January 10, 2018

How do I add a package in your Reseller WHM?

WHM is web host manager used to manage your clients and products as a reseller. A package is defined as a set of system limitations for a given account governing resources such as quota, bandwidth, maximum FTP accounts, maximum email accounts and other optional settings. A package specifies several different values for a cPanel account. NOTE: It is recommended to configure a hosting package prior to creating a new cPanel account in WHM to simplify further cPanel accounts management process. In order to create a package in whm you will need to do the following: Log in to WHM using a link.e.g. mydomain/whm/ or Navigate to Packages on the dashboard. Click on Add a Package. Set appropriate quotas in the Resources section. Select appropriate settings .Then click on the Add button. This is the end of the tutorial, you now […]
January 5, 2018

.ke Domain Name Requirements

The .ke domain is divided into various domain levels. The domain levels can be used for different functions. They include: .me.ke – for Personal Names .or.ke –  for Non-Governmental Organisations .co.ke – for Companies .ne.ke – for Network Devices .ac.ke – for Institutions of Higher Education (Requires supporting documents) .sc.ke – for Secondary and Primary schools (Requires supporting documents) .go.ke – for Goverment entities (Requires supporting documents) .info.ke – for Information .mobi.ke – for Mobile content Some .ke Domain levels requires Supporting Documents inorder to be registered .go.ke This domain requires supporting documents from the Department of Government IT Services (GITS) at the Ministry of Finance. GITS should give an Authority Letter to show that the Entity is a valid Government institution or Agency and authorized to register the domain name. Government Information Technology Services: gits @ treasury.go.ke +254 20 2252299 […]
December 7, 2017

Types of SSL Certificates

Domain Validated Certificate For situations where the general public will be visiting a secure section of your site (e.g., making a payment by credit card), you’ll want to utilize a private SSL certificate such as this one. It is directly tied to your domain name, letting customers know they are on the correct website.Private SSL Certificates are appropriate for e-commerce websites and for any situation where you desire secure communication between your website and its visitors. Company Validated Certificate A company validated certificate is similar to a domain validated certificate; however, additional documentation must be provided to certify your company’s identity. The biggest advantage of a WHOIS company validated SSL certificate is the way your site is displayed in a browser. More validation means more trust, and your visitors will have more confidence in the security of your site. Extended […]
November 18, 2017

What is the difference between registry, registrar and registrant?

There are three different roles that participate in the domain name registration process: The registry, registrar, and registrant. The following are explanation about each role and how they work with one another: Registry: A domain name registry is an organization that manages top-level domain names. They create domain name extensions, set the rules for that domain name, and work with registrars to sell domain names to the public. For example, Kenic manages the registration of .com domain names and their domain name system (DNS). Registrar: The registrar is an accredited organization, like Softlink Options Ltd, that sells domain names to the public. Some have the ability to sell top-level domain names (TLDs) like .com, .net, .biz and .org or country-code top-level domain names (ccTLDs) such as .ke and .us. .KE domain Registrar is a body or an individual accredited by KeNIC to sell or resell .KE […]
November 18, 2017

Why is a .com the most preferred domain extension?

Dot com domain extension has been in existence for so many years. It has been used in internet such as gmail.com and websites mostly. When we think of a website, we think of a dot com. It’s no wonder then that the dot com is the most sought after and popular domain extension. But have you ever wondered if there really is any benefit to the dot com domain extension beyond its popularity? Does a dot com have any SEO significance? Should you consider some other domain name if your desired name is not available with the dot com extension? Read on to find the answers. When acquiring a domain name, you want to make sure that: It is relevant to your business It is easy to remember for your target customers It identifies you with your industry; it identifies […]
November 15, 2017

Why can’t I login to my cPanel or webmail?

The control panel runs on port 2082 while webmail runs on port 2096 so if you are behind a firewall or proxy server you might have trouble accessing your control panel if that port is blocked. For some users who are on a Local Area Network (LAN) which the firewall is blocking the above outgoing port, they may by pass the above ports by installing CpanelProxy script into their Cpanel hosting account.  
November 9, 2017

What is Email Marketing?

Email marketing occurs when a company sends a commercial message to a group of people by use of electronic email. Most commonly through advertisements, requests for business, or sales or donation solicitation, any email communication is considered email marketing if it helps to build customer loyalty, trust in a product or company or brand recognition. Email marketing is an efficient way to stay connected with your clients while also promoting your business. What are some of the benefits of Email Marketing? Email Marketing is targeted. Email marketing solves all the inherent problems of non-targeted marketing. Gone are the days of placing an advertisement on television, on a diner placemat, or in a periodical with no control of who will see it. With email marketing, you have the ability to control exactly who sees an email by segmenting your contacts based […]
November 8, 2017

How to configure email filters in Cpanel

Email filter is a feature created to redirect or block unwanted messages based upon a certain set of conditions. In other words, email filter is used to handle spamming of mails. Procedure to configure email filter in Cpanel: In the Mail section of the cPanel home screen, click Global Email Filters or Email Filters. Global filter are applied on all mails in your account while email filters are for an email address that you specify. Locate the account for which you want to add a filter and then click Manage Filters. Click Create a New Filter. In the Filter Name text box, type the filter name. You should use a filter name that is easily identifiable so you can tell what the filter’s purpose is. Also, filter names must be unique; you cannot use duplicate filter names. Under Rules, specify the filter rules. For example, to filter e-mail messages that contain […]
November 3, 2017

How to login to Cpanel

To get started, open your internet browser. The Cpanel should be able to open in any browser of your choice. Click on the browser address and type the url address of the Cpanel e.g. mydomain.co.ke/cpanel/. The url address is mostly provided by the web hosting company through a welcome email when you first signed up. If the url address is correct a login page will be displayed: Enter your Cpanel username and password that you were provided by your host.Click the Login button. Ensure you have the correct username and password for the process to be succesful.
September 29, 2017

How to choose a good domain name

The following are some of the tips on how to choose a good domain: Domain name should be short. A shorter domain name is highly recommended since your clients or followers can easily remember it e.g security.net is shorter compared to mysecuritysystem.net. Keep it simple and Easy to remember. Many internet users memorize the domain names of their favorite websites that they can easily remember.If your domain name has difficult name you may easily loose such visitors to your website.e.g. xcresty.org is short but it is not easy to remember. Use simple word while registering domain names. Easy to spell Avoid words that have complex pronunciation, strange combinations of letters and anything else that might cause someone to misspell your address. Example: CappuccinoBar.com Avoid hyphenated domain names Hyphenated domains are awkward and annoying to type, so that can discourage some visitors.Another […]