Saying Goodbye to Costly cPanel and Hello Plesk Obsidian Web Admin SE

Plesk Obsidian Web Admin SE

Recently I gave cPanel the boot and said hello to Plesk Obsidian Web Admin SE which is FREE for up to 3 domains. I’ve run cPanel for well over a decade, but its license fee has skyrocketed within the past year. Searching for an alternative and trying two others, I chose the FREE Plesk Obsidian Web Admin SE version as the easiest to set up.…

WHM cPanel Acquired By Oakley Capital Raises License Fees

cPanel license fee increase

Running WHM / cPanel hosting cloud instance? cPanel has new multi tiered pricing. It’s no doubt that cPanel is the best web server software on the net, but from what I’m reading starting on 09/01/19. Licensees will be billed by how many account’s (domains) are hosted on an instance. Looks like it will get really expensive to run under cPanel. As a hobbyist i have…

WHM cPanel Latest Version Update To Current Instructions

Webhost Manager WHM Mai Menu

WHM cPanel Version 70 is in Current release as of this posting. Version 70’s biggest feature is cPhulk country blocking. This protects your server from SSH and other attacks by troublesome countries that take place constantly. Today we lay out how to update your servers preferences to upgrade to any Current WHM / cPanel release. First before attempting this procedure we highly recommend taking a…

How to Migrate WHM cPanel to Easy Apache 4 and PHP 7

WHM cPanel Easy Apache 4 Migration PHP 7

If you’re running WHM / cPanel Server chances are your PHP Version is 5.5 or older. Updating to PHP 7 has many new features that you’re sure to love and the speed increase is fantastic. PHP 5.5 is already at it’s end of it’s life-cycle. PHP 5.6 is nearing it’s life-cycle and is scheduled to expire in January 2018. Upgrading is important to ensure best…

Doc’s MAGA Archives | Blog Home Page

Doc's MAGA Archives

Welcome to DocsPlace.org. You’ve arrived at Doc’s FidoSysop MAGA Archives SuperSite. The Number 1 Hobbyist Operated NO FAKE NEWS Independent Website in all of Cyberspace! 😎 Doc’s little chunk of cyberspace is a good-sized web archive of Florida Cracker ‘Doc’ AKA FidoSysop, adventures in cyberspace dating back to the dial-up computer bulletin board system days. Fidonet is the first global communications network operated by hobbyists…

Community Forums Discussion Making A Strong Comeback

fidosysop forums

Forum’s were once the preferred internet hangout for people looking discuss certain topics. But soon people flocked to Facebook and most forums were abandoned, but are making a comeback today. Bulletin Board Systems were the predecessor of web forum software. Forums offer a better community giving friends a secure tracking free source to discuss topics of interest. Most forums offer true personal messaging for private…

Yoast SEO Premium Plugin ‘View Update Details’ Problem

Yoast SEO Premium Support

As a general rule we prefer to preview what’s new in WordPress plugin updates. After plopping down $89 for Yoast SEO Premium I’m impressed. However when a new Yoast SEO premium update was available, I was not able to view the new version details because of a error. I could preview other WordPress plugin update details before actually doing the update, but not on Yoast…

Drake Enterprises 204.79.180.49 Cyber Services Attacks

R.L. Drake Scraper Bot

Drake Holdings IP Range 204.79.180.0/24 AKA AS62540 has been attacking my blogs for months. Drake is attempting to harvest every article image etc on the two WordPress sites. Fortunately we run our DNS through CloudFlare and are able to block the attacks. CloudFlare provides the best cyber attack protection in the business, even on free accounts. Quite a bit of info about Drake Holdings comes…

PHP MBstring May Need Enabling In WordPress Installations

PHP MBstring May Be Required In Certain WordPress Configurations

PHP Multibyte String often referred to as MBstring may not be enabled in many common php configurations, but may be needed in certain WordPress configurations, dependent on certain plugin use. We ran into this after upgrading to WordPress 4.5. Our self administrated server did not have this php module installed. This article shows how to enable this module in WHM / cPanel servers using easy…

CloudFlare WordPress Plugin Disaster Breaks Admin Functions

CloudFlare WordPress Plugin Breaks WP-Admin

CloudFlare WordPress Plugin Disaster Breaks WordPress Admin Functions – And CloudFlare Support Was Clueless! This morning i couldn’t log in to this WordPress blog. It was the start of several hours of hell trying to diagnose the problem. CloudFlare had a major security issue – and what they did to fix it was beyond logic! I spent several hours trying to figure out what was…

Blackholing Spam Notifications Prevents IP Blacklisting

blackhole prevents spam email response

How to prevent your server / hosting IP being blacklisted by spammers! Your default inbox is probably full of spam without your knowledge! When a spammer sends a blind email ([email protected]) to your domain the server sends a bounce notification to the reply to address in the spam email. That’s a major problem! Here’s how to fix it. A client recently was getting bounce messages…

Media Temple (MT) Acquired By GoDaddy.com

media temple acquired by godaddy.com

Media Temple (MT) recently bought by GoDaddy.com GoDaddy has long been known as the Shit Merchant of web hosting services. Any serious webmaster avoids GoDaddy like the plague for web hosting. But GoDaddy’s domain pricing can’t be beat, especially when you can search the web for discount codes. I recently set up a grid server hosting account with Media Temple (MT) and two weeks later…

Got The HostGator Migration Blues?

Have You Got The HostGator Migration Blues

Have you got the HostGator Migration Blues? Got this notification recently from my web host HostGator. They were planning on migrating my account to a new server. Hello, Please read this email urgently and in its entirety as it contains very important information regarding your HostGator account on gator1808.hostgator.com. Your account is being upgraded onto brand new, more powerful hardware which will include the latest…