Let’s Encrypt is a free certificate authority that launched recently that provides free SSL certificates for Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption via an automated process designed to eliminate the current complex process of manual creation, validation, signing, installation, and renewal of certificates for secure websites.
We at HopeWebHost have introduced Let’s Encrypt to our shared hosting platform and our customers have the advantage of securing their websites free of cost using Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates. The Let’s Encrypt plugin used in our servers automatically provision cPanel accounts with Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates for sites that do not already have valid CA-signed SSL certificates.
Unlike earlier, where it was mandatory to purchase a dedicated IP for SSL, SSL installation has now become much simpler. There is no need to purchase a dedicated IP Address, no need to go through any steps to generate the CSR and get the cert signed – it’s fully automated and you can just use your SSL in a click.
Please get in touch with our support team if you wish to install SSL and secure your website.
When you stumble upon any Web Hosting Company’s site, the first plan that mostly welcomes you will be a Shared Hosting plan. You are in need of a website, but you do not know which plan to choose. How do you know what is required?
Shared Web Hosting is a hosting practice in which your website is accommodated in a server along with many other websites. The resources to run the website like CPU, memory, bandwidth etc are common to all websites. It is like living in an apartment where you get the space to live, but all facilities like garden, swimming pool, parking lot etc needs to be shared by all residents in the apartment. The main advantage of Shared Hosting is its cost effectiveness. Shared hosting is the cheapest form of Hosting available and hence is largely welcomed by those with personal blogs, and many small businesses who have small websites and low traffic. HopeWebHost makes sure that all customers who sign up with us have enough resources available, based on their plans, and do not let anyone misuse the resources there by affecting other websites.
cPanel’s latest releases have replaced the old EasyApache with the so called EasyApache4. While it may look a bit difficult initially, as you see a totally new interface with whole lot of options, it indeed is cPanel’s appreciable effort to make Apache and PHP configuration simpler and lighter and usable by anyone.
EasyApache4 helps a customer to configure their Apache and PHP settings, enable and disable modules and do anything that require through the comfort of their favourite control panel. It is inbuilt and is available by default through cPanel at no extra cost.
The most comfortable option that is bundled with EA4 is the ability to choose and use multiple PHP versions. Server owners can choose which PHP version is to be used by default, and can also enable and disable modules accordingly. You can also assign different PHP versions to different domains through this feature. Upgrade are automatic and it makes sure that your PHP websites run on the latest and most secure platforms.
EasyApache4 is available only on Centos 6 & 7, CloudLinux 6 & 7, RHEL 6 & 7 and on cPanel versions above 11.52. Hence, if you are not seeing EA4 in your WHM, make sure you update your cPanel to the latest version. Try it, its fun !!!
Website Hosting is not a silly game, it has to be taken up really serious!!! Many a times we come across customers who think their responsibility is over by just signing up with a host. They believe their data is safe and they don’t care about backing up websites. We have heard from many customers about such experiences where they lost everything at their previous host due to hardware failures or other disasters and their host couldn’t retrieve anything for them.
We, at HopeWebHost, takes disaster recovery very seriously. We have implemented remote backups for all websites, whether the customers opted it or not. Unlike many other hosts who takes backups on the same server as the websites, our backup manager takes all backups to a remote server. Hence, any issues that may arise with the current server will, in no way, affect the backups.
We use R1soft as our backup tool. We also provide a restore tool in the control panel for customers to choose the backups that they want to restore. Did you delete a file by mistake? Is your website hacked? Do you think someone has uploaded malicious contents to your website? Don’t worry at all – just login to your control panel, choose the date from which you wish to restore the site and done! This option is not only available for website files, but also for mysql databases. We will soon publish a detailed post on how you can restore your website.