The Importance of Backing Up Your Website

Posted at November 12, 2015 at 11:11 pm by InterServer Staff

Small business websites often represent countless hours and thousands of dollars, if not tens of thousands of dollars, of design and development work. Once websites are launched, routine tasks often fall on SMB managers and owners. While you may enjoy updating the home page with a fresh ad campaign or publishing the occasion blog post, when was the last time you backed up your website? This is a frequently neglected area. Sure, you know how important it is to back up files on your computer, s   [...]

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What nameservers should I use for sites on my dedicated server?

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:35 am by InterServer Staff

Dedicated servers can use the following dns servers: To create an entry log into the InterServer my portal at Select the option: DNS then DNS Manager From here you can add a domain name and IP address. In the domain name field enter the domain name you want to add like: Note: do not enter www ( would show an error) In the ip address field enter your server IP Ad   [...]

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Linux Mirror

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:27 am by InterServer Staff

Interserver publicly mirrors software packages we use for our clients at . Redhat, centos, debian iso's, rpms, mysql, bind, etc.

How to I upgrade my server’s kernel?

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:14 am by InterServer Staff

InterServer offers free kernel upgrades on our dedicated servers. To upgrade please contact, or fill out a new ticket over our secure server, with your server name, ip address and root password. In order for an upgrade to be complete a server reboot must be done. If you do not wish to have your server rebooted by us after the upgrade please state so in the ticket. We never advise to doing your own kernel upgrades unless you are familiar with the process. If done incorr   [...]

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Allow a remote IP address to access MySQL in cpanel Shared Hosting

Posted at October 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm by InterServer Staff

InterServer shared hosting plans, by default, have all IPs are blocked connecting to mysql. In order to allow an IP, it must be added to an access list. Log into cpanel Scroll down to the Databases section. Click on the Remote MySQL icon. Enter the ip address (you can see the IP at Click the Add Host button. The mysql port to connect to is 3306. You can connect to the server hostname / your domain name / ip address to port 3306. You can use % as a wildcard. For   [...]

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-bash: redirection error: cannot duplicate fd: Invalid argument

Posted at October 8, 2015 at 1:44 pm by InterServer Staff

Login error on console "-bash: redirection error: cannot duplicate fd: Invalid argument" OS: CentOS 6 The error was due to /etc/security/limits.conf settings The file had: * hard nofile 10 * hard cpu 10 * hard locks 2 Once commented out and rebooted the error was solved. Regards, John Quaglieri InterServer Inc - Interserver Have we provided you with the highest level of service? Like us on Facebook or write on our wall.   [...]

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