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How to restart apache

To restart apache, you have to login as root (username r_owner) and execute: apachectl see also: http://www.webenabled.com/adding-ssl-certificate-your-vps

Are we allowed to override robots.txt on a dev environment?

Quick answer: Not by default. Limited availability on newly rolled-out development servers. Why is robots.txt (search engine crawling) disabled on DEV servers? Sites on dev-servers are for development staging of website projects. The capacity of the servers would be exceeded if search-engines were to access the large number of unoptimized sites.

Installing Memcache on your VPS

To install memcached on a WE VPS the following steps should be performed. 1. Download libevent-1.4.14b-owlx1.i386.rpm and memcached-1.4.5-owlx1.i386.rpm Note: The version and release can be different, but the point is that only two files are required. lftpget https://www.webenabled.com/download/owl-packages/libevent-1.4.14b-owlx1.i686.rpm lftpget...

Adding an SSL certificate to your VPS

This article provides instructions for setting up SSL for a site hosted on your WebEnabled VPS. You will need to purchase an SSL certificate from a third party. You will also need to purchase a dedicated IP address from WebEnabled if you do not have a free IP address on your VPS (each VPS comes with 1 dedicated IP, but you can add more for a monthl...

WebEnabled File Permissions Overview

The WebEnabled platform runs each website's scripts under a Unix pseudo-user account dedicated to the website's Apache virtual host. This provides operating system level security separation between the websites. (Many typical shared hosting providers don't bother to do this, running all websites' scripts under the same shared pseudo-user account...

WebEnabled VPS - Frequently Asked Questions

Below are topics pertaining to the production hosting service that WebEnabled offers. What is a VPS? VPS stands for “virtual private server”. It provides features of a dedicated server on a machine that is shared by other customers. Customers get hosting services that are similar to that of dedicated web-hosting without sacrificing privacy or perfo...

Setting and configuring Cron jobs

In order to setup/edit your crontab you'll need to make a SSH connection first. This example tutorial will help you to setup SSH connection with PuTTY terminal program. 1. PuTTY setup Download putty. Once download is completed, run putty and setup it with your webenabled SSH application access. For example, if your application site name is http://a...

Does WebEnabled support SSL certificates?

At this time you need to file a request by contacting us or find us on Live Support during the hours it's available. We will install an unverified SSL certificate that can be used for testing purposes.

Do you allow cron jobs?

Yes. For all our developer level hosting we have cron job support. The normal rules of our Hosting Usage Policy apply. Each application vhost can have its own cron jobs. To edit your cron jobs you will need to login to the shell and type the following command. $ crontab -e If you want to list the existing cron jobs then use the following command....

Are WebEnabled Environment Permissions too relaxed since I can browse a large portion of the directory structure?

A question regarding permissions on the WebEnabled filesystem came from one of our users as follows: I connected via SSH with the credentials for my application vhost and it loaded up in the root folder, which gave me access to your entire server. I browsed for a bit to see that I was indeed in the main server with other sites in it, I didn't have...