How to set up Nginx as a Reverse Proxy for Apache

Discover the power of combining Nginx and Apache to optimize your web server performance and security. As a manager at IOFLOOD, an unmanaged dedicated server hosting provider, I’ve seen firsthand how using an Nginx reverse proxy with Apache can greatly benefit our customers and improve their server performance. In this blog post, I’ll guide you

Horizontal vs Vertical Scaling: A Framework for VPS and Shared Hosting Providers

Your hosting business is growing rapidly, and you’re starting to feel the pressure of accommodating an increasing number of clients on your dedicated servers. It’s a good problem to have — but still a problem. It’s a common challenge faced by many VPS and cPanel shared hosting providers, and it begs the question: how do

How to Install PHP GD extension in cPanel? A solution for cPanel VPS and Dedicated Servers

When I was more actively involved in web development, I frequently had to install the PHP GD library on a dedicated or VPS server running cPanel. Anyone just getting started with web development who wants to add more functionality to their website is likely to encounter the error “php gd not installed” sooner or later.

How to install cPanel on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Have you wanted to use cPanel with Ubuntu instead of CentOS? Now you can! Many users prefer to use Have you considered substituting Ubuntu for CentOS when using cPanel? Now you can! Due to its popularity and ease of use as a control panel for managing websites, cPanel is frequently chosen by customers. In the

DirectAdmin vs. cPanel

With the recent price increases for cPanel licences, there has been a lot of chatter on various hosting forums regarding alternatives, so today I thought I’d take a look and see what else is out there for those of you that may be considering looking for an alternative.   There seems to be three main contenders

Determining Number of cPanel Licences Actively Being Used

How Many cPanel Accounts Do I Really Need? In late June of 2019, cPanel announced a new licencing and pricing structure for all cPanel services.  As these changes have been implemented on a per-user basis, it’s important to be able to determine how many user accounts you are going to need.   Auditing your cPanel accounts