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FileZilla etimedout error : Causes and Fixes

Web hosts give their customers FTP access to easily upload website content, images etc. to the server.

But the downside of FTP is that it is vulnerable to brute force attacks (where hackers try logging in with thousands of password combinations, and FTP allows access).

To prevent this, most Web Hosts secure their FTP servers with measures such as blocking unknown incoming FTP connections, allowing FTP only on predefined server ports etc.

However, these restrictions can cause FileZilla Etimedout errors even for a legitimate FTP user. (more…)

How to setup WordPress in multiple servers

Many web hosts now guarantee 99.9% uptime for their services, but that still allows up to 8.7 hours of downtime a year.

That is not a risk many companies can afford to take. For eg. Sports news websites that fail right in the middle of a superbowl may lose their loyal followers. (more…)

What is WordPress Multisite? How to make WordPress Multisite

For business with hundreds of WordPress websites, managing each one independently is a tedious task.

That’s where WordPress Multisite can make a difference.

At Bobcares, we receive many requests  to setup WordPress Multisite as a part of our Outsourced Tech Support for web hosting providers. (more…)

Prestashop Bad configuration file – Causes and Fixes

For website owners, using a custom theme enhances the overall look, feel and style of their websites.

Usually, theme installs go pretty well. Sometimes, it can result in errors.

One of the common errors that we see as a part of our Outsourced Tech Support for web hosting providers is  “Bad or missing configuration file”.

Today, let’s take a look at the top 2 reasons for this error and how we can fix it. (more…)

How to fix “406 not acceptable” WordPress error

WordPress is the most popular website platform (32% of the internet on the last count), precisely because it is easy to manage.

But at times, due to certain web server restrictions, an attempt to update the site can result in the “406 Not acceptable error”.

And when website owners do not have a clue on why this error happens, they hit the panic button. (more…)

Why should you setup SMTP in WordPress? How can you do it?

WordPress uses a PHP function called “mail()” to send emails from contact forms, blog comments and store orders.

This functions well in most sites, but in some server configurations, this default mode of mail configuration won’t work.

That is where setting up SMTP in WordPress can come to your rescue. (more…)

How to fix WordPress permalinks – Top 5 causes and solutions

WordPress is a great way to build websites.

But as the app is database driven, the default URL structure is a long string of id numbers like: example.com/post.php?id=91824, which is not user-friendly.

To make links look pretty and SEO friendly, WordPress has a built-in feature called Permalinks.

When the URL structure is changed, WordPress updates a file called .htaccess and changes site settings. Usually this works well, but sometimes this fail. (more…)

How to clear cache in Prestashop manually & from backoffice

“None of my store changes are visible! What’s wrong? Is it Prestashop cache?”

We see support requests like this everyday as part of our Outsourced Tech Support for web hosting providers.

Prestashop store owners would make a change to the code or change the theme, but the site would still show the old content or layout.

What’s going wrong? (more…)

How to manage a Linux server? Our Linux admins explain

These days, you can get a server from AWS or Google Cloud within 1 hour.

The trouble is, these servers will have Linux as the operating system by default, which is a tough nut to crack for people who are familiar only with Windows or iOS. (more…)

cPanel email going to spam? Here’s how to fix it

You don’t spam people. But your mail lands in spam folder anyway.

That can be quite aggravating when you’ve paid good money to setup anti-spam checks and whatnot in your cPanel hosting panel.

Here at Bobcares, we help cPanel users fix such issues as part of our Outsourced Tech Support services for web hosts & digital marketers. (more…)