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  What is web hosting?

Web hosting refers to the process of publishing a web site so that it is available to the world on the Web. Paid web hosting also involves getting a domain name and not having forced ads displayed...

 Can I use a Dedicated SSL for a Sub-domain ?

There is no restriction on using a Dedicated SSL certificate for a Sub-domain. You just need to include the sub-domain when replying to the SSL Certificate Request email which would be sent by us....

 Can I use my domain name or must I use my IP address as the hostname for FTP?

Using your IP address (192.168.22.22  is an example IP address) is the preferred entry for your hostname, but yourdomain.com will also work. We prefer that you use your IP address because in...

 Can a Dedicated IP be purchased with Shared Hosting?

Yes, you can order a Dedicated IP if you have hosting account or VPS with us.

 Can you transfer my sites from my current host to my new VPS?

Yes. We will transfer all of your sites free* of charge and will assure that you experience no or minimum downtime. In certain cases where requested by the client we will transfer your data...

 Command to check the path for Imagemagick

Login to your server as root Fire the following command: which convert That should display the imagemagick path.

 Commands for VI editor

To Get Into and Out Of vi :- To start - vi filename (edit filename starting at line 1) vi -r filename (recover filename that was being edited when system crashed) To Exit vi - <Return>...

 Do I need to buy a new Certificate if I upgrade hosting ?

No, there is no need to purchase a different SSL when switching plans.

 Do you allow MP3 files? Do you allow streaming of videos?

Yes we do with our special plans at http://hostripples.in/avs-hosting.php

 Do you have PEAR (PHP Extension and Application Repository)

What is the PEAR library? PEAR (PHP Extension and Application Repository) is an object-oriented PHP library with separate classes for a variety of functions including mail, database interactivity,...

 Do you provide true 24×7 web hosting support?

Yes. We have level 1 and level 2 support staff and senior system administrators working around the clock. Many of our staff work alternate shifts with each month to provide our customers with...

 Do you support Cold Fusion?

We do not support or Cold Fusion on our shared hosting servers, however you are more than welcome to use it on VPS or Dedicated Servers.

 Do you support international domains?

Yes, but in most cases you need to handle the domain registration process by yourself. We cannot provide support for domain registration for all the available country code. However, feel free...

 How Do I access my website control panel?

If you have cpanel you can access your control panel using below URL : http://www.XYZ.com:2082 XYZ = your site name If you have got plesk panel you can connect your control panel via below...

 How To Enable Mod_rewrite Module ?

Lets see How to enable Mod-Rewrite Module and The first line of this text file should be: RewriteEngine On After that you can place your rewrite rules. Here are some examples for Joomla’s...

 How To Get ASP.NET Menu Control Through The Browser?

If your website is hosted on the Windows hosting platform and you are working with the ASP.NET framework, at times it is crucial to view the ASP.NET menu through the browser. The ASP.NET menu...

 How To Install eAccelerator In Cpanel in dedicated server environment?

Following steps could be referred for the same :- Make sure PHP runs as DSO Apache module. For this, log into your WHM and go to ‘Configure PHP and SuExec’. Check and confirm that...

 How To Restrict Access To WP-Admin For Preventing Malicious Attacks?

While the internet is a great platform for establishing an impressive online identity it also brings a lot of perils. Some time ago, people have witnessed one of the biggest DDos attacks in the...

 How can I access awstats from outside cpanel?

Step 1. Download awstats from http://awstats.sourceforge.net Step 2. Uncompress awstats-5.6.tgz Step 3. Copy the contents of the uncompressed cgi-bin folder from your hard drive to the user cgi-bin...

 How can I avoid social engineering attacks?

Social engineering attacks can generally occur anywhere – on social networking sites as well. The general advice would be to always remain vigilant and be wary about anything that looks...

 How can I calculate how much bandwidth I need for my site?

Here is a formula to calculate an estimate on the amount of bandwidth you will need: Total Bandwidth/Month = Number of pages X .05 MB X Number of Visitors/Month Note: This formula is...

 How can I check the load on the server, without logging in to it?

Following script to check the load on the server could be referred:- This script will create a file called chkload wherein all the details will be saved in a time and date format. Any...

 How can I create Auto-responders for my email address through CPanel

a)      Login to your website CPanelb)      Under mail section search for Auto Responders and click on...

 How can I enable Spam Assassin to stop the spam in my CPanel

a)      Login to your website CPanelb)      Under Mail section click on Spam Assassin c)       Now on this...

 How can I set mail forwarders for my email ID in CPanel

a)      Login to your website CPanelb)      Under mail section click on Forwarders c)       Now click on Add...

 How can I upgrade my hosting package?

Go to Hosting.Wmirchi.Com client area login:  http://hostripples.in/secure/ - Click "My Hosting Packages" - Click Domain Name "View Details" button - Click On "Upgrade/Downgrade package"...

 How can I use remote mail servers for my mails in CPanel

a)      Make sure that you have all the details of your mail servers such mail servers hostname , IPs etc..b)      Login to CPanel of your...

 How can one combine PHP5 with PHP 4 ?

We have to  compile php4 with apache and need to install php5 but do not compile it with apache. Normal configure commands could be used to compile php4 with apache. Now PHP5 Installation....

 How can you have a automated script to run a chkrootkit process ?

#!/bin/sh cd /root/ wget ftp://ftp.pangeia.com.br/pub/seg/pac/chkrootkit.tar.gz tar -zxvf chkrootkit.tar.gz CHKDIR=`ls -1 |grep chkrootkit-` cd $CHKDIR/ make ./chkrootkit

 How can you have a page which would show you apache status?

You can also  check and monitor Apache server’s current status on the web page without using log files. Modify httpd.conf file and add the following code into it: ExtendedStatus On...

 How do I change my CPanel password

a)      Login to your websites CPanelb)      Under the “Preferences Menu” option, click “Change...

 How do I change the password of Mailing list

a)      Login to your websites CPanelb)      Under Mail section click on Mailing lists optionc)       Click on...

 How do I change the password of email ID in CPanel

a)      Login to the CPanel of your websiteb)      Under Mail section Click on Email Accounts optionc)       Now you...

 How do I change the permissions of the files through CPanel

a)      Login to your websites CPanelb)      Navigate to file manager and click on itc)       Now select or high...

 How do I create a New directory or folder through File manager in CPanel

a)      Login to CPanel of your websiteb)      Click on File manager so to open itc)       On your left hand Navigate...

 How do I create a new file through File manager in CPanel

a)      Login to CPanel of your websiteb)      Click on File manager so to open itc)       Navigate to the folder...

 How do I create mailing lists through CPanel

a)      Login to your websites CPanel b)      Under Mail section click on Mailing lists option c)       Click on...

 How do I delete the email address in CPanel

a)      Login to CPanel of your websiteb)      Under Mail section Click on Email Accounts optionc)       Now you...

 How do I delete the unwanted files from website through CPanel

a)      Login to your website CPanelb)      Navigate to file manager  and click on itc)       Open the directory...

 How do I edit a file through File manager in CPanel

a)      Login to CPanel of your websiteb)      Click on File manager so to open itc)       In file manager navigate...

 How do I edit mailing lists or add an email ID in mailing lists in CPanel

a)      Login to your websites CPanelb)      Under Mail section click on Mailing lists option c)       Click on...

 How do I enable Leech Protection for my website in CPanel

a)      Login to your CPanel of the website b)      Click on Leech Protect Icon under Security Menu c)       Once...

 How do I install Suhosin under different Linux Distributions? (RHEL/CentOS / Fedora)

Please refer the following steps : a.Download latest version of Suhosin # cd /opt # wget http://download.suhosin.org/suhosin-0.9.32.1.tgz Make sure that that php-devel is installed: # yum...

 How do I manually deliver all of the mail in my VPS mail queue?

Normally /var gets full due to saturated mails. To manually deliver those mails refer the  following steps : a.Login the server as root. b.Fire the following command:- exim -d9 –qff...

 How do I redirect my Sub domain to another URL or page

a)      Login to CPanel of your websiteb)      Search for Sub domains option and click on it c)       On this...

 How do I rename a file through File manager in CPanel

a)      Login to your websites CPanelb)      Navigate to file manager and click on itc)       Select the file or...

 How do I restore files from the plesk.msi package?

This knowledgebase post shows the steps to be taken to extract files from the plesk.msi installation package when some parallels plesk panel files are missing on the server.  The tutorial...

 How do I upload my site?

The main method of uploading files to your site's account is by using FTP. When you sign up the hosting plan you will get an FTP account that lets you access files in your account. The details...

 How do I upload my webpages or files on my CPanel account

a)      On your local machine install Filezilla FTP clientb)      Now Run the Filezilla FTP clientc)       At your...

 How do I upload my webpages with file manager tool in CPanel

a)      Login to your websites CPanelb)      Search for file manager option under Files Menu and click on...

 How is a website transfered?

website transfer include:1. Transferring all of the customer's databases;2. All of the customer's website files;3. Reconfiguring the client's main website to work with the newly transferred files...

 How long does it take for my order to be processed as soon as I purchase a Dedicated IP?

Our sales team work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you should expect your order to be processed by our sales team usually within a few hours after ordering.

 How much do Dedicated IPs cost?

Dedicated IP does cost $3/month

 How much space and bandwidth will I need?

Its really does not matter with hostripples as all of our shared plan does come up with the unlimited disk usage and bandwidth usage, please check our TOS for mroe information.

 How soon will my account be activated?

Your paid hosting account will be activated instantly.

 How to Backup and Restore Individual cPanel Account via SSH?

Create backup of Individual cPanel Account via SSH   a.       Log-in to your server as root. b.      Execute the following command:...

 How to Change upload_max_filesize for a particular domain?

Execute the following command for a domain in Ensim from root:- #echo “php_admin_value upload_max_filesize 20MB” > /etc/httpd/conf/sitexx/uploadmaxsize Replace xx with site number....

 How to Create BackUp in Softaculous ?

Softaculous comes pre-installed with our cPanel hosting control panel. It enables users with taking backups of the applications from the web-based interface. Following is the procedure to secure a...

 How to Enable SSH for Dedicated Server on Linux ?

Following steps could be referred : a.You will have to generate ssh key pairs for your connection . b. You can do so using the ssh-keygen command. You should run it on the command prompt. You...

 How to Install Alternative PHP Cache (APC) on your Server?

Step a: Login to your server as root.   Step b: Download the APC wget http://pecl.php.net/package/APC   eg : wget http://pecl.php.net/get/APC-3.0.15.tgz   Step c: ...

 How to Manage Backups in cPanel 11?

In the information era, data is considered to be an asset for any business or individual. If you have a website then everything that is on the website is very important to you and to protect it you...

 How to Manage Large Log Files?

When the system log file increases it means that there is some issue associated software or applications. In that case simply check the latest activities in the system log file. For that login to...

 How to Monitor Network Services Using Netstat Command?

Netstat is a tool in the Linux which can be used to monitor network services. It dictates you about the processes that are using a port. Netstat displays all the ports in use and used by all of the...

 How to Prevent Hotlinking in Lighttpd ?

HotLinking is something using which you can display an image, which you have seen on someone else’s site, on your site. Bandwidth in this case will depend on the amount of data downloaded...

 How to Re-install Perl on a FreeBSD ,cPanel server?

Reinstall perl using the following command : [root@server:~]# cd /usr/ports/lang/perl5 [root@server:/usr/ports/lang/perl5]# make install clean Above commands could be used If easyapache, upcp or...

 How to Secure Server using SSH ?

Quite frequently we hear about news about increasing number of attacks on SSH. Its pretty ofter that we find people concerned about different bots trying to access a server via. port 22 with...

 How to Use Cat Command on Dedicated Server?

The “cat” command allows you to read /view the contents of the text files without editing them. The easiest method of reading a file is to use the “cat” command followed by...

 How to Use sudo to Assign Root Access to a User on a Linux Server

Attimes you are required to offer Root access for a particular account having limited privileges on a server. You must follow the below steps to assign Root Access to a particular user using...

 How to Use sudo to Assign Root Access to a User on a Linux Server?

Please refer the following steps:   a. Login to the server as root.   b. Execute the following command: root@host [~]# visudo c. The screen would show you sudoers file in the vi...

 How to add mail account manually through shell?

It’s a one step process. Just login to your server as root user. Fire the below command: /scripts/addpop  to accomplish this.

 How to add timestamp to history command?

history command lists all executed command on server. By default output of command is as follows: 989  date 990  history 991  history 992  w 993  top 994  w...

 How to add user to Tomcat?

Open following file in your favourite editor :- $CATALINA_HOME/conf/tomcat-users.xml or /usr/local/jakarta/jakarta-tomcat-4.1.31/cinf/tomcat-users.xml and append the following line at second last...

 How to assign free Ip address to the server?

Login to WHM Click on IP Functions >> Add a New IP Address and Add the Free ip with verifying the Subnet Mask. Click Submit, if its shows success, then it successfully   added...

 How to auto delete Emails on cPanel 11

How to auto delete Emails on cPanel : You need to set the cron by using cpanel >> cronjob and add the following command to run in cron. /usr/bin/archivemail –quiet –delete...

 How to backup a copy of apache?

Fire the following command to take a backup of apache on your               server:...

 How to backup and restore the database via phpmyadmin ?

Following are the steps which could be referred a. Open phpMyAdmin. b. Select your database by clicking the database name in the list on the left of the screen. c. Click the Export link. This...

 How to ban or block an IP address from visiting my website?

You can make use of .htaccess files in order to block an IP address from accessing your website. A .htaccess is a kind of configuration file that can be used from things like setting...

 How to build your RPM database again?

Please refer the following steps:   [root@server1]# cd /var/lib/rpm/   [root@server1 rpm]# ll | grep db -rw-r–r– 1 root root 2476 Sep 8 15:43 __db.002...

 How to change Date, Time , Zone on linux server?

You can use date command to display the current date and time # date Tue May 11 22:27:44 CET 2010 Set Date: Use the following syntax to set new data and time: [HTML]date...

 How to change mail server ip address in PLESK

1) First check the domain name which is hosted on the Windows hosting server by using following file cat/var/qmail/control/rcpthosts domain1.com domain2.com domain3.com domain4.com domain5.com 2)...

 How to change the hostname of the server?

Following are the steps to change the hostname via ssh: Login to server via SSH as root Run the following command to change host name: hostname servername.yourdomain.com Run the...

 How to check MySQL query caching status on your linux server?

Login to your server as root.   On mysql prompt fire the following command:   mysql> SHOW VARIABLES LIKE ‘%query_cache%’;   This will result the table as follows...

 How to check apache version on a linux dedicated cpanel server?

Please refer the following steps: 1. Login to your server as root user. 2. Fire the following command: root@mybox [~]# /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -v    Server version: Apache/2.2.16...

 How to check if your Linux server is under DDOS Attack?

Login to your server as root and fire the following command, using  which you can check if your server is under DDOS attack or not: netstat -anp |grep ‘tcp\|udp’ | awk...

 How to check the Imagemagick path?

Login to your server as root Fire the following at the shell: which convert Most of the servers do have imagemagick installed at s — /usr/bin/convert.

 How to clear the YUM cache?

What is yum? The Yellowdog Updater, Modified (yum) is an open-source command-line package-management utility for Linux operating systems using the RPM Package Manager. Yum allows automatic...

 How to clear the mail queue using a script?

If you want to clear your mail queue, you can create a script named clearmailq.sh with the              following: Install the...

 How to configure tftp on your dedicated server ?

a.Login as root in your Linux server b. Type this command: [root@TftpServer ~]# yum install tftp-server c.Once the installation completes, Type this command [root@TftpServer ~]#vim...

 How to connect to mysql via Dreamweaver?

Refer the following steps:- Create / open a new PHP File 1) new site 2) Yes I want to use server technology 3) which server technology: PHP MySQL 4) I chose to edit directly on FTP server using...

 How to correct the error for addon domain not getting listed in cpanel?

Refer the following steps:- 1)      Login to WHM >> Dns Functions >> Delete a DNS Zone Delete the addon domain’s zone in question....

 How to create password protecting directories?

1) Create a .htaccess file and specify the following code in it, AuthType Basic AuthName “Adminsitration” AuthUserFile /home/support/.htpasswd require valid-user 2) To create a passwd...

 How to disable Core Dumps on the dedicated server?

Please refer the following steps: 1. Login to your server as root. 2. Open up /etc/init.d/httpd using your favorite editor vi /etc/init.d/httpd 3. add ulimit -c 0 below ulimit –n 4. Save...

 How to disable and remove package repositories using YUM command.

Disabling a Package Repository: Usually, the package repositories are located in the definition files.You can find them in the directory named /etc/yum.repos.d . In order to disable the...

 How to disable direct root Logins?

SSH into your server as ‘admin’ and gain root access by su Copy and paste this line to edit the file for SSH logins  pico -w /etc/ssh/sshd_config Find the line  Protocol...

 How to disable php for a particular user on the server?

Put the following code in  .htaaccess file for that user as: php_flag engine off OR In httpd.conf file,for that particular domain,  put the following code in >directory> as...

 How to disable the core dumps?

You see that files with name ‘Core’ is created under your account. These core files start taking the space on your server. Core dump consists of the recorded state of the working...

 How to enable mysql port on your linux dedicated server?

Please refer the following steps: 1. Login to your server as root. 2. Edit csf configuration file using the following command: vi /etc/csf/csf.conf 3. Search the line : # Allow incoming TCP...

 How to enable update now button awstats?

There are two different ways to enable this option: 1] First method is Via WHM control panel 2] Second method is Via SSH Root Login First method: Via WHM control panel Step 1: Login to your...

 How to find a Label Name of any Partition on linux server?

To find the label of a partition, use following command with appropriate changes: [root@server]# blkid -s LABEL /dev/<partition-name> You will have to replace a...

 How to import and dump (backup) MYSQL database?

Login to your server as root Restore data from your .sql backup file to the corresponding database: [root@server ~]# mysql -u username -p -h localhost database_name < database_back.sql...

 How to increase the size of /tmp partition?

Following steps could be referred for the same:- a.. First stop MySQL, Apache, and cPanel to prevent writing to the /tmp partition b. Take a backup of the current /tmp folder. c. Umount /tmp...

 How to install Nagios?

Nagios is a popular open source network monitoring application. It’s mainly used to monitor services On the server. Steps to configure nagios on Linux Machine:- For Configuring Nagios,...

 How to install Phpmyadmin ?

1. Ftp: Download the latest version from http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/downloads.php. The latest version is at the top. You can download the .zip file. Shell:: wget...

 How to install Webmin?

Webmin is an open source, web-based interface designed to be used as a managing tool In Unix and Linux environment. It allows you to setup user accounts , DNS and other services from any web...

 How to install Zend optimizer on your server?

Below are the steps: Create a file “phpinfo” in an account: <? phpinfo(); ?> and check it using a browser, you should  see, you have Zend Optimizer installed.  ...

 How to install chkrootkit?

SSH as admin to your server. #Change to root su - #Execute the  following command wget ftp://ftp.pangeia.com.br/pub/seg/pac/chkrootkit.tar.gz # Check the MD5 SUM of the download for...

 How to install csf firewall on your server?

Refer the following the steps: rm -fv csf.tgz wget http://www.configserver.com/free/csf.tgz tar zxf csf.tgz cd csf sh install.sh Disable APF + BFD if you have  installed on your Dedicated...

 How to install vsftpd?

First login into the server as root. Go to the /usr/local/src/ folder and download the latest version of vsftpd. # cd /usr/local/src/ # wget...

 How to prevent the DDOS?

To prevent DDOS, below are the steps: Setup the machine / network keeping security in mind Setup a firewall which does Ingress and Egress Filtering at Gateway. Eg: Steps to Install AFP bash#...

 How to protect /tmp on your server ?

Normally you get the following error Error or warning message : Check /var/tmp is mounted as a filesystem WARNING /var/tmp should either be symlinked to /tmp or mounted as a filesystem. In that...

 How to rectify the following Common squirrelmail problem?

Sometimes you receive the following error while browsing webmail: Warning: main(../config/config.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in...

 How to redirect domain to subdirectory without redirecting url

f you want to redirect your domain name to sub-directory but the url shows only domain nameFor example :http://yourdomain.com redirect to http://yourdomain.com/blog but the URL shows only...

 How to remove the .html extension from the URL ?

Add the following code in .htaccess file Options +FollowSymLinks Options +Indexes RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^([^.]+)$ $1.html [NC,L]

 How to remove the .php extension from the URL?

Ans : Add the following code in .htaccess file Options +FollowSymLinks Options +Indexes RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^([^.]+)$ $1.php [NC,L]

 How to reset mysql root password ?

a. service mysqld stop b. echo “SET PASSWORD FOR ‘root’@'localhost’ = PASSWORD(‘new-password’);” > /tmp/mysql-init replace “new-password”...

 How to resolve the blank page issue for awstats?

Awstats showing blank page but all other Stats applications running fine. No logs for any of the stats program logged in /usr/local/cpanel/logs/error_log Reason: The memory assigned for the...

 How to resolve ‘passwd: Authentication token manipulation error for cpanel’?

Many a times, users cannot update their password via cpanel Error: Changing password for user status. Changing password for status (current) UNIX password: passwd: Authentication token...

 How to resolve ‘phpMyAdmin “500 internal server error”?

Normally this happens when you upgrade the version of Cpanel. 1) Check the permissions for files as follows:              ...

 How to restore a Softaculous backup ?

Following is the procedure to secure a backup in Softaculous Step 1 – Login to your cPanel Control Panel and look for the Softaculous icon listed under Software/Services Step 2 – Look...

 How to secure your SSH?

To secure the server , we would disable direct root login. That could be done via  sshd_config file. Here Protocol 2 needs to be used which is more secure. Refer the following steps for the...

 How to secure your server via WHM?

Login into WHM and refer the following steps one by one to check the server security: a. Check WHM >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings and disable the following options :...

 How to set custom 404 page in joomla

lets see how to create 404.shtml file under the document root then open the error.php file vi /home/username/public_html/templates/system/error.php then add the following code below the line...

 How to set up Time Zone via command line on your server?

For setting up different time zone for a particular domain, you need to specify the time zone in the file called “php.ini”. If you have a “suphp” server with PHP handler,...

 How to set up daily email alerts for chkrootkit?

Login to your server as root and at the root prompt fire the below command: root@xxx[~]vi /etc/cron.daily/chkrootkit.sh Insert the following to the new file: #!/bin/bash cd...

 How to setup /~username/domain.com?

If want to control all the domains, before they resolve, then that could be done by creating some symbolic links. Let’s say you have domain12.com and domain13.com, which you want to  to...

 How to setup an Email alert when somebody has logged into your server as root?

For receiving an alert if someone logs in as root to your server, you will have to make Some changes to .bashrc that is available under the ‘/root’ partition. This file is a hidden,...

 How to solve Error "Unable to create directory in wordpress"

Error : Unable to create directory /wp-content/uploads/2014/16. Is its parent directory writable by the web hosting server. Solution: The problem due the wrong Store uploads folder path in admin...

 How to split the large files in to small files?

There  is simple syntax given below for splitting large file into several small size files. Fire the following command from shell. $ split –bytes=1m /path/to/large/file...

 How to take the backup of MBR on linux server?

Always recommended that you should take backup MBR. It is hard disk partition table on your server. We can use dd command to take a backup for MBR. ================================= [root@~]# dd...

 How to unban the ip address using iptables on Linux server?

1)      Login to the server as root user 2) Use the commands given below iptables -D INPUT -p all -s IP.ADDRESS.HERE -j DROP iptables -D OUTPUT -p all -s...

 How to unrar on Fedora core Linux Server ?

If you are using Fedora core Linux server then use yum to install rar : yum install unrar Also  you can refer  following steps: - root@server [~]#cd /tmp root@server [~]#wget http://...

 How to update DirectAdmin License Manually?

Execute the following command : cd /usr/local/directadmin/scripts ./getLicense.sh ClientDI LicenseID service directadmin restart In case, you get errors while extracting update.tar.gz file,...

 How to update apache to the latest version?

Check the current version of apache by running httpd –v Then execute the following commands: cd /usr/local/directadmin/customapache ./build clean ./build update ./build apache_mod_ssl This...

 How to use tar command on linux server?

“Untar” a file If you are working with example.tar  file, you can extract the files from it using:   tar xvf example.tar   If you are working with ...

 How to use ‘find’ command to get the list of files modified on particular date?

To get the list of files modified on 7th June , you can use the following command : find -type f -exec ls -la {} \; | grep “Jan 1″ >> 1jan.txt

 How to view the disk space usages of your website in CPanel

a)      Login to CPanel of your websiteb)      Under files option , click on Disk space Usage c)       It will...

 How will I resolve the below database error?

There seems to have been a slight problem with the database. Please try again by pressing the refresh button in your browser. An E-Mail has been dispatched to our Technical Staff, who you can also...

 How will you change the default file (homepage) using .htaccess?

When a URL specifying only a directory is requested … eg.: http://www.domain.com/directory/ Initially, Apache looks for file names by default (in the order they appear): index.html...

 How will you check and confirm that your server is using suPHP?

It’s very simple to verify this. Have a simple ‘php info’ script. Create a file named ‘phpinfo.php’ under the public_html of your domain Insert the following code:...

 How will you fix phpbb:critical error?

If you get phpBB: Critical Error, then in that case there is a chance the database is broken. You have to run following sql queries  either on mysql prompt or phpmyadmin : UPDATE...

 How will you secure your wordpress by using .htaccess file?

In wordpress you have a wp-config.php file.It has all the details related to wordpress installation like database user and password. And to secure the installation you add the following code in...

 How would you rectify the problem ‘Can’t create new cpanel accounts’?

If you are creating a cpanel account for a domain , lets say abc.com and after filling Up all the details ,required to create a account,you get  the error Unable to add the user...

 I am currently hosted with another hosting company and would like to switch over to Hostripples How do I do this?

Just enter a pre-sales FAQ and we will take care of everything. We will transfer your domain name along with all of your existing web sites content. No charge.

 IMPORTANT: do not ignore this email. The hostname resolves to x.x.x.x It should resolve to z.z.z.z

If the DNS entries for your hostname are not set up correctly, you may get a message saying something similar to this:   IMPORTANT: Do not ignore this email. The hostname (server.domain.com)...

 If I buy a hosting plan now can I upgrade when my website grows? Is there any charge?

es, you can upgrade at any point. Just submit a ticket at support@hostripples.in write which plan you want to upgrade to, we will upgrade your account within hours.

 Maximum file limit has been reached on your server.

Hello,   Please refer the following steps to rectify the above issue. Login into server as a root and edit the file called /etc/sysctl.conf vi /etc/sysctl.conf Add the line there as...

 Most common Frontpage 403 Forbidden error

The most common error you get when publishing  the site by using FrontPage is 403 Forbidden error Forbidden You don’t have permission to access /_vti_bin/_vti_aut/author.exe on this...

 PHP as a CGI with Suexec

When PHP runs as a CGI with Suexec, PHP files work under your user/group. PHP files no longer require loose permissions to function, now they will require strict permissions. Setting your...

 PHP as an Apache Module

When PHP runs as an Apache module, PHP files work under the Apache user/group known as “nobody”. For example, when a PHP file needs to write to another file or create/remove a file, it...

 Should I use POP3 or IMAP when setting up my e-mail accounts?

There are two primary protocols for retrieving e-mails from a server – IMAP and POP3. But what is the difference, and which protocol should you use when setting up your e-mail account with...

 Steps to Disable Default cPanel Login Details For FTP Access

A. Openup the ftpupdate file and edit it using the following command:   root@server [] vi /usr/local/cpanel/bin/ftpupdate   b. Move to the line number 189 or 211 and comment those. If...

 Steps to install Perl on a Linux dedicated server

Please refer the following steps: 1. Login to your server as root user. 2.Fire the following commands: wget http://layer1.cpanel.net/perl588installer.tar.gz    tar -xvzf...

 Steps to resolve the error Apache Error: “semget: No space left on device”

If apache does not start , then please check the error logs with cpanel. The error “semget: No space left on device” shows that  that your server has run out of semaphores. To...

 Steps to resolve the error named Failed

rndc: connect failed: connection refused If you get following errors while checking /var/log/message in case named fails named[7330]: using 1 CPU named[7330]: loading configuration: failure...

 Steps to resolve the error ‘Table ‘mysql.servers’ doesn’t exist”

After plesk upgrade  or  with newly installed plesk , if you are not able to set the passwords for the new database users or not able to do any kind of activity with the database users...

 Switching hosts? Things to do!

If for some reason you are not happy with your hosting service and wish to switch then there are certain things you should know as the whole transfer process is very tedious and you may end up...

 Tell me few basic exim commands which could be executed on the server.

a. To find out, how many messages are there in the mail queue: exim –bpc b. To check the mails in the queue: exim –bp c. To force exim update: /scripts/eximup –force d. How...

 Tell me something about phpsuexec

PHPSuexec is the term which is used to describe running PHP as a CGI with Suexec. It creates a more secure environment as compared to running PHP as an Apache module.

 Tell me various runlevels in linux OS

Following are the run-levels which you could refer : 0 — Halt 1 — Single-user mode 2 — Not used (user-definable) 3 — Full multi-user mode 4 — Not used...

 What Name Servers Should I use?

You will receive the nameservers in the order email. Or contact us.

 What are domlogs?

Domlogs are the domain logs which are generated for the domain. Web statistics use these logs. If  these logs are removed, you won’t be able to view the stats for that specific domain....

 What are the steps to fix the error ‘Maximum file limit has been reached’ on your server?

Many a times we receive the error ‘Maximum file limit has been reached’, in that case, please Refer the following steps to get it fixed:- Login into server as a root Edit the file...

 What are the steps to resolve the error ‘421 service not available’ in case of ftp?

FTP connection to the server cannot be established. FTP client returns the error: 421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection. Above one is the complete error , you get...

 What is Leech Protection in CPanel

Leech Protect allows you to prevent your users from giving out or publicly posting their passwords to a restricted area of your site. This feature will redirect accounts which have been compromised...

 What is Operating System in web hosting?

We do use the most popular OS that is CloudLinux with CageFS security on all of our shared server.

 What is Parked Domain

A parked domain is a domain name that points to your main domain or primary domain. If myweb.net is your main Web site, you can purchase the myweb.com and assign it as a parked domain so that if a...

 What is SSI?

When working on UNIX system, sometimes it is necessary to enable certain HTML files executable for the purpose of using SSI. They are used to run a cgi script. Refer the example: After you insert...

 What is Site Statistics?

Web site statistics are important for any website. It allows you to see the effectiveness of your site, dead links, most visited pages, where your visitors are coming from and much more. Some...

 What is Softaculous ?

The Softaculous is an auto-installer which allows the installation of web applications with the click of a button. A wide variety of applications are available to be easily installed, including web...

 What is a Dedicated IP?

When you buy shared web hosting, your account shares the Dedicated IP of the server in which your account is hosted on. However, if you require a Dedicated IP for a specific reason – whether...

 What is an Addon domain

An addon domain is a separate domain that is hosted on your primary domain but it appears as if it is hosted on its own account. To use the addon domains feature , you must have a registered...

 What is colocation hosting?

Colocating the server gives you the greatest flexibility. You get to choose the hardware configuration of the server and the software that goes on it. The hosting company maintains the connection...

 What is dedicate hosting?

The hosting company provides you a server, rack space for the server, back up power, Internet connectivity and other options. It is very expensive and not suitable for small or medium scale business.

 What is log file?

Log files are files that contain information on site traffic and visitors. It is a log of how many pages (impressions) where shown how many requests (hits) were made to the site, etc. These log...

 What is the advantage of shared hosting?

Shared hosting is an economical and flexible Web solution. It is a quick, secure and reliable means to establishing a professional Web presence. It doesn't require advanced technical skills....

 What is the basic difference between dual core and quad core processor?

Everyone know that quad core processor is faster than dual core processor. Following is the reason or difference between the two processors: Dual core has two cores, and quad core has four....

 What is uptime?

Uptime is the percentage of time that a web site is working. For example, if some host has an uptime average of 99.86%, this means that your site will be down for a total about 1 hour each month....

 What is virtual hosting/ Shared web hosting/ domain Hosting?

Virtual Hosting /Domain Hosting /Shared Hosting generally known as 'Web Hosting' is the most popular, and cost effective, form of hosting. Your site can utilise your domain name and the company...

 What is web based control panel in web hosting?

A Web Based Control Panel is a very nice feature to have in administering and customising your site settings. With this tool you can change the index page, e-mail address, security settings,...

 What should I do , if I receive the following error while refreshing mysql on the server ?

Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock’ (2) Refer the below steps to solve this: a.Check the ownership of “/var/lib/mysql” and...

 What the steps to add a new domain in securephpx whitelist?

Following is the one step method for above:- Edit /usr/lib/php/php_whitelist , enter the domain in this file once with www & once without www. That’s it

 What the temporary links to access cpanel/plesk?

This is the most common question asked. So please refer the following Links to access cpanel/plesk:- cPanel : http://IP:2082 or http://IP/cpanel WHM : http://IP:2086 or http://IP/WHM Plesk :...

 Which are the common Linux log files and their usage?

All log files on linux servers are normally located under /var/log directory.   a)      /var/log/message: – This is standard system log file in which various...

 Which brand of control panel do you use? Can I see a demo?

We use cPanel & Plesk: http://www.cpanel.net/products/cPanelandWHM/linux/try_cp_whm.htm

 Which web publishing programs do you recommend, and why?

We recommend that you find a web publishing program that is easy for you to learn and use and that allow you to upload your site when ready to publish. If we were to recommend one web publishing...

 Why can't I find my web site in the search engines?

Once your site has been submitted to the top Search Engines they may require several weeks, or even months to actually spider and list your web site in their directory. How fast your site is listed...