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…

There’s Little Internet Visibility For Those On Big Tech’s Blacklist

trump rally

It’s become apparent there is little to no visibility on the Internet for those on big tech’s blacklist. Domain and Individuals Blacklists maintained by big tech and their social media partners have done a number on independent publishers like me. The net seemed like a blessing when it was first opened to the public in the mid-’90s. But it didn’t take long for Facebook to…

Ransomware Attack Targets Kaseya Software – 200 Businesses Effected

kaseya software ransomware cyberattack

Ransomware Targets U.S. Company Kaseya Software. The attack involves a Kaseya product called VSA, which among other things lets small and medium-size businesses remotely monitor their computer systems and automatically take care of routine server maintenance and security updates. The sad part: Joe Biden’s response, It appears to have caused Minimal Damage to the U.S. Was Kaseya one of the companies Biden told Vladimir Putin was off-limits…

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…