Archive for August, 2010

Web hosting for web designers

If you are a web designer you will most likely have a requirement to provide web hosting for your clients. If this is the case, our reseller hosting plans may be perfect you you.

Reseller Hosting for web designers

With our reseller hosting you have complete control bundled with great AGL Host support. You can instantly setup and run as many web hosting accounts as you like. Each hosting account comes with the easy to use cPanel control panel, webmail and unlimited amount of MYSQL databases.

We will also provide the Web Host Manager control panel for you which will enable you to view and manage all your web hosting accounts – track HDD usage, monitor bandwidth. In addition to this you can create your own custom hosting plans for your clients to suite their needs – for exmple, if one client required more storage space than another. With the AGL Host reseller hosting you will have complete control over your clients and accounts.

All Reseller Hosting comes with Unlimited AGL Host Tech support

You may be a great web designer but don’t have experience at running your own web hosting platform. Not a problem, all of our reseller plans include unlimited UK office based tech support. Either pickup the phone and give us a call or use our fast online help.

Web hosting for web designers – whats the cost?

Our reseller web hosting starts from only £19 per month with storage space of upto 100GB of data. We will not sting for you any hidden costs, each plan includes unlimited bandwidth, unlimited hosting accounts, unlimited MYSQL databases, unlimited email accounts.

For more information please visit our web hosting for web designers page  - or give us a call!

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web hosting calendar Posted: August 26th, 2010

Use your web server as a file server with Web Disk

With your AGL Host web hosting account we include a great feature which lets you also use your hosting account as a secure online file server . Via web Disk you can drag a drop files to your web server as if it was an extra hard disk attached to your computer.

Web Disk Features

  • Create a secure area to store and backup your valuable data.
  • Connect your Web Disk to your computer and drag and drop files to it as if it was simply a folder on your pc
  • Web Disk is a great alternative to using a USB flash drive. If you loose your flash drive, all your data is gone. With Web Disk your data is available to  any computer connected to the internet
  • Supports Mac, Windows and Linux computers
  • Use Web Disk to replace your FTP program when adding files to your server. Use the familiar windows explorer  interface rather than learning how to use a FTP program

How much does Web Disk Cost?

Nothing, we include this service free inside your cPanel account!

How to setup Web Disk

On your AGL Host cPanel account your Web Disk is already setup and ready to use, all you need to do is connect to it! To connect and start using your Web Disk, please complete the following:

  1. Login to your cPanel at www.yoursite.co.uk/cpanel
  2. Click on Web Disk
  3. A form will now appear at the top of the page, complete this to create a new Web Disk account. The directory field will require you to name a folder where you would like to store your data
  4. Once you have created your Web Disk account, a list of your accounts will appear at the bottom on the page, navigate to your desired Web Disk account and click on “Access Web Disk”
  5. You will then be asked to select the operating system on your computer
  6. Once you have selected your operating system, you will be automatically generated a secure connection file. This file will allow you to connect to your Web Disk. When prompted download the connection file.
  7. Open the connection file on your computer. Your computer will now automatically connect to your Web Disk, you may be asked to enter the your login information which you created in Step 3

Done. You can now access your Web Disk on your AGL Host cPanel server. A great secure place to store and backup your valuable data. If you plan to store a lot of data on your Web Disk, please contact us if you require more storage space.

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web hosting calendar Posted: August 18th, 2010

cPanel backup your website

While we automatically backup all your website data for disaster recovery, it is always a good idea to regularly make your own website backups. You can never have too many backups!

Backing up your website could not be easier with cPanel. The server automates the process, the only real action is for you to effetely press the ‘go’ button.

Backup your webiste in cPanel

How to backup your website using cPanel:

  1. Login to your cPanel control panel. Please go to www.yoursite.co.uk/cpanel
  2. Click on “Backups”
  3. Select “Download or generate a full website backup”
    Selecting this option will backup everything associated with  your web hosting account; all files, emails, databases, email filters, cron jobs. If you only want to backup a certain database for example, simply click on the database name which you wish to backup. We have found that using the cPanel database dump feature produces a smaller database dump file compared to PHPMYADMIN.
  4. You will now be presented with a form asking for the destination of your website backup. You have two options here:

    a. Store the backup on your web server itself. If you choose this option, your backup file will be zipped and placed in your FTP account ready for you to download. So simply login to your FTP server and you will see your backup file inside your FTP root. When you select this option, enter your email address and your web server will automatically email you when your download is ready for you to download.
    b. Send the backup to a remote FTP server. If you have a FTP server in your office, you can tell your web server to automatically send the backup to your remote FTP server. Simply select “remote FTP server” and plug in your FTP server information.

  5. Select “Generate Backup” when sit back and watch your server do all the hard work and backup your data.

Our Thoughts

cPanel is by the the easiest to use and most advanced control panel. Making backups are so easy. We strongly suggest that you backup your website on a regular basis – if you accidentally delete an important file, it is very handy knowing that you have a backup sitting safe. We also backup your data to our external storage repository’s, but its always a good idea to have multiple backups. After all, you may have paid thousands for your website, keep ti safe!

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web hosting calendar Posted: August 16th, 2010

Outage Zen Server

We today had an outage on Zen server. This has now been resolved, service is resumed as normal.

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web hosting calendar Posted: August 14th, 2010

August Newsletter

Welcome to the August 2010 Newsletter. Over the last month we have been very busy at AGL Host. We have been working hard to improve your service and provide some great new free addons!

Going on Holiday? – Setup a out of office notification

Going on holiday? With cPanel it is easy to setup a ‘out of office’ notification and only takes a few moments. The cPanel ‘out of office’ notification is called an ‘Auto Responder’.

To setup your auto responder, please complete the following:

1. In your internet browser navigate to: www.yoursite.co.uk/webmail

2. Login with your full email address (i.e. bob@bobsmith.co.uk) and password

3. Click on “Auto Responders”. This is located near the bottom of the page.
4. You will now be presented with a page showing your current ‘Auto responders’. Also on this page will be a button named ‘Add Auto Responder’ – click on that.

5. The ‘Add Auto Responder’ page will now be shown, simply complete the form entering your ‘out of office’ reply and click on ‘Create/Modify’ Done. Your ‘Out of Office’ notification will now be live. Have a good holiday! (remember to turn it off when you get home!)

Hosting plans name change

Last month we decided it was time to update the name of our web hosting plans. All prices and features have stayed the same but with a name change. Your web hosting service will not be affected but will now fall under our new hosting plan naming convention.

New AGL Host website

Over the last few weeks our web design team have been busy developing our new website. The new website was reciently made live – we think it looks great, hope you like it!

Check out our net website at: www.agl-host.co.uk

Thank you for reading the August AGL Host newsletter, we hope you have a good month and see you again in four weeks!

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web hosting calendar Posted: August 4th, 2010
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