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How to Flush DNS Cache on Windows Server / Windows 10

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It’s simple to flush the DNS cache on Windows or Windows Server. This will reset the server’s cached DNS lookups, so domain name lookups will be re-tried the next time they are made. How to Reset the DNS Cache in Windows 1. Open Command Prompt. 2. Run the command: ipconfig /flushdns That’s it. The DNS cache […]

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Web Hosting: Auto-install an Application or Framework on Your Account

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In this guide we will use the Applications Panel feature to automatically install an application to our web hosting account. This feature allows you to install applications like WordPress, Magento, or frameworks like Laravel and Symfony2, directly from the SolVPS Control Panel. Log in to the Control Panel Click Services > Dashboard in the SolVPS menu (if not logged […]

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Web Hosting: Quick Setup Guide

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Sign Up and Choose a Domain Select a web hosting plan from: https://www.solvps.com/web-hosting/ Log in to Control Panel You will receive an email confirmation called New Account Information containing FTP server info, and other info you might need to get started. You can also proceed directly to the SolVPS Control Panel, where you can manage your web […]

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How to 301R (Redirect) a URL in IIS (Windows Server or VPS)

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If you’ve used Apache on a Linux server (or even a Windows server), then you are probably familiar with .htaccess and Apache directives. This article covers implementing 301 Redirects (permanent location redirects) in IIS, Microsoft’s web server. How to Redirect a File or URL in IIS First, log in to your server’s desktop as a […]

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How to Force Uninstall/Removal of Exchange Server 2013 via ADSI-Edit

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Warning: This procedure is not recommended if Exchange Server is intended to be installed again at any time in the future. If you have suffered a failed installation or need to remove Exchange in order to install it over again, we suggest re-installing the server and installing on a fresh system. How to Force Remove […]

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How to Enable Ping on Windows / Windows Server or VPS

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Windows comes with ICMP (ping) communications blocked by the system firewall, by default. You may want to enable ping on your Windows VPS or dedicated server for some practical purposes, for example to monitor uptime with an outside ping-monitoring service. How to Enable Ping (ICMP) on Windows Simply open Command Prompt as Administrator (right click > Run […]

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How to Install Plesk on a Linux or Windows Server, or VPS

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Plesk is an excellent web hosting control panel suite for Windows and Linux systems, featuring automated management of websites, domains, email accounts, databases, and more.  To install Plesk on your Linux VPS, Windows VPS, or dedicated server, follow the steps below. Download and Run the Plesk Installer Choose the download link for your server’s operating […]

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Removing Roles/Features from Windows Server 2012 R2 [How To]

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In Windows Server 2012 R2, the option to remove Roles and Features is a bit obscure, or at least not where you might look initially. First, launch Server Manager from the Start menu. Now, you can find Remove Roles and Features from the Manage menu along the top navigation options. From the Remove Roles and […]

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HOW TO: Install Exchange Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2 or VPS

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This guide will install a full Exchange Server 2013 environment, with both mailbox and client access server roles. While there are many possible deployment scenarios for Exchange Server, and many different options to configure it for your desired usage, we will provide an example of a barebones deployment in a generic, new Domain. Supported Operating Systems […]

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Mod_security: How to Whitelist an IP Address (Linux/cPanel/ModSec)

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Mod_Security is a web firewall module for Apache web servers that provides an excellent first line of defense against web-based attacks and exploits. We will cover installation and configuration of mod_security in a future article, but if you already have mod_sec installed, read on. Whitelist an IP Address in Mod_Security Configuration With a good, strict […]

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