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Power up Your Website with Doteasy’s Cloud Hosting Service

March 27th, 2013

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At Doteasy, we offer various web hosting plans to cater the needs for different clients. For customers with a limited budget and would like to try out building their first website, our Basic Hosting plan is the perfect solution. Simply register a domain with us and subscribe to our Basic Hosting plan for less than $40 a year,  probably less than the amount of money you would spend on coffee during the week. Don’t know how to make a website? No problem! We have compiled different video tutorials such as “How to create your website with Doteasy Website Creator” and “Building a Professional Website for only $25” to guide you through the building stage, with no skipped steps. With these great tools, you can use either our “click-to-build” website creator or free CSS templates to build your website.

For more advanced users who would like to build their websites with different scripts such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, we recommend our award-winning Unlimited Hosting Plan with PHP support. Never heard of PHP? Definitely check out this great post featured on our Scripts Library about PHP! Our Unlimited Hosting plan comes with FREE Softaculous, an auto-script-installer which offers over 250 hosting apps that can help you install scripts in just a few clicks. Powerful open-source scripts such as WordPress and phpBB enable clients to create websites with more features such as blogging, forum, photo gallery, and even e-commerce options.

The two hosting plans mentioned above are both in a shared hosting environment. With a Shared Hosting plan, you share storage on a web server with other users. Since the costs of the web hosting servers are shared, web hosting providers like Doteasy can offer more affordable prices for such services. However, all the files are exposed to the users that are on the same shared server. If any one of the users makes an error in scripting, all users on the shared server are affected. To lower the chance of this happening, users that are subscribed to Shared Hosting services are not authorized to run their own programs. This may become an issue to certain advanced users as they often need more control over the server settings. Also, in a shared hosting environment, your server resources are shared among all users in the same server. When a website in your server experiences a higher-than-normal website traffic, it will automatically require more usage of the resources. This, however, may affect your website performance.

If your website has high traffic volume, or if your business greatly relies on online presence, you should consider subscribing to our Cloud Hosting plan. One of the main benefits of cloud hosting is the fully-redundant infrastructure, down to every server, router and switch. Automatic failover measures are configured at each layer to ensure your website and applications are accessible at all times, even in the event of a single point of failure. Watch our YouTube Playlist “Cloud Hosting with Reseller Features” as our Cloud Project Manager Marcus not only explains in details about the Cloud Hosting technology, but also takes us on an on-site tour to see our data center.

Now the question is, what’s the main difference between Cloud Hosting and Shared Hosting?

Here is a comparison chart.

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You may check out our Cloud Hosting Service Feature Page to learn more about the details or contact us through our live chat/service support ticket/real-person telephone support.

Meet the Stars at Doteasy!

November 13th, 2012

Doteasy’s in-house customer service support team is one of our greatest assets, and we are proud of it. At Doteasy, we consistently strive to ensure your inquiries are handled professionally, efficiently, and accurately. We don’t outsource customer service support to other locations, because we care about you! Outsourcing means cases will take longer to transition to different departments, and outsourcing these jobs will only lengthen the time our customer have to wait.

Keeping our customer service support in-house is only one of the many reasons why we have quality customer service. We also take care to recruit as many knowledgeable employees (or, Geeks, if you will) as possible here at Doteasy. We also provide them with some of the latest technology, so as a company we are able to stay on top of our game and provide assistance to clients. Namely, we’ve recently added two videos, featuring our staff member Graham unboxing the Microsoft Surface while providing a walk-through as to how you as a client would set up a domain email account on the tablet. So far the response has been positive, and we’re glad to see that our clients are finding our videos informative and engaging.

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive updates on future videos! Pssst…! As a reward for being a blog reader we’ll tell you about our next video: Graham will be taking you through the steps on how to create a website with NO coding background! We’re sure this sounds like good news to some of you. Also, in case you’ve ever wondered what Cloud Hosting is, Cloud Project Manager Marcus would be glad to tell you about it in this video. Lastly, our Reseller Panel specialist Richard does a walk-through of how to customize your Reseller Panel using Cloud Hosting.

So, after all this, we’re sure you’re getting a little excited. What are you waiting for? Meet the Doteasy Stars on our YouTube Channel today!

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.

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.