Archive for the ‘cPanel’ category

Analyzing website statistics with Webalizer

February 28th, 2013

After spending hours of work, your website is live now. So, what’s next? Here are a few things we always recommend clients to do:

Check out our blog posts for instructions on how to implement the two recommendations above by clicking the provided links if you haven’t already done so.

Now that your website has been around for a month, you want to know how popular your website actually is. How can you achieve that? Are there any coding or special programs needed to install on the website? For Doteasy customers who are currently using cPanel Hosting plans, there is nothing extra you need to install. Simply login to your cPanel to access a feature called Webalizer. This feature provides you an analysis of your website traffic. With Webalizer, you can learn more about the demographics of your visitors (who they are, where are they are from, etc), the popularity of the different pages on your website, or even the details about search strings. We’ve made a short video on explaining in details about what Webalizer is, as well as how to navigate in Webalizer.

With all these statistics info, you can find the strengths and weaknesses of your website. For example, you can customize your content, based on your visitor demographics info and search strings. You can also view which of the external websites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, advertisements on external websites) bring you the most traffic with the details of Webalizer.

If you need any assistance, please contact us and our Customer Support Team is happy to assist you.

 

How to backup your website files

October 9th, 2012

Everyone should backup their websites regularly! It is quick and easy and will give you peace of mind.

But why should I back up my own site? Doesn’t Doteasy backup my website anyways?

Yes, we do backups of your website, but the backups are mainly for our benefit, for example, the server crashes completely and we need to restore all the websites from that server onto a new one. All of the files from a server backup would be jumbled together. Also, when we perform our backups, it may not be the moment you make changes to your websites. So our backups may not include the latest changes of your websites.

Basically, our requirements for keeping backups of your server are different from your requirements for keeping a backup of your website. So, it is always good to make your own backups.

It’s very easy to do backup in cPanel. We’ve prepared a simple video tutorial for your guidelines. Hope you find it helpful!

Lack of time to do backups?

We know that a lot of our cusotmers do not have the time to do regular backups. May we suggest our Managed Hosting plan which helps you perform automated backup service. In addition, our Managed Hosting plan helps customers import, export, and optimization of the MySQL databases. For more info, please visit our service page for full details!

Softaculous Video: Inspired by a True Story

October 2nd, 2012

We know that for those with little HTML experience, building a website can be both a difficult and tedious task. To help solve this problem, Doteasy has web tools such as our Website Creator and Softaculous to help customers jumpstart their websites without going through any coding. These user-friendly and powerful tools can build a website in just a few clicks. To better demonstrate how quick and easy it is to build a website, we’ve stepped outside our studio to make this “inspired by a true story” video so you’ll know how to make good use of Softaculous in your daily life. Enjoy!

Overview of cPanel

September 4th, 2012

There are many routine website management tools you need to use in order to maintain your website (e.g. File Manager, FTP program, Email Account Setup, Disk Space Usage, etc.). For this reason, a one-page control panel is an indispensable tool for almost all web hosting plans. cPanel in particular, is the leading control panel interface in the web hosting industry today for its user-friendly interface and customizability. To get a sense of how user-friendly it is to use cPanel, please visit our cPanel Demo page.


cPanel is an icon-driven interface which enhances better navigation behaviour. It is customizable, meaning you can re-locate or even hide certain fields based on your preferences. Check out this video as we walk you through the navigation steps in cPanel!

If you’re on a PHP web hosting plan with us, one of the most attractive features of cPanel is the Softaculous web tool, an automatic script installer which can aid you in the installation of 250 powerful scripts in just a few clicks. For each script, you can find the “See Demo” button and the “Admin Panel” button. As the names suggest, you can view an actual web page installed with the script and also test out the script by logging into the admin page. If you like the script, simply hit the “install” button and the installation proceed automatically, very much like an app installation on your smartphone! Wanna try it out first, check our our Softaculous demo page.

We’ve prepared another video to demonstrate how quick and easy it is to install a script with Softaculous.

If you are currently using Ensim panel or a subscriber to our Basic Hosting plan and would like to upgrade to the Unlimited Hosting Plan with cPanel and Softaculous, please contact our Tech Support through our Live Chat System, Support Ticket System, or Service Hotline. Check out this page for full details!

What is Softaculous?

August 10th, 2012

If you are looking for the easy-to-use, app-store model when building your website, then all you need is an auto-installer. An auto-installer is a software that helps you add a shopping cart, photo gallery, forum or any application to your website in just a simple point and click. One of the best auto-installers available is Softaculous.

Softaculous is one of the most comprehensive auto-installer available. With a library of hundreds of scripts, it is powerful yet easy-to-use. With Softaculous, you don’t need to download or upload any files.

And best of all, Softaculous is provided to Doteasy Unlimited Hosting clients completely FREE! You can try out the Softaculous demo by visiting this page.

 

Here is a video tutorial on how to install scripts by using Softaculous!

Softaculous Scripts Library

Softaculous has hundreds of scripts spread over the following categories:

  • Blog
  • Micro blogs
  • Portals/CMS
  • Forums
  • Image gallery
  • Wikis
  • Social networking
  • Ad management
  • Calendar
  • Gaming
  • Mail
  • Polls and survey
  • Project management
  • E-Commerce
  • ERP
  • Guest book
  • Customer support
  • Educational
  • Frameworks
  • DB tools
  • Music
  • Video
  • RSS

In other words, anything you need to accomplish with your website, there’s probably an application for it in the Softaculous library.

For example, if you need to create a blog or a website, there’s WordPress and Joomla. If you need a forum or discussion board, there’s phpBB or Simple Machines Forum. For those of you planning on using your website as an online store or product catalogue, there’s OpenCart, PrestaShop, ZenCart, osCommerce or CubeCart. Want to display your photographs with a professional touch? There’s ZenPhoto or Gallery. Other popular applications include Drupal, Dolphin, WHMCS, Moodle, Coppermine, PhpWiki, Magento, SimpleInvoices, Zend and hundreds more.

How to use Softaculous to install an application

To access Softaculous, click on the Softaculous icon on the main screen of your cPanel interface.

Once logged into Softaculous, you simply need to select an application from the list located at the left column and follow the steps given in the install tab. The chosen application will be installed on your Doteasy web hosting account within seconds. The Softaculous system is designed to keep these programs at their newest versions so that each time you install an application, you can rest assured that you are getting the latest stable version of the software and that it is installed and working properly.

How to upgrade an application

The Softaculous developers regularly release new versions of the applications that can be configured via the auto installer. When you access Softaculous, you will see the home page. If there are any updates for your installed applications, you will see a note on the top of the page. You can click on the note and you will be taken to a new page on which Softaculous will list all outdated software. You will be able to update them simply by clicking on the blue update icon.

How to uninstall an application in Softaculous

From the top right menu on the Softaculous home page, you will find the All Installations button which looks like a wooden box.  Click on the icon and you will see all applications you have installed on your account. To delete any of the applications, simply click on the red Remove button. You can also select several applications and delete them all by selecting Remove from the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page. By default the Softaculous software will delete the files, database and database user.

Can Softaculous take over software installed by Fantastico?

If you have already installed an application to your website using Fantastico, you may be wondering if you can manage it using Softaculous. Yes, Softaculous can take over any application installed by Fanstastico, allowing Softaculous to update and backup the application.