Category: Hosting Basics
How to force SSL with .htaccess

You can easily force your website to load under HTTPS by using a .htaccess file. This file allow you to define special rules for your web content to follow. RewriteEngine OnRewriteCond %{HTTPS} offRewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301] The .htaccess file needs to be located inside the site’s document root folder. This will usually be within the […]

Is my website down?

We work very hard to make your hosting as secure as possible.  This includes keeping an eye on traffic coming in and out of our servers. We use a Firewall which will block connections for various reasons in an attempt to keep the “Bad Guys” out!  This can be for reasons such as an incorrect […]

What permissions should I use for my files & folders?

Files Files should always be uploaded and set to chmod 644. The ONLY important exceptions to this are : PHP files that that contain sensitive information – e.g. configuration files containing database usernames and passwords (WordPress’s wp-config.php for example). For security reasons, these files should be chmod 600 – in fact it won’t hurt to set ALL php web scripts to chmod 600. The […]