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Mar
19
FrontPage Extensions to be disabled by cPanel
Posted by Sarwan Jassi on 19 March 2015 03:41 AM
Hello,


This email is for information purposes only.  If you are currently utilizing Microsoft FrontPage Extensions on your hosting account, the information below will pertain to you.

On Sunday March 22, 2015, all FrontPage Extensions will no longer be available in cPanel and any attempt to connect to the server with FrontPage software will cease to work.

Microsoft reached the official end of life for FrontPage on June 30, 2006. Support for FrontPage Extensions ended on February 26, 2008. While FrontPage Extensions have allowed customers to continue publishing since these dates, cPanel has decided it will no longer offer this feature.

You may continue to create your website with FrontPage; however, you will need to find an alternate method of uploading your content to the server. We have listed some options for you below. Additional features within the actual software which rely on FrontPage Extensions will no longer work on Pacifichost servers. These features and functionalities include:

 

•             Locking files so that only one author at a time can modify a page
•             Creating, deleting, and renaming webs and sub-webs
•             Automatically updating hyperlinks when you rename files
•             Automatically generating a list of hyperlinks
•             Style Sheet links to multiple files
•             Incorporating database access in a web
•             Enabling other Microsoft Office 2000 applications to save directly to a Web server
•             Hit Counters
•             Registration form handler
•             Search form
•             Discussion form handler
•             Confirmation Field

 

ALTERNATE TOOLS
 

FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

FileZilla is an open source FTP software program distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License.  It is available for Windows, Linux and Mac users. To download FileZilla, please visit: https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?show_all=1

 
Web Authoring

KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.

 
KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding.

 
For more information on KompoZer, please visit: http://www.kompozer.net/

 
WordPress

Many sites now use WordPress for their Content Management System (CMS). Once thought to be merely a blog engine, developers, businesses and consumers alike have all found the benefits and ease of creating websites with WordPress. The software is free to use. In fact, it is available to you through your control panel under the ‘Softaculous’ section.
 

If you need assistance with any of the options above, would like information on other solutions, or if you just have questions, our customer support team is happy to help. You may contact us by email at support@pacifichost.com.

 

Kind regards,

The Pacifichost Administration Team
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Feb
25
PHP 5 upgrade to PHP 5.4.38 -Robin.cogwire.net (Monday March 2, 2015)
Posted by Sarwan Jassi on 25 February 2015 03:53 AM
Dear Customer,

As PHP 5.3 was deprecated some time ago and therefore is no longer supported for bug and security fixes, we will be upgrading default PHP 5 instance of Robin.cogwire.net server from the version 5.3 to the version 5.4.38 on your server on Monday March 2, 2015.

In order to ensure the upgrade goes smoothly please review your sites for compatibility with PHP's 5.4.x branch. Incompatibilities between PHP's versions 5.3 and 5.4 can be found by the URL below:

http://php.net/manual/en/migration54.php

Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience in the interim. If you have any issues with your site, please contact support@pacifichost.com

Pacifichost System Administrator Team.
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Apr
17
PacificHost launches free Railgun CDN with its Hosting services
Posted by Rex Boyd on 17 April 2013 02:14 PM

PacificHost, a leading provider of Linux-based cPanel hosting solutions for social media and video sharing websites recently announced the addition of Railgun to its shared and reseller hosting services. Railgun works in conjunction with the CloudFlare CDN to cache both static and dynamic content; this has been shown to provide a 143% improvement in HTML load times.

In May of 2011, PacificHost added the CloudFlare CDN to its line of hosting products. This technology helped to increase website security, and help speed up static content. Despite caching up to 65% of a website, CloudFlare was unable cache the dynamic content. Railgun solves that problem by efficiently compressing dynamic content, and serving that in conjunction with the static HTML files. This in turn, reduces latency by allowing the visitor to retrieve all the content from the nearest CloudFlare datacenter.

 “CloudFlare has been a great addition to our hosting service, and when CloudFlare chose us to join their exclusive partner program for Railgun, we were ecstatic. A large majority of our customers run social media and video based websites, and this will not only help to deliver faster page times, but help make our customer’s websites more secure with their integrated security and analytics programs ,” said Thomas Perry, President and Founder of PacificHost.

In addition to offering CloudFlare for free, the company has chosen to include Railgun for free in its line-up of hosting products. PacificHost customers can activate Railgun by logging into their cPanel account, and clicking on the “CloudFlare” icon.

The company also announced that it will be tuning its server configurations for new shared and reseller servers, beginning in early May. These changes will include 32GB of DDR3 RAM, 2 Gigabit Ethernet cards, 12TB of space across Enterprise Sata drives, running on Hardware Raid 10. The new hardware is expected to increase speed and server capacity for PacificHost’s expanding video hosting market.

About CloudFlare
CloudFlare, Inc. brings the performance and security tools previously reserved for the Internet giants to the rest of the web. Powering thousands of websites, CloudFlare's free service accelerates performance, protects against attacks, and gets smarter as its community expands. CloudFlare can be setup on any website in less than five minutes without any hardware, software, or code changes.

For more information about Railgun, please visit http://www.cloudflare.com/railgun


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Jan
13
PacificHost now includes CPremote backups for customers
Posted by Rex Boyd on 13 January 2013 05:17 PM


PacificHost, a leading provider of Linux-based cPanel hosting solutions for social media and video sharing websites recently announced the addition of CPremote to it's shared and reseller hosting services. CPremote gives customers the ability to view, manage, and restore backups of their account on PacificHost's remote servers.


PacificHost was previously using R1soft to manage it's backup services, however the system was plagued with issues and didn't provide a reliable way to perform, or restore backups. In late last year, PacificHost began working on implementing a new backup solution that would increase the reliability and ease of management for it's backup system.


The company maintains backups for thousands of customers across only a handful of backup servers, each with a storage capacity of up to 64TB of disk space. Utilizing custom coded software, the company was able to setup Rsync backups which it maintains for all of it's customers.

CPremote bridges the gap between command line, and GUI(graphical User Interface) by giving the customer the ability to restore their entire account, specific files, in addition to mail and MySQL databases. When the customer requests a restore, CPremote immediately contacts the backup server to restore the specified item. With this ability, customers no longer need to contact Pacifichost in order to restore their account.

This new backup functionality is immediately available to all Pacifichost Shared and Reseller customers. While the company does currently perform backups for its VPS customers, the ability for customers to restore directly from their VPS control panel is not currently available, however the company plans to release similar functionality for this later in the year.


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Jan
9
PacificHost Affiliate Manager recently featured in FeedFront Magazine
Posted by Rex Boyd on 09 January 2013 11:32 AM

We have a great team here at PacificHost, and we try our best to share our knowledge with others, and work on other projects and hobbies. Recently our Affiliate Manager wrote an article that was featured in FeedFront, the largest Affiliate Marketing Magazine. Be sure to head on over to FeedFront to see his article in the latest issue.

On that note we wish to welcome Travis to the PacificHost family, after recently been hired back in November he'll be celebrating 3 months working with us. Travis does a great job at helping our existing affiliates grow their business and relationship with PacificHost. If you're not an affiliate be sure to check out our Affiliate page because we're offering some awesome rewards. If you have any questions about our Affiliate Program please don't hesitate to contact Travis by emailing him at travis@pacifichost.com

Lastly, if you might happen to be in Las Vegas on Monday, January 14th, feel free to head over to the Affiliate Summit West at Caesers Palace. Travis will be in booth #405-411 so please stop by to see what he can do to help increase your commissions and help you formulate a strategy for higher conversions.


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