How to install WordPress on Plesk

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install WordPress on Plesk

This article will explain how you can install WordPress on your server using Plesk

Step 1 : Login to the Plesk control.

Step 2 : Go to Websites and Domains tab.

Step 3 : Click on Domain Name in the bottom.

Step 4 : Click Add New Database.

Step 5 : Type the name for your database.

Step 6 : Select type of database.

Step 7 : Click OK button.

Step 8 : Next, you need to add a user to the database.  Click the Add New Database User icon.

Step 9 : Type the name of the database user.

Step 10 : Enter a complex password (make sure to note it for future use).

Step 11 : Click OK.

Now the database is created, it’s time to start the installation process.

Step 12 : Install wordpress by downloading the wordpress zip file.

Step 13 : Extracting under the domain directory.

Step 14 : Now, Running the link where wordpress files are located.

Step 15 : Use above database and database username when prompted.

Step 16 : Done

 

Your WordPress has been installed!

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How to Fix the Internal Server Error in WordPress

How to Fix the Internal Server Error in WordPress

Internal server error is not new for the majority of webmasters. It is an error that generated by your web servers. As long as webmasters encounter this error, they can clearly know something wrong, but they cannot tell the specific information of the error condition because this error is not specific to WordPress. 500 Internal Server Error is one of the most common WordPress errors that a user can come across while using a self hosted WordPress website. 500 Internal Server Error is a generic error message, given when no other specific message is suitable. There can be number of reason for a 500 Internal Server Error to display in a web browser.

 

Internal Server Error

 

Following Reasons display to Internal Server Errors

Reason No.1 

Try deleting your .htaccess as your permalinks might not work, but you’ll at least know whether this is being caused by an error in htaccess.

 

Reason No.2 

I deletion of .htaccess did not work the re-upload it and add the following:

SecFilterEngine Off
SecFilterScanPOST Off

 

Reason No.3

 Increase the server memory in php.ini file for example from 64m to 128m

 

Reason No.4  

When you have changed the prefix of your MySQL database tables manually this can also affect it so revert back to your previous tables.

 

Reason No.5 

When you have just moved to another server/hosting and your php version is old try adding this to your .htaccess file:

AddType x-mapp-php5 .php

 

Reason No.6 

Disable your brower-cache then quit tour browser then open it again and see what happens. This one is pretty straight forward.

 

Reason No.7 

When you Check your file permissions as some server will behave better if you set your permissions to chmod 777 instead of chmod 755 – as strange as it sounds.

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Disadvantage Of Managed WordPress Hosting

Managed WordPress Hosting

Managed WordPress Hosting is specifically designed to serve the needs of WordPress users. They provide world class support, high security and lightning fast speed. Most of the companies use their own caching software to improve the site speed, and thus don’t allow any other cache plugins.

Managed WordPress Hosting

Disadvantage Of Managed WordPress Hosting

1) Higher Cost of Managed WordPress Hosting

Regular shared hosting plan cost less than a managed hosting. You will not get the same level of support for wordpress, but most companies still offer a basic level of support for their clients.

Higher Cost

2) Lack Of Control in Managed WordPress Hosting

Technical person manages technical aspects so you cannot actually control everything that would be changed. That time definitely the point for most people that opt for such a service, in the event that you do have a lot of technical knowledge and you want to control absolutely everything, you will not want someone else to manage the server.

Lack Of Control

3) Limitations on Managed WordPress Hosting

You can only run a site that is based on WordPress. You can not run all plugins because the shared hosting provider will basically eliminate all the plugins that would slow down everything. You will always have a site that runs at peak speed but there are situations in which you will be stressed by the fact that the provider does not want to install something you might need.

Limitations

4) Not flexible:

You are Allows host multiple website, you are limited to build your website with wordpress only. In case of a virtual private server that can give your site the same level of performance and security, at similar cost, but without the dedicated support for the software, you can build multiple websites using other software than wordpress.

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The Advantages Of Managed WordPress Hosting

Managed WordPress Hosting

Hosting is an essential part of any online business. Making sure that you use a plan that’s ideally suited to your needs is crucial to serving a fast, secure website for your visitors. As such, the hosting plan you choose can often directly influence your website’s earnings!

 

Wordpress hosting

 

When we comes to hosting, we have various options in terms of Hosting packages and companies. Most common once are Shared hosting, VPS hosting, Dedicated Hosting and so on. Now, one thing which is common about these hosting companies, they will let you host any type of Website. Be it WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Web builder Websites and many more.

WordPress is a memory hogging software and despite of me being on Knownhost VPS, which is a powerful VPS hosting. Managed WordPress hosting takes care of every inch of server optimization for hosting a WordPress blog/Website.

 

 

 

 

Advantages Of Managed WordPress Hosting

1) Security :

Basic security sweeps are likely performed by shared hosts to ensure that their hundreds of users on each server aren’t hit by all sorts of threats. Managed WP hosting however, takes security to a whole other level. Increased security protocols, daily malware scans and the ability to ward off a all kinds of cyber threats (such as DDoS attacks) are features you’ll find pretty much as-standard on most managed WordPress hosting plans.

Hosting company provide of security and protection against intruders into their network and servers, it is very hard to make it 100% bullet-proof and to find out the source of the problem. That time managed wordpress hosting the server hardware and software is constantly updated to latest versions and technologies to ensure that your website is safe. Company has provide you with additional security, while managing the firewalls they create and more.
2) Support :

If something unfortunate happens to your site, for example, if it gets hacked, the database crashes or everything on the site is lost; a normal hosting service won’t be able to help you. The most managed WordPress hosting plans include not only automated daily backups, but also features that let you quickly and easily restore to your backups should you ever need to. Many shared hosting services do offer automatic backups via cPanel, however, these are almost always stored on the same server; meaning they’re just as susceptible to damage as the original data. In addition, restoring to one of these backups is usually no trivial task.

3) Core and Plugin updates:

The latest WordPress version has been designed so it can update itself. On some hosting servers this feature is disabled because it may cause pitfalls in server performance if all the websites hosted on the same servers are getting updated at the same time. If you choose to host your wordpress website on a managed hosting, these updated are performed automatically and the team will ensure that all of your plugins are also up to date.

4) Blazing Fast Speeds & performance:

A regular shared hosting is designed for general website needs. It provides an environment that fits everything and these servers has lots unnecessary modules and software installed that will slow down some websites. On a managed wordpress server, only those modules and software are installed that are needed to run wordpress and that are needed for some special plugins. This will significantly speed up your website and it will perform much better than on a regular hosting server.

5) Dedicated Memory : 

Traditional shared hosting account, in the worse case scenario your web site is located together with thousands of other websites on the same server, sharing the same CPU and core memory. With WPEngine and Traffic Planet Hosting, this load is a lot less. While you don’t have a dedicated server to your site, you tend to share with fewer clients on a dedicated managed WordPress environment.

 

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Protect WordPress

How to Protect WordPress from malware?

Protect WordPress

 Malware

WordPress is installed on so many websites now, the global reach is comparable to a company like Microsoft. You probably already know the word malware from PC’s and computers. Computer viruses have been around a long time, as well as virus scanning software. With the Internet age came spyware (programs that spy on what you do and send the details to a remove computer), as well as anti-spyware computer software. 

Best way to protect your WordPress from malware

1) Reset your password:

Regularly reset your WordPress admin, FTP, and web hosting control panel passwords every 30-60 days. Be sure to use a 12+ character strong password. Never use the same password at multiple websites or for multiple accounts.

2) Update Everything:

To keep WordPress itself updated, and all plugins and your theme as well at all times. Check to see if your theme has an update available if you purchased it from a developer or a theme house. Have it reviewed by a competent WordPress developer once per year for vulnerabilities if it was custom coded.

3) Limit Access:

Limit and give admin access to only those with a “need to know” basis within your WordPress website.

4) Remove unused items:

Always remove all themes and plugins that are unused and inactive. In addition be sure to remove any plugins that haven’t had an update in 12-18+ months or more.

5) Setup alerting and monitoring:

web hosting companies are all kinds of free services that will alert or monitor you if your website is down.

6) Register with Google Web-master Tools: 

If you register with Google Web-master Tools and they find malware in your website, they will notify you via email. Keep in mind by the time they notify you, your website could have been infected for days or weeks.

7) Update wp-config security salts:

Since before version 3.0 the wp-config.php file of every WP installation has contained security salts and a URL to get random ones to update the file with. Be sure to update your wp-config file.

8) Install and configure a security plugin:

Setup and configure an all-inclusive security plugin, something like Better WP Security or Secure WordPress.

9) Setup and test a backup solution:

You can use a free plugin, premium solution, or web based service to backup your website to an offsite location for recovery in case you are hacked, or something at your web host goes down. This is even protection against issues if you upgrade WordPress or plugins and a conflict takes your website down. At least with an option like this, if you are taking regular versioned backups, you can easily revert to the last known good version.

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