Introducing Redis Support

We here at SpexHost are always looking at ways to add to our services. Our goal is to provide you with fast, secure, reliable and affordable hosting services. This is why we are excited to officially announce the addition of Redis support for all web hosting accounts. Redis is a lightning fast in-memory data structure server which you can leverage in your software as a database, message broker or just a simple cache. It can be easily tied into your various website software such as WordPress to give you that much-needed performance boost.

Enabling Redis directly from your cPanel account is easy. Just a few clicks and you can launch a secure Redis server. If you want to learn more about enabling Redis, then take a look at this knowledgebase article.

Try out Redis today and let us know what you think!

Announcing New Site Builder

We are pleased to announce the deployment of SitePad Site Builder to all SpexHost website hosting accounts. SitePad is a website builder that helps you build professional websites using a drag and drop editor and allows you to publish static (HTML, CSS, JS) web pages that make your website load faster.

Choose from over 300+ custom templates and responsive themes. Find your niche and start your website with ease. SitePad is integrated within your cPanel account and building your website can be done in minutes. Check it out today! Log in to your cPanel Hosting Account and set up your own website fast!

Announcing Node.js Support (Beta)

We are pleased to announce the support for Node.js apps from within your cPanel account. With this new feature, you will be able to benefit from the ability to host your own Node.js apps directly from your cPanel account.

At the present time, we support Node.js versions 6.x, 8.x, and 9.x.

We have also added npm support to each shell account, so you can install all your favorite packages to get your app up and running in a breeze!

This is just one of the many features that come with your web hosting experience at SpexHost. Other features in all web hosting packages include DDoS Protection, Free Site Migrations, Multiple PHP Versions and SSH access.

Stay tuned for more updates!

SpexHost 2.0

SpexHost LLC, a leader in Web Hosting, VPS hosting and Managed Hosting, today announced an expansion of its new website and services to give clients an even more powerful, simplistic, and well-built hosting environment.

Since its inception in 2006, SpexHost has brought affordable managed and un-managed web hosting services to the world. With ongoing investments in its core infrastructure, SpexHost has been able to remain affordable to its customers while still delivering industry-leading solutions to all.

So what’s new with SpexHost 2.0?

Website Version 2.0 is up and running to allow for a better and more interactive desktop and mobile experience to new and existing clients.

Fully functional knowledgebase with a library of hundreds of videos and tutorials on setting up your perfect web environment regardless of web experience. These videos are to help you, our clients, learn various web hosting and related technologies such as cPanel, WordPress, Email programs, domain name registrars, FTP programs and more all within your client account.

Updated customer service and messaging environment. Having you, our customers in mind, SpexHost, now offers round the clock support with intercom messaging services. Never worry about getting through to a human for customer support ever again.

Stay tuned for more updates and new features coming shortly!

The Free Things In Life With SpexHost

We always think of our clients here at SpexHost and what better way to take care of your needs then with free services to better your hosting experience?

These are just some of the great perks of being a SpexHost Customer.

Free Clientexec: Starting off your business the right way! Clientexec is a powerful billing software that is easily customized with you in mind. Automate your business by integrating with many plugins. Create packages and automated setups, your business will benefit from it.

Free Domain Reseller (eNom): Make money selling domain names, hosting, security and privacy products with eNom. With the best API in the business and whole sale pricing available. eNom packs a punch and is an easy way to launch your own domain eCommerce empire.

FREE SSL (with yearly purchase): You heard it. No asterisk. Get your website with a free SSL Certificate with any annual purchase of any of our hosting services. Gain customer trust with this amazing benefit when dealing with payments online.

FREE IPv6: Move into the new age with IPv6. The internet is changing and we will make the change easy for you. All accounts come IPv6 ready!

Free DDoS Protection: Never experience attacks ever again! Attacks happen on a daily basis and we at SpexHost know the importance of keeping your website online at all times. With state of the art protection services we ensure you be protected at all times for free!

Free Web Migrations: The best doesn’t have to wait! We will migrate your services for free to a SpexHost plan of your choice. Moving is hard, you don’t have to be tech savvy to move to us. We will do the moving for you!

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy these benefits first hand and find out even more reasons why everyone is making the switch to SpexHost today! You will be glad you did.

Protecting your WordPress Blog

So you have successfully set up your own WordPress blog through SpexHost and now you want to make sure it is secure and safe from intruders. Well think no more! Follow these simple steps and you will get the peace of mind to blog without any issues.

Creating a new User account

We recommend you create a new User Account as soon as you are done setting up your WordPress Blog and delete the default “admin” user. It is harder for a hacker to break into your site when both username and password need to be cracked.

Using a strong password

Simple passwords can make it easy for an intruder to crack and brute force their way into your blog. We recommend you choose a password that is at least 8 characters long, contains letters and numbers and to even go a step further and add symbols and capital letters. This will assure you a very secure password. You can also try using a password generator to generate passwords for you.

Set a different nickname to post

It is rather easy for someone to find out your login username by seeing who posts on your front page. We recommend you use a different username to post as author compared to the username that is “admin” on your blog.

Disabling logins from certain IP addresses

Brute force attacks happen daily to many WordPress blogs around the world. You can see for yourself through websites such as Sucuri. Luckily there
are great plugins out there to help you mitigate these threats. We recommend you use Login LockDown, Limit Login Attempts and BruteProtect. As an alternate you can always enable two-step authorization such as Google Authenticator or OpenID.

Security Plugins

Two of the most powerful security plugins for your WordPress is Wordfence and Better WordPress Security / iThemes Security.

Google Webmaster Tools

A valuable resource and free to use! Google webmaster tools gives you a lot of insight and information on improving your site. Even security! Use the “Security Issues” section of your profile and see what Google has detected as malware or other security issues.

Update Update Update

It is key to update both your WordPress and all Plugins at all times. These updates contain bug fixes and security fixes so that nothing slips through the cracks of your blog. They are all automated, simple and usually just a click away.

Daily Backups

In the event of anything being compromised it is always good to try restoring from backups. A clean restore can be much easier and helps with not losing important data in the event of a breach. Luckily all web hosting plans benefit from SpexHost’s automatic daily backups. In the event of an incident you can count on SpexHost to be there for you.

Customer Service with the Customer in Mind

Many businesses now a days fail to realize just how important good customer service is for the health of your business as well as loyalty to your customers. This can be a huge mistake since good customer service is not just important it is vital to the success of your business

As a hosting provider it is key to offer you, our customers, the right benefit and help, when you need it the most. Here at SpexHost we strive on ensuring your satisfaction even at your highest moment of stress.

Here is some of what we feel is important to you!

Fast and Reliable

No more waiting in moments of need. We make sure to always have staff ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Live Support

The human side of support. We are here to talk to you one on one through our amazing Live Support chat.

Knowledge Base

Everything you need to know about your hosting service carefully written and described by our technical specialists for all our services.

Featured Articles

Read our most popular articles and subscribe to our blog, it will change the way you look at hosting.

Ticket Support System

Still need help? Write us a ticket through our easy to use support center.

Email Support

On the go? No problem. Simply email us, we have our support team waiting.

Phone Support

You can call us day or night without delay. Talking is so much easier then typing.

At SpexHost we have you in mind. So why deal with bad support when you don’t have to? Move your hosting solutions and notice the difference!

Best cPanel Apps For You

With SpexHost you will have the ability to use cPanel/WHM for all your hosting needs. We want you to take advantage of all the benefits of this state of the art control panel. We have gone ahead and compiled a list of apps we feel will be the perfect fit for you!
These plugins are across a broad spectrum and all help in one way or another with the configuration, management and or tools provided to you by cPanel.

Atomicorp Modsecurity Rules:

This plugin allows you to develop your own web application firewall system. It has a database of 15000 signatures and is fully customizable for your own needs.

Clean Backups:

This plugin allows you to save backups of any accounts that are removed from the system. These accounts are saved to the backup drive and remain there until you manually remove them.

Domain Statistics:

Get organized and statistical information for any of the URLs that you are running on your web hosting account or server.

Installatron Applications Installer:

One-click installations for ease of use and peace of mind! With installatron plugin you can make installations easier and faster with just a click!

Restore Manager:

Restore backups such as; files, databases and even email! Specify files or folders and restore the selected items all at once.

CleanPanel:

Get this app and improve the appearance of your own cPanel. You can choose between a number of different colors and it has been tested for compatibility with all major cPanel applications.

Mysqlmymonlite.sh:

Optimize your MySQL. The “lite” version gives statistics without providing as much sensitive data pertaining to the server. Stats include CPU, memory and general server information.

CP Control Panel:

The best client for your iPhone and or iPad. Perform backups, manage files, perform FTP transfers, manage email, view stats, manage DNS, etc. All through your smart device!

Softaculous:

Auto install a huge library of scripts, almost 300 of them to be exact. All in one click. You can even install Content Management System (CMS) such as WordPress and Joomla.

 

We recommend you use these plugins and apps to better help you with your web hosting.

What is Reseller Hosting?

Reseller Hosting is a form of web hosting wherein “you” (the account owner) have the ability to resell hosting space to other people, setting your own packages, features, and prices.

With Reseller Hosting you as the “reseller” are given permission to sell a certain amount of disk space and bandwidth (from your web hosting company) to your own customers without renting your own dedicated server.

Why should you buy Reseller Hosting instead of a VPS or Dedicated Server?

  • Easily create your own brand: You can be your own hosting company with little upfront cost as a startup.
  • Easy of Use: Reseller Hosting does not require extensive knowledge of the technical aspects of web hosting. Most issues can easily be resolved within your own reseller control panel or through a support ticket to your hosting provider.
  • You are in control: As a reseller you have the ability to create your own hosting plans and prices tailored to your own customers including giving them access to their own cPanel accounts.
  • Great Revenue: Bill your customers, sell more plans and keep all profits! It is really that simple.

 

With SpexHost we offer you the best reseller hosting packages in the industry. We never oversell and you can always count on perfect quality of service. We even include your own billing panel (Clientexec) for free with every reseller hosting purchase!

So what are you waiting for? Start your own reseller account through SpexHost today!

What Exactly is WordPress?

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. In lamen’s terms, it’s the easiest, most powerful blogging and website CMS (Content Management System) in existence today!

WordPress is used by many popular blogs, news outlets, music sites, foodies and many Fortune 500 companies. You can find out who all use it by visiting here

Why should you use WordPress?

  • Instant and easy setup: It doesn’t take a computer wiz to work with WordPress. With SpexHost it’s nothing but a mouse click away in your cPanel and your site will auto install. No HTML code needed!
  • Good for both your website and blog: Though initially built for the blogger in all of us, WordPress has now evolved into a full featured web content management system that you can use to freely and easily manage any website.
  • Hundreds of thousands of website themes (mostly free!): You don’t even have to create your own website, there are themes for you to pick and choose and you can search many of them within the WordPress system!
  • Plugins for everything and anything: If you want your website to function a certain way chances are there is a plugin for that. With so many to choose from you will be able to set up your website exactly how you want it!
  • Popularity: At least 23% of all websites online today are powered by WordPress! Chances are you have been visiting many of them without even knowing they were!
  • WordPress Community: With millions of users, there are forums and communities everywhere! Connect and learn as well as voice any opinion about WordPress.
  • Search Engine Friendly: WordPress automatically fixes tons of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) issues making your site extremely search engine friendly allowing you to get the right people to your website!
  • Mobile Ready: Everything now is turning mobile. From smartphones to tablets to many other media devices. If you think your customers are visiting your website from a Personal Computer all the time, think again. Many themes have this in mind and come mobile friendly.
  • Open Source: What this means for you is a free from commercial restrictions and limitations environment that means you can use the software how you want and the way you want, anywhere, anytime! It’s also a big reason why over 10 years later it is still growing and evolving to better your website needs!

 

When you choose WordPress you have complete control over your website, whether it is a blog about your favorite recipes, or a business website selling high end soap bars. It is by far the CMS of choice for many people online AND it also comes for free with any hosting package through SpexHost.