We know you deserve the best, so we provide you with the best Control Panel to make your life simpler. Here are some unique features of Interserver’s Control Panel.
1) Reverse DNS
Reverse DNS is IP address to domain name mapping – the opposite of forward (normal) DNS which maps domain names to IP addresses.
Why do you need it?
Many e-mail servers on the Internet are configured to reject incoming e-mails from any IP address which does not have reverse DNS. So, if you run your own e-mail server, reverse DNS must exist for the IP address that outgoing e-mail is sent from. It does not matter what the reverse DNS record for your IP address points to as long as it is there. If you host multiple domains on one e-mail server, just setup reverse DNS to point to whichever domain name you consider primary. Our control panel allows customers to create a reverse pointer for their IP addresses.
2) Free DNS Hosting
Interserver offers you complete control over your DNS settings. All you have to do is go to your domain registrar panel and change the DNS servers to cdns1/cdns2/cdns3.interserver.net
To create a record log into https://my.interserver.net and go to domains->dns manager. From there enter the Domain name first, then IP address and click “Add New DNS Entry”. This will create a cpanel/directadmin compatible dns record. You can manage your dns record after creation like TTL value, MX records, CNAME to name a few resource records.
3) Server Monitoring
Server monitoring is a process of automatically scanning servers for failures and irregularities. Server monitoring allows customer to identify issues and fix problems before they affect the services. Server monitoring is essential to ensure service availability. Interserver provides round the clock server monitoring free of charge.
4) Domain Registration
Once you become our customer you’ll have instant access to your Online Control Panel and a unique way to manage your domain names or buy a new domain of your choice. You can view the status of each of your domains with an icon key. For example, your domain name might be an email only service, or a domain name might be forwarded to another website and/or email address. Our point-and-click control panel is very powerful, but incredibly simple to use. If you can navigate a Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac desktop, then you’ll have no trouble finding your way around our system!
5) Web hosting and VPS management
Interserver’s Web Hosting Control Panel is designed to enhance your ability to manage your website quickly and efficiently—at your convenience. The Control Panel allows web administrators to perform many of the most common website management activities without having to call Interserver’s Support. Having these management functions available through the Control Panel will save valuable time and provide you with greater control of your website. Your VPS management tools are integrated tightly into Interserver’s control panel! From your control panel, you can log into your VPS, install Applications, add new domain names to your service, manage DNS and much more!
Interserver.net is proud to announce that due to popular demand we have integrated the Payza payment system for all of our services. You can now choose to pay all your Web hosting and VPS invoices using this fast and secure payment processor. With the addition of the Payza checkout system your payment options are now even more flexible and convenient. Whether you choose to use this new system, or continue with our existing payment options we will continue to work to give you the most flexibility of any hosting company today.
Payza.com is a leading global online payment platform that connects its members with their money and the products they love quickly, easily and affordably. MH Pillars Inc., which operates the Payza.com platform in the U.S., has partnered with DCR Strategies Inc. to provide members with the Payza prepaid virtual Visa® card program. This program facilitates secure online transactions that enable both consumers and businesses to send and receive money instantly. Personal account holders can shop and send or receive money online right from their Payza prepaid account. Business account holders enjoy a complete solution for accepting payments, including managing their transaction activity, comprehensive fraud screening and charge back protection.
We’re happy we were able to implement this highly requested payment system and hope you are able to give it a try soon. If you ever have any requests for additional services or options please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are always looking to improve the way we serve you.
When people visit a webpage they want it to load up and respond quickly. In addition to keeping your visitors happy, having a website that loads quickly is also important for ranking well with Google and the other search engines. If you find that your website isn’t quite as responsive as you’d like it to be, take some time to read through these possible reasons your website is running slowly.
When a site is slow, most people start out by assuming it is their web hosting. The fact is, however, that your hosting usually not the problem, and it shouldn’t be the first place you look. The following items are some of the more common causes for a slow website, as well as some tips on how you can speed things up.
If your website is suddenly seeming to respond slower than normal, the chances are good that the issue lays with your computer or your internet connection. Fortunately, this is also one of the easiest problems to identify. Here are some quick tests you can do to figure out if your computer or internet connection is causing your problem:
The three numbers at the top are your results. You want the PING to be as low as possible. Anything under about 40ms is fine. The download and upload speeds you want to be high. These will be largely dependent on the type of internet connection you have. Most internet service providers offer guaranteed speeds, so check with yours to see what you should be getting. As long as it is above 5Mbps, you should be fine though.
If you’ve gone through these items, and confirmed your internet connection is not the problem, it is time to move on to the next potential thing that can cause your site to run slowly.
The design of your site is one of the biggest things that can cause it to load quickly, or slow it down. There are many different things website owners can do to optimize their site, without sacrificing on the look or functionality of the page. The easiest way to check to see if your site’s design is causing it to load slowly is to run a performance test on it. We recommend using the free, online performance test from GTmetrix, which can be found at gtmetrix.com.
Simply type in your domain name, and hit GO! The site will load up your page and do a variety of tests in the background. Typically this only takes a minute or two, and then you’ll be provided with the results. At the top, you’ll be provided with your summary score, which will look something like this:
The better your grade, the more optimized your site is. In addition, make sure to look at the “Page Load Time” score. Studies have shown that after about 4 seconds, people begin to click away from a site that hasn’t finished loading, so ideally, you want your page load time to be under 4 seconds whenever possible.
This page will also break down your score into very detailed results, and provide instructions on how to fix any problems. The breakdown results will be just under the summary, and will look like this:
Take some time to go through and read about any areas that your site got a C or below on. By clicking on the section where your site did poorly, you’ll reveal a description of what the actual problem is, and how to fix it. These are typically fairly easy fixes which don’t require too much technical knowledge. Once you’ve gone through and made the adjustments, rerun the test and see if the performance has improved.
Make sure to take note that there are several tabs on this results screen. Look through each of them to see what types of things may be slowing down your site. Whether you’re experiencing significant slowness or not, this is a good test to run periodically to ensure there aren’t any problems.
If you’re not showing any problems with the site design, then move on to the next step.
While rare, it is possible that website slowness could be caused by your hosting. Here at Interserver we work hard to keep all of our hosting servers and connections to the web working as fast as possible. That being said, however, we will still be happy to help you pin point any possible problems your site may be having on our servers. Depending on the type of hosting you have with us, there will be quite a few different things that can be done to help improve the speed. Here are a few potential things that may need to be looked at:
If you’re on one of our virtual private servers, we can help by looking at performance logs and other statistics to help make recommendations. If we find any problems on our end, we’ll get them resolved as quickly as possible. If you have a dedicated server with us, you’ll be the only customer on that server, which gives you more power and flexibility. We can run tests to help ensure there aren’t any issues with your specific box.
Here at Intersever we are dedicated to helping each of our customers keep their sites up and running as fast as possible. If you have any specific questions about your site, the hosting or why it is running slow, please don’t hesitate to open a support ticket with us and we’ll be happy to help you identify any problems.
WordPress is the most common content management system around today. There are millions of websites using this platform, and thousands more are being made every day. WordPress has made creating, running and managing a website extremely easy. When you’re moving a WordPress website, however, it is important to do it properly or you could experience downtime or even lose data. The following steps will make switching hosts for your WordPress site quick and easy.
The following steps will move your entire site including files, themes, content, comments, plugins and everything else you’ve created. It should be completely transparent to visitors to your site, and once completed, your site should function perfectly without any adjustments.
What You’ll Need
Before you get started, you’ll need to make sure you have a few things ready. Take a moment to double check to make sure the following things are available on your computer:
Step 1: Downloading Your Existing Site
The first thing you’re going to want to do is download your entire WordPress site. This includes all the files for your site, as well as the database(s). The following steps will walk you through how to safely download your existing site:
You now have your entire site downloaded to your computer. It is important to note that any comments made on your site from this point until you are live on your new host will be lost, so make sure you move quickly to reduce or eliminate any potential customer impact. Of course, if you make any posts to your site at this time, they will be lost as well, but that is typically not a concern unless you have other people publishing content to your site.
Step 2: Setting Up your Site on the New Host
It is now time to move all the files and databases from your computer onto the new web host. This process is fairly simple and basically just the opposite of the steps in the first section of this page.
Your site is now live on the new web host. If, however, someone visits your site, they will still be looking at the old host. This is because the DNS records of the Internet are directing traffic to that site. The next step is to get that updated so people will be routed to your new host.
Step 3: Update NameServers
Find out where your domain is registered, and log into your account there (this could be somewhere like goDaddy or NamesCheap or any other domain registrar). Once logged in, locate the settings for the names servers for your site. If you can’t find them, contact customer support or do a simple search on their site. Once located, you simply want to change the name servers to the ones provided by your new host. Typically there will be two name servers, and they will be something like NS1.newhostcompany.com and NS2.newhostcompany.com. Enter them in, and hit save.
Once you hit save, the domain registrar has to update the DNS records, which can take some time. In most cases, everything will be updated within a couple hours. It can, however, take up to 48 hours for this to be completed. To be safe, don’t cancel your old web hosting account for at least three days after you’ve changed your name servers.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Switching Hosting Companies
If you run websites for any length of time, you’ll find that eventually you need to change hosting companies. Whether it is because your hosting needs have outgrown the company, their service levels have gone down, or you just found a better deal somewhere else, it is important to know how to switch hosting companies properly. When done correctly you can have no down time for your sites, and complete the entire process quite quickly and easily.
The following guide will help you to complete your website moved over to your new hosting without visitors to your page ever knowing that you changed a thing. While your new host may be willing to help with the transfer, it is a good idea to know how to do it yourself as well. It can save some money, and it also gives you additional flexibility. When you’re ready to make the change, follow these steps: