All articles by Nazar Hotsa

WordPress backup plugins

As mentioned before, we at WebHostingBuzz believe that backups is a server job, not something WordPress should be taking care of. However, we also understand that it ‘s not always possible to use server-side backup routines. There can be several reasons of not being able to use external backup tools: . . . Read more

How to backup a WordPress website

Data loss is probably the worst nightmare… Bad news is that there’s no guaranteed way to avoid it – hacking, hardware failure, human error (could be even yours!) do happen. After you’ve invested time and money to build and develop your website, it’s important to protect your investments – make . . . Read more

VPS security essentials

As soon as you’ve ordered a VPS at WebHostingBuzz and received access credentials, we highly recommend to follow a few simple steps to ensure safe, secure and worry-free VPS instance. Even though one of the major advantages of virtualization is that a virtual private server would not be able to . . . Read more

Security essentials. Part 1 – workstation

This article describes basic, yet essential security practices for end users. We at WebHostingBuzz advise all our customers to follow these simple rules. Please, note that keeping your workstation (PC, laptop, netbook, etc) secure will also prevent certain problems happening on your websites, e.g. those caused by stolen passwords to . . . Read more

Set Up Email in Outlook 2011 for Mac

This article covers setting up an email account in Outlook 2011 for Mac OS X. Outlook 2011 is a new version of Microsoft Outlook specially for Mac. You can set up Outlook 2011 to send and receive email via your email service at WebHostingBuzz. Make sure you have the latest . . . Read more

How to Change PHP Version

In some specific cases you may need to change PHP version in your web hosting account at WebHostingBuzz. We have implemented a server setup model that allows each customer to choose which version of PHP to use. Default PHP version The first step is to determine the default PHP version on . . . Read more

PHP Safe Mode and Viable Alternatives

This article is about PHP safe mode – one of the most controversial PHP security features. [alert]PHP Safe Mode is disabled on all servers at WebHostingBuzz, read on if you want to know why.[/alert] What is PHP safe mode PHP safe mode was one of the attempts to solve security problems of . . . Read more

Install Wowza on CentOS

Wowza Media Server is the high-performance, high-value unified streaming media and video software. It is used for live or on-demand streaming to websites, computers, mobile devices and IPTV/OTT endpoints. [alert style="info"]Wowza isn’t a free software, however they offer limited developer licences and free trial licences for 30 days.[/alert] This tutorial . . . Read more

PHP Info Page

In the following article we’ll explain what is a phpinfo page, how to create and use one, and why it might be helpful. Using phpinfo page PHP Info, or in fact phpinfo() is a standard PHP function that outputs many technical details of PHP installation. It allows to see the PHP . . . Read more

List of Apache modules

Below is the list of Apache modules that are loaded on all Shared Hosting servers at WebHostingBuzz. core_module (static) authn_file_module (static) authn_default_module (static) authz_host_module (static) authz_groupfile_module (static) authz_user_module (static) authz_default_module (static) auth_basic_module (static) include_module (static) filter_module (static) deflate_module (static) log_config_module (static) log_forensic_module (static) logio_module (static) env_module (static) expires_module (static) headers_module . . . Read more

SSH known_hosts problem

When a domain has been moved from one server to another an issue with SSH logins may occur. The warning dialog that most SSH programs give will look like this: @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @ WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED! @ @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE IS DOING SOMETHING NASTY! Someone . . . Read more

Domain Name Status Codes

The status of a domain name can be seen in WHOIS information. In this article we will explain what the most common domain status codes mean. Active This status is set by the registry. The domain name can be modified by the registrar and can be renewed. The domain will . . . Read more

Why allow_url_include is evil

The PHP option allow_url_include allows to include a remote file as PHP code (so it’ll be actually executed on a local server) via a URL. For security reasons you should never use this feature. If a web software claims to require this feature you should look into alternative and never . . . Read more

IFrame Injection Hack – Recovery

If you’ve noticed traces of iframe injection attack on your website, you can use the following steps to try reverse the damage. [alert]Backup your data prior to beginning this procedure.[/alert] Use the following command to search for affected files in your web directory. find . -type f | xargs grep . . . Read more

Clear Browser Cache

So you have just made some changes to your website but they are not displaying immediately when you look at the page.The very first thing you should try in this case is to either ‘force’ the page to reload from the server, or clear browser cache on your computer. Force . . . Read more

Common paths in cPanel and WHM

For those users who use cPanel/WHM on their virtual or dedicated servers the following article describes common system paths and utilities. Paths of Base Modules PHP /usr/bin/php MySQL /var/lib/mysql Sendmail /usr/bin/sendmail ImageMagick /usr/local/bin/convert or /usr/bin/convert Tomcat /usr/local/jakarta/tomcat Perl /usr/bin/perl Ruby /usr/lib/ruby/ Ruby Gems /usr/lib/ruby/gems FFMPEG /usr/bin/ffmpeg Mplayer /usr/bin/mplayer LAME /usr/local/bin/lame . . . Read more

Uploaded file is 0 bytes

So you’ve just uploaded a file and it appears as 0 bytes on your server. Most likely there was a problem with the upload: The file was corrupted during transfer. This could have been caused by connectivity glitch between your PC and server Full disk space on the server. If . . . Read more

No-www to www redirection

Add the following snipper to your .htaccess file in order to have your domain redirect to www. even if typed without that part. Just make sure where it says “” to fill in your actual domain on both lines 2 and 3. RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 . . . Read more


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WinSCP Guide

WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client, SCP client, FTPS client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality.