Activate Cloudflare to speed up your website and protect against DDoS attacks

Posted by admin in Technical on April 16, 2018 with No Comments

How to protect your website from DDos attacks and how to ensure it loads at optimal speed to anyone from any regions in the world?

All accounts are integrated with Cloudflare by default. Cloudflare is a world’s leading Content Delivery Network (CDN) and internet security service provider.

What Cloudflare does is basically to protect and accelerate your website. Your web traffic is routed through their intelligent global network. For instance, if a visitor to your website comes from Asia, they will be routed to Cloudflare nearest networks in Asia, the same for other regions. Cloudflare has distributed network in over 150 locations across the planet. This enhances loading speed.

In addition, Cloudflare’s automatic detection and security algorithm also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from attacking your website. The result is a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.

Activating Cloudflare can be done in your cPanel. It is free and takes only 2-5 minutes. To learn how, read more at this page.

Why you should make the conversion to PHP 7

Posted by admin in Technical on March 12, 2018 with No Comments

More than 83% of the world’s websites are powered by PHP.

Is your website running on PHP-enabled CMS such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla or Magento? Then this might be essential to you.

In your account cPanel, there is an option to choose between using PHP 5 or PHP 7 to power your website. So which one should you use?

PHP 7 is the most important upgrade for PHP since the release of PHP 5 in 2004, bringing much better performance improvements and drastically reduced memory consumption.

By selecting PHP 7 as the default PHP version of your account, your PHP-powered website could see up to 2x faster performance and 50% better memory consumption than PHP 5.6, allowing you to serve more concurrent users without adding any hardware.

We recommend switching to PHP 7, however, some users might encounter backward compatibility issues if their website is running on older scripts or apps running. In case of errors, please upgrade your apps, scripts or plugins to its latest versions. If that is not available, then the only solution is to revert back to PHP 5.6.

To learn how to change your PHP version, click here.