Dedicated Cloud Results

Today’s Cloud Offers: Great Scale-ability – Redundancy – No Hardware Maintenance

Displayed is a 24 core 64 gig dedicated server migrated over to the Cloud… Balanced out to 14 cores and 16gb of ram.

Impressive results from 1and1 Cloud… I was a die hard dedicated power house fan for many years and anti-cloud when it first came out.
Technology has gone along way and prices are becoming more affordable.

You can adjust CPU Memory & Network to meet your clients needs. As your customers grow you can grow the resources needed to get the job done right.

With a dedicated server you can only project your resource needs for the future. In fact you may end up investing far more than you need in a dedicated server.
No more keeping hardware updated and maintained. If you have a hardware failure it will surely result in downtime and worse potential data loss.

Migrating from one dedicated to another is not a simple task.
Especially when you have customers with special needs where custom configurations must be setup.

Loss of assigned provider owned ip addresses can be a nightmare.
Finding good ipv4 addresses is almost impossible as all have been used and reassigned.
Your clients will surely have email issues with black and block lists after migration.
Many hours of expensive advanced administration time goes into a dedicated server migration.

With a Cloud migration you have an entire image to work without rebuilding. Rapid restore and some configuration and your back in business!
I have been using co-located and dedicated servers for over 25yrs and I must say they are rapidly becoming obsolete.

Only thing holding back the Cloud is cost for storage and memory.
For reliability the Cloud is priceless over stand-a-lone server!

SSL Secure Socket Layer – A Must These Days

autosslcPanel now offers AutoSSL for WHM using a Comodo Wildcard Certificate

2017 cPanel & WHM ships with the cPanel (powered by Comodo) provider! Worries of expired ssl cents with AutoSSL… Best practice is to buy a unique certificate that displays your business identity.
These certifications require a higher level of verification and cost more. Well worth the investment.

comodo ssl
WordPress|Dashboard settings change from http:// to https://… Its that simple! If your provider has AutoSSL enabled. To be sure all content is secure look for Green Lock by URL address.
Have a yellow triangle displaying Mixed content you will need to manually adjust page images and urls to a relative or https path. Best practice is to go through every page on your site to be sure you have no unsecured mixed content.

Attempted all page changes and still have mixed insecure content, try using this free plugin… Under advanced section you can select scan all content… Make sure to retest for anything that might be broken by applying this plugin.
content fixer

All clients on Air America aka servers have SSL… If you have a site hosted with us just drop us a line and we will perform the work for you! For the do-it-yourself-er gator daddy’s check out this video.

WordPress Hackers

Your WordPress Posts Maybe A Risk

Kurdish Hackers are at it again… Creating and modify posts in WordPress.
Best guess is outdated WordPress Themes and Plugins…
Many vulnerability flaws by design in php/mysql making it impossible to be exempt from these attacks.

Always keep your website backed up on a regular basis. If you get hacked restore!
Change all passwords starting with cPanel then your data-bases and finally WordPress.
Check your file permissions carefully. Make sure the world can’t write to directories and your data-base.
Update your WordPress version theme and plugins to most current version. Remove old unused plugins and old themes.
API Vulnerability Exploits

System administrators make sure your server security is tight. Something simple as outdated binary executables could be a security risk.
Web developers hosting clients may want to consider using a good security team to harden your cPanel server.
Way to the web Configserver is as good as it gets.

Wordfence has great information understanding how PHP Vulnerabilities Originate and steps you can take to protect your WordPress site.

Cause of latest outbreak was unauthenticated privilege escalation vulnerability in REST API endpoint in 4.7 and 4.7.1 Hacked By MuhmadEmad

## Code Extracted From Hacked Post ##

HaCkeD by MuhmadEmad

HaCkeD By MuhmadEmad
Long Live to peshmarga


KurDish HaCk3rS WaS Here

This hacked client was running WordFence with tight permissions set. Majority have no clue. Anything attached to the web can be hacked!
The key is to be diligent keeping the honest honest by blocking what you can and keeping all software up to date.
Always nice to have friends and co-workers in the virtual world watching your back.
Kindness goes along way in the web community.

Affordable Power Servers

Web Developers Need For Speed

Power Deal Server XXL 24 i
Affordable dedicated/co-located server options are limited these days.

No one can even come close to this deal.
cPanel is the server platform of choice these days and this dedicated server does not support cPanel out-of-the-box with Centos.
Support is limited to hardware with minimal operating system builds. Majority would say well that’s out. After shopping around discover same priced servers have less power and resources of a smart phone!

Million dollar question is how to get Raid 5 volumes and partitions setup where this server will support cPanel with a minimal supplied Centos7
Here is the fix. Volume Group Merge: Open ticket at 1 and 1 servers and they will merge your two volume groups so, you can allocate out space to logical volumes!
[root@u19675208 ~]# pvs
PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree
/dev/sda3 vg00 lvm2 a– 58.00g 43.00g
/dev/sdb1 vg00 lvm2 a– 3.58t 3.57t
Here’s how to add space to your desired logical volumes:
Increase Size of Logical volume

Nothing like having 2x Intel®Xeon® E5-2440 2 x 6 Cores (HT) x 2,4 GHz (2,9 GHz Turbo Boost) 48 GB DDR3 ECC 4,000 GB (3 x 2.000 GB SATA) RAID 5 power running cPanel…

Finding the help to setup this server

Advice is to hire a system administrator to do the setup if you are not an advanced Linux/Unix guru…
Found ServerAdminz to be the best bet… $25 Hourly services can’t be best. Majority of the time they will complete tasks in a couple hours or less and start work right away.

1 and 1 Dedicated Server Team support has improved 100%… No longer when you call them will they say “What Don’t You Understand About Self Managed”… Still a mix of skill knowledge. One tech will say hey no problem it’s fixed while another might say. I don’t have a clue honesty with escalation to someone who does know. Makes for a night and day difference in support from years past. Personally want to say Thank You 1 and 1 for taking support to a higher level.

WHM/cPanel license owners know and love cPanel group support. Does not get any better than cPanel… Techs will go far beyond the scope of their own product to insure delivery of the best user experience.

Security is the most important part. WaytoTheWeb Configserver offers the best cPanel services setting up additional security on your server.
Tell them your needs and they will do their best to lock things down where you can manage your server with confidence.
Many thanks to Sarah at Waytotheweb for many years of security services.

Cheap Amazing Android Tablets

9.6″ Google Android 5.1 Tablet PC 16GB OCTA CORE 2GB RAM

    Features: Bluetooth, Built-In Front Camera, Built-In Rear Camera, Email, File Browsing, LCD Display, Media Player, Touch Screen, Video Recorder, Web Browser, Wifi, Phone Call, GPS

  • Brand: Unbranded/Generic
  • Operating System: Android 5.1
  • Storage Capacity: 16 GB
  • Ram Memory: 2 GB
  • Processor: OCTA Core
  • Internet Connectivity: Wi-Fi + 3G
  • Carrier: Unlocked – Full Root Ability

Gift Priced Under $100 usd Direct from China / Hong Kong eBay

This tablet is much faster than a quad-core with 1 gig of ram.
Tablet has two sim slots. Works good with Freedom Pop and other sim-cards.
WiFi & GPS works good on Google Maps…


Older Tablets Running Quad-Core and 1 MB Ram

Running GPS Litchi App – Memory to red zone 83% and 60% of cpu is exhausted…
New OCTA Core cpu at 12% memory at 62% running a large GPS app!

Higher processor load causes a major drain battery and performance. More RAM memory the better…
Dual core tablets and Older Android device running less than a gig of memory are totally worthless running today’s apps.


Before Buying An Expensive iPad You Might Want to Consider Generic Android Tablet

When looking to buy a new Android device. Look for 2 GB or higher RAM MEMORY

Also look for Carrier Unlocked. Majority of smart phones are locked to carrier delivering half the user experience.
Making it impossible to remove junk bloatware installed by service provider.

With an unlocked device you can remove the junk by rooting as a superuser.
Tons of free kill removal apps once you have successfully rooted your device.

Android Tablet Resources

Android Version & Tablet Resources – Why Apps Don’t Work
Wondering why some of your apps don’t function properly?
Like man “This Tablet Is Dog Slow”
Might want to clean off the junk and unwanted apps.

“Your system resources maybe exhausted before you even get started on allot of tablets”

Good Example Of Resource Issues

Irulu and other generic tablets with 1 gigabyte of ram 74% of memory is used up by the Android operating system alone!

Making it impossible to run application smoothly and efficiently. When memory reaches a critical point CPU load increases to compensate.


Litchi App For Phantom Drone Missions

Litchi is a state of the art application allowing aerial photographers to setup automated missions. Where to send drone and camera settings.
Older versions of Android and poor system resources causes major issues loading missions to aircraft. Could even lead to a crash!

Tested Litchi on Irulu x10

Discovered 75% failure loading missions with devices using 1GB of RAM. Litchi App group is aware of issues with older versions of Android.
However biggest problem is the lack of system resources with cheap tablets and phones where all resources are used up.

Most Android tablets are not upgrade-able. Found this to be the case with x10 running Android 4.4.2… Opened ticket at Irulu to upgrade this device to version 5.x or higher.
The x10 is good for kiddie apps, email, web browsing and GPS works good. Not recommended for professional use and will not function properly with Litchi.

WHMCS Version 7 Production Stable Release


New PHP Version Requirements
WHMCS 7.0 requires PHP 5.6 or later. If you are running any versions earlier than PHP 5.6, you must upgrade PHP before attempting to upgrade to WHMCS 7.0. WHMCS 7.0 also requires ionCube Loader v5.0.21 or later.

Version 7.0.0 System Requirements: WHMCS v7 minimum system requirements are PHP 5.6 and stable IonCube Loader 5.0.21 or later. WHMCS v7 also supports PHP 7 – in order to ensure complete compatibility, please install the latest Ioncube loader 6.0.2 or later.

Before Upgrading Backup your data-base and zip pubic_html

Discovered upgrading to ver 7.0 needs attention before installing.
You must have root server ability to update ion-cube from 4.x to 5.x or above.
Also you will need to update your data-base permissions where installer can write temporary tables.

Normally I keep global permissions off.
What will happen if you attempt a manual update or automated update without proper permissions and upgrade fails.
Your data-base will become corrupted and you will need to restore from backup.
Just rename corrupted data-base name. Create a new one and import your data back in.
Then you will be back to installation page where you can try again.

Blank page is normally a failure with your ion-cube encoder.
If you have no root access to your server and ion-cube or php is an older version than what is required.
Your only option is to restore home directory. i.e. you created before extracting 7.x files…

I am impressed with version 7… Functions quite well…
Personally perform all work manually and don’t use my whmcs connect to whm.
I am a small private hosting company for the elite who desire dedicated services where a hand is always on the wheel and eyes on the road of progress.

Google Whitelist For Domain Email Forwarding



Good Mail in Gmail Spam Folder Fix – White List Steps


High scoring spam is normally blocked at Google and forward spam won’t pass through -> Service providers may notice non-delivery of gmail in Mail Queue…

Google is the most intelligent mail service on the planet.
Best to block originating ip if Google deems address sender as spammer!

Our system has detected that this message is \n421-4.7.0 suspicious due to the nature of the content and/or the links within. \n421-4.7.0 To best protect our users from spam, the message has been blocked.\n421-4.7.0 Please visit \n421 4.7.0 for more information.

Contact Form 7 Error After Update

contact-form-7-error2 configuration errors found
Everyone who upgraded contact form 7 has a WP Dashboard error… 7 is looking for a unique email address for validation.

If your form is working properly, all you need to do is turn off the validation in wp-config.php plugin-author-fix