We have a customer who has their own in-house Exchange server. The problem (don't ge me started!) is that they get a LOT of spam.
We've been looking for some kind of hosted barracuda service, but can't seem to find anything reasonably priced.
So... I'm thinking that maybe for a one-time setup fee we can help them find an Exchange admin who can set them up with Spam Assassin or some other *simple* but effective spam filtering system on their server.
In the past we disabled sendmail in Plesk to prevent spam from using the contact form of Wordpress sites to send unauthorized spam emails. Because of this, password reset emails do not work.
A few questions: 1. Is it safe to enabled sendmail for scripts in Plesk? 2. If its best to disable it, what is the solution for enabling Wordpress password reset without the need of using send mail?
One site was hacked, but I am not sure if Wordpress send email can be manipulated from outside the Wordpress site, or if it happened because the outside user brute forced their way into the admin to send these spam emails.Here is the Wordpress error that came up when resetting the password to a username:
The e-mail could not be sent. Possible reason: your host may have disabled the mail() function.
I've been reading a lot on this forum lately for a good VPS solution for me, but I've not been too lucky. Perhaps I am just too lazy to read all the posts.
At any rate, I've been with Alpha Red for about a year now and I feel I need to get something new (been having some problems with my mail server and speed, and since it isn't managed, I don't want to worry about fixing it myself). Thus, I am looking for a good VPS solution.
My needs aren't critical, most personal/business type sites, with some client hosting (clients can get very demanding traffic, however, as they will commonly get featured on Digg or YouTube). Because of the clients, I feel I need something clustered with redundancy. I tried out Mosso and just couldn't stomache the simplicity and lack of control.
Disk space would be around 10GB or higher, bandwidth around 500GB or higher (1TB would look amazing to me), and managed is really a plus. However, my budget is only around $150/mo (currently paying $139 for a very slow dedicated server).
I've been tempted to try MediaTemple, but recently looked at Zone.net's clustered VPS, and KnownHost.
opinion about what E-mail would be the best as a autoresponder and email campaign program. Something that can be configured to forward emails to different addresses from different recipients, automatic responces and scheduled email campaigns, all that kind of things. I would prefer an open source solution but if not any I would pay for that.
how to extract the text from an incoming email (through a script maybe) and input to another ougoing email?
I'm planning to operate my own dedicated server and bad news is I'm not much of a technical person. A friend recommends that I can use free Webmin as a front end (control panel) rather than paying for others. Do you think Webmin is suitable for newbie on this front?
I wanted to recommend and give a review of my service with Steadfast. Before I went with steadfast I read WHT almost everyday, looking at different hosts. Steadfast has exceeded my expectations by far.
I have a basic shared account but the speed and service make me feel like it is a dedicated account. My site is still in construction so I wont give the address but I have never experience any lag in loading or it ever being offline.
Whenever I submit a ticket, simply because I have a question, I have never waited more than a few minutes. It is genius. I think that Steadfast's business plan is to have the best equipment and software with the best service and reliability so that their customers stay and say good things about them. Sounds like a plan to me.
One of the things that I like the most is that Karl, owner and operator, actually knows what he is talking about is always happy to help.
I had never paid for hosting before or had a domain name and thought that the control panel and learning curve of hosting was gonna be hard but it is well organized and everything runs so perfectly that I almost never need to log into the control panel. A+++
(I would put the link to steadfast but the board says I don't have enough posts to link websites. Never heard of such a thing.)
I have a couple of things I could use some help with. I'm currently using shared hosting and have completely outgrown it. I need to move to a fully managed dedicated server.
The first thing I need some help with is figuring out what hardware configuration (in general) is going to be needed for the type of sites I'm managing and the next is getting feedback on a good hosting company.
Here's a quick description of the domains that I'm managing:
1. One domain is run with e107, Coppermine and Simple Machines Forum. It will have 1000+ potential paid subscription members. The gallery will have 30,000+ images.
2. Second domain will be running PhpProbid auction software. It will hopefully have similar stats as stampwants dot com. They are a specialized site (mine is going to be more general) but their numbers are what we are shooting for with our new site.
3. Third domain will be the same configuration as #1 but will be on a much smaller scale with free membership.
4. Fourth domain will only be running a Serendipity blog.
5. Fifth domain will be a ZenCart ecommerce site. Fairly small, maybe 500 items listed at a time.
6. Another 8 domains are very simplistic, small sites with just a few pages of basic html.
When shopping managed server hosting it's obvious that there are many different levels of server configurations. What I'm not familiar with is which hardware components are going to influence the performance for the types of sites that I'm working with. The biggest 'in my face' issue currently on my shared hosting plan is that domain #1 above is having consistent php memory errors even when the .htaccess file is set at 64m. I only have a very small portion of the data loaded. The server can't handle just the programs!
The second issue is going to be much more difficult. Trying to find a company that actually delivers what they say they do. I've spent days searching online for reviews, recommendations and customers' actual experiences. I've come to the conclusion that picking hosting is worse than trying to buy a used car!
I am very interested in getting in the web hosting business and have been investigating a lot in the internet. My question is what would be the recommended hardware to start, taking in consideration the costs.
I've searched quite a bit for myself now, but I have yet to find a place that offers what I need. Most of the servers seem way too overpowered for my needs, but the lower-end server offerings I've found don't have the necessary space and/or bw.
What I'm looking for is something along these lines:
I basically only need to run Apache/Lighthttpd, PHP and MySQL, along with a custom program that would only use 1-2% cpu at its peak and not more than 1mb memory. The web server part would probably not serve more than 10-20 simultaneous visits at its peak.
CPU and memory requirements are therefore very small for me. However, I need 10gb space at the very least, along with ~200gb bw.
I would preferably like the server to be located in Europe, or have very good connectivity to Europe, as I need as low pings as possible.
Are there any scripts out there that can protect URLs? For an example I am trying to protect a megaupload.com URL with a masking URL and making sure that the masking URL is only access by a referral site. Can this be done?
Last days my site was hacked to the main page has been added the "iframe" tag with path to the virus loading. I don't know how somebody could edit the original page and insert this code to the html body. This time I have updated this page from archive but I would be glad to know how to protect my site in future. Could somebody advice me fast and effective methods?
what is the best way to protect whm and cpanel from unwanted login?
If i change the port they still can sniff, is there away to put another layer to protect it or assigned specific ip to be able to login ? I'm on a dedicate server and only hosting for 1 site so there no customer that i should worry about.
can i change /whm and /cpanel to something else just to hide it form novice users.
I was wondering if anyone could please recommend a good VPS for a flash games website I run. I am currently with Godaddy VPS, but have had too many problems so I am going to cancel my account (once I have found a new host)
What I would like:
Control Panel: Either CPanel or Plesk (not fussy) Good support - I am relatively new to the VPS world. RAM: 256 MB (with option to be upgraded if needed) Bandwidth: 2TB (with option to be upgraded if needed) Diskspace: 5GB +