Migrating a hosting service from another provider

We’ve migrated thousands of websites in UltaHost for new customers transitioning from other web hosting providers and we realize many people worry this will be a difficult and confusing task. Can things go wrong? Of course. But if done correctly, it can be a low stress process and there are rarely problems that cannot be corrected. With a proper ...

Using Thunderbird to transfer Emails between servers

If you had email hosting from a previous hosting provider it is likely you had an email account. You can transfer those emails to your UltaHost  account. There are different ways to migrate your existing emails. One way to configure the accounts in an email client and copy the emails to our servers. We are going to show you ...

How to change my MX records for Google Apps?

If you would like to use Google Apps with your main domain there are a couple of things that you should do. First you have to setup a Google Account from here:https://www.google.com/work/apps/business/Then you will need to change the MX records for the domain you want to be served from Google Apps. You ...

How to Compress a File Using 7-Zip

In this guide, we will show you how to compress a file or folder into a .zip file. Sometimes referred to as “zipping” a file, it is a good way to “package” multiple files into one. This is recommended before transferring files over the internet to ensure it is not corrupted during the transmission. It can also allow you to ...

How to Modify Your hosts File Using Windows

What is a hosts File Modification? A hosts file modification is a simple tweak that is used to “trick” your computer into resolving to a specific IP. This is especially useful when developing your site on our server when your nameservers are not pointed to us yet. This is necessary when you are working with domain-name-dependent software (ie: Content Management ...

How to Set Up a 301 Redirect in .htaccess

A permanent 301 redirect informs search engines and other online services that an old link has been replaced by a new one. It’s the recommended method for directing traffic from an existing page. This type of 301 redirect can be set up directly via the .htaccess file or in the cPanel interface, if available. Common Uses of 301 Redirects Set Up 301 Redirect ...

How to Enable Push Notifications on iOS Devices

If you have enabled iOS Mail Push notifications in WHM, your server will be set up to send Push notifications (for new emails) to your iOS device. Once you have created and installed the Apple Push Notification service (APNs) Key, you must then change your Account Settings in your iOS device to allow Push notifications. In this guide, you will ...

How to Set Up Your Discord Account

In order to start using Discord, you will first need to create and set up an account. This account will allow you to use Discord in your preferred web browser and quickly start finding communities for your favorite interests. You can then customize how you are notified of activity in those communities, making sure you always stay up-to-date. While this ...

Allow Multiple Remote Desktop (RDP) Connections in Windows Server 2012/2016

This guide will explain how to allow multiple sessions in a Windows VPS. A common usage case for this would be to allow a developed application or a remotely accessed support desktop. Additionally, there will be some information on where to purchase the RDS CAL license directly from Microsoft to allow for many users. It may be best to consider ...

Common Reasons A Website Is Not Loading

Why Can't I Load My Website? There are many reasons a site might not load, such as misconfiguration, corrupt files, problems with a database, or something as simple as needing to clear your browser's cache and cookies on your computer. Problems with the DNS Make sure that you have the nameservers and DNS set correctly and it's had time to ...

What is Network Bonding? Types of Network Bonding

Network bonding is a process of combing or joining two or more network interfaces together into a single interface. Network bonding offers performance improvements and redundancy by increasing the network throughput and bandwidth. If one interface is down or unplugged the other one will work. It can be used in situations where you need fault tolerance, redundancy or load balancing ...

Linux Cat Command Usage with Examples

The cat command (short for “concatenate “) is one of the most frequently used command in Linux/Unix, Apple Mac OS X operating systems. cat command allows us to create single or multiple files, view contain of file, concatenate files and redirect output in terminal or files. It is a standard Unix program used to concatenate and display files. The cat ...

How to do URL Masking?

URL masking mean that you would like to hide the actual path of the website file. In order to do that, you may always use frame tag. It also means that the visitors to the domain name will be forwarded to your destination website, however the URL in their browser address bar will remain the same. The URL masking is ...

Linux Binary Directories Explained

Binaries are files that contain compiled source code (or machine code). Binary files are the files which contain compiled source code (or machine code). They are also called executable files because they can be executed on the computer. Binary directory contains following directories: /bin /sbin /lib /opt /bin The /bin directory contains binaries for use by all users. The ‘/bin’ ...

Linux Mail Command Usage with Examples

Have you imagined to send emails through command line from a server or automate an email with all the shell scripting or web applications? Linux servers facilitate the ability to send emails from the command line or by scripting. In this tutorial we will be discussing on how to use the mail commands on Linux in order to send emails ...

How To Extract .tar.gz Files using Linux Command Line

In this tutorial we can learn how to extract tar.gz files using Linux Command line tools. A .tar.gz file is nothing, but an archive. It is a file that acts as a container for other files. The tar program provides the ability to create tar archives, as well as various other kinds of manipulation. For example, you can ...

When Should You Use JPEGs vs. PNGs

Digital images come in many types, but the two most common formats on the web are JPG and PNG. You may have heard conflicting information from different sources about which one is best. This can make it hard to know what format you should use for your website.In general, PNG is a higher-quality compression format. JPG images are generally ...

How to clear a web browser's cache and cookies

This article describes how to clear the cache and cookies for a variety of popular web browsers. Web browsers use caching to speed up the browsing experience. Normally, this is not a problem. However, when you are developing pages for your web site or configuring domain settings, the browser's local cache and cookies can get in the way. For example, ...

How to add Python Path to Windows 10 PATH

Python is a powerful programming language that is scalable and uses code that is readable and clear for all types of projects. Python is also available across a number of operating systems, making it a popular choice for developers. If you are using Python on your Windows operating system, you may need to adjust your System Environment Variables to simplify ...

How to Install PIP for Python on Windows

Pip is one of the best tools to install and manage Python packages. Pip has earned its fame by the number of applications using this tool. Used for its capabilities in handling binary packages over the easily installed package manager, Pip enables 3rd party package installations. Though the newest versions of Python come with pip installed as a default, this ...