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Install Let’s Encrypt on the Free Plan of ServerPilot

ServerPilot’s free plan doesn’t allow you to automatically configure an SSL certificate on your servers so, in this guide, we will learn how to manually install a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate on your server that is being managed by ServerPilot. First of all, sign in as root using any terminal: ssh root@yourserverip Next, clone Let’s Encrypt’s repository from GitHub by typing this command: git clone Now browse into the certbot directory by typing this command: cd certbot And

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Forcing the SSL and WWW / non-WWW with HTACCESS

If you have just installed an SSL certificate on your website, then you might be looking to force the SSL so your website visitors will be able to access your website through secure URLs only. Moreover, you might be looking to force WWW too as it is a good practice to always have a single version of your website URL and all others to (301) redirect to it. Let’s have a look over a simple and straight-forward HTACCESS rule that

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Truly the Best USB Microphone for Your Recording Needs [2016]

Two months back (in July 2016), I decided to purchase a USB microphone for voice recording on my MacBook Pro. As it was going to be my first purchase of any USB microphone, so I decided to research thoroughly and at the end, I made my decision. I ordered my chosen microphone and after testing its recording quality, I realized that my research efforts indeed produced the results I was looking for. The microphone is Yeti USB microphone from Blue

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Creating Backup of MySQL Databases Using PHP

Previously we discussed the steps to import and export MySQL databases using command-line and in this guide, we will learn how to export the MySQL databases (as an SQL file) using PHP. This comes handy when you don’t have access to phpMyAdmin or if you are going to automate the database export using a Cron job. Here is how it can be done using PHP. Create a new PHP file, i.e. db_backup.php, in the root directory of your domain with

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Properly Setup BlueHost WildCard SSL for WordPress

A few days back, one of my clients came up with this issue. Her blog is hosted by BlueHost and she purchased a wildcard SSL for her blog to secure the main domain and a sub-domain. SSL installation was okay but the issue was with proper redirection. i.e. when the sub-domain was accessed over HTTPS, it was serving the main blog, not its own content. I researched for about half an hour and found a solution at BlueHost’s official website. If

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Manually Install WordPress on Your cPanel Account

In a previous guide, we learnt how to remove a WordPress installation cleanly from cPanel. Now in this guide, we will learn the steps to run a manual installation of the CMS on your cPanel account without using any script installer. Let’s begin. Copy Latest WordPress: To make things simpler for you, I have written a simple PHP script. Create a new file called copy.php in the directory where you want to install WordPress and save it by pasting below PHP

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Deleting a WordPress Installation Cleanly in cPanel

Sometimes you need to start your blog from the scratch and for this reason, the previous installation needs to be removed completely so you will be able to run a clean install of the CMS. This guide focuses on the steps to uninstall / delete WordPress from a cPanel account. Here are the steps to remove WordPress (static files and database) from your cPanel account. Identify the Database: The first step is to identify the database of your WordPress blog. If you already

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Extracting a ZIP Archive in iPage’s Control Panel

iPage provides an odd control panel for its shared hosting customers. If you are hosting a website with them and struggling to unzip an archive, then this brief guide is going to teach you the steps to extract a compressed archive in iPage control panel’s file manager. Extract Archives in iPage Control Panel Go to your iPage account. At home page of the control panel, look for ‘Archive Gateway‘. This utility is responsible for creating and extracting zip archives in

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Free Custom-Domain Email Hosting for Your Website


Branded emails are a must for the proper recognition of any online business. If you aren’t using any paid email hosting services like G Suite (formerly Google Apps), then I recommend Zoho Email that I use to manage emails on this blog with great satisfaction. In this article, first I’ll explain some features of this great email hosting provider and later, I’ll briefly explain how to setup your custom domain email hosting with this free service. Features: Zoho Email is 100%

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Migrating to GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting


In recent times, GoDaddy introduced Managed WordPress hosting at an affordable pricing. With GoDaddy’s managed WordPress hosting, your blog is going to find a secure and faster environment. You are given moderate control over your server via SSH, sFTP, and phpMyAdmin. In this way, the risks of your blog to be messed up are reduced significantly as well as the environment doesn’t allow you to install the harmful plugins that may interfere with your blog’s setup. So if you have

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