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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,917
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Hostgator - Emergency maintenance : All reseller servers

They've basically just admitted rolling out an OS update without fully testing it in a production environment. From memory I think their last "upgrade" that was used to cover up the Utah DC migration...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,917
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Hostgator - Emergency maintenance : All reseller servers

The official word is that "a operating system update that has caused issues across our reseller servers."

IMO I'd tend to believe the official update. If they were trying to cover up another...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,182
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: So I went to Hostgator to install another blog...

The article is from January 2013, the issues it raises are no longer applicable to the 1 click install applications users are using is 2014.



As somebody else mentioned in another reply,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,182
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: So I went to Hostgator to install another blog...

Why does installing a script using Softaculous/Fantastico make it less secure than installing it manually?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Recommend stress free merchant account for UK resident

We use Streamline (part of NatWest) and haven't had any issues with them, payments end up in your bank account the following day.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Reseller Hosting Questions

There isn't really a set formula, it's just how much the buyer is willing to pay. We've done a couple of buyouts over the years and roughly look to pay no more than 12 months profit.

Also whilst...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Reseller Hosting Questions

What to charge would depend on the clients you are targetting and the value added service that you are offering to them.

If you are just providing them with the basic hosting experience that they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,398
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: 100 websites with Hostgator I WANT OUT!!!!

You told the OP that putting 100 websites on a reseller account is a bad idea, implying there is a limit.

The 100 sites could well be static HTML pages with little traffic, but we don't know.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: How can I use a static index.html and a Wordpress site together?

We had a client ask the exact same question yesterday, check out the final post here:

WordPress › Support » How to configure index.html and index.php using .htaccess...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,398
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: 100 websites with Hostgator I WANT OUT!!!!

What are you basing that on? There is no fixed number of accounts that you should/shouldn't have on a reseller account. The OP is paying around $60 per month for his reseller account so should have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Recommended Reseller Hosting?

Good question! It's pretty much impossible to find genuine reviews of the big hosts on Google since it's saturated with junk affiliate blogs promoting the service so the "reviewer" can get their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,631
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Hostgator Outage?

You are getting the 404's because there is nothing uploaded to your webspace, you should be able to confirm that by logging in via FTP and looking in the public_html directory.

If you didn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,631
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Hostgator Outage?

It's most likely the server that hosts your sites is down, rather than the entire HG network. Have a look at their forums, they may have a maintenance notice up regarding the outage.

Edit: Just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Recommended Reseller Hosting?

No worries!

If you are using Mandrill wouldn't the mails be sent through their servers anyway, rather than the server hosting the websites? In which case the reputation would be based on the IP's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Help! My wordpress won't load

Rename your /wp-content/plugins directory to something else and then retry. If the site loads then it's an issue with a plugin, you can find out which one it is by reactivating them one by one.

If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Recommended Reseller Hosting?

The question to ask is do Mandrill.com require each site to be on a Dedicted IP in order for their service to work?

If the answer is no, and Mandrill will work fine with the sites all sharing an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Recommended Reseller Hosting?

You will have the Dedicated IP issue no matter which provider you go with.

With IP's (IPV4 anyway) now exhausted web hosts can no longer hand out IP's at the drop of a hat. Any Dedicated IP...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: 403 Forbidden sites

If you restricted access to someone via an IP block in .htaccess then it would show a 403 page, but in the case of the OP I'd say it's very unlikely since they are only occasionally being locked out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: What is your Credit-Card Merchant account of choice?

I'm not sure what your location is, but if you are in the UK we've had no problems at all with using Streamline (Run by NatWest) as our merchant account and SagePay as the Gateway.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,146
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Domain to VPS help

You need to update the nameserver IP's from the old IP's (your friend's VPS) to your new ones (your Wiredtree VPS) at your domain registrar.

Once you've done that update the a records in the DNS...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: WordPress site running slow... suggestions?

Ahh, sorry, I misread!

If you think it's a server issue then contact HG, their isn't really anything you can use from your end to check the server status. If you have a reseller account you might...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Massive difference between Alexa and Google Analytics

Google - it tracks every visitor on your site. Alexa just tracks those people that have got the Alexa toolbar installed, which will be a tiny tiny sample of visitors to a website.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: WordPress site running slow... suggestions?

Try disabling all plugins and then retrying, if the site speeds improve then it's likely a badly coded plugin causing the issue. To identify it you can re-enable them all 1 by 1 until you find the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Registering A Company In The UK

I'd disagree with that, there's a nominal fee each year to file company accounts with companies house but other than that the costs are no different to what they'd be if you are working as a sole...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 694
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Cookie Stuffing / Hacked?

Have you tested it on another machine to see if you get the same results?

If you can't recreate the results on a 2nd machine it sounds like you may have some malware/adware on your computer, in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Need your recommendation VPS/Dedicated Server with 24 hours support

With those RAM and CPU requirements I'd be inclined to recommend a Dedicated server, as you say, you could get 2 VPS's with smaller specs (4 GB RAM in each VPS for example) but you are going to be in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Need your recommendation VPS/Dedicated Server with 24 hours support

Do you have an idea of the kind of spec you are after? (Hardware needs, managed/unmanaged, location, etc.)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Cant get an additional ip! price went 500% up and my hosting needs a justification (SEO non vali

You will have the same experience with any hosting company, the IPV4 stocks are pretty much depleted now so providers can no longer throw around IP's willy nilly.

The only real justifiable reason...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Malware Sucks...Have a solution?

Getting rid of the infected pages is the easy part, but as you've found out, stopping the source of the attack is the hard part.

I'd personally recommend you use Sucuri and have them clean up your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: .Me Domain Extension

I'd give it a shot, domains cost next to nothing so what have you got to lose!?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,990
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: £50,000- £90,000 Launches, ==> funds to your BANK Account? do they ask any suspicious questions?

A merchant account from a bank allows you to take payments from your customers either via the phone, online, or in person, and have them paid into your bank account. Depending on the provider you'd...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,990
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: £50,000- £90,000 Launches, ==> funds to your BANK Account? do they ask any suspicious questions?

The short answer to your question is no, your bank shouldn't ask you any suspicious questions. They may ring you up and act as if they are your new best friend to advise you that you have a large...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Dedicated Server Suggestions?

^^ This

If you can expand on your requirements you'd be able to get much better recommendations, there isn't really a one size fits all solution when it comes to servers, what works well for one...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 26th October 2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,737
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Which webhost do the "big boys" use?

^^ What he said :-D

Going by your original post, it sounds like you are currently just running a single server setup?

If you are outgrowing that, then the next step would be to look at a custom...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd August 2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Help ASAP.Comments taking all my Bandwidths

You can get your Akimest API key by signing up for a free account at WordPress.com (http://www.wordpress.com), and they'll provide you with an API key to use.

Whilst enabling Akimest will stop the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd August 2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Error establishing a database connection

Your database connection details are incorrect in the config file, either that or you haven't added the user to the database and granted the needed permissions.

To transfer the site to a new...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd August 2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Transfer a Domain name

From the sounds of it, you are wanting to keep the hosting where it is but move the domain registration from one Godaddy account to another, in which case you just need to push the domain to your new...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Visitors Complaining About Site Speed

The best way to analyze the issue would be to ask those people experiencing slowness problems to run a tracert to your site.

This shows the route each person takes to get to the server hosting...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 17th February 2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Need New Dedicated Hosting

What kind of server spec do you currently have with Hostgator?

With regards your IP issue, you are very likely to come across this with any provider you go with. With IPV4 space all now pretty...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Ugh...Web Host Sending Forbidden Error Code 403

As long as you've still got access to your control panel, then the first thing you should do is generate a backup of your account (if using cPanel, just click on Backups > Generate full account...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: VPS SEO Tools Question

It's very unlikely you'd be able to find a VPS that comes pre-installed with all those scripts, but if you do some bartering you may be able to find someone to install them for you as a little...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,531
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Is There Any Danger in Using a Free WordPress Theme?

Downloading a free theme is no more or less safe than downloading a paid theme, IMO there's no direct correlation between a paid theme and security. There are some really badly written paid themes...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,650
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: HostGator is going Down Again and Again.. Need some serious help!

As John said, if you are sending that much traffic (100 GB in 4 days), then you'll be using far more resources than you can expect to receive on a $7pm shared hosting plan, especially if the site you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: WEBSITE HACKED!!

In our experience this would just move the problem somewhere else, rather than resolving it. You can have the most secure server in the world but if you then upload badly coded file, you give the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 618
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: One for UK warriors: Who is your Internet service provider?

IDNet for me, not the cheapest out there but it's a very reliable service.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th August 2011, 04:17 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,890
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: An Open Apology To Warrior Forum

He wasn't a beginner on 07-07-2011 when he created this thread.....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2011, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Dreamhost space tell me don't use WP Robot Plugin

Hi,
It's impossible to put an exact number on it, you'd just need to try it and see how it goes.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Dreamhost space tell me don't use WP Robot Plugin

The auto posting plugins are very resource intensive, so if you are going to use them on a shared host then you need to have them set to make a small number of posts prolonged period of time.
...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 26th July 2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,895
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Wordpress Hanging Issue has Hostgator Harpooned

As UMS said a few posts up, it sounds very much like a mod_security rule is causing your issues, if you ask them to either remove the rule or set your cPanel user as exempt, then you should be back...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 22nd July 2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,895
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Wordpress Hanging Issue has Hostgator Harpooned

They've already lasted a very long time in web hosting terms, and their business model is highly profitable so I can't see them going anywhere for a very long time.

Going back to the original...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 21st July 2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,895
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Wordpress Hanging Issue has Hostgator Harpooned

Have you tried doing a fresh Wordpress install in a test directory, with just the default Twenty Ten theme, and no plugins running to see if it has the same issue? If it does, at least you'll be able...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 7th July 2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,299
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Hosting Company Recommendation

If you have been hacked, moving hosts wont be of any benefit to you. Your hacking issue would still exist, you'd just be moving the problem elsewhere.

You need to find the cause of the hacking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,370
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Hostgator Problems - Any Recommendations?

Have you had a look to see what the memory usage is like, if it's an issue with your individual VPS, which it sounds like, the most common cause is usually due to your container being out of memory...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Accepting credit card payments

No, we don't get charged a monthly fee from Streamline, only the %age they take per transaction, which will come to more than £30 pm. We've used them for years but thinking back to when we first had...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Accepting credit card payments

We use Natwest/Streamline as our Merchant bank, and use Sagepay as the gateway.

We don't get charged any fixed costs from Streamline, only the cut they take from transactions (which are low...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 30th March 2011, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Dan Thompson
Re: Dedicated server comes with cpanel?

The base HG dedicated server comes with an Intel Xeon 3040 CPU which is dual core, so you've effectively got 2 * 1.8 Ghz which would give you a total over 3 Ghz:

Intel® Xeon® Processor 3040 (2M...
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