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Configure mod_geoip module on cPanel server

How To Install mod_geoip On Your WHM/cPanel Server mod_geoip is an API module released by MaxMind for Apache (or interchangeably, LiteSpeed) to quickly and easily obtain your website visitors’ geographical information. It offers high performance IP lookup especially when used together with PHP. See benchmark While instructions to install mod_geoip on Linux with Apache are easily available on the Internet, not much is written on how to install the module on WHM/cPanel servers. This tutorial will walk you through installing mod_geoip on your WHM/cPanel step-by-step. To be able to install mod_geoip on your WHM/cPanel server, you must have root access and is able to SSH to your Virtual Private Server (VPS) /…

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Traceroute On Mac

How do I run a traceroute on a Mac? Traceroute is a utility that records the route between your computer and your RSHosting server. It also displays the amount of time each hop takes. If you cannot reach your site, a traceroute will help us determine the issue. To run traceroute on a Mac, follow these steps: These steps were created using Mac OS X. For earlier operating systems, you will need to download and use a third party program. (1) From your hard-drive, open the Applications folder, and click to open the Utilities folder. (2) Double-click Terminal. (3) Type…

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Difference between Addon and Parked domain in cPanel

What is an addon domain in cPanel? An addon domain is a fully functional domain that can be created from within your control panel. Think of it as having multiple hosting packages all sharing the same control panel. You can give them email addresses, forwarders, and more the same way you do for your main domain on the account. The addon domain will appear as a totally separate domain from your primary domain. There should be no evidence that your domain is an addon domain to incoming traffic when they visit your addon domain. What is a Parked domain in…

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WordPress Security Tips

Step 1 : Create a backup of your site. If you have cPanel you can do this with the backup manager. If not we would recommend “backup buddy”, a WordPress plugin you can find with a google search. Step 2: Update WordPress Version This is critical because WordPress issues updates that close security vulnerabilities; it’s things like this that could keep your site healthy! Step 3 : Change Your Login/Password The default WP username is “admin” and hackers know this. So you should change it to something more personal for eg. “DanielStar” or “Keith23″. Best thing to do is to…

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Linux Hosting Vs Windows Hosting

We have been asked this question from our customers several times, about the difference between Linux and Windows web hosting. Well, just because you have been using Windows Operating system on your local machine, and have not used Linux operating system, does not mean you need to buy a hosting package that uses Windows servers. Linux and Windows are two different types of operating systems. Linux is an opensource and the most popular operating system for web servers. Since Linux-based hosting is more popular, it has more of the features web designers expect. So unless you have websites which need…

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Cannot send mail. “503 AUTH command used when not advertised”

Recent changes in PCI Complinace have required us to make changes in the outgoing mail authentication method of our e-commerse servers. A common error message you’ll see when affected are as follows: “Error: 503 #5.3.3 AUTH not available” “503 AUTH command used when not advertised” Our outgoing server connections now require STARTTLS encryption on our PCI compliant servers. Here are instructions for making this change in Outlook. “The screenshots used in this article are from Outlook 2007. Other versions will be similar, but may have variations in wording. 1. Start the Microsoft Outlook program. When it opens, click Tools, then Account…

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cPanel11 x3 end-user series

How to login to cPanel How to create a POP email account How to create a default (catch-all) email account How to create an auto-responder How to create a subdomain How to create custom error pages How to password protect a directory Using Hotlink protection How to setup email forwarding How to change your cPanel password How to setup a Cron Job How to create additional FTP accounts How to backup your website How to install and uninstall FrontPage extensions How to keep your contact information up to date How to manage URL redirects How to create a MySQL database…

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Parallels Plesk Panel 10 admin series

How to log in to Plesk as an Administrator Getting Started with Parallels Plesk Panel 10 How to create and manage Resellers in Plesk How to create and manage Reseller Plans in Plesk How to manage IP addresses in Plesk How to upload additional Applications in Plesk How to configure and manage Database Servers in Plesk How to send Mass E-mail Messages in Plesk How to manage your system’s Scheduled Tasks in Plesk How to use the Event Manager in Plesk Viewing and Configuring Server Health Reports in Plesk How to change the server’s hostname and other settings in Plesk…

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Parallels Plesk Panel 10 end-user series

How to log in to Plesk Becoming familiar with the Plesk interface How to get help with Plesk How to change your Password and Contact Information in Plesk How to change a subscription’s login info in Plesk How to create and manage User Roles in Plesk How to create and manage User Accounts in Plesk How to create and manage E-mail Accounts in Plesk How to create E-mail Aliases in Plesk How to specify a Catchall E-mail Account in Plesk How to set up E-mail Forwarding in Plesk How to enable Auto-Reply for an E-mail Address in Plesk How to…

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