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Want to try out our awesome hosting service but don’t want the hassle of a website migration? Our new Transfer Assistance service means we will migrate your account from your old provider to us, with minimum fuss, hassle and downtime! Our team performs the migration and transfers your website files, emails, databases and more – at a time convenient to you. Right now, we’re offering this service for cPanel/WHM only but will be expanding this to cover other control panels shortly. To get started, just open a Helpdesk Ticket with the Hosting Support Department.

The Largest Hacking Attempt in the History of Internet

An unusually powerful  online attack, using more than 90,000 IP addresses , is currently ongoing  against WordPress blogs with weak admin credentials.  Targeted at vulnerable WordPress users who still use the default “admin” username,  this brute force dictionary-based  password-guessing attack  is trying thousands of passwords to crack their administrative credentials .

Now password-guessing attacks of this sort happen all the time, right? What’s all the fuss about? Analysts are speculating that this attempt is just a warm up for a much  wider and larger attack that is to come. How?  The avalanche effect.

Sites which are broken into (and thousands have been), will be seeded with a backdoor which will give access to the  attackers to control the site remotely.  These sites will then be used just like 90,000 IP addresses mentioned above and conscripted into the attacking server botnet, thus forced to launch password-guessing attacks against other sites running WordPress.

So the attacker who as of now seems to be using a weak botnet/network of home PCs, which are connected to the Internet with a mere 10 megabit or 20 megabit line,   will soon have a much larger botnet of huge servers having essentially unlimited Internet bandwidth and  large network connections , thereby capable of generating a huge amount of traffic on an unprecedented scale that might affect the entire internet infrastructure and slow it down  on a global level. Scary, right?

If you haven’t locked down your website properly, now is the time to spur to action because chances are it  could be hijacked by cybercriminals for their own purposes, without you even knowing.

Maintain strong passwords: Let’s kick off the list with the easiest step you can implement immediately. Use strong passwords including upper/lower keys, numbers and symbols.

Rename the administrative account: Create a new user with administrator rights and delete “admin”-the default administrator of WordPress powered sites.

Install a login limiter for WordPress:  A login limiter can essentially block the IP address which tries and fails to send login requests above a threshold rate. For example, three consecutive failed login attempts can be backed up with a penalty timeout of 1 hour and an e-mail notification to the website owner about the same. Two WordPress plugins which let you enforce a login limiter are Limit Login Attempts and  Better WP Security.

Enable Two factor Authentication: Two Step Authentication for WordPress.com accounts  was released just a week back and we strongly recommend that you deploy it.

Keep up to date with the latest version of WordPress:  WordPress team creates patches to help fix security holes at frequent intervals.  Keep a tab on them and also new versions of  plugins and themes.

How to upgrade WHMCS

If your WHMCS billing platform was installed manually, it upgrade should be processed manually as well.

There are files that can be used for the manual upgrades:

 

If your WHMCS was installed with the help of Softaculous script installer, it should be upgraded with its help as well.

Innovative Hosting Corporation Sponsorship Program

Innovative Hosting Corporation wants to sponsor you!

Do you run a popular blog, or other busy website? Innovative Hosting Corporation may be interested in sponsoring you or advertising with you. Please contact us at and let us know the following information:

» Your website address
» Number of unique visitors per month that visit your website
» The purpose or subject of your website.
» A description of a typical visitor to your website
» Why you think your visitors would be interested in Innovative Hosting Corporation
» What you would like from us.

Please keep things simple and try to stick to the overview above. It may take us several weeks to review your submission. If we need more information we’ll let you know. Thanks from all of us here at Innovative Hosting Corporation!

* Please note, your submissions are offered for consideration to us. Not every submission is approved and there is no guarantee of sponsorship.

How to install WHMCS Billing Platform

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In order to install WHMCS billing platform the license key is required.

Innovative Hosting Corporation provides WHMCS licenses at Rs. 599/mo. If you need one, feel free to contact our Hosting Billing Department via ticket system.

There are two ways how to install WHMCS billing platform:

1. WHMCS installation via Softaculous script installer

2.  Manual WHMCS installation

WHMCS installation via Softaculous script installer 

You can install WHMCS with the help of Softaculous script installer if you have one in your cPanel control panel.

Manual WHMCS installation

This installation file can be used for the manual WHMCS installation

Installing Ioncube

Need to take into account that WHMCS is encrypted using loncube to protect the source code. If you use cPanel control panel, you already have loncube enabled on your server. If you find you do need to install Ioncube on your server, then you can find out how to do this in this Ioncube Installation Tutorial

Installing WHMCS

The following steps will guide you through the process:

1. Unzip the contents of the zip file to a folder on your computer

2. Rename the file configuration.php.new to configuration.php

3. Upload the entire whmcs folder to your website – if you experience problems, try uploading in binary mode

4. Next you can rename the folder to whatever you like (billing, clients, etc…)

5. Now visit the installation script at http://www.yourdomain.com/whmcs/install/install.php to run the installer process – if you get an Ioncube related error message, see the installation Ioncube steps above

6. Follow the instructions on screen to install which will involve setting file permissions as listed below, entering your license key and setting up your primary admin account

7. When complete, delete the install folder from your web server and CHMOD the configuration.php file back to 644.

Required file & folders permissions (unless your php is suPHP or PHPSuExec):

/configuration.php          CHMOD 777 Writeable

/attachments                 CHMOD 777 Writeable

/downloads                    CHMOD 777 Writeable

/templates_c                 CHMOD 777 Writeable

Post Installation Suggested Steps

After installation is completed, we recommend that you go through and configure your new WHMCS system in the following order:

1. Login to the Admin Area and configure your General Settings (Setup > General Settings )

2. Setup your Payment Gateways (Setup > Payment Gateways )

3. Setup your Products & Services (Setup > Products and Services )

4. Configure your Domain Pricing (Setup > Domain Pricing )

5. Setup your Support Ticket Departments (Setup > Support Departments )

6. Setup email piping so you can manage tickets using the WHMCS Support Desk – for full instructions on this please see the Email Piping article

7. Ensure the WHMCS Cron Job is setup and configure automated tasks (Setup > Automation Settings )

8. Place some test orders on your website to check everything works as expected

Why are digital certificates so important?

Identification & Authentication

A digital certificate helps you clarify your identity to your visitors, particularly if you collect sensitive data such as credit card and confidential information through online transactions.

Confidentiality

The information transferred through your website is encrypted when a digital certificate is applied. This ensures confidentiality for the end user.

Fraud Protection

Protect yourself and your customers from possible threats of online fraud and information hijacking also known as phishing.

Choosing the right digital certificate

With Innovative Hosting Corporation you have access to a comprehensive range of digital certificates from world leading providers such as Thawte and Positive SSL, all backed with INDIAN based telephone support and fully assisted order placement.

Proven Innovative Web Hosting Solution Support

When you order from us, your hosting is backed by Innovative Web Hosting Solution, a company comprised of professionals who have been in the web hosting industry since 2010. We are experts in delivering stress-free, quality hosting experiences, backed by a super-reliable infrastructure and our dedicated team of professionals. We’ll support you 24×7 365 days a year, by phone, support ticket or by email – it’s your choice. We guarantee 99.99% uptime each and every month and we offer a full 30 day money back guarantee. With Innovative Web Hosting Solution, you always know that you’re in safe hands.

How to Create Email Account in cPanel

To create an email account, Login to the cPanel (Control Panel with the Username and Password) and follow the steps mentioned below:

1. URL: http://www.yourwebsite/cPanel or http://www.yourwebsite:2082
2.Login with the username & password.
3. Click on Mail.
4. Click on Add/Remove/Manage Accounts

You can Add/Remove/Manage new accounts and assign the quota for each account
as per your convenience.

Note: Once the E-mail account is created you can access the email account directly via the links given below:

URL: http://www.yourwebsite/webmail or http://www.yourwebsite:2095
Login: Email account and Password. (Enter the complete E-mail address).