Carrie Patterson has written 74 articles

How To Install IIS On Your Windows Server

Read through the following guide to learn how to install IIS on your Windows server.   Step 1:  Open the Server Manager from the taskbar Step 2:  Right click on Roles and select Add Role     Step 3:  Click Next on the Before you begin page     Step 4:  Check Web Server (IIS) box and click Next…

How to Change Your Password in Windows Server 2012

How Do I Change My Server Password Using Windows 2012?   The following guide will show you how to change the password for Windows Server 2012 two different ways.   Changing your Windows Server 2012 password through the Command Line   This is the fastest and most reliable method for changing your Windows password in…

How to Change Your Password in Windows Server 2008

How Do I Change Admin Password on Windows 2008 Server?   The following guide will show you how the Administrator password for Windows Server 2008 can be updated. Note: If you can’t login, please contact us so our techs can help.   Changing Your Windows Server 2008 Password Through the Control Panel   Connect to the…

How to Connect to Your Server From a Windows OS via RDP

This guide will explain how to remote (RDP) into a Windows server. We will also cover how to change your Administrator password.   Step 1:  Find the Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) on your PC and open it.     Step 2:  Put the IP address that was included in the welcome email we sent Step 3:  Click connect    …

How To Update Your Server (Linux)

How Do I Update My Linux Server? You can update your server by logging into the server and calling the update function of the package manager that your Linux distro uses. This process can vary from Linux distro to Linux distro, however the following is applicable to the most popular Linux distros that we offer…

Running a Virus Scan on your Server

How Do I Scan My Linux Server for Viruses? In a Linux based environment you can run a Virus scan using ClamAV, and you can scan for Malware using Linux Malware Detect. You can also use the ClamAV scan engine with Linux Malware Detect for better performance.   How to Run a Virus Scan in…

Best Security Practices For A Linux Server

How Can I Secure My Linux Server? A number of measures can be taken to secure your server in the best way possible to mitigate malicious issues.  Below you’ll find some of the best practices to apply when securing your Linux servers.   Changing The SSH Port How To Change Your SSH Port Create A…

Updates at the Registrar vs Updates on the Local DNS Server

Updates at the Registrar vs Updates on the Local DNS Server   There’s no difference whether you make a change at your registrar or update your local DNS server. However, if you’re going to use nameservers to point your site to where it is hosted (Dedicated, Cloud Server, or Shared Hosting), you’ll want to make…

Custom Nameservers

What is a custom nameserver?   A custom nameserver is basically an alias for your actual nameservers. They’re often used by resellers to hide the fact that they’re reselling from customers. They can create a custom nameserver with their domain or business name instead of the parent company they’re reselling from. If your domain is…

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