Is the Server Down? I Can’t Log in or Connect

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Are you unable to connect to your cPanel based VPS server  or dedicated server to send or receive email, log into cPanel or WHM, or make an FTP or SSH connection? Are you able to view your website in your browser? If not, and the connection simply times out, it’s possible that your IP address has been blocked by the dedicated server’s firewall. Typically, this is the result of too many failed logins (through cPanel, SSH, FTP, email, etc.) in too short a period of time. Continue reading “Is the Server Down? I Can’t Log in or Connect”

A Closer Look at cPanel Notifications

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In recent updates, cPanel has modified some of the notification settings for their control panel. As a result, you may find that the priority of certain notification types have changed and you may begin to receive notifications that you previously had not encountered. In particular, the notification options for Security Advisor changed with the release of WHM 56 on April 26, 2016.

The notification changes by cPanel are meant to both help users better manage their servers and also keep them informed of potential security risks, such as those posed by outdated software versions which no longer receive updates. Continue reading “A Closer Look at cPanel Notifications”

Updating DNS Records and DNS Propagation Time

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The most essential concept to understand in web hosting is the Domain Name System. At its most basic level, DNS determines whether a visitor to your site sees the actual site, or a “Server not found” error. Like a telephone book, DNS matches names (your domain name) to numbers (IP addresses). Continue reading “Updating DNS Records and DNS Propagation Time”

Setting up an Email Client

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Setting up email in a client such as Outlook or Mac Mail on your cPanel server for the first time can be a bit complicated, but once you know a few key pieces of information, you can get almost any email client up and running quickly. Continue reading “Setting up an Email Client”

Unable to Send Email

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If you find that you are able to receive email but cannot send email, your email client may not be properly configured for SMTP authentication, which is required by your mail server.

SMTP authentication means that a username and password are required for outgoing mail connections as well as for incoming connections. Continue reading “Unable to Send Email”

Unblocking an IP Address or Opening a Port in the Firewall

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Should you discover (or suspect) that a client or customer’s IP address has been blocked by the firewall on your cPanel VPS server, or should you just need to open or close a port, you may be able to quickly resolve the issue yourself with just a little help. Continue reading “Unblocking an IP Address or Opening a Port in the Firewall”

What to Expect During a Site Migration

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The Migration Team at Liquid Web is dedicated to providing customers with an efficient and as uneventful a migration as possible. It is important that we work together to ensure an effective transfer of information. No matter if you are migrating from a current Liquid Web server, or from another host, we make it as simple as possible.
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