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IP Blocking and iptables in Linux

As a webmaster, you’re eventually going to deal with an abusive user (or several). It’s more or less an inevitable hurdle to doing business online. Maybe they’re spamming your comments section, flooding your server with requests, or harassing your other readers. Either way, you want to get them gone before they cause you any more of a headache than they already have.

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What Is PHP.ini – And How Can You Find It?

Hey there, folks! Today, we’re going to have a chat about PHP – more specifically, one of the most important files in any PHP installation. I’m talking about php.ini. This handy little file is used for everything from installing php libraries to updating plugins to configuring your entire server – so it’s kind of important. And it’s also more than a little distressing when you can’t find it. Today, we’re going to go over a few tips, tricks, and methods you can use to locate your PHP configuration file when it isn’t where it’s supposed to be.Read More

How to delete a MySQL database and remove a database user with cPanel

Today’s demo video is all about removing or deleting a MySQL database and its associated user account from your cPanel control panel. It is important to pay attention when you are removing a database from your hosting account as it could inadvertently make certainly parts of your website malfunction if it is being used.

Make sure you are 100% certain that the database you are going to remove is not being used or no longer needed.

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How to add a mysql database and user with cPanel

Today’s demo video is on a topic that can be a bit confusing to newcomers to mysql databases and cPanel. Although the task is not super difficult, it is important that you complete all the steps or it’s possible your database may not function as intended.

We have outlined how to create the mysql database using your cPanel hosting control panel and create a database user and associate that user with the newly created database. Sounds like a mouthful but it’s worth the watch.

Let us know if you have any questions about this or anything else hosting related. Connect with us on twitter – we would love to hear form you.

Managing Email Forwarding and Email Aliases using cPanel

Unlike Plesk, cPanel does not have a built-in email alias management tool. However, there are ways around this so that you can setup email accounts that act as aliases to different accounts. To do this, you will need to setup email forwarding in your cPanel hosting account. We have created a video tutorial taking you through the steps to setup email forwarding for any account on your domain.

Unfortunately, it is a couple extra steps when using it as an alias, but it gets the job done.

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Removing or Deleting an Email Account using cPanel

Removing an email address or email account is a fairly easy task. However, there are a few things you should be aware of before completely deleting any account. Mainly, if you are using IMAP as your email protocol, then all of your stored messages will be deleted as soon as you remove the account from cPanel.

If you are removing the account simply to rename it or change the email address, then make sure you have a backup of all the messages on the server in a local folder, as they will all be deleted once the account is removed.

Here is a demo video on how to delete an email address in your cPanel hosting account.

If you have any questions or are having trouble getting your account removed, please send us a message on twitter, or open a support ticket in the client area. We are always here to help.