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

How to access your email in Microsoft Outlook

With all our web hosting and email hosting plans you can easily setup access to pickup your email in Microsoft Outlook/Outlook Express or any other desktop based email application.

Setting up Microsoft Outlook to access your POP or IMAP email account only takes a few moments. Please follow our step by step guide below:

Microsoft Outlook Email Account Setup Guide

This guide has been created for Outlook 2003, newer versions vary slightly:
1. Open Microsoft Outlook
2.  Click on “tools” then “email accounts”
3. Select “add email account”
4. Select “POP3″ or “IMAP”
5. The next screen will ask for all the server settings, please use the following:
Username: (your full email address i.e. bob@bobsmith.com)
Password:  (the password you set this account inside cPanel)
Incoming Mail Server: mail.yourdomain.co.uk
Outgoing Mail Server: mail.yourdomain.co.uk
6. BEFORE you click on next, select “more settings”
7. A new window will now open, click on the “advanced tab”
8. Enable “leave copy of emails on server” and select “remove from server after 30 days”
9. Click “OK” to close the window
10. Click on “next” then “finish” – you are now done!
Need a bit more information? – We have created a YouTube video showing how to setup outlook access:

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web hosting calendar Posted: July 30th, 2010

How to setup out of office notification (cPanel)

Going on holiday? In 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, see screen below:

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!)

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web hosting calendar Posted: July 26th, 2010

Business Windows web hosting from £3.99

We have now introduced a range of windows IIS web hosting plans. Our windows hosting plans are designed with business in mind:

  • Fast reliable web servers
  • Servers located in Telehouse London
  • UK IP address for search engine optimisation
  • Daily offsite data backups.
  • Easy to use web based control panel

Our UK windows based web hosting is perfect if your website or application runs on ASP, ASP.NET. For those who run a PHP based website, our windows servers are also PHP ready – or alternatively  checkout our great range of Linux cPanel based hosting plans.

Windows Hosting Plans

We have designed three windows based IIS web hosting plans. Prices start from only £3.99 per month and include upto 10GB of storage space. All plans include unlimited monthly bandwidth and the ability to setup an unlimited amount of Microsoft Access databases or Microsoft SQL 2008 based databases.

Check out our latest UK windows web hosting plans now, or give us a call!

Also … be sure to checkout our latest offers page to see if you can save even more @ AGL Host


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web hosting calendar Posted: July 22nd, 2010

New AGL Host Website Now Live!

Over the last few weeks we have been busy designing our new website in partnership with our sister company JC Peters. We are now very pleased to announce that its now live!

We hope that you like using the new website, your thoughts and feedback are very welcome. Along with our new website a few moments ago we just released our new web hosting blog. Our previous WordPress blog has been successfully integrated into the new AGL Host website layout.

If you would like a new website like outs, please check out our sister company web design northampton @ JC Peters

A Few of the new features …

Along with the new design, we have revised several of our web hosting plans. Many of the plans have now been re-named, however the specs and costs have stayed the same.

In addition to this, we have also introduced a wide range of windows IIS web hosting plans. When you place an order with AGL Host you will now be asked if you would like a Windows web server or Linux cPanel server – the choice is yours.

We have hidden a few goodies!

On the new AGL Host website, we have also hidden a few goodies, scattered throughout the site are several coupon codes for money off your next web hosting order with us  - can you find them?

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web hosting calendar Posted: July 21st, 2010

Want faster broadband, move to Finland

Everyone wants faster broadband and complains that it is too slow – with valid reason. The average broadband speed in the UK is a lousy 2mbps.

If you live in a town or city, you may have fibre optic in your area. However for most of us in the UK we are stuck (and probably will be for a long time) with a dated copper network. A network that was never designed to cope with broadband.

Want faster broadband … Move to Finland

By next year the Finland Government have made it law that every house must have atleast 1mbps boradband. However by 2015 every house will have 100mbps broadband. Just think, by 2015, the average in the UK could be as high as 3mbps. I think we are in the wrong country.

Lets just hope the new Lib/Con government in the UK will follow the Fins.

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web hosting calendar Posted: July 5th, 2010

Zen Server Name Server Maintenance

We are currently running maintenance on one of the name servers (ns5) for Zen server.

This will affect customers using the following name servers: ns5/ns6

You web hosting service will remain uninterrupted, however may appear slightly slower while we are running maintenance.  Thank You.

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UPDATE.

This has now been completed. Service on Zen server will be back to normal. Thanks.

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web hosting calendar Posted: July 5th, 2010

July web hosting newsletter

Welcome to the July 2010 Newsletter. The World Cup is over for England, but we have some great news regarding your AGL-Host web hosting service…

Your Hosting. Unlimited Bandwidth

We have successfully upgraded your web hosting plan to unlimited bandwidth.

Predicting how much traffic/bandwidth your website will use per month can be very hard. To ensure you never go over your monthly quota, we have upgraded all our web hosting plans to unlimited monthly bandwidth (unlimited bandwidth plans fall within our fair use policy).

Instantly add a blog to your website

Adding a blog to your website can be a great way to communicate to your client base and boost your search engine ranking. Search engines love active websites, regular posts on your blog can have a huge positive impact on your search engine ranking.

As part of your AGL-Host cPanel control panel, you can instantly add a WordPress blog to your website.

How to install WordPress

To add a WordPress blog to your website, login to your cPanel control panel and click on ‘Fantastico Deluxe’, navigate to the WordPress icon and follow the on screen wizard. 

You don’t have to be a IT Geek to add a blog to your website, our automatic installer does all the hard work for you!

Monthly Tip:

Got Backups? AGL Host has weekly backups, but having your own emergency backup is always a good idea.

Login to your cPanel and click on ‘Backups’ to download a website backup.

Monthly Tip:

Got Backups? AGL Host has weekly backups, but having your own emergency backup is always a good idea.

Login to your cPanel and click on ‘Backups’ to download a website backup.

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web hosting calendar Posted: July 2nd, 2010

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