Category Archives: Dedicated Servers

Automatic Website Backup With One-Click Restore

SANGKRIT.net is the one-stop solution for all your web and app requirements. Securing your website with SSL and Malware Scanner is one thing but keeping a regular backup of your website is far more important as that keeps your and your customer’s data safe especially when hackers try to pry their way in.

The website backup service at SANGKRIT.net automatically backups your complete website and offers a one-click restore. Thus, it makes you ready for anything that comes your way.

You are in all control of when your daily backups happen. You simply need to subscribe to it, set it up by following on-screen instructions, and then just continue to focus on building your business. Site monitoring, malware scanning, and backups all go on in the background.

Apart from this, you can also download backup copies to your local device for emergency access and migration. In case, if you make any changes or updates to your website, you can run an on-demand backup or simply wait for the automatic backup to happen.

What Is Managed SSL And Why You Need One?

The new Managed SSL Service at SANGKRIT.net saves you from the technical steps of installing and implementing HTTPS over your domains.

The installation is automatic and the software itself ensures that your website stays safe and secure on the internet.

It has been programmed to save the user from the manual configuration and common errors of SSL such as:

  • SSL not found error
  • Mixed-content error
  • HTTPS redirect failure error
  • SSL certificate mismatch error

How Managed SSL Works?

Authentication is the keystone of SSL protection. After you subscribe to a Managed SSL, the system itself validates your domain and issues an SSL certificate to ensure your website only takes a secure connection.

After the system configures the SSL certificate on your domain and verifies that everything is correct, you receive an email saying that your website is now successfully running over a secure HTTPS connection.

The system offers you Domain Validation (DV) SSL certificates via Managed SSL Service. You can purchase a certificate for a single site or a multiple-domains certificate i.e. SAN SSL that secures one primary plus four additional domains i.e. a total of five domains.

Redirecting HTTP Domains to HTTPS On Dedicated Server

Once SSL is installed on your dedicated server (as explained here) for the domain name you have selected, you will need to redirect all non-secure http links to secure https connection.

For any website to work over SSL, there are some modifications you will need to make to your .htaccess file, and then it will redirect your visitors to the HTTPS version of your website.

Login to your SANGKRIT.net account and follow the given steps:

  1. Go to your SANGKRIT.net product page.
  2. Under the Server, click Manage for cPanel
  3. In the Account Dashboard, click File Manager.
  4. In the cPanel File Manager, click Settings.
  5. Make sure that Show Hidden Files (dotfiles) is checked, and click Save.
  6. Click on public_html, and open your .htaccess if you already have one. If not, click File+, name the file .htaccess and click Create New File.
  7. Select the .htaccess file, and click Edit.
    • If you just created your .htaccess file, use this code:
      RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?coolexample\.com RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.coolexample.com/$1 [R,L]
    • If your .htaccess file already exists, insert the lines that begin with ReWriteCond and RewriteRule directly after the already existing ReWriteEngine On.
    • Click Save Changes and Close. 

That’s it. Visit your website and you’ll be re-directed to the HTTPS version.

If you use WordPress, then follow these steps:

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Visit Settings, click General.
  3. Locate the following fields:
    • WordPress Address (URL)
    • Site Address (URL)
  4. In each field, update your URLs from http to https
  5. Scroll down and click Save Changes.
  6. Open your current .htaccess file in the /public_html/ folder with the cPanel file manager for editing. If you don’t already have a .htaccess file, you’ll need to create one.
  7. Insert the following code at the top of your .htaccess file:
  8. Click Save Changes at the top-right corner of the screen.

In some cases you will need to edit your .htaccess file, if you don’t want that then you may also use a WordPress plugin such as Really Simple SSL It saves you from following so many technical steps.

How To Install SSL On Dedicated Server?

The SSL certificate establishes encryption over information that is sent to the server. It is the process of scrambling data into an undecipherable format that can only be returned to a readable format with the proper decryption key. 

Hence, when a client attempts to send confidential information to a Web server, the user’s browser accesses the server’s digital certificate and establishes a secure connection.

It also authenticates the identity of a website. An SSL certificate contains the following information: 

  1. The certificate holder’s name & public key 
  2. The certificate’s serial number and expiration date 
  3. The digital signature of the certificate-issuing authority

Once you have subscribed to an SSL of your choice, you will need to request an SSL activation for your website, which can be done by following this tutorial here

Next, download SSL on your local machine (laptop, etc)

In most cases (especially on Managed WordPress and Business Hosting) the system auto-installs the certificate. Whereas, dedicated server users can manually install it by following these steps:

  1. Open SANGKRIT.net account
  2. Visit your Products page
  3. Select SSL Certificates 
  4. Select Manage for the certificate you want to download.
  5. Under Download Certificate, select a Server type and then select Download Zip File.

Launch your dedicated server:

  1. Visit your Products page
  2. Click the Servers tab
  3. Next to the account, you want to use, click Launch
  4. From the management interface, next to cPanel Site,
  5. Click Manage Server (WHM) and click Proceed

Upload & Install SSL certificate

  1. Search SSL on the left sidebar menu
  2. Click Install an SSL certificate on the domain
  3. Type your domain name in the first field
  4. Click the Browse button
  5. Select and upload your SSL certificate
  6. Click Install button

When you choose the browse and upload option for uploading the certificate you have purchased from SANGKRIT.net, there is no need to fill up any other field, these are auto-discovered from the SSL you are uploading.

The next coming lesson is about redirecting your websites and all their links from HTTP to secure HTTPS.

How To Administer A Dedicated Server?

The dedicated servers at SANGKRIT.net offer you a WHM admin panel that lets you create multiple cPanel hosting accounts to host your websites and apps.

Before you start, make sure you have subscribed to a Dedicated Server at SANGKRIT.net.

Next, log in to your SANGKRIT.net account and follow these steps:

  1. Open the Products page and click the Servers tab
  2. Click Launch (Next to the account, you want to use)
  3. Click Manage Server (WHM) (visible next to cPanel Site)
  4. Click Proceed

This directs you to the administration area of your dedicated server which can be divided into five major sections:

  1. Main navigation
  2. Support & View options
  3. Side navigation
  4. Demo Steps
  5. Functions

Where,

Section 1, Main Navigation

The main navigation bar remains visible as you navigate throughout your server.

Where you may click –

  • News for important news and announcements
  • Change Log to view the changelogs
  • Log Out to log out

It also displays important server notices.

Section 2, Support & View Options

The top right corner of your server’s admin panel has two sets of options:

  1. The View option allows you to switch admin theme view, and
  2. The lifesaver icon allows you to view the support menu that covers the following set of features:
  • Support Forums for discussing cPanel issues
  • Link for accessing the knowledge base documentation
  • Contact option to submit a ticket to cPanel Technical Support

This section only covers the most helpful features of WHM. To view all of the features in the home interface you may switch to classic view. 

Section 3, The Side Navigation

The side navigation menu provides you access to all of the admin interfaces. Here, you may either scroll and select a page or simply search the specific admin pages.

This is a very deep section that lets you manage almost all functions of your dedicated server.

Section 4, Demo Steps

Here, you will find new notices, demo, and steps for quick access to some important actions needed on your new server.

Sections 5, Functions

This section displays the admin page you click from the side navigation (section -3). It provides the server’s root user and resellers with access to all of the server’s administration features.

Now you are introduced to your server’s admin panel.

Next, start by searching ‘Account Functions‘ on the side navigation. The option lets you host domains and manage your cPanel accounts, follow this lesson.

How To Manage Resources On Dedicated Server?

Managing resources means creating hosting packages having a set resource usage allowance for domains and websites you want to host on your dedicated server.

You can set the maximum amount of resources a domain can use so that other websites won’t get affected by it. 

  • If you are running only one website then you may simply allot all your server resources to it
  • If you are running multiple websites then you may either set a resource quota for each website or let all your sites freely use server resources

In this lesson you will learn –

  1. How to create a new hosting package?
  2. How to allot resources to it?
  3. How to assign it to a domain?

Log in to your SANGKRIT.net Account then follow these steps:

  1. Visit Products page
  2. Click the Servers tab
  3. Next to the account, you want to use, click Launch
  4. From the management interface, next to the cPanel Site,
  5. Click Manage Server (WHM) 
  6. Click Proceed

On your server’s home, To add a new package

  1. Find the Packages section on the left sidebar,
  2. Click Add a Package

Define limitations such as:

  1. Disk space
  2. Max domains
  3. Max bandwidth usage
  4. Max database usage
  5. Max email, etc

As required by you, each or selective options can be left to unlimited

Next, click the blue color Add button at the bottom of the screen.

Your package has been successfully created.

This way you can create as many packages you want, and each package will work as a separate cPanel hosting account.

You may edit or delete any packages by revisiting the packages page from the left sidebar of your dedicated server‘s home.

These steps also work on virtual private servers.

How To Host A Domain On Dedicated Server?

For hosting your domain names, you require to create at least one cPanel account on your dedicated server.

What is cPanel?

A cPanel offers you a user-friendly interface for hosting your domains, managing your website files, as well as installing web-building applications like WordPress, etc.

The cPanel at SANGKRIT.net offers you more than a hundred website maker apps as well as free backup solutions.

First, complete the basic setup of your dedicated server, and then you would be able to create multiple cPanel hosting accounts and associate them with specific domain names of yours.

Creating a cPanel Hosting Account:

  1. Login to your SANGKRIT.net Account
  2. Click the Servers tab
  3. Click Launch (next to the account you want to use)
  4. Click Set Up (for the account you want to use )
  5. It will offer you a form as given below:
SERVER NAMEGive a name to your new server.
USER NAMEType in username to log in to your server.
PASSWORD & CONFIRM PASSWORDCreate a password for username to log in to your server.
DATA CENTER REGIONSelect the location where you want to keep your server.
IMAGESelect the operating system you want to use.
CONTROL PANELSelect cPanel.
IMPORT YOUR SITESYou may select any old cPanel shared hosting accounts that you want to import to your new server.

Fill in the details, and then click the Create button. 

This will take a few seconds to set up, and then you can access your cPanel by following these steps:

  1. Visit your SANGKRIT.net Account
  2. Click the Servers tab

And, you will see that your cPanel account is listed in the Servers tab.

Note: Some operating systems don’t support cPanel. So, while filling the cPanel setup form (as shown in step five), make sure to check for any possible warnings in the operating system field.

Make sure that your domain name is pointed towards your dedicated server. Read these lesson:

  1. How to point a domain name to a dedicated server
  2. What is my dedicated server’s IP address?

For adding more domains, you might need enabling the remote domains on your dedicated server:

The same steps also work on all virtual private servers.

How To Subscribe & Set Up A Dedicated Server?

Dedicated server is the most advanced form of web hosting where the client leases an entire server that is not shared with anyone else.

It can handle a huge load of traffic and heavy page requests. Thus, it prevents your website from going down at the time when your traffic starts to rise.

Setting up a dedicated server is easier than you think. Just subscribe to your choice of dedicated server here,

and then follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Account Manager 
  2. Click the Servers tab
  3. Next to the account, you want to use, click Launch
  4. From the management interface, next to cPanel Site,
  5. Click Manage Server (WHM) and click Proceed
  6. Click Account Functions
  7. Click Create a New Account
  8. Fill up the mandatory fields
  9. Click Create
  10. WebHost Manager will display you a results page outlining your new Account.
  11. Next, you will see Account Creation Complete!!! at the bottom of the screen.
  12. Click Create new account option (under the account function sidebar tab)
  13. Enter the details of your new domain in the domain information section, the username and password you create here will be used for accessing the cPanel of your website

To make, manage or transfer a website –

Visit the cPanel of the domain name (which you have created in the above-given steps) and follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Account Manager 
  2. Click the Servers tab
  3. Click the cPanel site you want to use

That’s it, now you may install WordPress.

The same steps also work on all virtual private servers.

Serious Players Startup Only Seriously

Three things actually determine whether anything could seriously become your business.

1. Do you love doing what you do?

First of all you must ask yourself whether you love what you are planning doing for the rest of your life? So that your business could get judged at last as your lifetime achievement although that can happen only when this inspires your lifelong engagement.

Any chances to leave things midway are minimised once you truly love doing what you do. That is how your lifelong commitment matters most in determining if anything is seriously your business.

2. Do you adeqautely disrupt by doing so?

Secondly Sangkrit teaches you to start-up only if your idea of doing business adequately disrupts. As per his algorithm, up to the level, your idea can disrupt, determines the total sum of your scope to succeed as a startup.

That is how any serious people play their game to monopolise any particular human behaviour.

3. Did you startup on a dedicated server?

Finally when you are serious enough with your idea of doing business, you must start with a dedicated server and nothing less along with buying bulk domains in your bid for owning all possible extensions of your business domain globally because that is how this works best for monopolising any particular human behaviour as that is called a serious business.

Mediocres, who are not even sure about starting with a dedicated server, mostly fail on the internet contrary to the domainers starting on a dedicated server since any serious players startup only seriously.

Make Server Grid Selling Like Power Grids

Physically colocating a server by the end-user is costlier and loses a lot of money in the long run whereas leasing a dedicated server from https://system.sangkrit.net on monthly or annual subscription, proves much better and cheaper as technology is upgraded from time to time and physical servers are also changed regularly without charging any extra cost to the end-user.

Being a people’s personal outlet, you should focus upon helping businesses migrate into leased dedicated servers in remote clouds as that is the way of establishing and running any business in the internet age. Doing so you are most likely to get hired for administering that as well.

You ought to make server grid selling like power grids. Pursuing that on a daily basis would help you utmost to make the most wonderful living for your family.

The time has come when colocating physical server by the end-users should become obsolete the way establishing private electricity generators by the end-users did become a long time back.

Importing MySQL Databases Via SSH Command Line On Self Managed Servers

SANGKRIT.net not only offers you Managed and Fully Managed servers but it also lets you subscribe self-managed server option which is only recommended for command line experts. Because self-managed servers are without a control panel such as cPanel, Plesk, or Simple Control Panel.

These self-managed servers do not have phpMyAdmin installed which is used for managing MySQL databases. So in order to manage databases, you are required to use the SSH command line to import .SQL backup files.

This post guides you through importing MySQL databases via SSH.

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Common Website Issues That Won’t Happen On Dedicated Servers

Dedicated Servers can be compared to owning a house. It provides you access to all available resources. No other websites resides on your server so you get complete control with better performance and security.

In this lesson we are discussing about the issues which are very common on shared hosting plans but won’t happen on Dedicated Servers.

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10 Facts About Dedicated Server That Makes It An Ultimate Choice For Startups

Dedicated Server provides you the resources, functions and capabilities of one entire server, which is shared with no one else. Hence you will always have enough memory, bandwidth and resources to handle exponential amounts of traffic, processing and scripts. It is more reliable and secure than shared hosting plans.

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Why Choose Dedicated Server Over Web Hosting Plan?

A Dedicated Server is reserved exclusively for the account and usage of a single user.  Whereas web-hosting plans, put many client accounts on a single server, space is enough but RAM is limited and this poor downs the performance of websites as soon they start to become successful.

Users of dedicated server has exclusive rights to the server’s bandwidth, memory and storage space; performance is not affected by traffic and usage patterns of other users.

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Difference Between cPanel And WHM (WebHost Manager)

Linux VPS or Dedicated Server provides you WHM to manage your website hosting accounts but when you are very new to these systems, you might get a little confused likewise WHM allows you to host multiple websites on different domains but that’s what cPanel can also do at the same time. So what is the difference?

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