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Forum: Email Issues 05-03-2014, 00:02
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Views: 26,957
Posted By Mike
Arrow How to setup Google email for domain name on cPanel server

If you wish to host email with Google Apps, you need to disable local mail server then update MX records within DNS zone. In this tutorial we'll add google mail to domain name "www.mywest.net":

Forum: Dedicated Security Certificates (SSL) 04-29-2014, 03:14
Replies: 0
Views: 31,214
Posted By Mike
Thumbs up Free SSL site seals for your website (Geotrust, Comodo and Thawte)

Our dedicated security certificates come with free SSL site seal. You can show your visitors that site has been protected and SSL came from global security service provider.

If you use dedicated...
Forum: WestNIC News 04-29-2014, 03:01
Replies: 0
Views: 28,194
Posted By Mike
Smile WestNIC community forums have been reloaded!

Dear Customers and Guests,

Our forums have been reloaded! In the next few months we'll remove old threads (outdated help articles and tutorials) then create forums with new tutorials, hosting biz...
Forum: Network Status 04-28-2014, 18:23
Replies: 0
Views: 29,581
Posted By Mike
Arrow How to run traceroute or pings from MAC or PC

For PC users, we'd recommend Pingplotter which can be downloaded for free here: http://pingplotter.com/download.html (link on the bottom). There are three versions to choose from:

- PingPlotter...
Forum: Domain DNS 04-27-2014, 03:35
Replies: 0
Views: 24,718
Posted By Mike
Exclamation Secondary DNS server update (some Resellers and SD customers affected)

Dear resellers,

We've updated our secondary DNS IP for the following servers:

Forum: WestNIC News 04-27-2014, 01:48
Replies: 0
Views: 17,298
Posted By Mike
Thumbs up Dedicated managed private DNS are now available for RS-2, RS-3 and all SD accounts

WestNIC provides private DNS free of charge. Those DNS servers (two per account) are being shared across many websites. Some clients, specifically resellers (http://westnic.net/reseller-hosting/),...
Forum: Special Offers and WestNIC coupons 04-17-2014, 06:19
Replies: 0
Views: 27,677
Posted By Mike
Thumbs up Spring 2014 specials: security certificates (SSL) from Geotrust, Comodo and Thawte!

You can order your dedicated security certificate today and save up to 70% evilbanana

Geotrust RapidSSL: Regular price: $49, on sale: $19/year with free installation
Comodo PositiveSSL: Regular...
Forum: Dedicated Security Certificates (SSL) 04-15-2014, 17:25
Replies: 0
Views: 13,948
Posted By Mike
How to secure both "domain.com" and "www.domain.com"

Folks, good news!

You can now secure both domain name and www. domain.com with single dedicated security certificate... which is provided for free with most reseller hosting plans...
Forum: Dedicated Security Certificates (SSL) 04-09-2014, 18:31
Replies: 0
Views: 13,204
Posted By Mike
Exclamation OpenSSL "Heartbleed bug" (critical security issue)

Two days ago we received following security notice from OpenSSL:

"TLS heartbeat read overrun (CVE-2014-0160)

A missing bounds check in the handling...
Forum: Friendly talk :-) 04-03-2014, 03:07
Replies: 0
Views: 23,237
Posted By Mike
Has anyone tried VBulletin 5.x?

We bought new license, installed new script but didn't like forum layout AT ALL. Nothing is simple in VBulletin 5.x. There was entire CMS with blogs, forums, galleries... We didn't need...
Forum: PHP scripts 04-03-2014, 02:50
Replies: 0
Views: 27,536
Posted By Mike
Exclamation How to enable ini_set on CloudLinux servers

New servers run CloudLinux operating system which doesn't allow to install/use own php configuration files (php.ini). Unfortunately, we've seen many php.ini files with enabled ini_set, exec functions...
Forum: WestNIC News 03-31-2014, 19:07
Replies: 1
Views: 17,755
Posted By Mike
.NYC domain registration will be opened soon!

.NYC domain name registration will be opened to public this summer. We'll post updates soon! :)
Forum: Special Offers and WestNIC coupons 03-31-2014, 18:33
Replies: 0
Views: 15,063
Posted By Mike
Arrow Spring 2014 Specials: get reseller hosting plan for FREE!

Get your premium reseller account today for just one penny: http://www.westnic.net/reseller-hosting/

Each reseller hosting plans includes:

- Private powerful servers (not linked to WestNIC);
Forum: PHP scripts 03-31-2014, 18:02
Replies: 0
Views: 13,944
Posted By Mike
Red face Spam relay via Joomla contact form

Joomla contact form can be easily abused if you leave "Send me a copy" within contact form:


To avoid such issue, please disable...
Forum: WestNIC News 07-04-2013, 02:02
Replies: 1
Views: 17,755
Posted By Mike
Arrow WestNIC will become accredited registrar of .NYC domain names

Dear fellow New Yorkers! Good news! :) If you reside in New York (state or city), you'll be able to register own unique .NYC domain name by mid-2014.

Price has not been determined yet, but it will...
Forum: WestNIC News 07-08-2011, 03:55
Replies: 0
Views: 20,279
Posted By Mike
Exclamation IPv4 price changes (new orders ONLY)

As you know, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) received its last IPv4 allocation from the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) in February, and the supply of IPv4 addresses is...
Forum: Dedicated IPs 07-07-2011, 20:52
Replies: 1
Views: 37,415
Posted By Mike
Smile rDNS update

From now on, this process is fully automated. There is no need to request rDNS.
Forum: WestNIC News 06-17-2011, 01:26
Replies: 0
Views: 17,604
Posted By Mike
Smile New data centers for private resellers: Munich/Nuremberg, Germany

We're excited to announce the expansion of WestNIC Private Reseller Network to Munich/Nuremberg, Germany. The many redundant internet connections to the largest German internet exchange, DE-CIX, as...
Forum: WestNIC News 05-30-2011, 16:13
Replies: 0
Views: 20,489
Posted By Mike
Exclamation New rules for new IP requests - ARIN justification required - June 1st, 2011


As you likely know, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) received its last IPv4 allocation from the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) in February:...
Forum: WestNIC News 06-21-2010, 22:26
Replies: 2
Views: 23,081
Posted By Mike
Unhappy .com and .net price increase - July 1, 2010

Domain registries and Public Interest Registry (PIR) notified all ICANN-accredited registrars that they will be raising their wholesale prices on .com and .net. As a consequence, we will be adjusting...
Forum: Firewall 02-04-2010, 21:55
Replies: 0
Views: 34,502
Posted By Mike
Red face Port scanning - what the hell is going on?

What happens:

Firewall simply counts iptables kernel block messages for any given IP address. As soon as you reach specific limit, IP will be blacklisted for 1 hour.

If your IP was blocked for...
Forum: Firewall 02-04-2010, 21:48
Replies: 0
Views: 15,790
Posted By Mike
Unhappy Issue: website is down, cannot access cPanel, email and FTP

If you worked on your website and it suddenly "went down", most likely our firewall automatically blocked your IP. IP can be blocked for various reasons:

- port scanning;
- multiple FTP...
Forum: FTP and SFTP issues and Howtos 02-04-2010, 21:36
Replies: 0
Views: 34,961
Posted By Mike
Permission issue with SFTP/FTP upload (wrong permissions - 664)

Issue: if you use FTP/SFTP you may notice wrong file permissions right after upload. They suppose to be 644, not 664. In order to fix this issue, please follow these steps:

1. Login to your domain...
Forum: WestNIC News 10-31-2009, 22:54
Replies: 0
Views: 20,245
Posted By Mike
Lightbulb Take WestNIC with you! (WestNIC Mobile)

We've launched simple website for our mobile users. It will be improved within next few months. Traveling around the globe? Whenever you need us, we're here 24/7/365. Simply open browser in your...
Forum: Email Issues 06-24-2009, 01:36
Replies: 1
Views: 28,604
Posted By Mike
Exclamation Blacklisted server?

Two of our servers got blacklisted in the past 30 days. One of them blacklisted for the second time due to constant abuse. Most spammers use already compromised accounts. How do they do this?!

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