InterServer offers an advanced DNS Management System, free of charge, to both customers and non-customers alike. Anyone who is looking to have their DNS managed in a much more powerful and flexible way than most other services allow will want to consider moving to this great InterServer option. InterServer has been offering state of the art services since 1999, and is one of the fastest growing web hosting companies today.
Why Use InterServer DNS Management
Most people make the mistake of leaving their DNS management with the same place where they registered their domain. While this might not seem like a big deal, it can actually limit the site in a variety of important ways. Moving DNS management to InterServer will provide the following important benefits:
Customer Service & Support
Perhaps more important than any of the other benefits listed above, everyone who uses the powerful InterServer DNS management system will have access to our team of dedicated customer service professionals. We can answer questions about the service, and provide support to ensure your DNS is set up, and functioning properly. Our technical team is staffed 24/7/365 so if you ever have a problem, you can submit a ticket and get support in just minutes. In addition, we offer extensive FAQs and other online support material to help you understand exactly how to best set up your DNS management system.
Don’t make the mistake of trusting that your DNS management system is working as well as it could, or worse, that it doesn’t matter. If you want to optimize the performance and reliability of your website, consider taking advantage of the free, advanced systems provided to you by InterServer. Moving your DNS doesn’t take long, and can be done without any downtime at all. A small investment of your time now can provide you with important benefits long into the future.
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Posted at December 20, 2013 at 5:56 pm by admin
InterServer has recently taken an important step toward providing clients on virtualized Windows 2012 platforms with even faster response times. Our technical teams have installed and optimized the new Virtio module into our systems, which is designed specifically to increase response speeds and response times. InterServer is an early adopter of this new standard, which will provide our virtualization clients with speeds and services which simply aren’t available through most other hosting companies today.
How Does Virtio Work
Virtio works by allowing guest device drivers to be ‘aware’ of the fact that it is running in a virtual environment. It can then cooperate more efficiently with the hypervisor, allowing for a much more streamlined environment. Guests are then able to get incredibly high performance from both network and disk operations, while still enjoying the important benefits of a virtualized system.
Setting the technical jargon aside for a moment, we have implemented this module into our systems, and optimized both the module and the virtualization environment to provide improvements in speed. This allows all our customers who enjoy virtualized systems to now get speeds that are much closer to the speeds of customers using dedicated servers. This is quite an impressive technology, which we believe is going to be a major part of the future of virtualized servers. We have been very impressed with the results of this new technology thus far, and so have our clients.
The Virtio module is an impressive technology on its own, but as with all technologies, the true benefits will depend on the implementation. The InterServer virtualization engineers took the time to ensure this module was seamlessly added to our already advanced infrastructure. We have optimized both the Virtio module and our virtualization environments to work perfectly together, which helps to ensure all of our clients are getting the best possible performance based on the specific package they purchased.
Benefits to Our Clients
While the technology behind Virtio may be fascinating to some people, most are really going to be interested in just one thing. What are the benefits to the client? Well, there are many benefits, including these:
If you have any questions about Virtio, and how it can benefit you, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our sales or technical staff. We’d be happy to discuss this technology with you, and answer all your questions.
WordPress is one of the most popular blogging and content management systems on the internet today. Millions of people run all different types of sites on this platform, and for the most part it works really well. In addition to being a very convenient and easy to use system, it is also very powerful and flexible. With all these options, however, it can sometimes begin to run slowly or inefficiently. Optimizing WordPress to reduce the system resources it uses will help the site run more smoothly for you and visitors to the page. The following simple steps can be performed regularly to keep your site optimized:
Upgrade to the Latest Version of WordPress
Like most types of software, WordPress is frequently updated and improved. The most recent updates will help ensure your site is running the way it is supposed to. Checking the version of your WordPress install, and updating if necessary, only takes a minute *remember to backup your database before doing any updates, just to be safe):
That’s it; your WordPress software is all up to date. Checking for new updates every few weeks (or whenever you happen to be in the admin panel) is a great way to stay up to date.
Install a WordPress Cache Plugin
A good WordPress cache plugin will optimize how the pages are loaded by visitors, and especially help returning visitors get to your page faster. It reduces the amount of resources that are used on the web hosting computer, which will help your site’s overall performance. We recommend WP Super Cache, which can be installed from your Admin page:
All other settings can remain the same. Once completed, your site will be running more efficiently, using fewer total resources.
Another common problem with WordPress is that there are so many plugins, that many website owners just install a bunch of them. Each one, however, will need some system resources to run. With this in mind, it is best to only have 3-5 total plugins installed and active on your site. If the plugin is not absolutely necessary, it should be disabled and uninstalled. Some plugins are also known to be CPU intensive, so review all your installed plugins and see which ones need to stay, and which ones should go:
In addition, make sure you keep your plugins up to date. Like the WordPress software itself, plugins get frequent updates. When checking this page, just look for any that have the ‘update now’ button next to them, and click it. It only takes a few seconds, and can help keep your page running much more efficiently.
Check Your Current Theme
The theme of your website may be causing it to run slowly. There are thousands of paid and free themes out there, and some of them are not coded very well. Googleing the name of your theme along with the word “resources” or “CPU” can help get some reviews on how it can affect your site’s performance. If you find that the theme is known to be a problem, start looking for a new theme right away.
Checking Optimization Frequently
While some of the tips listed above will only need to be done one time, others will need a regular review. Keeping the WordPress software and all the plugins updated, for example, needs to be done on a regular basis. If you keep up on these things, however, it will only take a few minutes per week, and it can help you to avoid a lot of problems in the future.
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.