Thursday, 28 August 2014
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
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 requestWhen 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 requestThe 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.
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.
A recent correction to the way mailbox storage quota is calculated has caused a number of mailboxes reflect a dramatic change in size. The new calculations are accurately representing the usage of the mailbox. Mailboxes that are over quota will need to be reduced below their quota to resume sending and receiving.
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Nominet, the authority that manages UK domains, has finally released the plain .UK domain extension for open registration alongside the popular .CO.UK TLD.
What are the main benefits of .UK domains?The .UK domain extension is a new exciting 'webatory' for present and future website owners whose personal or business online presence is somehow related to the UK. It is an excellent choice for those of you who have always dreamt of having a short and memorable domain with the much-easier-to-spell-and-type .UK ending.
Do .CO.UK domain owners have rights over the new .UK equivalent?According to Nominet, every .CO.UK domain holder will be the first to be offered the shorter .UK equivalent of their current address. They will have 5 years to decide whether they want to use it in addition to, or instead of the domain they already have. Nominet will be contacting these customers personally to ensure that they are aware of this right.
How do I register a .UK domain for my site?You can register a .UK domain for 1-10 years here or from your Control Panel. The registration procedure is the same as that for .CO.UK, .ME.UK and .ORG.UK.
If you are having troubles registering your .UK domain, please open a support ticket from the Help Center for more information.
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