Thursday, 25 September 2014

Patch To Bash Command Interpreter on Linux and Unix systems.

In response to customers inquiring about the latest Linux bash vulnerability known as "ShellShock". We have, as of last night applied the latest available patch to all VPS, Dedicated and Shared hosting servers. We will continue to apply updates as they become available.

Testing for the vulnerability

It is possible to test for this flaw from a shell script on a Linux system using the following command:
env var='() { ignore this;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c /bin/true

An affected version of bash will output “vulnerable”.

Friday, 19 September 2014


The domain backordering service allows you to attempt to re-register a desired domain that is soon to expire, the moment it is brought back to the pool of available domains.

This is a great way for you to try to lay hands on website names that are, first of all, easy to remember and spell, and second – have already a certain search engine credit because of their age.


Backordering a domain (for now, this is only possible for .COM and .NET domains) on our web hosting control panel. Below is an example of how you can backorder an attractive domain with a few clicks in Thexyz control panel.

For the purpose of this tutorial let’s say that you want to register a domain for your new website, which offers spy gadgets.

1. In the Thexyz Web Hosting Control Panel, go to the Domain Backorders section of the Domain Manager:


2. Using the domain search controls, you can refine your search results to get only suggestions you are interested in.


In this example, we have selected to get results for short domains (between 2-6 characters), which feature letters only and words from the dictionary. Also, to narrow down our search, we have specified the keyword ‘spy’ to be featured in the domain. These are all basic requirements for an attractive, keyword-worthy domain name.

3. When ready with the search specifications, just click on the SEARCH button to get a list of all available relevant options:

 4. Take a close look at the available options and select the one that you find most attractive for your site. In our example, the suggestion spyapt.com looks like a great match for our spy gadget site:


 5. When ready with your choice, just click on the Backorder link on the right:

 6. You will be now taken to your Control Panel wallet from where you can place your order for the selected domain. If you do not have credits in your wallet yet, you can refill it from the Wallet section by clicking on the Refill Wallet button on the top right:



Once you manage to get your backordered domain, you will be able to renew it at a regular price.

Please note that placing a backorder does not guarantee that you will register the domain you have requested, Since domain backordering is a first-come-first-served process, we might be unsuccessful in our attempt to register the domain for you.
Also, the deposited amount is non-refundable, so if we do not succeed in registering the domain for you, you could use the funds for another service of your choice.
Thursday, 28 August 2014
As part of our continuing effort to improve the security of your email accounts, we will be making a change to our list of restricted file attachments. Beginning on Monday Sept 15, 2014, we will no longer allow executable (.exe) files inside of compressed (.zip) attachments. Incoming messages containing a restricted file attachment will be rejected and the sender will receive a “bounced” email notification informing them of the restriction. This change will further help to protect your email accounts from malware, specifically emerging threats which may not be detected by our multiple levels of virus detection.
Monday, 25 August 2014

If you are using Thexyz Webmail with your own domain you may have noticed the "Chat" menu item which was recently added. This is a new feature that was added in the spring of 2014. It was originally introduced for users with their own custom webmail site. After some feedback from our users we have decided to open up the chat system to all users with their own domain.


If you do not see chat when you login to webmail it is because you using one of our domains.
Thursday, 21 August 2014

Thexyz now has a new affiliate program that allows users of our service to refer new users to Thexyz. For every new user referred you will be awarded a commission payment of 25% of the sale price.


Every user of Thexyz is already enrolled in the affiliate program, you just need to login via this page. If you do not know your password for the site, you can use the 'reset password' link to reset it.

There are banner ads and html text links available in the affiliate area and if you have any questions about the program do not hesitate to contact the support team.
Friday, 8 August 2014

Along with recent security concerns, the reasons to get your site protected with an SSL certificate are growing as Google announced yesterday that HTTPS is now a ranking signal used in its search algorithm. Google has been pushing the use of HTTPS (HTTP over TLS/Transport Layer Security) for quite some time, and called for “HTTPS everywhere” at a recent Google I/O.


The company says it’s seeing more and more webmasters adopting it, and that over the past few months it’s been running tests taking into account whether sites use secure encrypted connections as a signal. You can read the full blog post on the Google Webmaster Blog here.

“We’ve seen positive results, so we’re starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal. For now it’s only a very lightweight signal — affecting fewer than 1% of global queries, and carrying less weight than other signals such as high-quality content — while we give webmasters time to switch to HTTPS. But over time, we may decide to strengthen it, because we’d like to encourage all website owners to switch from HTTP to HTTPS to keep everyone safe on the web.”

If you’re already serving on HTTPS, you can test its security level and configuration using this Qualys Lab tool. If you have not secured your site with HTTPS then you can purchase an SSL certificate below cost price from Thexyz which also includes free installation!
Tuesday, 22 July 2014

These days, websites are faced with the challenge of delivering a large amount of dynamic content to visitors in a shorter amount of time.


Normally, servers would load pages every time they are requested, which could have a slow-down effect on the speed at which a frequently accessed page is served to the visitor.

Also, the repeated queries to the database server can lead to a non-cost-effective resource usage. Luckily, there are tools like Memcached that can help you streamline the data reading process and hence reduce the load on the server and the waste of valuable resources.

What is Memcached? 

Basically, Memcached works as a caching layer between the requests of the visitors and the server itself.
Technically speaking, Memcached caches data and objects in the server’s RAM so that the frequently requested data can be served directly from the memory instead of the database server/API.
You can find Memcached in the Advanced section of your Web Hosting Control Panel.
Here is an illustration of the way Memcached works during the first and each following request:

First user request

When a user opens a page for the first time, the request is sent straight to the database server and, in the meantime, the data is stored in the Memcached server. 

Second user request

The next time the user makes a request for the same page, the data will be retrieved directly from the Memcached memory instead of the database server.
This will significantly reduce the number of times a database is read and in the meantime will make pages load much faster.

If you have a traffic-intensive, database-driven website like a large e-store, a busy blog, a news portal, etc., which serves hundreds of visitors per day, then using Memcached is indispensable.

Memcached works as a caching layer for some of the most traffic-heavy sites such as YouTube, Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter. Some popular CMSs like Joomla and WordPress support it too.

How to work with Memcached?

Working with Memcached requires a proper installation and a good control of its settings. This is why, we offer Memcached with all our web hosting plans, so our system will take care of the installation and the memory allocation procedures for you.

Here is an example of how to create a basic Memcached instance on our servers:

In the Thexyz Server Web Hosting Control Panel, select Memcached from the Advanced section and click on the Create an instance button on the top right.

In the popup window, leave the Status as it is selected by default and then just select the memory allocation that you want to use for this instance.

Memcached is included by default with the advanced hosting packages at Thexyz Server.

All other packages offer it as an upgrade option. Also, you can always upgrade the current Memcached memory quota of your plan from the Upgrade Services menu of the Control Panel.





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