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.
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.
In our role as Outsourced hosting support specialists for web hosts, we help setup and maintain various virtualization solutions for hosting businesses.
oVirt is a commonly configured open source virtualization system for web hosts who want to take advantage of the benefits of virtualization in their hosting services.
In addition to the virtualization system, most webhosts also have a billing and account management portal such as WHMCS that help their customers manage their accounts. (more…)
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…)
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 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…)
Managing the customer accounts and provisioning orders via hosting platforms such as WHMCS, is a key task that we perform in our role as Outsourced hosting support specialists for web hosts.
WHMCS sends notifications to users and admins in the server, in many scenarios such as new order intimation, account creation, support tickets, invoices, etc. (more…)
In our role as outsourced hosting support specialists for web hosts, a major task that we perform is the hardening of server and other critical web hosting apps such as the billing portal to prevent hacking, malware infection and vulnerability exploits.
HostBill is emerging as a commonly used hosting automation tool for businesses. Since it handles sensitive customer data, securing it from exploits and attack is very vital.
Today, we’ll go through the top 6 security practices that helped us secure HostBill against any attack, in our customer servers. (more…)
Many web hosting companies use a single interface such as WHMCS to manage support, billing, account, domain management, etc.
Our Dedicated Server Engineers support several web hosts that use WHMCS to manage accounts. Some of these companies use oVirt to sell VPS services.
These customers found it difficult to provision, monitor and manage customer VMs through WHMCS. This post is about how we resolved that requirement. (more…)
WHMCS is an awesome piece of software, and already a hot favorite of web hosting companies. The features it provides are more than sufficient for an average host to run his business. However, the environment of each host is unique in terms of market, vendors, and operation methods. This diversity often calls for customization of the WHMCS installation. For a web host which employs an experienced developer/company, this would be an simple task.
However, for a company completely new to WHMCS, this can be a conundrum. A common gripe among novice developers is the lack of detailed documentation on create API entensions to WHMCS. With this article I hope to reach out to those hosts who are stuck with a WHMCS API customization issue.