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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.

Get Dedicated To Your Online Growth

Subscribing a dedicated server is a decision dedicated to the online growth of your business.

A smart business owner takes many diverse decisions every day dedicated to the growth of his business. Subscribing a Dedicated Server is one such decision, it is going to make you fully prepared for your online success. It not only feeds the growth of your domain but also brings an unmatched web experience for your visitors.

A dedicated server is dedicated to the growth of your website. The word dedicated itself means conscientious, something that is only for you. It offers you web space with committed resources to help you grow your business without worrying about the site loading time and the amount of traffic your domain hits. 

Absolute Contol

A dedicated server offers you absoute control over your websites and apps.

  • You can install any software or php framework yourself
  • You can assign engineers and programmers to work on your website without sharing your login credentials.
  • It gives you command-line access with the advantage of installing and upgrading software configurations, databases, and programming languages.

Enhanced Performace

A dedicated server offers you resources dedicated only to you, unlike to general hosting environs where a large number of sites are hosted on individual web servers. The bandwidth, php memory, and RAM are only utilized by your websites and apps, this results in better performace and quick page loading time of your website on internet.

Better Security

The dedicated IP you get with your dedicated server makes sure that your domain doesn’t get blocked or blacklisted because of someone else’s actions. It also allows you to access your website without a domain, simply by typing the IP number in your web browser, this thing is useful while creating team collaboration systems and online private spaces accessible only to selective members.

The dedicated servers at SANGKRIT.net not only offers you exclusive control for maximising your security and controlling login attempts but it also allows you to install, SSLize and encrypt all your websites with free built-in SSL certificates. 

The WHM and cPanel interface enables you to keep track of all access and second-by-second activities happening live on your domain. Apart from this you can also integrate your server with addon security application of SANGKRIT.net that offers you 

  • Quick response time 
  • Malware removal utility
  • WAF malware prevention
  • CDN performance accelerator
  • Multiple site protection options
  • Blacklist monitoring & removal utility
  • Protection for unlimited URLs within a single website 

Every serious business planning to come online needs a dedicated server. It should be your first choice so that you don’t have to face any hard time especially during the starting phase of your success when the traffic of your website abruptly increases. 

Good Scalability

Just because you have shifted to a Dedicated Server does not mean you will never run out of resources, that can only happen if your business stops to grow. As your website traffic further increases, the Dedicated Server at SANGKRIT.net enables you to easily scale your configurations and accommodate your growing need for resources such as RAM and bandwidth. Whenever necessary, these can be extended without causing any downtime to your domain.

Subscribe Dedicated Server To Serve Customers With Your Best Capability

Your domain name is your new business address but without a dedicated server, you cannot serve your customers with your best capability. If the domain name is your new business address, then a dedicated server is your place of doing business, a small place can only handle a limited amount of traffic at a time whereas online possibilities are endless. The common problem with all small hosting options is that when your business goes up your website goes down.

Whereas on a dedicated server, the server is configured exclusively for you where you can host your business website as well as sites for your family members, your smartphone app, and your online performance will not get affected by your success. 

Apart from this, with super admin access, you can better control your online business by configuring your server to best fitting your web/app requirements. You can also assign a programmer or manager to your server without giving them the root access, this allows you more security. On a dedicated server, your online business can continue to scale newer heights as it can very well handle sudden raises in traffic.

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.

Harden Your Website’s Security With Functional Isolation

Security is not an absolute thing, it is a continuous process that never ends. This post will introduce you to a security concept which serves as an introductory guide to make your website more secure and easy to fix when compromised.

Whenever any malicious code or file enters your system, it becomes mandatory for you to check all your files, scan them, find the problem and fix it before it starts to affect your visitors, Google ranking and your online reputation.

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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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Your Ultimate Guide For Selecting Right WordPress Host

While WordPress lets you easily create any kind of website or blog in minutes, lots of hosting options and features makes you easily get lost. So in this tutorial we will be discussing what hosting options are available and which one is right for you.

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