IP location doesn’t matter

Many people say that hosting their website in the country they’re targeting matters for SEO, so the IP needs to fit to the country.. The truth is: IP location doesn’t matter. A lot of SEO ‘experts’ still says it matters, but I would assume an ‘expert’ is up to date, sadly they’re not. Let’s say … Continued

Things I’ve learned by hosting websites

There’s a few things I’ve learned by hosting websites, some of them should be pretty obvious where others might be obvious after you’ve made a mistake. #1: Use raid on your system I must admit, the first server I ever had, didn’t have any raid. It had two disks, but no raid. Back then, I … Continued

Don’t use Better WP Security

Don’t use Better WP Security. Okay, use it, but only once. The plugin is great, it analyse your WordPress site, and give you 20 items, that is either Okay, or needs to be fixed. This is usually how a WordPress installation can look like, and yes, some points are good to fix, and the plugin … Continued

Fix Nginx bandwidth issue in cPanel

At Hosting4Real we’ve been using Nginx in production as a reverse proxy for quite some time. But using Nginx doesn’t come without problems, one of them is bandwidth calculation. So this blog post will go over how to fix Nginx bandwidth issue in cPanel. You’ll actually be facing multiple problems, about bandwidth reporting, this is due … Continued

Free tools

I like free tools, who doesn’t? Today, I’ll create a small (Probably gonna be huge :P), list of tools that I use often, and also tell a little about what each tool does. Monitoring SimpleMonitor – SimpleMonitor is a small amount of python scripts, that you can run on your server, you’ll be able to monitor … Continued

Using cloudstats

I’ve tried a lot of monitoring tools for websites and servers, tools like Pingdom.com, Pingfinity.io, New Relic, StatusCake.com. All tools work great, and I use all of them on a daily basis, it seems like overkill to have 4 monitoring services running, but whatever I’ve also started using cloudstats.me. I actually found the site while … Continued

AWStats Totals with cPanel

For some time ago I wanted to see AWStats Totals with cPanel, so I could see the total amount of hits all websites, across a server received, but there wasn’t really a way to do it, until I found this awesome tool called ‘AWStats Totals‘. It’s a very simple PHP script, that reads the awstats … Continued

Using imapsync

I’ve recently needed to do a big migration of some webshops, including a lot of email accounts from a non-cPanel server to a cPanel server, this means you’re quite limited with the migration, and in this case very limited. There was no possible way to do a backup, so everything needed to be migrated using … Continued

New Relic and CloudLinux

When using new relic and cloudlinux together, you might experience some problems, regarding PHP usage and performance, due to the way CloudLinux ‘lock down’ the system. For quite some time ago I wrote the blogpost Auto Deploy New relic apps in cPanel which goes over the steps how to make each account in cPanel their own … Continued

Different robots.txt file based on request URL

Sometimes you want to serve a different robots.txt file based on request URL, this could be because you run your site directly from CDN like I do. This means you’ll be able to get duplicate content, and to disallow this, we want to serve a different robots.txt file, or set specific headers. As a small … Continued