Monday, 26 June 2017

You’ve probably seen various free hosting offers on Internet, however when it comes to a business website or a project that you want to give some credibility and has plans for a future prolonged thereof, shall have regard to the following counter-parties that usually are associated with this type of Free Web Hosting:

Free Web Hosting Services, Web Hosting

Downtime


If the service is free, then it is quite possible that many people are interested in it. Not only people who really want to create their own website, but also malicious users who want to take advantage of the fact that the service is free to use it for sending spam, distributing illegal software, scripts for flood and DDoS attacks, among others.

For this reason, easily one service user can make the server that supports the same unstable and cause all sites to be inaccessible and may cause long downtimes without you can claim it is actually a service whereby non-paid.

The downtime will cause your site, be it a business, project or portfolio and thus can “cost” more than what you thought.

Lack of Customer Support


Again, being a free service, this will be “invaded” by any person. The more users of the service will make it more difficult to maintain server stability.

When there is some downtime, probably your first thought will be to send an e-mail to customer support department to ask, what’s the reason for the downtime? Yours and the other users hosted on the same service.

You should understand, being a free service, unless it is supported by a large company with many employees and a dedicated team to the free service, it is very likely that this is a work of a single man, in his spare time, probably not since the hosting service will be free that ensures your salary at the end of the month, unless it is monetized with advertising on your sites.

Given this detail, your support requests may take days, weeks or even months to be answered.

In addition, the person who is providing support will not bother to help you solve minor issues that are easily resolved and which are platform related that your site uses. Usually, only a few companies who cherish professional hosting by better tracking their clients care to help in such kind of issues.

Forced Ads


Many of these services are supported by revenue generated via advertising on the customer’s sites. It means the hosting provider will put advertising on your website forcefully, and you have to accept it if you want to continue with the free hosting service. There isn’t any issue if the service provider puts advertising on your personal website, discussion forum or other community, however, it doesn’t apply to websites such as online stores, promoting products and services or institutional sites.

For example, if the Google Adsense system is used to for advertising, then it will show ads related to the content of your website. In the same way, if your site is an institutional or business, then obviously it is going to show ads of your competitors on your website which is not very pleasant for the credibility of your business.

No Self Control


Another major disadvantage of these free web hosting services is that most of the service providers won’t allow you to have your own domain, being forced to use a sub-domain name service, such as “yourdomain.000webhost.com”.

Besides being a name quite long and difficult to remember, your customers and users of your site will start to be aware that you are using a free service. For many people, the image that will convey is that your online business is not relevant, which may cause you to lose business, proving once again that “cheap is expensive”. With a professional and premium hosting service, you can have your site with a domain name itself, and may even change your web hosting company at any time without having to change the site address.

No E-mail Accounts


Many of these services do not provide e-mail accounts, making it impossible for you to create an e-mail account with the address of your website. Even those who provide services, your e-mail will be something like yourname@yourdomain.000webhost.com.

Probably it will not be interested in putting this address in their contact cards and will end up using a e-mail: @yahoo.com, @gmail.com @live.com. If you compare these, still it continues to be a free service and without any branding for your company, it’s not worth.

With a professional hosting service, you can create your own mailbox with the address of your site, for example: yourname@yourdomain.com.

No support for PHP / MySQL, etc…


Most of these free web hosting providers only provide support to HTML pages, making it impossible to create dynamic pages with links to database and forms. Support for PHP and MySQL is very simple to be implemented on a server; however these technologies greatly increase resource consumption by each hosting account on the server and thus drastically reduce the number of hosting accounts for a normal server.

Usually hosting companies define a maximum value of hosting accounts per server for on average 250 accounts / server. However these services tripled this value on servers with PHP and MySQL support and servers without support for these technologies may increase to 2,000 to 3,000 sites per server, since HTML does not use any server resources to compile its syntax, unlike what happens with PHP-based sites.

With only HTML support, your site will be very sluggish and will not have much interactivity with the customer, making it a site with only static content with almost no features.

Limited Disk Space and Bandwidth


Although some hosting providers also offer Free Web Hosting Plans with Unlimited Space and Unlimited Bandwidth , most of them excessively limit the disk space of their plans by not providing sufficient disk space and monthly bandwidth so you can maintain your site.

Typically a hosting plan of a joint account, which occupies more disk space, is sometimes not the files of the site, but the mailboxes of their e-mail and databases of their websites. If you reach your limit of space, probably the free hosting provider will get your site down and won’t be up until you upgrade your hosting plan to a paid service.

This will make you to quickly find a hosting service to migrate, which is a process that should normally be done with some care, a lot of research and time. The same happens in the case of achieving monthly bandwidth of your site, requiring an immediate migration service.

Sometimes some free web hosting providers do not activate the plan after exceeding monthly bandwidth, putting the “Terms of Service – ToS” indication of fees if it exceeds the monthly traffic, and these values usually are exorbitant and the service can be more expensive than a normal service if no attention is paid to consumption.

Lack of Essential Tools and Features


You cannot expect the latest and most useful tools in a free hosting service. Usually this type of services used control panels that are limited in terms of features, which make the simplest task, authentic puzzles. Most services won’t allow you to create even a backup file for download, and this process has to be done manually using FTP, if FTP details are provided by the service provider. It can also be limited to a file manager, web-based.

If you like tools that allow you to install hundreds of scripts on your hosting account with just a few clicks such as Softaculous, then it’s better to opt for a premium hosting service that offers such tools. Think about Idera CDP Backups (formerly known as R1Soft CDP Backups) is the solution for server backups more than a spectacular hosting service you may have.

These are just some of the examples of features and tools that are usually not available with a free web hosting service.

Data Loss


Unfortunately, nowadays almost everything has a price; however the data and information is something that can hardly be assigned a value. A simple database can contain very important information and is worth millions of Dollars ($). In any hosting service, whether free or paid, the customer is responsible for maintaining the security of their copies, unless you pay extremely high values for a service that guarantees the integrity of your data backups.

Companies that provide professional shared hosting usually have defined a plan for backups to save some restore points of data stored on their servers so that the customers can easily retrieve the information in the event of data loss. Often customers fail to make their own backups as verify that the company makes. However, the backups made by the hosting company should not be used by customers as replacement guarantee in case they remove or edit a file unintentionally and having a problem during a platform maintenance, etc…

Whenever the client wishes to make a change, maintain or update the platforms of their site, they should create a backup and download the same to their computer, double the same for server testing / developing local or remote and only after confirming that the changes were applied correctly in test environment / development, that should make uploading to the server where the platform is in production.

The customer should not be waiting for the backups made by the company for the recovery if an update goes wrong. However the truth is that most professional hosting companies provide backups if the client requests, if it has made any changes that have gone wrong. However, the client will not have the same fate in a free hosting service, because most likely there will not be a plan for backups, even for recovery in case of hardware failure.

Thus, if there is a hardware failure and you have not done your backups, you can say goodbye to your site and probably your online business.

Service without Guarantees


As everyone knows, cheap is expensive. A service for which no amount is paid doesn’t even have the invoice or receipt that you are being supplied, is a kind of service where you cannot expect guarantees or cannot complain or demand for any value added service.

It would not be the first time one of these services disappeared from the Internet from one day to the other, leaving thousands of inaccessible sites and causing damage to thousands of businesses. There are many reasons why this can happen, whether the service has become untenable for those who were to bear or even total loss of data that had been planned without any strategic plan for data recovery. Keeping a commercial site in one of these services is not worth, as you never know that if your site will be online tomorrow or simply disappeared.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

When performing a file transfer generally we all opts FTP, but security is not negligible kind of thing so we will have to opt secured version of FTP namely FTPS or SFTP. However, you may ask what is the difference between these two protocols?

FTPS and SFTP


FTPS


FTPS is actually FTP with SSL in addition to the security side that it brings. The use of SSL allows requiring the use of a certificate to secure communication between the client and the server.

Generally FTP explicit encrypted connections. Therefore, the connection is on port 21 (standard) and then the command “AUTH TLS” or “AUTH SSL” is sent to the server to ask for encrypting the transfer orders. Then, a second command named “PROT P” is sent to the server to encrypt the data transfer.

The use of FTPS means that the remote FTP server is configured to manage secure connections.

SFTP


SFTP meanwhile means: SSH File Transfer Protocol and Secure File Transfer Protocol. In fact, this protocol is designated as an extension of the SSH protocol that allows the transfer of files. With this FTP transfer we could talk encapsulated in a secure SSH tunnel.

It only uses the SSH port (22), both for the transfer of data for monitoring.

Conclusion

In both cases, the objective is to add a layer of security through SSL/TLS or SSH. Thus, on the one hand we can use “X.509 Certificates” with FTPS, secondly, we can use SSH keys to manage the security of trade.

Moreover, in the case of SFTP using a single connection since everything happens in the SSH connection, whereas in the cases of FTPS it is necessary to open two connections.

The operation of the FTPS means that the connection is not secure from the start. Indeed, it is only when the server receives the request for encryption and begins to quantity. Conversely, with the SFTP encryption is operational from the start thanks to the presence of SSH to connect to the remote FTP server.

Finally, we would end by saying to developer that the .NET Framework does not include the SFTP support.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

I once had the opportunity to test all control panel systems on my test VPS. So here is a brief overview of my experience just in case anyone should need a concise overview. It was based on a fresh Debian Lenny 64bit system.

Hosting Control Panels

SysCP: Probably the slimmest of all control panels. I liked very well, because it is actually perfect for a VPS with a handful of domains and hardly more email addresses. But also for commercial hosting SysCP is to use; thanks to ticket system and various user levels. The installation was pretty easy, even when the manual to change the config files is a bit time consuming. However, I wanted to send the mail postfix part out not (but probably was more like gadgets than on my previous SysCP ).

Conclusion:

* Very slim and resource-efficient panel
* Relatively easy to install
* Updated user interface
* Own Apache directives conveniently controlled via the panel
* Supports many distributions
* Does not so deep into the system
* Time-consuming to change the configurations of the respective components
* Partially annoying dependencies when installing the deb package
* Configuration of nameserver manually only
* Unwieldy Prefixsystem

The control panel I liked well, but I have for my taste nearly contain enough features. I would have shut me here and there but want some more configuration options for each service. Above all, the ability to manage the DNS zones on the control panel. I would have liked. Thus the control panel offer few advantages in this respect to the work in the shell.

ispCP Omega installing was even simpler than that of SysCP, since one is the change of the individual config files could save. It is therefore commendable in my opinion could determine application trust the admin name itself, which provides a little more security. In addition, the CP brings many features such as webmail in their own design, with much more detailed statistics, that makes the resource consumption seen, which is higher than that of SysCP.

what annoyed me uttered, however, is that only by php cgi / fastcgi can integrate. That may be safer but it is much slower and thus a failure of the CP. Ensures that it is on vServer seemingly unusable. Quite often the cgi processes are not started properly terminated. So that they fall into infinite loop on, which may affect on VDS and (so is reported in various forums) and even the entire node crashes can bring.

However, this should occur only on VPS with 64-bit OS. For me, the problem then, where-upon the VDS was about the only VPS Control Panel addressed the host. Although there are many instructions all operate with mod_php but this would require after each update of the CP re-adjustment.

Summary:

* Elegant surface
* No manual adjustment of the config files needed
* Many features
* Name of the admin accounts on their own identifiable
* PHP will only fastcgi / cgi-usable
* Resource consumption partly tangible
* Bug on 64 bit systems vServer

The CP seems more likely to be somewhat larger for hosting and corresponding server. Many features and configuration options are nice for the lazy admin shell, however, impede the creation of deeper configurations, since they are overwritten by the CP again. The resource consumption was by the (almost) acceptable use and partly outside the cgi. But it should be mainly responsible for the above bug. Therefore I could not completely take the test over and “explore” all functions. Therefore it should be missing some points on the list above conclusion.

ISPConfig 3: First a little note; one must distinguish at ISPConfig 2 to 3, because both versions are not only very different from each other but with some rooms even have their own developers hanging. I opted for the version 3. The full installation, I led for a HOWTO, which set up the same time a Debian system with the general explained.

The installation should perform well from a beginner can be, but it is of advantage that is not immaculate fully in dealing with Linux to be. After installing the CP did his service at once (only with the mail server I am still having problems, again) and its many possibilities spread out before you figured out. In addition to a comprehensive monitoring site with which you deal with many logs, RAM and CPU load, view general information directly into the CP, and the CP also contains the usual admin, customer and reseller system. Additionally, the CP waits with many more features to help the one in the management of many domains, such as the Possibility of CSRs (certificate signing requests) directly generate from the CP. Your own Apache directives can include on the CP.

Conclusion:

* Functional and thanks to Ajax by far the fastest surface
* Many (in my opinion) useful features
* Own Apache directives simply include
* Allows quick access to page monitoring for various logs, etc …
* Many additional components for the monitoring of emails (ClamAV, Spamassasin, etc…)
* Own DNS zones
* No problem for managing multiple IPs
* Very helpful community (even if it comes along as a complete beginner)
* The CP is easily extensible via plug-ins
* But there is not many for version 3
* Interface only works with JavaScript
* Installation may not be suitable for beginners

So I will probably put ISPConfig 3 on my new VPS, since it is the best as compared to functionality and resource conservation. Everything depends on the sending and receiving of emails gives me a headache, but this probably is not the CP, since I use Postfix on GeneRally somewhat at odds. But I should solve the problem, this is my dream CP.

Plesk: At the end of another narrow field report with Plesk, which is to the version 9.2, a Debian-based 32-bit system where I used Plesk for almost 2 years in use, but this was not necessarily to the conviction but rather to the fact that the VPS with other CPs behaved quite bitchy.

The installation of Plesk for windows is moderately easy. You start the install script and the rest of the task makes almost by itself. Plesk was moderate at the best resource on average time consumption, the side structure of the surface was always horribly slow. For Plesk provides by far probably the most features with the average Admin access, however, it is the very low gearing. This does have a positive impact for beginners with chronic Shell-phobia, but who wants to set up a service time on the Plesk custom configuration so looks often in the tube, as Plesk’s own changes quite cheeky about writing again, and other settings not offered .

Conclusion:

* Offers many features
* Easy installation
* Very easy to use (for beginners)
* Well-functioning auto-update
* Requires many resources
* Own Apache directives can be placed manually only by Shell
* Dovetails very much with the system
* Completely overloaded interface, Which loads very slowly
* Sometimes useless features (Application Vault, etc.)
* License for the small private users priceless

So I must keep Plesk credit, as it has always worked very reliably and the auto-update feature was very convenient. However, I still cry no tears for the CP. If you wanted to just quickly change one thing this has been hampered by sometimes extremely slow-loading pages, so some options to hide in the seemingly endless icons soups such skill that one might despair.

Thus, virtually the entire Plesk server digs under the nail, preventing almost any self-employment. All in all, the value for a joke, if you are not on the mass license can call his provider. Mostly Plesk is recommended for beginners. Thus, particularly who want to control everything rather than a graphical interface.

So that is my rundown of the most common CPs, maybe someone can take advantage of it. Please understand it is not as a professional report or test but rather as a rough overview.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

If you’ve ever run a website and owned your own hosting, you’ve likely familiarized yourself with the cPanel dashboard. This is undoubtedly the most common web management software and the majority of hosting providers utilizes it. With the software, you will be able to perform a large number of actions, including managing your site’s files, SQL database and email accounts. You can also transfer files to your server, by using the cPanel software.

cPanel Hosting

The software is readily available and incredibly popular. Much of this has to do with its ease of use. A beginner will be able to pick up and begin utilizing it right away. There is an abundance of reasons for the software’s popularity. Below, you will learn more about these.

1) Convenience

 First and foremost, you should realize that the cPanel software would provide you with convenient use. While using the software, the website administrator will be able to quickly and easily manage their sites and domain names. By using the distinguished buttons, you’ll be able to manipulate and change a variety of different settings to meet your expectations. Below, you will find a list of things that can be manipulated from the cPanel dashboard.

1. Your site’s files
2. Email accounts
3. SQL and other types of databases

2) Effortless Installation

 The cPanel software is beneficial for a handful of individuals. Veterans to the trade will have no difficultly utilizing the software right away. Beginners might have a few questions. There is where the software’s “Getting Started Wizard” will come into play. This tutorial is incredibly helpful and is capable of walking a new right through the entire process. This will help you begin initial file transfers, so you can get your site up and running quickly. Also, this helpful tutorial will help you setup email accounts, so you can start using your own personalized domain email account immediately.

3) One Click Installation

 There are many different web applications. These include Drupal, WordPress and phpBB. Many webmasters will be able to benefit exponentially from these programs. One of the most beneficial aspects of all is that the cPanel software will give you the ability to install the majority of these applications with a single click. This helps to ensure that you don’t need to download files and upload them manually. At the same time, you will never have to worry about making alterations to the PHP code. Instead, you will be able to make a few simple clicks and the software will be up and running, within a matter of minutes.

4) Convenient Access To Databases

 There are many different webmasters, who could benefit tremendously from having easy access to their server’s databases. There are many different ways to access this information, but the majority of these methods are simply unreliable and inconvenient. Many webmasters will want to be able to access and create databases much easier. There is no better way to do this than by using the cPanel hosting software. From the control panel, the user will be able to make a variety of different changes to their databases. In fact, they’ll be able to add information to the database, as well as extract and delete data. Creating new databases can also be done with a few clicks.

Finally, adding PostgreSQL options is another possibility. All in all, the cPanel software makes it incredibly easy to make the database adjustments, which need to be made, without much difficulty.

5) Easier Backups

 At this point in time, you should understand the paramount importance of performing regular backups. Failing to backup your website consistently could result in a lose of information and potentially a loss of revenue in the future. Although it is possible to allow the hosting company to take control over this aspect of your website, you should not. Instead, you should embrace and utilize the cPanel software. Within the cPanel dashboard, you will be able to access and utilize the “Backup Wizard”.

With this convenient feature, you will be able to immediately backup your website, emails or database. The backup will take a lengthy duration, which will depend on the overall size of your website. Once the process has concluded, you will be able to download the backup file to your computer. From there, you can save it for peace of mind, or you can upload it to another server.

Overall

When it comes down to it, cPanel is undoubtedly the most popular website management software. This is no coincidence. The software is incredibly user-friendly and will give you the ability to perform many tasks with ease. Installing software, accessing your databases and performing regular backups can be done very easily with this software. There is no other software, which is capable of replicating its performance. This is why you should utilize the software for yourself today!

Monday, 19 June 2017

We’ve come across many enthusiasts, noobs & testers who’ve enquired about the ways to setting-up WordPress on a Windows based PC. So, for those who aren’t aware, setting-up WordPress locally would mean setting-up a local server or a localhost. There may be a number of reasons why anyone would want to do that in the first place. Some might me a theme developer who’d probably want to test the theme locally before making it live over the web, while others might be developing a plugin for WordPress which they’d like to test run before releasing it to the store.

Here we’ll try to learn the ways to install WordPress on your Windows computer using WAMP.

But before we proceed with the steps, it’s important for your to understand that if you are setting up your WordPress based site locally, it’d be only you or anyone who is using your machine who’d be able to view the website/plugin/theme. If you intend to make it live over the Internet, then you’d need to consider hosting it over a web server.

Well, if incase you do not know about what WAMP is, then it’s a compilation of Apache, PHP and MySQL bundled together for Windows OS platform. You’d require this to set-up a local environment for WordPress installation over Windows. You may even choose to use a similar client such as XAMPP.

Installing WAMP server on your Personal Computer


First and foremost, you must visit the WAMP Server website and download the latest copy of the software. Depending on the OS version and the bits (32-64) version, you must download the appropriate copy of the package onto your local machine.

After the download is complete, run the setup program simple follow the instruction that the wizard produces. During the installation, it’d ask you to choose the destination of the default web browser. As a default feature, it’d automatically find the location of Internet explorer, but if you choose to use a different browser, you must mention it over here, ie. the path (it is usually found in the program files folder).


After the installation is complete, you must launch the WampServer.

Creating Database for WordPress


As a default feature, you’d get phpMyAdmin with. Inorder to create a database for WordPress you must click on the Wampserver icon found at the windows taskbar and then click on phpmyadmin.


You’d be presented with a new window of phpMyAdmin, after which you must click on Databases and build a new database. You may choose a custom name based on your preference and click on Create button.


Installing WordPress on Windows with WAMP


Once the backend set-up is complete, you must now download the latest copy of WordPress from its official website. Extract the contents of the folder. Go to the destination where you’ve extracted the content, copy the entire WordPress folder and paste it into C:\wamp\www\ (this is the default installation location, you should change it if you’ve installed it at a different location). You have the choice to rename the folder to anything of your choice. Here we’ve changed it to ‘mysite’ for explanation purposes.

You must now access the following URL from the web browser of your choice :

http://localhost/mysite/

You might run into an error which states that the wp-config.php file could not be found. In that case you must click on the Create a Configuration File button and build it.


You are now required to provide the database information, which is the next step of WordPress installation. The database name field should be populated with what you had created in the previous stage of Creating Database for WordPress.

As a default feature, WordPress would populate the Username field with ‘root’, but the password is something that you’d need to specify manually. Though, you may choose to leave it blank because it’s a local installation. If it’d have been over the server, you should populate the field with an authentic password. Click on the Submit button and WordPress will create a configuration file for you.


You’d then be presented with a screen confirming about the installation of WordPress. You must now run the installation by clicking the Run Install button.


Now, give a title to your site, choose the username, password and add the email address and hit the Install button.

This completes the installation process of WordPress on your PC running Windows OS using WAMP. Once you are done with testing your site over a local server environment, you may then choose to make your website live over a web hosting server.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

What is EHCP?


EHCP (Easy Hosting Control Panel) is a control panel, which is completely free and Open Source that means you won’t required to pay anything to use this interface.

EHCP , Easy Hosting Control Panel

EHCP control panel contains all the necessary things for hosting domains. Among them are Apache, MySQL, PHP5, Postfix, FTP, etc.. All services will be functioning and operating as soon as you install it on your server.

For your information; EHCP is specially oriented for Ubuntu & Debian OS, but cannot install on other Linux OS. However, it is a powerful open source control panel, and simple to install that allows the user to manage services easily.

Here are its features:


* Customizing the interface
* Domains
* E-mail Management
* Manage FTP accounts
* Manage MySQL databases
* Management of web sites (virtual host)
* Autoresponder
* Data from the web with webalizer
* Install script.
* Managing disk quota
* Multi-languages
* Backup and Restore
* Transfer Domain Name

Here you can use ehcp a control panel is easy to use and quite “powerful”, following steps will tell you how to set up ehcp on your VPS server.

1. ehcp need OS Ubuntu or Debian. Here we take an example Ubuntu and I assume you’ve already installed ubuntu on VPS server.

2. Open your Linux console.
Login to root by typing sudo bash.
Then enter the following command in the console:
www.ehcp.net wget / download
tar-zxvf ehcp_latest.tgz
cd ehcp

3. Then type the following command at the console:
start install.sh

4. After several prompts, you will be asked your name and email, then, you will be asked to password mysql and so on ..

To phpmyadmin, you will be asked to type a server on a blue screen, Select apache2,

for postfix, you will be required by apt-get,
type of installation,
select Internet Site

after operating a while, you will see, the installation is complete.

5. Open the panel on http://ip- and then click on the link panel

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The SSL certificates sold by the majority of commercial certification authorities (CAs) such as Global Sign, etc… To use SSL certificate it is good to have a Dedicated IP address, as dedicated IP address will be the one, which will be working for the secure layer with the port 443.

SSL in WHM

To check the SSL certificate:


Open the URL: https://yourdomain.com

Symptoms:


If it shows “unable to connect”, then it means no SSL certificate is there for the domain.
If it redirects to the domain, then SSL is purchased and working.
If it is expired, then Click on >> I understand the risks >> add exception >> get certificate >> view. Check for the expiry date of the same. If you find that the dare is expired, then it needs to be renewed.

What are the general types of SSL certificate?


Standard SSL >> valid for one domain name

EV (Extended Validation) SSL >> this is similar to a Standard SSL certificated, except the validation process is a little bit more involved.

UCC (Unified Communication Certificate) – multi-domain SSL or SAN SSL (Subject Alternative Name) >> this is a Standard SSL certificate (unless specified to be EV SSL) that allows for multiple domain names in the same certificates.

Wildcard SSL >> this is valid for *.domain.com. Note that this cuts off at the child level so it would not be valid for *.sub.domain.com – you would need a different wildcard for it.

SGC (Server Gated Cryptography) SSL >> this is a “step-up” certificate so that you can increase the SS; encryption strength for clients that don’t support your server’s level of encryption.

2048 bit certificates >> this is just a normal certificate of any of the above types. This just means that you can use 2048 bit key strength for your private key, because their CA is at 2048 bit or higher.

Examples from the Global sign

* Alpha SSL- For one domain

* Wild Card – For multiple domains

How to Purchase SSL?


To purchase the SSL you need to provide the details as mentioned below to the respective SSL provider:

-Domain name
-Email address (where cert is sent)
-Host name
-Country
-State
-City
-Company Name
-Company Division
-Email address (displayed in cert)
-Password

After receiving the details from your certificate provider >> login to the WHM of the server and Follow the below mentioned steps:

Click on ” Main >> SSL/TLS >> Generate a SSL Certificate and Signing Request” >> provide the detail information and for the section of Key Size: Select for 2048 rather than 1024.

If you click next it will generate the CSR (Certificate Signing Request) and will provide you the CSR and KEY for the same.

Usually, hosting providers don’t have the self SSL certificates, they contact the respective SSL provider from where they used to take the certificated in bulk and then provides to the end users. After generating or receiving the CSR the hosing provider visit the SSL provider. For example, GlobalSign

General Steps for all Commercial Certification Authorities (CAs)


>> If you want to purchase from the CAs then create a login and then login into the account of their website OR

>> With the login details of hosting provider to login into the Global Sign and then select the product for which you have to place the order as:

• Alpha SLL- For one domain
• Wild Card – For multiple domains

>> Then proceed for the next step in which provide the details for the CSR and then confirm.

>> Select the email id to which you want the feedback from them.

>> Confirm and complete it.

>> After this step you have to go into the inbox which you have given for receiving feedback

>> Example: signup@example.com

>> As soon as the procedure is completed you receive the order number from them which is important and a link to check whether the order is completed or not or whether the certificate is generated or not. You will be provided with the link to check for the same.

>> In case if you don’t receive the same then contact to the customer support of the global sign from the same logins of the organization.

>> You will receive the next mail from them with the SSL certificate provided in the same format as of CSR. As soon as you receive the mail check for the last characters of the each key of the one which we have generated as like:

CSR last characters are
“6QYMmdKl6sMc6N
SoVwX0M=
—–END CERTIFICATE REQUEST—–“

Check the same into the reply mail you have received from then with the SSL certificate.

Installing the SSL certificate from the WHM:


After receiving the same, visit to the WHM of the Server and follow the steps as (end user client may need to contact the hosting provider for the same if they don’t have the access to the WHM Admin).

Click on Main >> SSL/TLS >> Install a SSL Certificate and Setup the Domain. Here you have to provide the copy of the SSL certificate that you have received from them into the area given and make sure there is no blank space. As soon as you put the key, it will automatically generate below user details, etc… It will also automatically fetch the details. And then click next “done” your SSL certificate is installed.

NOTE: confirm the IP address you provided after the certificate is fetched by the WHM; else it will create a problem for the same.

>> After this you have to install the SSL on the services as well. For that follow the steps mentioned below:

Main >> Service Configuration >> Manage Service SSL Certificates

For example: you will get the details as:

Service Current Certificate Actions
Exim (SMTP) Server Issuer: C=US, O=Equifax, OU=Equifax Secure Certificate Authority
Not Before: Jan 31 14:50:50 2015 GMT
Not After: Feb 3 17:10:35 2016 GMT Install new Certificate Reset Certificate
Subject: serialNumber=PCmdzkGcKwH51nAguzsgHJDNGhLd//o6, C=GB, O=chicago.bodhosting.net, OU=GT81185785,
OU=See www.globalsign.com/resources/cps (c)10, OU=Domain Control Validated – GlobalSign(R), CN= chicago.bodhosting.net
Self Signed: NO

>> Click on the Install new certificate:

Provide the key by the same method >> confirm that there is no space of wrong key. Click on save.

One by one you have to complete all the services like this and then check for the SSL. That’s it. SSL will be renewed or installed for next one year or as per order. DONE!

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