30 Mar

Default browser protocol for Chrome – HTTPS

Chrome is the most popular browser for its simplicity, fast and secure browsing experience. In a recent blog post, We came to learn that chrome will make HTTPS as default protocol for website having SSL enabled. This new feature will be applied with the upcoming version 90. As per blog post, this changes will improve privacy and website loading speed along with security for those website which supports HTTPS.

For example, users usually type example.com or www.example.com and browser takes to http://example.com or http://www.example.com as http:// is set as default protocol. With the latest chrome update, default protocol will be set to https and it will work as https://example.com or https://www.example.com

For sites that doesn’t have SSL certificate installed yet or has some kind of certificate related error, chrome will automatically fall back to http protocol.

TetraHost offers hosting service including SSL certificate provided by Let’s Encrypt SSL and client can install certificate for their domains by login to cPanel >> Lets Encrypt SSL. Following blog post have the instruction on installing SSL: https://www.tetrahostbd.com/blog/ssl-googles-not-secure-warning-and-your-website/

HTTPS protects website users by encrypting traffic sent over the user machine to Web Server. This process provide extra layer of security to users data they submit while browsing website.

Chrome is set to release the update by 13th April, 2021.

We highly recommend our users to enable/install SSL certificate. If you want our assistance with installing/enabling SSL certificate to your website, please submit a support ticket to support [at] tetrahostbd.com with the domain name.

13 Dec

cPanel Price to Increase (Again) from 1st January, 2021

cPanel is a well known supplier of a control panel to simplify hosting and server management. For more than 20 years it has been the leading hosting automation platform and is the preferred hosting control panel software worldwide. They have announced another price increase within 15 months. We expect 10-15% price will increase per license.

Below is the copy of the mail cPanel sent it to its partners:

Dear cPanel Partner,

Over the last 12 months, we’ve continued to listen and to deliver many critical features and capabilities. These enhancements include installations and updates now completing in less than five minutes, substantially reduced memory footprint, and meaningful improvements to the core mail, DNS systems (DNSSEC), and expansion of our NGINX support.

Many of these product enhancements are deeply focused on our Partners as we work to deliver against our strategy of increasing product performance and developing highly requested features that allow our Partners to generate more value for their business.

To make sure you get the best possible product experience and support, we review our prices annually. As a result of our recent pricing review, we’ve made some changes to our pricing that will become effective on January 1, 2021. You can find more information about our new pricing here, in the table below or by downloading the 2021 cPanel PartnerNOC License Guide here: https://go.cpanel.net/partner-license-guide.

Further, you may be eligible for additional discounts by becoming a cPanel Certified Partner. More information is available here: https://cpanel.net/partners/#certified

Keep innovating, building, developing, designing, and hosting, and know that we continue to make investments to improve everyone’s cPanel experience.

We’re also here to help. If you have questions, please email your account manager:

– The cPanel Team

The cPanel Discussion forum thread:
https://forums.cpanel.net/threads/cpanel-price-increase-2021.679609/

WHT Forum Discussion thread:
https://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1770316

TetraHost User:

We are trying hard not to increase the price for existing shared hosting user. But for new cPanel permission, price will increase definitely. VPS or Dedicated License user price will increase too.

Price increase isn’t something We do usually but when it is forced, We have to maintain the new pricing structure to maintain the service. TetraHost is ready to help! We are pleased to assist and advise you on cPanel price adjustment. Don’t hesitate to contact us at billing [at] tetrahostbd.com, or can reach us via live chat or call us at +8801913377417.

Thank you for your attention. Have a nice day!

27 Jan

Announcement: Integrating with SSLCommerz Payment Gateway | Accepting Cards, Banks and MFSs

We’re very happy to announce that we have implemented another payment gateway with our service. SSLCOMMERZ is our new Payment Gateway service provider. You can now purchase our products with various credit card, bank or even MFSs like DBBL Rocket.

SSLCOMMERZ is a secure and safe payment gateway. It also allows user to pay easily using different methods. We want more user to use our service thus making the payment system simpler for everyone.

Now you can buy our products using your:

— Credit Cards
— PayPal
— bKash
— Bank Transfer

To begin using  , simply select “VISA/MASTER/SSLCOMMERZ” from the payment options menu when viewing a due invoice. Once it is selected then it will take you to SSLCOMMERZ payment page and here you will be able to pay using Cards, MFSs or Net Banking.

You can also Scan the following QR code and make payment to Tetrahost:

Below is the URL which you can use to pay us as well:
https://invoice.sslcommerz.com/invoice-form?refer=5E1F05873EB94

All the Best,
Service Development Team, TetraHost
support@tetrahostbd.com

Monday, January 27th, 2020

23 Dec

Immediate Disk Maintenance – hera.ihostman.com – Starts Tonight, 9PM, 22/12/19

We want to notify all customers hosted at our HERA(Server Primary IP 104.156.55.181) server that tonight, December 22nd, 2019 from 09:00 PM to 05:00 AM , there will be a scheduled maintenance for approximately eight hour. TetraHost will be using this time to run disk maintenance. We have noticed that the server’s primary SSD drive is failing and need to be replaced with a brand new drive. We are going to clone the existing drive to new drive. This process requires a good amount of time thus We have set the maintenance window to 8 hours. We need to perform this immediately to avoid full disk failure. We have scheduled this maintenance window on off-peak hours so that We can ensure smooth transition.

Please note again, during the maintenance window server will be taken down completely and no service will be accessible. We expect no data loss during the maintenance.

We appreciate your patience and understanding. As always, if you have questions or issues, please submit them to support [at] tetrahostbd.com

For any immediate concerns please connect with us over Live Chat service available at our Website.

UPDATE: 02:00AM

We would like to inform you that We have successfully completed the disk maintenance. We have replaced the server’s primary hard drive with a new SSD and cloned the disk as well. Currently the server is UP and running with new disk. We are currently monitoring the server for any issue. Please visit your website, login to your control panels and verify that all are working or not.

If you face any issue please do not hesitate to contact us via +8801913377417 or Submit a support ticket to support@tetrahostbd.com or connect with us over Live Chat service available at our Website.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

21 Aug

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30 Jul

WordPress Security: Tips To Secure A WordPress Website

WordPress, the most popular Content Management System(CMS) in the market, which powers almost 34% of all the websites on the Internet. This popularity also brings some problems to your room making it the most targeted CMS by hacker to get benefited using a site. If you are serious about your website, then you need to pay proper attention to your site and WordPress security best practices. Keeping your WordPress site secure takes a little effort but should be top of the agenda for anyone serious about their website.

Hacker uses two approaches to hack WordPress websites. They target individual sites as well as large clusters. Nothing in this world is hack-proof but what We can try is make this as difficult as possible, so they go elsewhere.

In this tutorial, We will share our Best Tips to keep your WordPress website secure.

1. Update your WordPress

WordPress is an open source software which is regularly maintained and updated. By default, WordPress automatically installs minor updates. For major releases, you need to manually initiate the update. Not updating your themes and plugins can mean trouble. In most cases, WordPress-powered sites are compromised because their core software, files, themes, and plugins are outdated making them traceable. WordPress also comes with thousands of plugins and themes that you can install on your website. These plugins and themes are maintained by third-party developers which regularly release updates as well. Every WordPress site administrator should regularly check for update and keep WordPress including plugin and theme files up-to-date.

How to configure automatic updates

You can configure automatic updates as well. To auto-upgrade WordPress core, insert this code into your wp-config.php file:

define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', true );

For plugins, use:

add_filter( 'auto_update_plugin', '__return_true' );

For themes, use:

add_filter( 'auto_update_theme', '__return_true' );

2. Install a WordPress Security Plugin

Many users find it easier to rely on a one-stop security solution. If that is the case with you, one of the following WordPress security plugins might be suitable:

iThemes Security – available in both a free and premium version, iThemes provides over 30 different ways to improve the security of your website.

WordFence – is another security plugin that offers both a free and premium version. With just over 11 million downloads, WordFence has a strong user base who depend on this plugin for their security needs.

Sucuri – While Sucuri maintains a free plugin in the WordPress repository, they also provide a more comprehensive service that includes: malware and blacklist scanning, DDoS protection, malware cleanup, firewall protection and more. One of the great features of the Sucuri service is that it includes cleanup in the event that you site is compromised.

3. Install SSL Certificate

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a protocol which encrypts data transfer between your website and users browser. This encryption makes it harder for someone to sniff around and steal information. For instance, our hosting service comes with free SSL on all plans which customer can avail from cPanel >> Let’s Encrypt SSL.

4. Use a Strong Password

The most common WordPress hacking attempts use stolen passwords. You can make that difficult by using stronger passwords that are unique for your website. Not just for WordPress admin account, but also for database user, WordPress hosting account.

5. Disable File Editing

If a user has admin access to your WordPress dashboard they can edit any files that are part of your WordPress installation. This includes all plugins and themes. It can be accessed by going to Appearance >> Editor. Another way you can find the plugin editor is by going under Plugins >> Editor. If you disallow file editing, no one will be able to modify any of the files – even if a hacker obtains admin access to your WordPress dashboard.

To make this work, add the following to the wp-config.php file (at the very end):

define('DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT', true);

6. Change your WP-login URL

By default, the URL We use to log into our dashboard is either wp-login.php or wp-admin, added after your site’s main URL. For instance, YOURSITE.com/wp-login.php and guess what, those two are also the most accessed URLs by hackers who want to get into your database. If you change that URL, you reduce the chances of finding yourself in trouble. Guessing a custom login URL is way harder for hackers.

The iThemes Security plugin does this trick. For instance, your login URL can turn into something like YOURSITE.com/my_site.

7. Securing wp-includes Folder

The wp-includes folder contains only the files that are strictly necessary to run the core version of WordPress, one without any plugins or themes. Remember, the default theme still resides in the wp-content/theme directory. Thus, no visitor (including you) should require access to content of the wp-include folder. You can disable access using this following code snippet by updating your default .htaccess file:

# Block the include-only files.
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^wp-admin/includes/ - [F,L]
RewriteRule !^wp-includes/ - [S=3]
RewriteRule ^wp-includes/[^/]+\.php$ - [F,L]
RewriteRule ^wp-includes/js/tinymce/langs/.+\.php - [F,L]
RewriteRule ^wp-includes/theme-compat/ - [F,L]
</IfModule>

8. Hide wp-config.php and .htaccess files

While this is an advanced process for improving your site’s security, if you’re serious about your security it’s a good practice to hide your site’s .htaccess and wp-config.php files to prevent hackers from accessing them. We strongly recommend this to be done by an experience developer because a slight mistake can take down your site. You should start by taking backup of the files as well. To hide the files, there are two things you need to do:

Go to your .htaccess file and add the following code,

<Files wp-config.php>
order allow,deny
deny from all
</Files>

<Files .htaccess>
order allow,deny
deny from all
</Files>

Another security measure that you can take is to restrict wp-config.php file permission. Set the file permissions to 600 so that only true owners can edit the wp-config file. To change the file permission of wp-config, select the file from cPanel >> File Manager and then choose the option ‘Permission’.

9. Disable PHP File Execution in Certain WordPress Directories

Another way to harden your WordPress security is by disabling PHP file execution in directories where it’s not needed such as /wp-content/uploads/.

You can do this by opening a text editor like Notepad and paste this code:

<Files *.php>
deny from all
</Files>

Next, you need to save this file as .htaccess and upload it to /wp-content/uploads/ folders on your website using File Manager or FTP Client.

10. Change Security Keys

It is recommended that you change the WordPress Secuity key periodically so that if someone/something got login credentials, resetting the security keys will log them out immediately. You can generate a new set of security keys and place them in the ‘wp-config.php’ file and here is the URL where you can generate new set of keys. It’ll help secure your WordPress site. Its generate new keys every time someone browse the URL.

11. Choose a Good Hosting Company

You should find/choose a good hosting provider who has up-to-date security system deployed on their servers. You might look for Cloudlinux, Litespeed, Imunify360 Scanner etc. A company with good support and daily backup system will help you to run your WordPress site properly.

12. Don’t Use Nulled Themes

We have seen, people are using nulled theme for their website which is one of the main reason for security breach of a site. You should try to get the premium theme by paying the charges to actual seller. Nulled themes contain hidden malicious codes, which could destroy your website and database or log your admin credentials very easily.

13. Monitor your site – to find any unusual activity.

14. Back up your site regularly – in-case of emergency.

15. Use Latest PHP Version – PHP is used for backend coding and using latest version of PHP will enhance the site security parameter.

16. Use Clever Usernames and Passwords – do not go with the common ones, think and use harder.

17. Captcha Protection – Protecting your site with google captcha protection.

That’s all, we hope this article helped you learn the top WordPress security best practices as well as discover the best WordPress security plugins for your website.

22 Jul

Massive cPanel Price Increase and Its Effects to End User

On Thursday 27 Jun 2019 cPanel announced new pricing and licensing structure. Previously the pricing model was set per server which they have now changed to per-account model. In a nutshell, previously a server with cPanel license can create any numbers of account but now, We will have to pay for each account created on a cPanel server.

cPanel is increasing their software price after two decades. The server hardware technology has evolved and they have also made better optimization on their software which allow a server to run multiple website. Because of this they are enforcing the price increase to us.

cPanel was acquired by Oakley Capital at the beginning of this year which own another web hosting control panel, Plesk. A price increase was expected but not the way cPanel announced last month. We have already contacted our account manager at cPanel and informed them about our displeasure regarding the new pricing. We hope cPanel will re-evaluate their new pricing structure which seems to have a very narrow chance!

As per cPanel’s new account based pricing structure, We the Hosting company have to pay them 17tk/month or 200tk/year for every cPanel account that is created on a server. If everything stays as per the recent cPanel announcement, We will have to adjust pricing. We do not expect a price adjustment for our shared or semi dedicated hosting packages meaning they will remain same. But for Reseller customer, We will have to adjust the pricing due to the fact cPanel will now charge us for each cPanel account a reseller creates or already have.

We can assure you that, from TetraHost, We will only charge the extra amount which is being charge with the cPanel’s new account based pricing structure. For example, if a reseller has 20 cPanel account under his/her reseller/WHM account, then We will have to charge the customer 20 x 200tk = 4000tk per year for this purpose. It can be charged monthly or yearly as per customers comfort.

We will have to adjust VPS and Dedicated server license prices as well. VPS and Dedicated Server customers are requested to contact us to find out about their new license price.

We are still reviewing the price increases and we will update our clients if there is something new from cPanel regarding their new pricing structure.

This new structure affects all existing customers and comes into effect from 1st September 2019.

We’re happy to advise you on what are the best next steps in dealing with this cPanel price increase. Our goal is to be your IT expert and helping you find the best option, specifically for you and your business. If you have any suggestions regarding this matter, you are Welcome to share them with us as well.

To get in touch with us, simply use the Contact Us form, email us at sales@tetrahostbd.com, call us at +8801913377417, or use the live chat at the bottom right corner of our Website.

17 Jun

How To Fix: cPanel User, Over Quota Causing Internal Server Error 500

Sometime our cPanel user account can get over quota which might cause webmail to stop working. cPanel user can free up disk usage by deleting unwanted data or upgrading the hosting package so that it can have more free space.

Sometime on performing these two action, user might still not be able to access webmail and showing following error message:

“User is Over Quota” or “Internal Server Error 500”

On such occasion the server admin needs to manually remove cPanel overquota file.

What you have to do is remove cpanels overquota file manually. Let’s say that user “domain1” is having issue described above.

root@server [~]# cd /var/cpanel/overquota/
root@server [/var/cpanel/overquota]# ls
./ ../ domain1 domain2 domain3 domain4
root@server [/var/cpanel/overquota]# rm domain1

After you deleted the file located at /var/cpanel/overquota/domain1, webmail should start to work again.

19 May

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Domain Extension: .live
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Domain Order Link:
https://manage.tetrahostbd.com/cart.php?a=add&domain=register

If you have any questions or concerns please contact sales [at] tetrahostbd.com for clarification.

15 May

Announcement: Price Increase on Certain Domains

Effective from May 13, 2019 pricing for few domains will change to reflect a recent increase in prices of the respective TLDs by its registry operator.

Our new price for these TLDs are mentioned below:

Domain | New Price(tk)

.net | 1000/yr
.org | 1000/yr
.biz | 1100/yr
.info | 1100/yr

Our current domain offerings:
https://www.tetrahostbd.com/domains

TetraHost will continue to regularly assess its market offerings and may occasionally adjust pricing to remain competitive while also providing exceptional value to its customers.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact sales [at] tetrahostbd.com for clarification.