Are you a Web Developer? Want to Know How to Avoid Suspicious Hosting Companies and Get More For Less??

There are tons of hosting companies available for developers to do business with. With such a huge sea of options available it can be overwhelming to try and make heads of tails of it all. In this article we are going to go focus on the difference between generic hosting companies and services like ASPnix. Continue reading

Should I Choose Linux or Windows For My Website?

To a lot of us the difference between hosting solutions seems like a no-brainer and to others it seems a lot less obvious. This blog is meant to dispel a little of the confusion and hopefully help us all make better decisions. Continue reading

PHP 7.2 now available for use and testing!

We are very pleased to announce that PHP 7.2 is now available for all Windows web hosting packages and plans. PHP 7.2 will be the first programming language to add modern cryptography to its standard library!

As well as other proposed ideas which you can review here

While we do not know all changes that are planned for PHP 7.2, some of the deprecated features that we’ve seen in the RFC are discussed here Our technical team will be keeping an eye on PHP 7.2 and bring news as more changes come to light.

We are adopting this new release so that users who rely on PHP for their application development can test their application to aid in future-proofing their code or just testing out new language features and syntax candy. Since this is a beta release, support for 3rd party extensions such as Ioncube, Zend Guard and Phalcon are not available. As always, this is a non-production version of PHP, so please take care when using this build of PHP with any websites!

We hope everyone enjoys the new release! If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please let us know.

Thank you for choosing ASPnix as your web hosting provider!

Announcing Softaculous for cPanel Linux Hosting!

We are pleased to announce that our cPanel Linux shared hosting now supports Softaculous for all paid hosting packages and accounts! Softaculous is a cPanel plugin that adds over 400 installers for the most popular and most common web applications. Applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart, osCommerce, Drupal 7, phpBB and many more! Most applications are easy to install with a few clicks and a few easy to answer questions, you are up and running!

Site administrators can rest easy knowing that applications they’ve installed through Softaculous will be automatically updated and maintained by the Softaculous system! For a full listing of all applications supported by Softaculous, please visit their site at

All paid hosting accounts have access to this system, free hosting customers will need to upgrade to the paid “Unlimited” hosting package to use Softaculous.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please let us know!

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PHP 7.1 Final Now Available for Windows


We are pleased to announce that PHP 7.1 has been released and is now ready for production use! All customers can upgrade and start using PHP 7.1 immediately!

PHP 7.1 includes many improvements and new features such as…

In our local tests PHP 7.1 performs slightly better than 7.0, the focus of the new release was more towards new features and improvements, not necessarily around execution performance. Those interested in upgrading to PHP 7.1 can check the migration guide at

As always, before doing any changes to your website, we recommend testing your site fully first before just changing the PHP version and leaving it. PHP 7 has many breaking changes from older versions that can cause major issues with your website. Please check with your application developer before making any changes to confirm compatibility.

We hope everyone enjoys the new release! If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please let us know.

Thank you for choosing ASPnix as your web hosting provider!

Securing your WordPress site, Part 1

Blogs have been an increasingly popular way of distributing information since their inception in the 90’s. They provide many benefits for promoting information, updates, and multimedia sources. Naturally if you are looking to begin promoting your business, services, or your thoughts via a blog, you are going to want a secure, trusted method.

WordPress has been growing rampantly over the last couple years as a blogging platform. According to Google Trends, interest in WordPress from 2011 to present has been consistently twice that of other blogging sites. Its layout is understandable and has many options for customizing and personalizing. Clearly it is a trusted and effective platform to blog from.

While WordPress comes with security methods, there are steps you can take to improve the security of your blog and protect it from attacks. Most hackers are not willing to spend much time or effort in breaking into your site. They are looking to compromise your server and use it to email spam. An attack is most effectively deterred by making your site more than averagely inconvenient to the hacker.

wordpress-logo-simplified-rgbFor starters, avoid using “admin” as a username or part of your username. Most attacks target the username admin with a combination of passwords. Eliminate the first part and you will be protected from the majority of attacks. If you already have that username in use, changing this is fast and easy. Simply create a new user and give it administrator rights. Then delete the old “admin” user and assign past content to this new user so that nothing will be lost in the transition.

You have probably heard this hundreds of times, but it is worth hearing again: use a complex password. Consider this: the three most common passwords of 2015 are “123456,” “password,” and “12345.” Be ahead of the curve and pick a password that is not on SplashData’s annual list of stolen passwords!

Change the table prefix from wp_ to something obscure like nho509b_ to make it less accessible to hackers and harder to guess. This might sound complicated to the less tech-savvy, but it can be as easy as a five minute fix. If you are just now setting up your blog, the customization option will be available during the set-up for database details. Simply change the default setting.

Keep up with updates. WordPress is constantly striving to provide a better blogging platform for your needs. Each new version has updated security methods to address holes found in previous editions. Updated versions are released biannually, with more minor updates released following the two major versions.

These steps are a good place to begin, but for the best security, you will want a quality hosting company. Nearly half of hacking attempts are due to faulty hosting platforms. If you are using a shared hosting platform, make sure it offers account isolation. This extra layer of protection prevents one account from overloading the server and affecting your website.

We will soon be posting a more advanced article outlining addition steps you can take to secure your WordPress site, so stay tuned!

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From website hosting, email hosting, virtual server services, and much more, ASPnix is the premier provider of all things information technology. We offer a wide variety of services, and nothing is too small or too large for us to handle. We are sure you will be able to find what you need, even if it is just information from one of our community forums. The customer is our top priority here at ASPnix and we want to say thanks for visiting our website and welcome to the family!

Ever since we started, we have been dedicated to the customer. That means we lead the way in introducing new and innovative technologies, we have the largest product offering on the market, we stay affordable by providing top-tier service for a reasonable price, we have one of the highest uptime percentages in the industry, we are here for you with 24/7 support, we are reliable and certified by more than 10 accrediting bodies, and we are rated #1 by our customers in terms of the speed and quality of our network.

These are just a few of the many ways that we have positioned ourselves to provide you with the best services and products. We encourage you to look through some of our more popular services like website hosting, email hosting, dedicated and virtual server, and SSL certificates. But don’t stop looking there, as we offer much more than that and we are certain that you will be satisfied after choosing us for your technology needs.

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ASPnix Monthly Newsletter — November 2009

This is the season to upgrade! Here at ASPnix we will be doing many upgrades to our systems; including MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft WIndows Server 2003, and PHP.

Many of these upgrades will make our services perform better, standout and also comply with today’s newest programming standards!

PHP *Upgrade*

We will be removing PHP v4 from our lineup of available PHP parser versions. While still in use today by many scripts, and developers PHP 4 is no longer actively supported or developed on by the PHP Group and was deprecated in August of 2008. PHP 5 has been around for over 5 years and is a tried and true industry standard and scripts should be written to take advantage of its on going support, new technologies and features.

While this upgrade will not come over night as we understand that some clients and web sites are not able to comply with this upgrade immediately we are giving 60 days from today November 10th 2009 for all clients to prepare for this upgrade. On January 10th 2010 we will begin phasing out and removing PHP 4 from our servers and moving all PHP 4 enabled domains to PHP 5.

If you are using a script that requires PHP 4, we recommend contacting the developers of your web application and seeing if there is an upgrade to comply with PHP 5.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Upgrade

We are in the process of upgrading all Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (IIS6) web sites to the new and improved Microsoft WIndows Server 2008 operating system. This will not stop IIS6 support as we will run IIS7 in comparability mode which will still allow your IIS6 based sites to operate normally.

This upgrade is for many reasons, including

  • Speed. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is a very efficient and fast operating system.
  • Lifecycle. Microsoft Windows Server 2003 is nearing 7 years old and is nearing its retired date / end of support cycle.
  • Security. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is a more secure operating system all around.
  • IIS7. Though running in comparability mode, IIS7 is a more robust and secure web server than IIS6.

MySQL Server Upgrades

Upgrades will begin the last 2 weekends of November on migrating both MySQL 4.1 and 5.0 to the latest version of MySQL v5.1. MySQL v4.1 is reaching its end of support from the manufacturer and is no longer being actively developed or supported, this includes upgrades and security fixes. MySQL v5.0 is still supported by the manufacturer, but we felt it would be best to go to current GA release of MySQL v5.1

We will alert clients of this migration by posting in our support system / announcement area of our community forums a week before we begin this upgrade to give everyone time to test and obtain current backups of their databases.

Part of this upgrade comes from the above PHP *upgrade* as the native database for PHP 4 was MySQL 4 and below, and since PHP 4 is no longer supported it only makes sense for us to move ahead with MySQL as well. This also brings new features to the table along with performance boosts as well with the new MySQL.

Microsoft SQL Server Upgrades

Upgrades will begin in the last 2 weekends of November on migration of all SQL Server 2005 services to the latest Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is backwards compatible with SQL 2005 databases and there should be no upgrade issues. If you questions please contact our support department.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 just like any other upgrade brings new features, faster performance and more!

Microsoft .NET Framework Proposed Upgrades

While this is not an iron clad upgrade yet, we are evaluating the possibility of migrating all Microsoft .NET v1.1 web sites to the 2.0 framework. We are looking into because v1.1 of the .NET framework is very out-dated, not widely supported, and since we are performing the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 migration it only makes sense to move away from the Microsoft Windows Server Server 2003 base technologies and move forward with the new standards.

With Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET v4.0 framework not far away we are seeing less and less demand for the out-dated 1.1 framework. Also with upgrades to Microsoft SQL server, it just tacks on another reason to move away from the old technologies.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions feel free to contact our support department.