Installing SSL On Fasthosts Dedicated Server

Jul 1, 2008

Wondered if anyone has managed to install SSL on fasthosts dedicated server?. I have bought an SSL certificate from goDaddy, but it just won't install. Fasthosts support is OK until you tell them that you're dedicated then they just say they can't help technical questions on that, but an engineer can help @ £60 per ½ hour. goDaddy tech support keep sending me the same instructions, and I've now tried 3 times & just not recognised

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Ssl Fasthosts

May 1, 2008

to upgrade to dedicated server with fasthosts, namely because the site is already hosted there.

can i install ssl certificates (i am looking to buy a thawte 128kb certificate) i know they have shared ssl, thats not what i am looking for.

is there a better host for around the same price (£50-70)

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Dec 19, 2007

One of their servers was compromised, and as a result EVERY password for every customer's accounts must be changed including email, ftp, etc.

I am posting because as of Monday last week my database users in MYSQL were deleted and the Database owner account I have does not have priviledges to grant permissions to new users. As a result my website is now at a standstill and as I write I am at queue position 35 on the phone, starting at 39, 5 minutes ago....

All emails to them remain without a response and they have taken their own forums down.

This raises a good question at a good time as my site is not live yet. Fasthosts has always been quite reputable, and as such I believe this could happen to any hosting company...

How can I mitigate risks relating to my host when my site is live (without going down the dedicated server route as well)?

As I have a and a .com for the same name should I split out the hosting to two seperate companies?

If you are looking for a host I would advise to think carefully about Fasthosts at this time.

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Jun 18, 2008

I ordered a server from in May after speaking to their sales over the phone. Once I had worked out that it was something that we could try I said that’s fine I will order it online. NO NO I was told I can order it for you here and set everything up for you. Great... I gave the girl I think her name was Flik or Flic from fasthosts all my details and she set everything up in a few hours. GREAT

Now here is the bad part...

Tried to cancel the server and have been told that it's a minimum term of 12 month. I have also been charged since then another £79.00. Called my credit card company to try and stop the transactions for now as you can't delete the details on the fasthost control panel.

I have email support so many times and also spoken to them on the phone. I have tried to speak to other managers but they keep saying that there is no ones available to talk to.

My main post is I was not told that this was a minimum of 12 months and would have never agreed to this. I did check when you sign up online and they do place the T&C's deep in their small print. I now know why the girl from Fasthosts wanted to take the order over the phone.

Here is my letter I send to them. Next step is ofcom but if you have any ideas please let me know.

Dear Fast Hosts

I am writing to you in regards to a server that I ordered over the phone with one of your sales people in April. As I recall her name was Flick and her contact number is 01452 561831.

I ordered this server to use as a back up for some of our company files and discussed this with your sales staff. We agreed that getting a Windows server was the best option for what we needed and the server was ordered over the phone.

We were not too sure if the server was what we needed but we thought that we would give it a go and see.

After a week or so I released that we didn’t really need the server as we could use our public folders with the exchange email service that we have with you and if we ran out of space I could always buy some more.

I sent an email to you on 30th May requesting cancellation and received an email back 2 days later advising me that it was a minimum one year’s contact. I have since sent several emails to your support and sales explaining that I was never told that this was a year contact as I ordered on the phone. I was not even told the price.

It's simple... How can I agree to those terms and conditions when I was not made aware of them? I would have never agreed or signed up for a year's contract. I have not used this server and only wanted to try it out. When I ordered over the phone I was never told that it was for a year. Your calls must be recorded and you can check.

I am a consultant for a large mobile operators call centre in ******* and this is poor service.

Please cancel this server and review your sales policies as they are against trading standards.

I also notified you about the cancellation on 30th May and was charged for another month on 4th June. Please arrange a refund for that month to avoid charge back. I am happy to pay the first months payment.

I have other services with Fast Host that I have had for several years. We are a web company and do recommend Fasthosts for UK hosting as we have had a great experience with you in the past.

The credit can be applied to our exchange hosting account domain and I believe that the username is ********


This is the type of reply you get back…… What a joke……

Further to your mail ,

All of our servers are subject to a 12 month minimum term , part of using this server is the acceptance of the terms of service which we operate subject to the normal cooling off periods associated with purchasing products and services over the phone or online. As you have gone beyond this period I cannot authorise the removal of this machine from contract.

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Aug 5, 2008

At 6pm last night - more than 28 hours ago - my Dedicated Fasthosts server went down.

It's still down.

Despite more than 15 phone calls and several emails, they seem utterly incapable of fixing the problem.

The system drive apparently failed and was replaced today with a new drive. I then rebuilt the Linux Fedora Core and Fasthosts proceeded to add the faulty drive to the server - at my request.

However, after confirming that the drives had been installed and that the server was ready for use, guess what?

It's still down.

So not only do I currently not have a website, but my developer cannot access the failed drive in order to see what can be recovered.

I'm at the point of telling Fasthosts to stick it, but I'm not going to do that because it's their responsibility to fix their hardware and provide the service I've been paying for since 2006.

That being the case, can anyone recommend what steps I should take next in order to hold Fasthosts to account.

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So is mine an isolated incident or are others out there having the same problem?

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Jun 3, 2008

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what I can't seem to work out from the Fasthosts website is whether I could register another domain with this package to save having to buy further hosting. Both websites are pretty small.

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Here is the question:


You are running IIS (windows server). The PHP should be something straight forward, but as we see it is not...
Previously, you had PHP ver PHP 5.2.6 dated may 2008. - it wasn't working correctly.
I updated it with the latest version php-5.2.9-1 dated march 2009. - and now the PHP is not functioning.

My questions, if you know was to figure which option of PHP cgi are you using.
IIS ISAPI module

Then, when installing the PHP, there are many extensions that are optional to install. Do you know or can you tell me, which extensions are needed by your app?

Honestly, the website just uses a few php includes to template it (and make my life easier). And that's what were trying to get working.

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Error: Unable to satisfy dependencies
Error: Package e2fsprogs needs, this is not available.
Error: Package e2fsprogs needs e2fsprogs-libs = 1.39-10.el5, this is not availab
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Error: Package cadaver needs, this is not available.
Error: Package util-linux needs, this is not available.
Error: Package pkinit-nss needs, this is not available.
Error: Package openssl needs, this is not available.
Error: Package nss_ldap needs, this is not available.
Error: Package openssh-server needs, this is not available.
Error: Package fetchmail needs, this is not available.
Error: Package util-linux needs, this is not available.
Error: Package cryptsetup-luks needs, this is not available.
Error: Package pam_krb5 needs, this is not available.
Error: Package krb5-libs needs, this is not available.
Error: Package parted needs, this is not available.
Error: Package openssh needs, this is not available.
Error: Package quota needs, this is not available.
Error: Package readahead needs, this is not available.
Error: Package krb5-workstation needs, this is not available.
Error: Package cyrus-sasl needs, this is not available.
Error: Package mutt needs, this is not available.
Error: Package e2fsprogs needs, this is not available.
Error: Package e2fsprogs needs, this is not available.
Error: Package neon needs, this is not available.
Error: Package e2fsprogs needs, this is not available.
Error: Package openssh-clients needs, this is not available.
Error: Package krb5-workstation needs, this is not available.
Error: Package quota needs, this is not available.
Error: Package ipsec-tools needs, this is not available.
Error: Package e2fsprogs needs, this is not available.
Error: Package gnupg needs, this is not available.
Error: Package curl needs, this is not available.
Error: Package readahead needs, this is not available.
Error: Package e2fsprogs needs, this is not available.
Error: Package readahead needs, this is not available.
Error: Package nfs-utils needs, this is not available.
Error: Package readahead needs, this is not available.

I;m using centos 5

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I have to admit that I really don't even know what DAV (same as webdav?) is. This should be a straight forward install, but I think because of Directadmin it's much more complicated.

I know that I could pay someone to do this for me, but I don't learn anything that way. I'm a CS undergrad, so I really like learning.

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I tried installing MRTG in my Linux Server by using help from -


What i have done till now is -

cd /usr/local/src
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cd mrtg-2.16.2

./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mrtg-2


make install
After this i am unable to understand what to do, and how to start MRTG graphs.

* the next last step says,


The next step is to configure mrtg for monitoring a network device. This is done by creating an mrtg.cfg file which defines what you want to monitor. Luckily, you don't have to dive straight in and start writing your own configuration file all by yourself. Together with mrtg you also got a copy of cfgmaker. This is a script you can point at a router of your choice; it will create a mrtg configuration file for you. You can find the script in the bin subdirectory.

cfgmaker --global 'WorkDir: /home/httpd/mrtg'
--global 'Options[_]: bits,growright'
--output /home/mrtg/cfg/mrtg.cfg

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^^ this is what i am not able to understand.

When i ran the script, (below mention) it gave many errors, how to resolve them ?

[root@c bin]# ./cfgmaker --global 'WorkDir: /home/httpd/mrtg' --global 'Options[_]: bits,growright' output /home/mrtg/cfg/mrtg.cfg eth0
can't resolve "output" to IP address
at /usr/local/mrtg-2/bin/../lib/mrtg2/ line 428
SNMPWALK Problem for public@output::::::v4only
at ./cfgmaker line 950
WARNING: Skipping public@output: as no info could be retrieved

can't resolve "/home/mrtg/cfg/mrtg.cfg" to IP address
at /usr/local/mrtg-2/bin/../lib/mrtg2/ line 428
SNMPWALK Problem for public@/home/mrtg/cfg/mrtg.cfg::::::v4only
at ./cfgmaker line 950
WARNING: Skipping public@/home/mrtg/cfg/mrtg.cfg: as no info could be retrieved

can't resolve "eth0" to IP address
at /usr/local/mrtg-2/bin/../lib/mrtg2/ line 428
SNMPWALK Problem for public@eth0::::::v4only
at ./cfgmaker line 950
WARNING: Skipping public@eth0: as no info could be retrieved

# Created by
# ./cfgmaker --global "WorkDir: /home/httpd/mrtg" --global "Options[_]: bits,growright" output /home/mrtg/cfg/mrtg.cfg eth0

### Global Config Options

# for UNIX
# WorkDir: /home/http/mrtg

# or for NT
# WorkDir: c:mrtgdata

### Global Defaults

# to get bits instead of bytes and graphs growing to the right
# Options[_]: growright, bits

EnableIPv6: no
WorkDir: /home/httpd/mrtg
Options[_]: bits,growright

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