similar error, that may mean that the SSL certificate for this URL doesn't match the actual URL. The certificate must match the URL you're visiting. The certificate domain name must match the URL y...
AWSTATS CONFIG FILE LOCATION The AWStats config file is located in the '/home/_yourusername_/tmp/awstats/' directory (or just 'tmp/awstats' from your home directory). It is called 'awstats._yoursitename_.conf', where _yoursitename_ is the name of your...
There are two different ways to use CloudFlare: basic mode and advanced mode. Basic mode does not require you to change your nameserver or manage your own DNS records, and is set up by our cPanel Install Plugin. This is the simplest and easiest way to g...
ACKOL'S DEN Great cheatsheet for .htaccess with a good range of examples for most needs: http://www.thejackol.com/htaccess-cheatsheet/ [1] APACHE Official documentation here: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/howto/htaccess.html [2] MOD_REWRITE R...
For basic protection CloudFlare is free. However some additional features (SSL support for CloudFlare and Live Updating Statistics) may require an additional payment. You can see more information about CloudFlare Pro by visiting CloudFlare.com [1]. Links...
There are some limitations of the CloudFlare system: * Currently, requests must be directed to www.$domain instead of $domain (which means you may need to make some configuration changes). * CloudFlare may affect internal statistic programs that read...
CLOUDFLARE, THE PRODUCT CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through their intelligent global network. CloudFlare automatically optimizes the deliver...
Secure Shell (SSH) provides secure access to the shell environment on your account. Below we've outlined some common issues you may encounter when using SSH, and how you can possibly resolve those issues. COMMON SSH ISSUES \"TOO MANY AUTHENTICATION ...
Also known as a landing page or an under-construction page, a one-page site is the perfect solution for a temporary place holder OR as an efficient single page website. The site could tell visitors that your real site is coming soon, and list any impor...
You can redirect your website's visitors from a source URL to a target URL with any of three different commonly used methods. For instance, if you want to direct your customers who would normally hit 'www.example.com' to 'www.examples.com', you would s...
WHAT ARE SITEMAPS? Sitemaps are designed to provide search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Bing with a list of a website's pages to include in search results. The Google-developed XML Sitemap is the most commonly recommended sitemap format. An XML Sit...
If you have VPS or Dedicated server hosting, you may want to disable the TRACE or TRACK methods for the Apache web server. Disabling it is also required for PCI Compliancy, if that's of interest to you. It's super easy to disable tracing for Apache if ...
Using the basic mode (cPanel plugin), you can disable CloudFlare by simply deactivating the service for any subdomain for which it is active. This is done by clicking the orange cloud buttons so that they become gray.
Processing stats and logs is resource-intensive. Sometimes, if the processor load is high or if there is too much memory usage, the virtualization software will kill off a running process to keep your VPS within it's resource limits. UPDATING MANUALL...
The commands below are run in Shell (Terminal,) so SSH access, which is enabled on your account by default, is required to use them. In the future this page may include compressing/archiving files using a programming language such as PHP or Ruby. GET...
Most operating systems and DNS clients will automatically cache IP Addresses and other DNS results to speed up subsequent requests to the same hostname. Sometimes bad results will be cached and therefore need to be cleared from the cache in order for y...
_Note: you do NOT need to generate/use keys to access your account via SSH._ This tutorial will show you how to generate a public/private SSH key pair on a Windows operation system using PuTTYgen (PuTTY Key Generator) and then install it on your SEO...
Do you need to share the power of root with other users, but you'd rather not disclose the root password? This article will explain how to share root access through SSH. When a server is managed by multiple people, it may become practical to provide...
As a web designer or developer, it is important to know how to use the htaccess file to your advantage. It is a very powerful tool, and can even work as a deterrent for bandwidth thieves, exploits, and hackers. Below are some common examples of rules t...
You may have changed the hostname on your VPS or upgraded cPanel, and now you see this error when attempting to use WHM or cPanel: "Invalid License File". You're seeing that error because your cPanel license is tied to the hostname on your server. _...
A new SEO IP Manager is now available in WHM to replace the old IP Manager! This new plugin has a much cleaner interface and better control of the IP Pool. To use it... * Log into WHM [1] * Navigate to Plugins, then SEO IP Manager The new interface ...
Here are some basic commands to help you get started with Linux Shell commands. If you don't currently have Shell access, you can create a ticket [1] requesting access. Access Shell [2] Log Into the Server [3] View Directories [4] Navigate Directori...
WHAT IS WHM (WEB HOST MANAGER)? Web Host Manager, or WHM, is a powerful program that allows administrative access to the back end of cPanel. Reseller accounts get basic WHM. Dedicated Servers and VPS accounts get root WHM (also called rWHM), which has...
* Create a file called CLEANUP.PHP and add the following code to it (where your specific info is subbed into the section below 'Magento Maintenance Script') global->resources->default_setup->connection->host; $db['name'] = $xml->global->resources...
If you received a 'Error: SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length' error, like the one shown below, when trying to load SSL on your site, read on! PRIVATE SSL If you are encountering the error above when attempting to load SSL...
The SEO Hosting Nginx Acceleration stack is designed to provide greater levels of scale for Dedicated and Cloud VPS servers that receive high amounts of traffic or that require additional performance through the features provided in the acceleration st...
OVERVIEW The public_html folder is the web root for your primary domain name. This means that public_html is the folder where you put all website files which you want to appear when someone types your main domain (the one you provided when you signed ...
To reset the file and directory permissions for Magento back to their default and secure permissions, run the following commands from the directory where Magento is installed: find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \; find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;...
The R1Soft Righteous Continuous Data Protection (CDP) Software runs periodically and takes a "snapshot" of your home directory for each backup point. The R1Soft software keeps backup points so you can roll back website or application changes. We do not...
THE BASICS SSL is short for Secure Sockets Layer. It is a mechanism for encrypting data between your computer and another, as well as verifying the identity of a server. One can specify a special URL to tell a web browser that it needs to open a secur...
SSH (secure shell) is available upon request. If you would like SSH access on your account, please mail help@seohosting.com [1] or open a support request [2] and it will be set up as soon as possible. Please include your server IP address [3] and your ...
Stat programs generally analyze a server's log file, which stores information on every single visitor, to gather information such as unique views, hits from search engines, total bandwidth used when, and more useful information. In cPanel, there's AWSt...
We have disabled temporary preview URLs due to ongoing issues with users stealing bandwidth and concealing content behind other users' domains. If you need to preview domains before DNS has been pointed to our servers, you can setup an entry in your co...
ENABLE GZIP COMPRESSION To enable Gzip compression on your site file types in a Shared Hosting plan: _NOTE: shared servers all have mod_deflate enabled which will allow for compression of your site content using Gzip encoding._ * Log into cPanel...
In the world of web design and programming, _script_ describes a small non-compiled program written for a scripting language or command interpreter. A _scripting language_, used by developers and web designers, is a programming language that supports ...
FTP OVERVIEW FTP or File Transfer Protocol is a commonly used protocol for exchanging files over any network that supports the TCP/IP protocol (such as the Internet or an intranet). There are two computers involved in an FTP transfer: a server and a ...
WHAT IS WHM (WEB HOST MANAGER)? Web Host Manager, or WHM, is a powerful program that allows administrative access to the back end of cPanel. Reseller accounts get basic WHM. Dedicated Servers and VPS accounts get root WHM (also called rWHM), which has...
HACKED FACTS Are you getting hacked and you're not sure why? In this article we'll explain some of the most common ways a website gets hacked and what that means relative to a server's general security. 99% OF SUCCESSFUL WEB APPLICATION EXPLOITS AND ...
The document root is the folder where the website files for a domain name, your website, are stored. Since cPanel allows for multiple domain names (add-on domains [1] AND subdomains [2]), you need to have a unique folder for each domain. Your primar...
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