Archive for the ‘Doteasy Hosting Plans’ category

How to create an add-on domain in cPanel

August 15th, 2011

Recently, there is a post on our forum in regards to hosting upgrade inquiry. The forum member would like to upgrade the hosting plan. However, the forum member has a few domains and he/she is not sure if all of the domains require hosting upgrade. In fact, both our Ultra and Unlimited hosting accounts offer multiple add-on domains. For example, you can create 100 add-on domains with Ultra Hosting.

With the multiple add-on domain name feature, users can easily manage their different websites under one web hosting account. Creating add-on domain is very easy. Below is a video tutorial of how to create an add-on domain in cPanel. Enjoy!

cPanel Upgrade Offer

January 24th, 2011

We’re giving away free cPanel upgrades!

Some of you might already have received our free cPanel upgrade offers, we’ve been randomly sending out offers via email in the past week or so. But in case you are wondering what cPanel is and what it can do for you, allow us to give you more information.

What is cPanel?

cPanel is a Linux-based control panel that allows you to easily access a wide variety of features of your web hosting account, including email management, website statistics, database administration and more. cPanel also allows you to host and manage multiple domains on a single web hosting account.

You can find more information on the cPanel at: http://www.doteasy.com/web-hosting-articles/overview-of-cpanel-hosting.cfm

What can you do with cPanel?

One of the main attractions of the cPanel is Fantastico, an automatic script installer that gives you access to a huge library of scripts (ie. blogs, forums, galleries, etc.). However, if you are currently using our Basic Web Hosting plan, your web hosting account does not support databases or scripts and you will not be able to install scripts on your account.

But, you can still enjoy the other great features of cPanel, including:

  • website statistics
  • host multiple add-on domains
  • backup website
  • manage email account and services
  • customize DNS settings

What do you need to do to take advantage of the free upgrade offer?

All you need to do is send us a request via our Contact Us form at:

https://www.doteasy.com/ContactUs/SMS3/index.cfm?D=8K8w9W

Oh, do make sure you’ve backed up all your website files prior to submitting your upgrade request as you will be required to republish your files once the upgrade is completed.

How Doteasy helps you in achieving your New Year’s resolutions

January 5th, 2011

As 2010 has already passed us by, many of us may already have planned their New Year’s resolutions. Many people believe that resolutions are made to be broken – that’s only because they don’t have to right tools to make a good change happen. This year, Doteasy is here to offer a helping hand toward achieving that triumvirate of aims.

Here are some popular New Year’s resolutions:

1. Keep in Touch

We all know what it’s like, people move away and slowly the effort to stay in touch with them starts to dwindle and fade. This year is the year to change all that.

Letters are a grey way of showing you care and you’re making the effort to keep in touch. But snail mail takes awhile to get there, thus making email the next best thing.

Doteasy email solutions and tools that can help you:

  • Doteasy webmail – you can login and manage your emails from anywhere, as long as you have access to a computer, a web browser (ie. Internet Explorer, Chrome, FireFox, Safari…) and Internet connection (ie. dial-up, high-speed, cable…)
  • Doteasy POPmail – you can also setup your domain emails on your Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird, and even you smart/mobile phone!
  • Doteasy WebMail – a free Doteasy hosted application that allows you to easily create a contact form and even registration/RSVP/order, etc. forms for your website, blog, etc.
  • Doteasy Spam and Email Virus Protection – the fact of the matter is, spammers will continue to send out spam. While we can’t stop them, we can try to minimize the damages they do to our inboxes.

2. Lose the Bulge

With the sumptuous food and treats available during the holiday season, it is easy for all of us to overdo it – even while we are adopting a weight-loss new year’s resolution. Experts suggest that an effective way to lose weight is to start a food and exercise diary, and to join a support group – maybe it’s because we tend to be on our best behaviour when someone’s watching.

You can do both with a blog! You can keep a record of and share what you ate and how long you’ve ran with your readers (supporters). Brag about your achievements and get feedback and pick-me-ups from them.

Doteasy blogging solutions and tools that can help you:

  • Doteasy Hosted Blog – a free Doteasy hosted application that allows you to easily add a simple blog to your website.
  • Fantastico one-click WordPress installation – if you like the WordPress blogging platform, you can certainly add one to your Doteasy website. The Doteasy Unlimited Hosting plan comes with Fantastico, a one-click script installer. Other blogging platforms and CMS include Nucleus, Drupal, Joomla and more…

3. Share More Photos

If you are not currently sharing your photos, whether you’re an aspiring photographer or an enthusiastic amateur, you should in Year 2011. You can share your travel photos with your friends, photos of your new baby with your family, etc. and you don’t have to lug your brag-book around – all you need is an online photo gallery.

Doteasy photo gallery solutions and tools that can help you:

  • Doteasy Hosted Gallery – a free Doteasy hosted application that allows you to easily add a simple photo gallery to showcase your photos. The application comes with 3 different storage plans to accommodate 1 to 50,000 photos!
  • Fantastico one-click Coppermine Gallery installation – if you like the Coppermine photo gallery platform, you can certainly add one to your Doteasy website. The Doteasy Unlimited Hosting plan comes with Fantastico, a one-click script installer. Other image galleries include 4Image Gallery and Gallery.

4. Start a Hobby

Whether it is knitting, cooking or carpentry (I personally would love to start video-gaming…), it’s not what you do, but the commitment to make the project positive, fun and enjoyable – and what’s a better way to do so than to share your experiences, tips and insights with fellow hobbyist. The easiest way to do this is a forum.

Doteasy forum solutions and tools that can help you:

  • Doteasy Hosted Forum – a free Doteasy hosted application that allows you to easily add a simple forum or discussion board on your website.
  • Fantastico one-click phpBB installation – if you like phpBB forum platform, you can certainly add one to your Doteasy website. The Doteasy Unlimited Hosting plan comes with Fantastico, a one-click script installer. Another popular forum platform include is the Simple Machines Forum (SMF).

5. Make a Website

If you do not already have a personal website, make 2011 the year you create your own personal website.

Who needs a personal website? Everyone does! Here are some ways you can use a personal website:

  • Resume and portfolio
  • Blog
  • Photo gallery
  • Earn money (with Google Ads, Yahoo! Ads, affiliate banners, etc.)

If you’re new to websites or if you don’t know how to make a website, Doteasy has the perfect tool for you – Doteasy Website Creator. The Doteasy Website Creator is a free website building application that helps you put together a website in minutes. It comes complete with pre-built templates, a library of high-quality images and easy-to-use text editor to add your own content.

6. Make Money

Is 2011 the year to take your business online? Maybe you already have a store on eBay, Etsy or PayPal and it’s time to expand. Whatever the circumstances, setting up an online store is a great way to start making money online or to expand an existing business.

Doteasy ecommerce solutions and tools that can help you:

  • Doteasy Commerce – Doteasy Commerce is an all-in-one shopping cart system and web store builder. It’s powerful to handle the most advanced eCommerce needs but simple enough to be easily managed by non-technical staff.
  • SSL certificates – Gain customer’s confidence and get an edge on your competition with a GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium SSL certificate. Doteasy is an authorized reseller of the GeoTrust SSL certificate.

7. Take the Next Step

Taking the next step could be anything, from going after that promotion at work, to learning to swim. It’s all about moving forward with life. While Doteasy won’t be able to teach you how to swim, but we can certainly help you take your website to the next level.

The Doteasy Unlimited Hosting Plan is our advanced web hosting solution. It is designed for websites that demand the highest performance, from scripting and database support to bandwidth and disk space capacity.

Doteasy Unlimited Hosting Plan features highlight:

  • unlimited disk space
  • unlimited monthly data transfer
  • unlimited email accounts
  • host unlimited domains
  • unlimited MySQL databases
  • unlimited FTP accounts
  • unlimited subdomains
  • advanced scripting support: PHP, Perl, CGI, ASP, ASP.NET and more…

Basically, all the features you would need to take your website to the next level.

Happy New Year everyone!

PS: Don’t forget our New Year Promo!! Register any .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .mobi, or .us domain name for only $6.93/1st year.

Choosing the Right Hosting Plan: Windows or Linux?

September 16th, 2010

Unlimited Hosting? Unlimited Hosting (Windows)? Which one do I need?

One of the most confusing decisions someone new to web hosting will have to make is which hosting platform to use, Windows or Linux.

Does it make a difference?

Generally no, it doesn’t matter which one you choose.

Some people naturally assume that because their PC runs Windows they need to buy a Windows Hosting package. But, this isn’t true. You don’t need a Windows hosting package just because you’re using a Windows PC to design your website.

Access to your web account will be through FTP or a web-based Control Panel and both servers support these methods.

Your choice of server should depend on how you are creating your website. Consider the applications and scripting languages you plan to use:

  • Windows – if you use Windows-specific technologies such as ASP, .NET, Microsoft Access or Microsoft SQL server (MSSQL) for your website
  • Linux – if you use PHP, Perl or MySQL; this includes if you’re planning on run WordPress, Zen Cart, phpBB, Coppermine, etc.

NOTE:

* HTML and JavaScript are supported on both Windows and Linux hosting packages.

* FrontPage Extensions are offered on both Windows and Linux hosting packages.

In terms of performance there is not a huge difference between the two servers. The reliability and stability of the different platforms have been the topic of many long arguments. Many argue that the Windows platform has security flaws, while others comment on the number of hack attempts on the Linux platform. In the end the security of both platforms comes down to the competency of the system administrators.

Then you may ask, if performance, security and reliability are not huge factors, then why is Windows hosting packages more expensive?

Linux hosting packages are less expensive because Linux is a free, open source system. On the other hand, Microsoft developed and owns the Windows operating system, and charges a licensing fee for the Windows server.

So whether you have a Windows PC or a Mac, it doesn’t matter when it comes to choosing your web hosting platform. It all comes down to what you plan to do with your website.

Doteasy offers both Linux and Windows Unlimited Hosting package.

Improving Your Page Speed (Part 3)

July 12th, 2010

In the last post, we covered how to optimize images by compressing them and specifying their dimension.  This time, we’ll be discussing how to optimize your website.

Websites contain many files.  In fact, a lot of them can be compressed in order to get a faster page speed.  However, the compression method is quite complicated, especially if your website is on a shared hosting plan.

For shared hosting users, you will need to check with your hosting provider to see if they can enable compression on their servers.

For Doteasy Ultra and Unlimited Hosting users, you can check your cPanel for an option called “Optimize Website” under “Software/Services”.

Then, select “Compress all content” and “Update Settings”.   By enabling this function, the files on your website will be automatically compressed before being sent to the viewer and your page speed will significantly improve.

Please contact Doteasy’s technical support team if you can’t find this option in your cPanel (again, please note that this option is only available to Ultra and Unlimited Hosting Plan users) and we will be happy to assist you.