InterServer Is Now Migrating Drupal Gardens Customers

Posted at June 9, 2016 at 11:37 am by Stacey Talieres

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As of 8/1/2016 Acquia will no longer be offering hosting for Drupal Gardens customers. With that in mind InterServer is offering a promotion of 1 penny for the first month of service followed with a per monthly rate of $5 in an effort to help all these customers find a new home. We are offer fully managed and free migrations which are then handled by our team of migration experts. Our service comes with 24/7 on site support and with no contractual obligation.

When you export or migrate over to InterServer it will not disrupt your website’s layout or functionality in anyway. Below we have outlined the key steps that are required for a successful migration.

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Exporting:

In order to export your website to a backup:

    1. Login in as an admin to your website with the System: Administer site configuration website permission.
    2. Go to Configuration > Site export.
    3. Then Select a reason for exporting the list, and provide us with your reason for exporting the site. You will be required to provide further explanation in a text box.
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    4. Select Export.
    5. Shortly after Drupal Gardens creates a backup file, it will send the file to your browser.  Then save the .tar.gz file to your computer.Quick Tip: Varying upon the size of your site, it typically takes a short period of time for Drupal Gardens to create a backup and send it over to your browser.
    6. Evaluate the .tar.gz file to ensure that it carries the files relating to your Drupal Gardens site.

Quick Tip: File sizes may vary, therefore archived files for large Drupal Gardens sites may not have files in the /sites/default/files folder.

If your archive file has no files in the docroot/sites/default/files folder, we advise taking the following steps and downloading them from Drupal Gardens:

  1. You should install or have access to the wget utility.
  2. Remove the archive file to a different location on your computer.
  3. Use the command window to find the new docroot folder using the cd command.
  4. Use the following command depending upon your OS:
    • Mac OS X

./get_files.sh

      • Windows

get_files.sh

Drupal Gardens will direct your site’s remaining files to the docroot/sites/default/files folder.

Quick Tip: The site archive file does not include the /sites/default/files/styles folder or its sub-folders. When you import the site archive file into another Drupal environment, Drupal recreates the /styles folder and its sub-folders.

You should also export your site from the My sites page by selecting Export site in the site’s Actions menu.

Getting Ready to Import:

  1. Download a new site archive file from your personal Drupal Gardens site.
  2. Take the files from the site archive file to the folder from which your web service hosts your site’s files. That new folder will be the docroot of your website.Quick Tip: When you take the contents of the site archive file, you should not make a folder called docroot. However, take the site archive file contents of the docroot directly into the folder that hosts your website’s files. This will include the files in sub-folders (such as /sites) with a maintained folder structure.
  3. Locate the new docroot folder for your site where you will then open credentials-[sitename]-user1_[random].txt, where [sitename] is your Drupal Gardens site-name, and [random] is a vast array of numbers and letters.
  4. Acquire the User1 user name and password from that file.User1 is a Drupal superuser account. In the past this was not readily accessible when your site had been hosted by Drupal Gardens. When the site archive file creation process occurs, Drupal Gardens creates a new user name (user_1 plus a random text string) and generates a new password.

For further information about the user accounts in the credentials file, see Exporting your site.

  1. In the new environment, form a new database with no tables.
  2. Configure the new database and double check that your database user account has the required permissions to import database information.

Press Release on Bread Basket 6/7/2016

Posted at June 7, 2016 at 3:24 pm by Stacey Talieres

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Secaucus, New Jersey, 6/7/2016:  InterServer, a leading provider of web hosting solutions, recently announced that it will provide Bread Basket to its VPS clients. With Bread Basket, InterServer aims to accelerate the installation processes while enabling a higher level of operational efficiency for its clients. This includes an assortment of software while keeping simplicity at its core. With this enhanced solution, the users are equipped with total control over their resources which includes 24/7 technical support.

Customers who select Bread Basket can then order a VPS with a Webuzo panel pre-installed. Webuzo is a control panel released by Softaculous, the same company that offers one-click installation scripts for over 300 software applications.  InterServer has partnered with Softaculous to provide its VPS customers, a Webuzo panel for free.  This is a great opportunity for people who would like to run their websites and or applications on a VPS but would still prefer a control panel to manage installations.

“Understanding the needs of our customers’ and being able to deliver with an enhanced value is our key goal. Hence resulting in unique solutions by providing a bundle of goodies – all in one basket, “  Mike Lavrik, CEO,  InterServer

According to Mike, “With the Bread Basket solution, the users get to enjoy full functionality and efficiency without the added worry of additional costs. By providing a  flat rate pricing model the user can easily manage their websites and or applications. In addition users can enjoy our blazing fast VPS in a secure, stable environment.”

Benefits of Bread Basket include cost effectiveness as there is no need to pay a monthly license fee for a control panel. It is easy to use as there is no learning curve involved. Unlike other control panels, our customers receive one-click installations under one basket. Compared to other heavy weights, Webuzo does not hog system resources. Users have a diverse and wide range of apps to select from, starting from a web-Server to a shopping cart app.

Other features include:

-Creating your own Webuzo templates that run in your own virtualized environment.

– Single user control panel. (Even though it is not a shared hosting control panel, user can still add unlimited number of domains and subdomains within a single account.)

-Webuzo works best on a Centos Platform. There is no manual installation required because when the Bread Basket option is selected during purchase, user gets their cloud VPS with Webuzo pre-installed. The login credentials for the control panel are sent to the registered email address of the user.

About InterServer

Established in 1999 as a premier webhosting provider, located in Secaucus, New Jersey, InterServer provides unparalleled webhosting services at an affordable cost. Known for their quality, reliability, along with a safe and secure facility, which includes 24/7 on site support. InterServer offers its customers a 30 day money back guarantee on shared hosting, along with 99.9% uptime and a 100% power guarantee.

As an industry leader, InterServer is able to provide its customers with innovative products and services designed to complement their existing businesses. InterServer serves customers ranging from individual freelancers to Fortune 500 companies in many countries. Over the years, InterServer has built a solid reputation for their commitment to security, dependability, technical expertise and solid customer support. They aim to treat their clients well, and strive to provide uninterrupted service, comprehensive resources, and all the tools needed to run a business. Check out their twitter handle https://twitter.com/InterServer for latest news and updates.

Press Release on InterServerHyper-V Hosting

Posted at May 20, 2016 at 8:09 pm by Stacey Talieres

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Secaucus, New Jersey, 5/20/2016: InterServer, a leading provider of web hosting solutions designed to complement its customers’ existing businesses, announced today the extension of its platform’s virtualization offerings to include support for Microsoft Hyper-V with deep integration and support for Microsoft Cloud Solutions.

Hyper-V Virtualization

With Hyper-V virtualization, the infrastructure can easily support configuration of high-performance virtual machines for sustaining workloads that require significant scaling. The most important feature of Hyper-V is that it can support over 16 million virtualized networks. It can provide virtualized networks across public, private and hybrid cloud resources.

InterServer provides Hyper-V Virtualization solutions at very affordable pricing with efficient deployment, high-quality technical support and optimized security.

The days of archaic technologies are long past us. Today’s enterprises are getting more and more agile and require hosting providers to be able to respond to the speed of the market. InterServer delivers a comprehensive variety of virtualization offerings, so that our customers can focus on building their business instead of getting diverted with IT infrastructure issues. This offering exemplifies our core principals of quality service and support. We believe that Hyper-V will provide our customers with enhanced application acceleration, regardless of scale and environment.”

– Mike Lavrik, CEO, InterServer
About InterServer

Established in 1999 as a premier webhosting provider, located in Secaucus, New Jersey, InterServer provides unparalleled webhosting services at an affordable cost. Known for their quality, reliability, along with a safe and secure facility, which includes 24/7 on site support. InterServer offers its customers a 30 day money back guarantee on shared hosting, along with 99.9% uptime and a 100% power guarantee.

As an industry leader, InterServer is able to provide its customers with innovative products and services designed to complement their existing businesses. InterServer serves customers ranging from individual freelancers to Fortune 500 companies in many countries. Over the years, InterServer has built a solid reputation for their commitment to security, dependability, technical expertise and solid customer support. They aim to treat their clients well, and strive to provide uninterrupted service, comprehensive resources, and all the tools needed to run a business. Check out their twitter handle https://twitter.com/InterServer for latest news and updates.

Affiliate Program Updates

Posted at March 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm by Michael Lavrik

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InterServer is very excited to announce recent changes to our affiliate system. We have added the ability to customize your landing page by adding a title, your own logo and description. You can also customize your own coupon code that will allow people to try our service for as little as a penny. This will allow you to better integrate your website with our affiliate system. Therefore further reassuring your users of a solid web hosting recommendation that will potentially lead to higher conversions.

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Here is an example of a landing page:

https://www.interserver.net/dock/website-8.html

Setup your own here: Click Here

By having a login to https://my.interserver.net you are automatically enrolled in the affiliate program.

We have seen very good results from webmasters placing just a small link back to us at the bottom of their website or blog. The link takes up almost no real estate on your website and has proven to be a great source of revenue for our affiliates and customers.

 “Powered by InterServer Web Hosting

You can earn $100 per sale generated from the affiliate link.

Affiliate links are a great way to monetize your website even when the viewer uses Ad Blocking software. Text links do not get blocked and are not very viewer intrusive. Some webmasters have even use Java Script to detect browsers with Ad Blocker installed and show affiliate links instead of banner advertising.

If you already use us for hosting and are happy with our service, why not let everyone know about it make a little money while doing so.

Note to current affiliates we have also changed our available banners and the way in which we link to them. Please view the updated html code HERE.

 

WordCamp USA 2015 Philadelphia, PA 12/4/2015

Posted at February 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm by Stacey Talieres

2015 was a busy year for InterServer but one of our major highlights was participating in WordCamps in the later part of the year. If you follow our blog closely you probably remember reading about our adventures at WordCamp NYC back in October. After having a great time in NYC we ventured off to Philly for WordCamp USA and a couple of Cheese steaks along the way. The camp was held at the Philadelphia Convention Center which was spectacular. 2000 loyal WordPress fans filled the main entry way of the convention center in between each presentation.

The list of contributors was robust and the buzz was attendees were extremely pleased. As for us it was a jammed pack two days with tons of attendees visiting our table and inquiring about different hosting solutions. Our swag happened to be a hit! we covered all ends of the spectrum from water bottles, notepads, pens, USB drives, however the the top 3 items were hacky sacks, ice scrapers, and last but not least the InterServer tote bag. Which happened to be the most useful giveaway across
the entire event as we later found out we were the only sponsors who had bags for their swag!!!!!! So as the event went on more and more InterServer bags were floating around which was simply Fantastic!!!!!

In the pictures that accompany this post you will see the following team members from InterServer Mike- Director Of Business Development, Stacey-Director Of Marketing Taras-Accounting & Support. Together we had a great time and truly appreciated the opportunity to introduce the InterServer brand to thousands of WordPress users.

In 2016 our commitment to WordPress shared hosting continues to be a valued part of our goals.  To kick off this year we just launched our new webhosting page which has a dedicated WordPress hosting package. Please continue to follow us throughout the year for tips and tricks related to WordPress.

Thanks for all your support!

Team InterServer