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5 reasons for error “Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension” and how to fix it

5 reasons for error “Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension” and how to fix it

Dedicated Support Engineers at Bobcares manage thousands of WordPress sites of web designers, digital marketers, online publishers, web hosts and more.

In these sites, this error usually comes up after a recent migration:

Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress.
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How to secure WordPress website from hacks!

How to secure WordPress website from hacks!

WordPress powers 19% of the web, and 48 of the top 100 blog sites online. With a strong community of users and developers, the WordPress platform is evolving day by day, with more features and Add-ons.

This, in turn, poses some threats as well. Vulnerabilities and hacks can end up disrupting the website functioning. There have been many instances where a blog owner lost complete access to his site. (more…)

One click button to reboot VM via the WHMCS oVirt interface

One click button to reboot VM via the WHMCS oVirt interface

Web hosts are now rapidly moving on to virtualization solutions to provide cheap and easily scalable hosting services such as VPS hosting, to their customers.

In our role as Outsourced hosting specialists for web hosts, we help setup and maintain a suitable virtualization solutions for their hosting purposes. One of the popular open source systems we configure is oVirt.

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VM cluster setup for high availability hosting using WHMCS oVirt plugin

VM cluster setup for high availability hosting using WHMCS oVirt plugin

We live in a world where internet users cannot tolerate even a few minutes of downtime. When Google or Twitter gets inaccessible even for a few seconds, it creates a havoc in the online world.

The reason why many web hosts now move to cloud solutions is to ensure high availability and minimal down time for their hosting. In our role as Outsourced hosting specialists for web hosts, we help setup and maintain suitable high availability solutions for them.

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Change VM guest OS in one click with the WHMCS oVirt module

Change VM guest OS in one click with the WHMCS oVirt module

In our role as Outsourced hosting support specialists for web hosts, we help setup and maintain virtualization solutions for hosting businesses. VMs are massively replacing dedicated servers for hosting purposes such as VPS hosting.

One such commonly configured open source virtualization system is the oVirt system from RedHat. Webhosts also have a billing and account management system such as WHMCS for their customers.

Though oVirt has its virtualization management interface that helps web hosts create and manage VMs, for security and ease of management, it is recommended to have a single interface to manage all these systems. (more…)

Quickly deploy VM from template using WHMCS oVirt module

Quickly deploy VM from template using WHMCS oVirt module

For web hosts who are into VPS hosting business, having a mode for fast deployment of the VMs is crucial to gain an upper hand in the market. No customers are ready to wait for ages to get their VMs ready.

When a VM is created, it has to be associated with a datacenter, host, cluster, or resource pool, and a datastore. Other configuration settings in a virtual machine include the CPU, memory, storage, and network connectivity. (more…)

Automated provisioning of oVirt VMs via WHMCS – The plugin to boost your business!

Automated provisioning of oVirt VMs via WHMCS – The plugin to boost your business!

Automated provisioning of VMs (Virtual Machines) has become the necessity of the hour for web hosts who provide virtualization solutions, to improve the speed and efficiency of order processing.

oVirt is a popular virtualization platform that comes with a management interface of its own. The oVirt engine admin web interface in it provides system administrators with a GUI to easily create and edit VPS. (more…)

What to do when your PHP sites running on PHP-FPM stop working

What to do when your PHP sites running on PHP-FPM stop working

A single downtime or error can badly affect an online business. In our role as Outsourced hosting support specialists for web hosts, we encounter and resolve many web server issues in our customers’ servers.

Most webservers such as Apache, NginX etc. make use of additional tools and modules to improve their performance and speed up the sites. PHP FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is one such tool that speeds up PHP sites. (more…)

Using WordPress Docker containers to prevent project delays

Using WordPress Docker containers to prevent project delays

WordPress customization and plugin development is a common task we perform in our custom software development services. A typical WordPress development workflow starts with setting up development environment to uploading the bug-free code to the live website.

The WordPress environment that we setup, can vary with each project requirement. The version, features, plugins, web applications, content, etc. would change depending on the business. (more…)

How to disable custom user.ini files in public_html for Easyapache 4

In a recent post on how to allow users to configure their custom PHP settings, we discussed the steps to enable custom php ini in cPanel servers with suPHP using EasyApache 4.

But in a shared server environment, it is usually not advisable to allow customers to have their own custom php.ini file to override the server wide settings. (more…)