What is the difference between Addon Domain, Sub Domain and Parked Domain

There are 3 types of additional domains you may have with a THCServers web hosting account: parked domains, addon domains and subdomains. In this next post, you will see exactly the diferences between them,

Addon Domain

An addon domain is a second website, with its own unique content. This type of domain does require you to register the new domain name before you can host it. So, if you want to host www.otherdomain.com, this is the solution. Also, please note that our Nerd and Freek plans allow you to host 5, respective UNLIMITED domains.

Sub Domain

A subdomain utilises the existing main domain name. It does not have its own domain name. A sub domain points to a folder in your public_html directory of your main domain. Consider your  main domain ” domain.com” and you have a folder “shop” under your public_html directory. You can create a sub domain “forum.domain.com “. You can directly reach the shop page by accessing “forum.domain.com”. For example, let’s take a look at mail.yahoo.com or mail.google.com. These are sub domains for yahoo.com and google.com.

Parked Domain

A parked domain  is one which simply points to an existing domain. It is an other domain which is parked on to the main domain. Consider a domain ” parked.com” which is parked on the “main-domain.com”. If we access parked.com it will be directed to the main-domain.com and you will get the same page as you see while accessing main-domain.com. The parked domain should also point to the same nameservers as the main-domain.com. The park domain name should be registered.

 

After you will purchase a hosting plan with us, you will find all these features inside your cPanel. If you have some doubts or questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are 24/7/365 online via Live Chat or Ticket System.

 

Creating an Under Construction or Coming Soon page

Let’s say that you want to create a website and you don’t want random visitors to “take a look” at your site until it is ready.  In this case, you may want to place an “Under Construction” or “Coming Soon” page in place.

This article will guide you on how to create and set up a placeholder page so that you can work on your site in the background.

  1. Login to your cPanel
  2. Access File Manager. Be sure to navigate to the root folder for the domain you are working with. If it is the primary domain, use public_html.
  3. Click on New File, an icon found in the toolbar at the top of the page.
  4. Next, give the file a name. In this example, we will use comingsoon.html. Click on the Create File button to finish the creation process. Note this simply creates an empty file.
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  5. Now we need to edit the empty file. Highlight the filename and then click on HTML Editor. This feature allows you to create the page visually, no coding needed. You can make it in anyway you want. At this moment, we will make it very in a very simplistic mode.
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  6. Once you have designed your page, click on the Save button, located in the upper left of the tool bar.
  7. Now that you have created the page, you need to set the file name as your default for your website. Those instructions are found in our article on ” How to change your default index page in .htaccess ” .

What happens during a migration

There are two types of migration: direct migration and failover migration. Direct migration is when the old server is copied directly to the new server. Failover migration is when the old server has been taken offline and a temporary backup server has been running. The offline server will be copied to the new server.

 

 

Frequently asked questions:

Will my primary domain stay the same?

Yes, the domains will not change. Since the migration is basically a clone of the file and account structures all cPanels will retain their primary domain name.

Will addon domains stay in place?

Yes, addon domains will stay in place.

Will my IPs change

Any Dedicated IPs that are on cPanel accounts will stay the same. These are normally in place for SSLs.

Will my SSLs stay the same?

Yes. These should all remain the same during the migration so SSLs will not need to be rekeyed.

Will my databases stay the same?

Direct migration – The databases on the cPanel will be copied over exactly as they were on the original server. This means they will retain all data, naming conventions, usernames, permissions, etc.

Failover migration – The databases on the cPanel will be copied over exactly as they were on the original server. However the data that has been collected or changed on the failover server will not be copied over. It may need to be manually moved.

Will I lose any emails?

Direct migration – No. Any email that was on the old server will be copied over to the new server.

Failover migration – Any emails that were received and sent on the failover server will not be copied directly to the new server. The emails on the failover server will need to be manually moved.

 

 

What may change during the transfer:

Server name

If the server has a new name then all references to that name will need to be changed.

Shared IP Address

Though we will do our best not to change it, there is a low possibility the shared IP for your cPanel accounts could change. Any software refernecing the main IP directly will need to be changed to reference the new IP. This will be able to be seen in your cPanel once the copy has taken place.

Software you may need to change for the above issues

Here is a list of software you may need to inspect. These may have settings that use the server name or IP address.

  • Email clients (Outlook, MacMail, Gmail, etc)
  • Any builder program that connects to the server (DreamWeaver, FrontPage, iPage, Premium Website Builder)
  • FTP clients (FileZilla, Cyberduck, WSftp, etc)

 

What is my security PIN number, and where can I find it?

In order to receive support from our live chat team, you’ll be required to provide them with your unique security PIN number to indentify you as our customer. If you’re having an issue locating your PIN, please follow these steps:

1. Login to your client area.

2. Click on the “Live Support Pin” button.

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3. After that, click on “Generate a Security Pin”

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4. Your 5 digit support PIN will be shown on the following page.

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5. Copy and paste the provided PIN to your live chat representative for verification.

 

As always, our helpdesk team can be contacted 24/7 via Live chat or Ticket system, to help you in any problem you will encounter.

 

 

How to reset the password of your client area

If you have forgotten the password to login to your client area, then you will need follow to the below mentioned steps to reset the lost password:

1. Access this link: https://www.thcservers.com/portal/pwreset.php

2. Enter your email address which is registered with us

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3. Click on Submit button.

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In a moment, you will receive, you will receive an email having a verification link. Once you click on that link you will receive a new password at your registered email address.

 

Paysafecard Hosting Payment Added

Now, you can buy any hosting plan from us without a credit card or paypal. Use paysafecard to pay quickly, simply and safely online.

Using paysafecard is extremely easy:
1. Purchase a paysafecard at your nearest sales outlet.
2. Select paysafecard as payment method.
3. Enter the 16-digit paysafecard PIN.

Benefits of using paysafecard:

1. Paysafecard provides a good privacy.
2. Available at 500.000 sales outlets worldwide.
3. Thousands of online shops accept paysafecard.
4. Absolute security, thanks to the prepaid principle.

 

Here, you can find your nearest sales outlet: https://www.paysafecard.com/en-ca/buy/

Buying a webhosting plan is now easier!

 

 

New Internet Shocking Vulnerability: Shellshock – code injection attack

There’s a new internet 0-day vulnerability spreading called Shellshock – code injection attack. It has a potential to affect around half of all websites on the internet (around 500 million), and millions or billions of internet devices such as routers, smartphones.

Shellshock can be exploited with just a few lines of code, giving just about anyone the ability to run any code on an affected computer. In simple terms, this means that it’s now relatively simple for anyone to gain access to a large portion of the world’s computers, and download/extract a wide variety of sensitive details.

Shellshock also has the potential to be turned into a worm — a self-replicating piece of code that automatically propagates to all Shellshock-vulnerable systems, potentially causing untold damage.

In technical terms, Shellshock is a vulnerability in a Linux (or *nix) program called Bash, with the formal designation of CVE-2014-6271. In the words of the US government’s NIST agency:

GNU Bash through 4.3 processes trailing strings after function definitions in the values of environment variables, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted environment, as demonstrated by vectors involving the ForceCommand feature in OpenSSH sshd, the mod_cgi and mod_cgid modules in the Apache HTTP Server, scripts executed by unspecified DHCP clients, and other situations in which setting the environment occurs across a privilege boundary from Bash execution, aka “ShellShock.” (Emphasis added)

In simpler, non-technical terms, Shellshock is a vulnerability in a very popular program — Bash — that is present on almost every Linux-based computer and device in the world. If you’ve ever used the “command line” on a Unix-like system (Linux, Mac OS X, Android) then you were probably typing commands into a Bash shell. This vulnerability, which can be exploited via a number of routes (at least Apache and DHCP), allows an attacker to run code directly on the vulnerable system. It is very, very easy to craft these attacks — it’s basically as simple as writing a few lines of Bash shell script.

 

The only real solution to protect yourself against Shellshock is to install a patched version of Bash. For server admins, this shouldn’t be too difficult, though there will be a lot of computers to update. For normal people, the real concern will be updating any and all devices that run some kind of Linux-flavored operating system and have a vulnerable version of Bash. At the very least, this will probably mean a lot of wireless routers need to be patched. Other smart and internet-of-things (IoT) devices may also need to be patched: Smart TVs, smart fridges, WiFi-connected thermostats, and any similar household or office doodads.

Unfortunately, many of these devices were not designed to be updated easily. Many smaller, embedded devices are of the “fire and forget” variety, and many more will be

Amusingly enough, our best hope for mitigating Shellshock quickly is if a white hat hacker creates a worm that uses the Shellshock vulnerability to automatically spread across the internet, patching vulnerable computers and devices as it goes.

 

 

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cPanel Hosting

cPanel Hosting

 

Manage Your Sites with Ease – cPanel Features:

cPanel hosting offers powerful tools to help any website owner perform essential website tasks quickly, easily, and reliably. It is the industry standard in website management among all top hosting companies. cPanel makes your life as a website owner simple!

cPanel for website owners provides the world’s most familiar user interfaces for managing a website. Website owners can easily manage their email accounts, databases, applications, security, FTP, and control every aspect of their websites through using the cPanel.

Creating Accounts

The cPanel hosting also allows website owners to create email accounts for their website. E-mail accounts are available through the standard protocols including POP, IMAP, and SMTP, all with or without SSL encryption. Designed with mobile users in mind, cPanel enables fast incoming and outgoing mail delivery. cPanel also supports Push Email via IMAP IDLE.

Webmail Access

Website owners have the ability to access email from anywhere they can find an internet connection, as well as configure many account options including email forwarding and auto-responders. cPanel provides three interfaces for checking email, including Horde, Roundcube, and SquirrelMail.

Spam

cPanel gives website owners the option of using powerful spam filters, SpamAssassin, and BoxTrapper. These powerful tools analyze incoming mail, looking at the source and content of all messages, as well as comparing it against lists of known spammers. Website owners can also setup custom spam filter rules to route messages to a spam folder. This helps to keep any inbox uncluttered!

Email Forwarding

E-mail forwarding is available through the cPanel hosting. Forwarding allows account holders to have an address at one domain (such as webmaster@geekshosted.com) and forward incoming messages to any other domain (such as your-name@gmail.com).

Email Filtering

E-mail filtering is available for improved organization and handling of incoming e-mail.

Backups

cPanel offers website owners a simple, easy to use “Backup Wizard.” cPanel will make a full backup of your databases, email, and web sites with a few clicks, which can then be downloaded to a computer or sent to another server over SCP or FTP.

Databases

Database management is simple with cPanel! All of your database tasks, ranging from creating databases to manually editing tables, can be done through cPanel. cPanel supports MySQL databases, with the ability to add PostgreSQL, too.

Easy Setup Wizard

To minimize setup time, cPanel includes a “Getting Started Wizard,” which will walk you through the initial configuration of your account. Step-by-step tutorials, on-screen documentation, and other useful information is available through the Wizard.

Manage Domain Names

While most Web site owners manage only one domain for their Webhosting account, it is entirely possible to use a combination of multiple domains.

Through cPanel, website owners have the ability to:

  • Manage sub-domains (example.com), with a prefix (sub.example.com.)
  • Manage Parked Domains (additional addresses that point to the website.)
  • Add-on domains, allowing website owners to run several Web sites from their account.

Managing Files

Managing website content is simple with cPanel! Website owners can:

  • Easily upload and manage web pages
  • Drag and drop files into their account using cPanel’s Web Disk feature
  • Use traditional file transfer methods (including FTP, SFTP, and FTPS).
  • Additionally, cPanel offers various file management tools, cPanel & WHM which make it easy to manage FTP accounts for employees or colleagues. This enables other users to upload files with optional security restrictions.

One-Click Applications

Commonly used web-based applications are easy to install with cPanel! Website owners can install such applications as WordPress blogs, simply by answering a few quick questions through their cPanel interface. cPanel’s intuitive and highly customizable interface provides website owners with an environment that will grow and evolve with their business!

Account Statistics

A range of built-in log file statistics are available through the cPanel. Log processing programs such as Webalizer, Analog Stats, and AWStats, allow website owners to see how many times their websites have been visited and how much email they have been sending.

 

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