WHMCS Security Steps After Complete Installation

WHMCS security is a most essential step after complete their installation successfully. Almost beginners even some experts, doesn’t put their attention on this aspect but that is necessary if you want to sustain your website worth among your users. In another condition if you don’t give priority to WHMCS security steps so there is no doubt that your hosting account associated with WHMCS can be hacked. Make your strong password is not enough anymore, until your hosting files are fully secured.

WHMCS Security Steps After Complete Installation

WHMCS Security Steps After Installation:

After installation your journey will begin with WHMCS and this journey should satisfactory in future not insecure. Here I had personally experienced few things, even WHMCS itself recommended these security steps so feel free to implement these WHMCS security steps on your side. Check it out the below security steps.

Delete the Install Folder:

One of the most crucial note for all folks who installed their WHMCS. After done your WHMCS installation successfully, must delete the Install folder, which exist on your WHMCS root folder. It contains sensitive information which can be the cause of hacking so after done your installation that is totally freak for you and your hosting account. Simply delete this folder, Install folder deletion will not create any problem on your WHMCS but is necessary to perform this action.

home/username/whmcs/install

Move OR Secure the Writable Directories:

At this time WHMCS have three writable directories, which are web-based address and accessible for public. That is why WHMCS recommended that to move these three directories (attachments, downloads and templates_c) under the home directory or non public location which are not accessible for public.

Another important note when you move these directories under the home directory so now you are responsible to give new path to WHMCS to use these directories for future by using or adding below lines in your configuration.php file in your WHMCS root directory.

$attachments_dir = "/home/username/attachments/";
$downloads_dir = "/home/username/downloads/";
$templates_compiledir = "/home/username/templates_c/";

You can use professional code editors to edit your server files.

Make Secure Configuration.php File:

As we know that configuration.php file have sensitive and personal info within in your root directory. You must change their permission to 400 just for read only, because it can be overwrite, edit or delete without any deliberately (unintentionally) action.

Enable IP Restriction:

Extreme security level, when you feel that your WHMCS is affected by hacking again and again. So you can allow particular IP address to your WHMCS  login page or deny all other IPs to see that page. Just simply make it forbidden for all other IP addresses. You can do this by creating a .htaccess file inside your whmcs/admin folder and then add the below lines.

order deny,allow
allow from 12.34.5.67 //Replace your IP address with this IP Address
deny from all

For example, you can just allow your IP address and deny all other computers IPs by using above lines. If you don’t know your IP address then simply ask to Google “MY IP ADDRESS” then Google will tell you in return.

Customize the WHMCS Admin Directory:

Edit the admin directory name makes harder for hackers and malicious bots to get access to your WHMCS login page. So we personally recommend this step to our all readers. Simply just you need to add a single line in your configuration.php file, which are stated below.

$customadminpath = "customfoldername";

Replace customfoldername to your admin folder name which you chosen on your side. Add the above line before closing php tag ?> if this one exist.

If the above line already exist so replace only the customfoldername with your admin folder name and save changes. After done this rename your admin directory which custom name you specified in your configuration.php file then it will work correctly.

Where Do I Start With Online Marketing? Tips For Beginners

If you’re old enough to remember a time before the internet, you’ll recognize how quickly things change. To give you an idea, Google was founded in 1998, less than 20 years ago. Facebook was founded in 2004 and Twitter in 2006. And they now seem part of our everyday lives. It’s all about digital online marketing strategies and their perfections.

Where Do I Start With Online Marketing Tips For Beginners

Trends come and go, and change happens overnight in the digital world. However, certain techniques and strategies stand the test of time. If you’re looking to market your business, follow our simple tips.

Be Clear On Your Target Audience:

First things first. Be absolutely clear on your target audience. Even big budget businesses narrow down their audience groups. Find out exactly who you’re marketing to, where they are, and what they’re looking for. If you have multiple audiences, consider setting up marketing personas.

Where Do I Start With Online Marketing Tips For Beginners Social Media

Ask yourself the following questions about your audience:

Who are they?

Are they male or female?

What is their age?

What is their job?

Where are they based?

What are their hobbies?

What blogs do they read?

What is their disposable income?

These are just a few questions that may help build up a picture of your target market. The answers to these questions can tell you a lot about the people you are trying to reach. A simple way to learn more about your current customers is to set up an online survey. This can be promoted through your social media channels, blogs, and email marketing. Offer an incentive for customers to complete the survey.

Ensure that all campaigns are tailored carefully to your target market.

 

Quick Wins:

It takes a while to build up a natural or organic online presence. In the meantime, there are several things you can do for some quick wins.

For example, you could set up a Pay Per Click (PPC) campaign. Or, if you’re marketing an app, you could carry out some mobile application marketing. Ads can be set up quickly and are targeted to your audience. Many businesses offer a CPA (Cost Per Action) service so you will only be paying when someone completes an action. E.g. a click or form submit.

Social Media:

Make the most of social media and use it to your advantage. Going back to your target audience, find out which channels they use the most. Though most social media platforms are free of charge, they still require a lot of resources. So make sure you’re channeling resources in an effective way. And don’t just target the usual suspects like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Consider other channels such as Instagram and Snapchat.

When creating and sharing content, be fun and engaging. Don’t just fire off promotional messages. Take time to get to know your audience. Answer their questions and enter into conversations. Get creative with hashtags.

When beginning any marketing campaign, always start with your purpose and audience. What is it you want to achieve? Who are you aiming at? Throughout the process return to these two questions. Use marketing channels that are relevant to your audience. Find out as much about them as possible. Use your resources effectively and prioritize. These principles are relevant for traditional marketing and new digital trends.

WHMCS Features Review in Detail

I was not familiar with WHMCS before this because without implementation, I never tried to write a review. I experienced WHMCS 3 months and find out their pros and cons. WHMCS is a billing portal or automation platform for web hosting. If you are going to launch you web hosting company website so you have a great option to take start with WHMCS. Today I will reveal WHMCS features review among this blog reader.

WHMCS Features Review in Detail:

WHMCS stands for Web Host Manager Complete Solution, which works as a web hosting backend system. WHMCS handle your website orders, listing users, recurring bills, numbers of payments gateway support, dedicated support ticket system, live chat and much more.

WHMCS Clients and Order System:

WHMCS have absolute dedicated section to add and modify your clients and their details with-in a minute. Actually that is the first option from your WHMCS dashboard. If your user is purchased any of your hosting plan so their sign up details will be shown over there because he/she is now your client and will be listed under this section.

WHMCS Features Review in Detail
Image Credit Goes to: HosterDay.com

WHMCS Separate Billing Section:

WHMCS have dedicated section for your clients billing, how much clients have been paid, pending and processing. You can manage or handle your each client separately.

WHMCS Features Review in Detail Billing Section

There are so many options exist such as cancel your order or issue the refund if their anything goes wrong. When your clients recurring billing call occur then you will be notified definitely.

Dedicated Support System:

WHMCS by default comes with integrated ticket support system with clean and speedy front-end layout. It looks professional, users can drop their ticket under several departments and setup priorities for tickets.

WHMCS Features Review in Detail Ticket Support Section

And administrator or another particular departments can view and reply them instantly, in this case user will be automatically notified through an instant email notification when any new activity occur on your created ticket.

WHMCS General Settings in Depth:

Here WHMCS have this separate section only for sever major aspect setup. Such as company personal information, server default name server setup, security captcha code turn on/off system, credit card security and so many WHMCS sensitive things can be added or modify from that place.

WHMCS Features Review in Detail General Settings

Even from the last section namely ‘Other’ contains few special characteristics by using which you can edit your web hosting registration form or modify them according to your needs.

80+ Payment Gateways Supported:

I never heard that kind of huge payment gateway support to any CMS before. WHMCS have a robust support from payment point of view because it has more than 80 payment system by default and additionally so many payment addons can be added in it.

WHMCS Features Review in Detail Payment Gateways

Personally I experienced PayPal, 2checkout and bank transfer which is my favorite because it contains all the methods which my clients needs it.

WHMCS Product and Services:

Most essential section in WHMCS, where you will be able to create or manage your hosting packages and their pricing individually. You can easily create different groups of products such as shared hosting, vpn hosting and dedicated servers and assign their packages in it.

WHMCS Features Review in Detail Product and Services

You can set up three types of billing Free, One Time Fee and Recurring and there are so many further features which a hosting company needs to manage their clients such as tax and stock control, email notification after sign up, plans upgrade and downgrade facility. Even you can set up each product ratio/commission/percentage for affiliates marketers.

Conclusion:

This is not the end of WHMCS features but I just highlighted main characteristics of WHMCS. WHMCS itself a complete solution for hosting companies and they should give a try to check it out their magical features. As I stated above pros and cons of WHMCS, it has so many advantage for new companies but I never saw their disadvantages so far, if you face any issue with it so share your experience with us.

Keep remember that WHMCS is not an open source CMS, so you need to buy their license first. Because during installation it required legitimate license key. Basic monthly branded package cost is $15.95/month, actually it depends on your budget which package is suitable and meet with your company requirements, you can check WHMCS pricing and plan.

Let us know, if you find this article useful and valuable for your WHMCS journey. Unlike, if you have any question related to this topic so join our community forum or also can drop your comment under this article.

Things Should Enable on Company Website Blog

Nowadays company website blog is now becoming the superior way to convey your messages and guidelines directly to your beloved clients. I completed lots of corporate level project by using this strategy which proved useful and beneficial for a company long-lasting future. Here I found few things essential which should be enabled on company website blog.

Things Should Enable on Company Website Blog

Things Should Enable on Company Website Blog:

According to my experience, I have few suggestions for those people’s who are searching for, how their company blog looks like. Listen to me very carefully, it depends on your activities. If you are a hosting company or something like which need to put 3-5 article or guide tutorials over there daily so personally I would recommend you to create a separate directory or sub-domain for blog then do your work over there. Conversely, if your company doesn’t have much concern with blog section then simply go ahead with your own usual strategy, which your company experts recommend to you. Let’s have a look the actual discussion and on things should enable on company website blog.

Setup Typography First:

That is the first impression and most important factor not from ranking perspective but from branding perspective. Your fonts color, line heights, font family padding around their layouts can give a most appealing look to you blog.

Enable Author Box:

Author box indicate that this particular writer written this whole article for their users. Author box existence also put great impression on their readers because it contains writer biography summary or concise introduction.

Subscription Box:

That is my strongly recommendation to you to enable subscription area, where user can easily subscribe your daily newsletter. It is mandatory to keep update your clients or readers with your activities with time to time. Secondly, this subscription service remind your readers that you are really beloved interested with your customers.

Enable Guest Blogging:

Guest blogging put enthusiasm in your users because it gives motivation that they can write with you. Guest blogging is not only about building backlinks, it’s about different ideas exist on a single place which creates creativity. You also can write for us, this can be the finest opportunity for you to become the part of our community. Must read Importance of Guest blogging in SEO.

Comment For Interaction:

I personally like this way of interaction because it creates long-term relationship among site contributors and their readers. If readers have any questions and feedback so through this comment section they can keep in touch with you. Comments also maximize the reader’s interest on your blog, which can be the additional plus for you.

Conclusion:

Above five things are crucial for company website blog. It is also a necessary part for usual blogs. I just putted my experience in this piece of article, now that is your turn to adopt these strategies.

Let us know, if you find this article beneficial for your journey. If you have further questions regarding this company website blog topic or else so keep in touch with us through below comment box or join us our community forum.

Yoast SEO 3.3 Features Review

On 15 June Yoast SEO 3.3 version has been released with its new SEO features. I’m in love with this plugin because it has fantabulous features and keep me up to date with SEO strategies. Recently I also written an absolute review on Yoast SEO 3.2 with its highlighted features. But this times, it comes with really with new prominent features. I think you will be definitely excited and curious to learn about Yoast SEO 3.3 features review.

Yoast SEO 3.3 Features Review:

Today I got an update notification in my WordPress dashboard about Yoast SEO. So that was really amazing for me to learn something new especially about SEO because this times rumour has been converted into reality. I listed about it but not clearly sure about it but that makes my doubt clear and happy with its new features. Let’s see it features and their advantages from Seo perspective.

Quality Content Checks:

Content checks make sure that, is your content is readable for your users. Your content sentence should be concise in length and these checks also make sure that how much passive voice and transition words ratio exist in the written paragraph. If the ratio exceed the maximum threshold then Yoast Seo plugin will indicate you about these issues through these checks.

Yoast SEO 3.3 Features Review Content Checks

The advantage of these checks is that, that will make your content in proper readable form as it should be.

Highlight Content Checks:

Yoast team also embed this feature in this new version, which shows the highlight icon if there is any problem exist in your content. Simply press that highlight icon, and it will show the actual problem related to this particular sentence.

Yoast SEO 3.3 Features Review Highlighted Content ChecksThis features will improve your content optimization as well as give a proper shape to your content.

Knowledge base Search Section:

I think that is the better way for new starters to learn how to set up Yoast SEO. This new features is embed on Yoast SEO dashboard before the general tab. There you will find a Help Center with question mark icon, after click on it knowledge base will drop down.

Yoast SEO 3.3 Features Review Knowledge Base

Over-there you can browse their written articles regarding to your issues and also can learn about this finest plugin settings aspects.

Notifications Revamped:

They revamped their notification interface. Under the Yoast Dashboard, you will be able to clearly see individual notification sections. If Yoast found anything creating frustration in your  On-Page Seo then they will put that notification over this section, then you can manually review or resolve this issue as early as possible.

Yoast SEO 3.3 Features Review Notifications revamped

These little changes behind your WordPress makes your blog more superior in search engine.

This article approximately covered all the new features, which has been done in Yoast SEO 3.3 version. Hope these changes will give a better way to your blogging journey. Let me know, if you found this article valuable, conversely if you have any queries regarding Seo so join us on our community forum or can put your comment below this article.

How to Make Strong Password – Not Easy to Hack

Here today I will discuss most common problem of almost users, which can be the cause of their account hacked. According to survey, 80% accounts can be hacked due to weak and breakable passwords. Almost beginners who have excellent hosting service accounts and further website accounts but due to their unawareness of this aspect their accounts can be hacked. Today, I will reveal some of my experienced tips, how to make strong password which will not be easy to hack.

How to Make Strong Password - Not Easy to Hack

How To Make Strong Password:

To make strong password is not a tricky task as you thinking, just you need to put your concentration on it. I spend 4 years to understand and get this experience by which kind of password can be proven safe for your accounts. Let me share this experience with my precious readers. What things should be exist in your password, which makes it much stronger and unbreakable. Here we have absolute steps, please review it step by step and implement on your side to make your password strong.

Step 1:

Your password should be the combination of lower and upper case letters. Check it out the below examples

Bad Example: Funtime

Good Example: FuNTimE

Step 2:

Don’t use common things in your password such as birth date, parents name even your pet name because it can easily imagine and can be hacked. Use always uncommon words, you can spin these words also. check it out the below examples.

Bad Example: Jenny1995

Good Example: J1e9n9n5y

Strep 3:

Use symbols and numbers inside your passwords, which should be coming one after another or starting and ending part of your passwords. Symbolic passwords not easy to crack and also can not steal easily. Check it out the below example.

Bad ExampleJenny$1995

Good Example: $&J1e9n9n5^y#

Step 5:

To make strong password do not put anything in a sequence as we mentioned above in good examples. Such as if your birth date and name comes in a sequence means one after another so anyone can guess this password without any difficulties. So use only those strategy, which contains lots of complexities. You need to create that strategy because this strategy will work as a shield for your accounts.

Step 6:

Password length should be long minimum 10-12 charterers + numeric + symbols mixture. This is just our recommendation otherwise it depends on your strategy and also on that websites, mostly website do not allow more than 12-15 charterers long passwords.

A Complete Safe Password Example:

To make strong password, mashup the all above steps and their good examples then make your own strategy. Let’s see a nice and strong password from security perspective.

Perfect Combination of Password: !=(jENy^&8E5#

Important Instructions:

I know it is not an easy task to memorize the complex passwords but that create a big hurdle for hackers. Secondly, do not safe your passwords in your computer hard drive such as in notepads etc. Because it can easily steal through sending malware in your computer and all data can be stolen from this way. Only the way is memorize the password in your brain. Eventually, if you want the word security in your life then make your friend which name is complexity.

For further questions and their answers join our community forum and also can write your comment under this article.

Divi WordPress Theme Review in Detail

Few days ago, I was working on my client project so where we required a professional or business level theme. So my recommendation was Divi WordPress theme, because of their flexibility and perfection. Actually I inspired with Divi internal core features, from which this theme package comes. So today here, I want to share my experience with my readers, who also desire to learn something creative and unique. This divi WordPress theme review contains its core characteristics and their benefits for their clients.

Divi WordPress Theme Review in Detail:

Divi is the most spectacular and smartest theme ever, that is not the exaggerate with my words. I’m saying only what I experienced with it.

Divi Builder:

First of all divi builder is totally separate plugin but this builder is already integrate in divi theme. By using this builder, you can easily develop web pages by drag and drop rows, column and divi internal modules.

Divi WordPress Theme Review in Detail Divi Builder

Divi Modules Feature:

Divi Comes with numbers of modules includes bar counters, blog, blurb, divider, email Optin and so many additional modules supported.

Divi WordPress Theme Review in Detail Divi Modules

Through divi you can easily built your page layout by using columns and rows combinations.

Divi WordPress Theme Review in Detail Divi Page layout

Simply create page layout as per your requirements then insert modules which you want to show on your website front-end.

Save and Load From Library:

By going in to depth of this finest theme, here divi comes with these splendid option. After drag and drop when you completely satisfied to built your own style layout so also can save this layout in divi library. There is a great advantage of this features, from this features you will be able to load this same saved layout to another fresh page, this means on new pages you do not need to put your same strength as you invested on previous one’s.

Divi WordPress Theme Review in Detail Save and Load Feature

This feature can save your lots of precious time, which can maximize your work strength.

Divi Redo and Undo Feature:

Just imagine, unintentionally your page layout is gonna be delete or any part is removed during work so there is nothing like panic with it. Because divi also have the solution for this,  divi WordPress theme comes with redo and undo option which can undo your mistakes same like your computer CLT+Z and CLT+Y features, hope you understood what I mean here.

Divi WordPress Theme Review in Detail Redo and Undo Feature

I never seen that these two redo and undo options in any theme builder or framework so far. This is also the bold reason behind our recommendation.

Divi Integration:

Divi have a separate section inside their settings epanel, from where you can see the divi integration tab. This integration option enable you to add your additional codes in your theme <head> section,  also inside <body> section. You can use these section to add your analytics code, Google fonts links, font awesome references etc.

Divi WordPress Theme Review in Detail Divi Integration

Divi SEO Features:

As we know that, Seo is the most important part of any website to drive traffic directly from search engine. Divi very well knows this facts, that is why it also has Seo integrated features in it.

Divi WordPress Theme Review in Detail Divi SEO

You also can see clearly in the above screenshot that how many Seo features divi have for their beloved customers. For advance Seo, you may add Seo by Yoast and configure it.

Divi Theme Customizer:

Through divi theme customize, you are able to edit your theme with live preview. WordPress already have theme features by default, but divi embed their features inside this customizer and make it more easier for their clients.

Divi WordPress Theme Review in Detail Divi theme customizer

You also be able to set up your website according to multiple device sized, I mean about responsive layout. Real time editing also put enthusiasm in your passion and will give your quick reaction.

Conclusion:

Here above so far I described and highlighted so many incredible features of Divi WordPress theme but even not completely. Divi is better than Good and deserve more respect because it makes their client life’s easier with no coding stuff. I think you must give a try to Divi then result will be come with your happiness.

If you have additional question regarding this fabulous theme so don’t be hesitate, and ask your question below this topic under comment section or also can join our community for detailed questions.

HosterDay Web Hosting Review

Nowadays so many websites offering web hosting solution but almost have common security issues as well as non technical support department. Today I’m going to write this HosterDay web hosting review because I experienced HosterDay from many times. This is not something like a paid review, that is an excellent reality about their hosting characteristics.

HosterDay Web Hosting Review

HosterDay Web Hosting Review:

HosterDay is famous due to their strong presence on internet and their promises, which they did it with their clients. Definitely you will be suspicious that what promises they are, which they did with their each client. These promises are not only for accomplish their tongue, they are doing it for their precious clients and their satisfaction as they promised. Let me elaborate their HosterDay promises here.

HosterDay Pricing and Plans:

HosterDay organize their pricing and plans from starter to business level. HosterDay have most affordable prices started from $1 to $4 Only. I think that is most cheapest price around internet that I ever have seen.

HosterDay Pricing and Plans

You also can check it out HosterDay pricing and plans as well as their features.

Secure Client Area:

HosterDay utilizing SSL security to give  proper satisfaction to their clients about their privacy. SSL encrypt the information among server and website such as credit card info etc. So there is no problem to buy hosting through your bank credit or debit cards because that website is completely safe from security perspective and no one can steal your information from your account.

HosterDay Secure Client Area

In the above image you can see the green padlock as well as green https, which indicates that your connection to this site is private.

HosterDay Web Hosting Highlighted Features:

  • HosterDay offering FREE cPanel Setup, you do not need to worry about that they will email you all cPanel credentials via email with in next 2 minutes after sign up.
  • Attractive and professional cPanel layout, which is easy to understand and navigate.

HosterDay cPanel Overview

HosterDay cPanel comes with most effective tools such as QuickInstall, Email Track delivery, Webalizer and so many like this.

  • Hundreds of CMS software can be installed through one click by using QuickInstall features exist in your HosterDay cPanel.
  • Best bandwidth plans, a normal site which is receiving 1000 visitors daily so that kind of site consume 8 GB bandwidth on every month. Conversely, HosterDay starter plan which cost is nearly $1 comes with 8 GB bandwidth which can be the spectacular choice for beginners to take start for their own online business.
  • HosterDay ensure that you data is secure with us, if anything goes wrong then they will get back your money. 100% money back guarantee, no question asked.
  • From their technical support perspective, they have strong dedicated team which is available 24/7/365 for user convenience. They are helping their user via live chat, phone and ticket system.
  • HosterDay offering (Solid State Drives), SSDs perform about 20 times faster than traditional HDDs.

Conclusion:

I found HosterDay the most affordable and 99.9% up-time hosting. Even a beginner user can take start from their plans due to low-budget cost of hosting plan with premium features. We recommend HosterDay to our user according to our years of experience.