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  • How to Enable Shell (SSH) Access with DreamHost

    Written by: Hosting Coupons on August 25, 2014

    Similar to many other web hosting companies, DreamHost offers Shell access, but it does need to be enabled first. Enabling Shell Access for an Existing User Navigate to the Users – Manage Users section of the web panel. Find the user and click the Edit link next to their name. Check the Enable ssh/telnet? box for that user, leaving the Type as is (unless you need it to be something other than bash). Click Save Changes. Creating a New User with Shell Access Navigate to the Users – Manage Users...

  • 5 Signs Your Web Hosting Provider Sucks

    Written by: Hosting Coupons on August 19, 2014

    The web hosting industry is incredibly saturated with hosting providers, and so quality of service can often take a hit. Here are 5 warning signs that your host is becoming low quality.   1. Your website keeps going down This is quite an obvious point really. Downtime is simply not acceptable, and will mean people can’t see your website and what you have to offer – ultimately leaving a lasting poor impression. If you’re starting out, trying to give a good impression, this could cripple your site before it...

  • 5 cPanel Features You Probably Didn’t Know About

    Written by: Hosting Coupons on August 14, 2014

    Likely the most popular control panel in the web hosting industry, cPanel is used by website owners of all levels. .. 1. Deny IP Addresses If your website is getting visitors who are regularly spamming, or there are people you would simply not like to have access to your site, you can ban specific IP addresses from accessing your website. To do this, simply go to the Security area, click ‘IP Deny Manager’, and then enter the IP address(es) you’d like to ban. 2. Create Custom Error Pages (404,...

  • How To Decompress ZIP Archives Using SSH

    Written by: Hosting Coupons on August 8, 2014

    If for some reason you need to upload a large file or folder of large files, you can save a lot of time uploading by compressing the files into a ZIP folder, which will take up much less space and so will upload faster. Once uploaded, you’ll need to extract/decompress the files to be able to access them.   Setup Before we can get started, you’ll need an SSH client and FTP client. The FTP client will allow us to upload the ZIP folder, whilst the SSH client will...

  • How To Speed Up Your Site Without Having to Change Hosts

    Written by: Hosting Coupons on August 5, 2014

    We all want a fast website, but it isn’t always necessary to change web hosts to get that extra speed boost. In many cases, all you need to do is make a few quick changes which can have a big impact on the page load speed of your website. 1. Disable any unused WordPress plugins If your website or blog is based on WordPress, this is one of the first steps you should take, ensuring that any unnecessary plugins are disabled. Almost every website will have plugins which were...

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