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Greylisting & Why You Need It

Greylisting & Why You Need It

design 05/26/2016 0
What Is Greylisting?  To whitelist means you're allowing, to blacklist means you're restricting.  As the same suggests, greylisting is the middle ground. It's a technical security checkpoint for incmoing email.  How Does it Work?  Without getting too technical, let's say that greylisting is a temporary rejection of email from new domains. The basic concept relies on the idea that legitimate email has an intrinsic need to reach its destination. SPAM email just throws it all out there to see what ...
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How to Create a Subdomain in cPanel

How to Create a Subdomain in cPanel

admin 03/29/2016 0
Creating a Subdomain in cPanel Subdomains are prefixes that you add to your main domain to create a new destination on your hosting account. For example, if your domain name is "greenwidgets.com" then a possible subdomain could be "buy.greenwidgets.com".  Adding a subdomain will give you the option to add separate content to your site while staying on your domain.  Here's how: Login to cPanelUsing the search feature, type subdomain and you should see it auto-populate the search results so you ca...
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Inserting an Image into Roundcube

Inserting an Image into Roundcube

design 02/18/2016 0
Roundcube and Inline Images Roundcube is one of three cPanel webmail clients. People often ask how to insert an image into a Roundcube email, so here's a visutorial. Roundcube can be accessed from your cPanel area > Email Accounts > More > Login to Webmail (dropdown):  Select Roundcube  Compose an Email  Change your Editor Type to HTML   After you do this, the frame will load a WYSIWYG editor. To insert an image, click the Image icon   Wrench in the Works! This is where things get tricky if you...
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Scan Your Hosting Account

Scan Your Hosting Account

design 02/08/2016 0
How do I know if my website has a virus? It can really happy to any of us. Getting a virus on your site is not only frustrating, but it can be very costly.  Prevention is always the best course of action, but sometimes it just gets past you. Prevention starts with the basics:Choose a unique password & change it now and thenBe mindful of who you share your password(s) with, and change again when they're done.Store your passwords safely - not in a document on your computer or in emailKeep your com...
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Resizing Images in cPanel

Resizing Images in cPanel

design 01/29/2016 0
Resizing Images in cPanel?  Yes, you sure can! Most people don't know this one exists. It's really very easy and quite handy.  Do you have some giant images on your hosting account that you need to make not-so-giant?  Let me show you how: Login to your cPanelUnder the Files section, find and click ImagesHere you'll see three useful tools, but we're only going to focus on the Scaler - so click that.Once you do that, you'll see a directory listing. Start by clicking into public_html, then find the...
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Stop Spam in my cPanel Email

Stop Spam in my cPanel Email

design 01/26/2016 0
Putting an end to unwanted email in your cPanel email account is a click away with Apache Spam Assassin. Here's how: Login to your cPanel account. There are two ways:On Earth Girl servers, simply login to your billing account > Services > Active (far right) and click the login to your cPanelIn your browser, go to http://yoursite.com/cpanelOnce there, you can either search for "SpamAssassin" using the search feature -or- locate the icon in the Email section: Once you're on the SpamAssassin page, ...
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How to Change My cPanel Password

How to Change My cPanel Password

design 01/25/2016 0
 The Basics: Changing Your cPanel Password Changing your cPanel password really should be very easy with your host, yet it remains a hot topic on our support desk. We love the Earth Girl Hosting client area. It's comprehensive and full-featured. You can access it at http://poweredbyearthgirl.com/billing/clientarea.php.  Here you'll be asked to login with your email address and the password created the day you became a customer:  From there, click the Services > My Services tab. Click the  Activ...
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What is Gzip Compression?

What is Gzip Compression?

design 01/15/2016 0
In short, gZip compression is a technology that allows your web server to load faster by way of compressing files on-the-fly, so to speak. How do I Know if gZip Compression is Enabled?  There's a quick and easy tool to check if you have this feature enabled.  Visit the gZip Compression Test site.  Enter your URL and click Go.  You'll know within moments if gZip is working on your site.  What if it's not working?  You can often enable compression through the admin area of the software you're usin...
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Safeguarding Your Website from Hackers

Safeguarding Your Website from Hackers

design 11/20/2015 0
Hackers are more savvy every day. Often, if your site has been hacked, you won't know it for quite some time. What can you do, today, to make sure that everything is kosher? Checking For Malware  Start with these simple, and free, tools online: 1. cPanel Virus ScannerLogin to your cPanel (yoursite.com/cpanel).Under the ADVANCED section, select VIRUS SCANNERSelect SCAN ENTIRE HOME DIRECTORYResults show within a few minutes. 2. Google Safe BrowsingVisit https://www.google.com/transparencyreport/sa...
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So Many Passwords

So Many Passwords

design 10/14/2015 0
When you start an online website, or an online business, you'll be inundated with passwords.  There are some passwords that you'll be required to change every 30-90 days, like a merchant account, for example. Your initial reaction will be to use your tried-and-true, same-old-same password.  STOP THERE! While it's important to have secure passwords, it's just as important to have unique passwords.  It's not secure to use your middle name, your child's name, your pet's name, your birthday, someone...
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