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How to Send Emails Using a PHP Script

Spam or a flood of annoying emails is considered one of the biggest nuisances in the worldwide web. Spam messages bother server administrators because substantial spam may generate temporary system resource overload. However, it does not pose a serious threat even as spam brings inconvenience to users. However, a huge . . . Read more

How to Migrate to Jolt from HeartInternet

HeartInternet uses a custom control panel known as eXtend. If you are moving to Jolt from HeartInternet, we have a migration tool to facilitate an easy, smooth and straightforward migration process to move all your websites, databases, and emails, among others, to our servers. Follow these simple steps to run . . . Read more

How to Manually Migrate from Plesk to cPanel

We offer free cPanel-to-cPanel transfer that numerous providers use. Plesk refers to another well-liked control panel. However, Plesk-to-cPanel migration is not yet reliable although we understand that new clients need to transfer their accounts from Plesk to Jolt. We created a manual with instructions of transferring websites from Plesk to . . . Read more

Understanding the Principles of .htaccess

Introduction: Hypertext Access or the .htaccess refers to the Apache Web Server software configuration file designed to implement configuration changes on a per-directory basis. A simple ASCII text file that contains the configuration directives controls the directory including sub-directories under the main directory. Through an .htaccess file you can: Use . . . Read more

How to View Hidden Files and Folders in cPanel File Manager

For Unix-like operating systems, unseen files or folders are preceded by a period or dot and aren’t generally noticeable especially when checking contents of the directory, whether you’re using an ordinary ls command or a non-configured Graphical Uniform Interface (GUI) file manager. Many operating systems and application programs conceal files . . . Read more

Creating a Test Version of Your Website

In creating or modifying websites, you need to test changes in real time without the risk of the live site breaking down. Some people make changes directly on their sites. However, it is recommended that you create a test site if you want to experiment with new techniques or return . . . Read more

Accessing Web Server Logs

Web servers allow for the maintenance of server error logs. If you aren’t familiar with Linux systems, it can be a challenge determining where these logs are stored. Continue reading this wiki in order to learn the location of the logs in the Linux filesystem. Apache Each of the Apache’s . . . Read more

Installing iotop in Linux

Background Frequent Linux users have most likely used top at some point in order to view a process list. A similar program, iotop, monitors disk read, write, swap and I/O for each running process, but is not used as much. Steps for Installing iotop in RHEL, CentOS and Fedora Linux . . . Read more

How to Install New Relic Monitoring Software

Overview New Relic is one of the most popular web-based monitoring systems. It is utilised by numerous companies, from small businesses to large organisations, such as Nike, HP and Groupon, to name a few. The following are screenshots of the New Relic interface: Installing New Relic Monitoring Software First, you . . . Read more

Installing htop on Linux

Savvy Linux users are probably familiar with ‘top’, a simple process monitoring program which runs in command line. If you are one such Linux user, you might be interested in the prospect of using a more colourful and interesting UI, which the ‘htop’ offers. This screenshot of htop will give . . . Read more

Updating WHM/cPanel to the Latest Version

In all likelihood, reseller, VPS and dedicated server account holders use WebHostManager and cPanel. For security purposes, this software is regularly updated, and it is of equal importance that you keep your software up-to-date. Follow these steps to update your WHM/cPanel to the latest version: 1. Use your root credentials . . . Read more

Backup Plugins for WordPress

Jolt believes that backups must be performed by the server and not WordPress. However, it is not always possible to use server-side backup routines. You cannot use external backup tools for several reasons: cPanel is not always available. You do not have any budget for a business-grade backup solution (CodeGuard . . . Read more

How to backup a WordPress website

Data loss can become your worst nightmare. There is no sure way of avoiding hacks, hardware failure, and human error. After investing a lot of time and resources to develop your website, make sure to protect your investments and that your website has a backup. Relying on your web host’s . . . Read more

How to Clear Browser Cache

You may have made changes to your website, but upon checking, you find that the changes are not immediately displayed. Try to either ‘force’ the page to reload or clear the browser cache on your computer to fix this. Force Page Reload Use these shortcuts to force the page to . . . Read more

Redirecting from No www to www

You must make sure to have your domain redirect to ‘www.’ even if it is typed without that part. If not, it will appear as though you have a site at “www.<yourdomain>.com”, as well as at “<yourdomain>.com”, and you will incur duplicate content penalty from search engines. In addition, it . . . Read more

Geeklog Features

Geeklog is an open source application for managing dynamic web content. It is written in PHP and supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, or MS SQL as the database backend.

Drupal 101

Drupal is a free software package that allows you to easily organize, manage and publish your content, with an endless variety of customization.

How to Configure WinSCP

WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client, SCP client, FTPS client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality.