Web Hosting Solutions - Shared Hosting - VPS Hosting - RFE Hosting http://www.rfehosting.com We offer Premium web hosting solutions for personal or business needs. RFE takes pride in our Live Never-Outsourced Customer Support. Services we offer: Web Hosting, Domain names, SSL Certificates, VPS/Dedicated Servers, and more! Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:53:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 What Does….. “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.” Mean?http://www.rfehosting.com/guides/wordpress-guides/briefly-unavailable-scheduled-maintenance-check-back-minute http://www.rfehosting.com/guides/wordpress-guides/briefly-unavailable-scheduled-maintenance-check-back-minute#respond Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:30:45 +0000 http://www.rfehosting.com/?p=2187 We have been receiving quite a few emails from our clients on what the message “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.” means. When updating WordPress, plugins, or themes, the WordPress system creates a file called .maintenance and places it in your sites root directory. It then displays the following on screen […]

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We have been receiving quite a few emails from our clients on what the message “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.” means.
When updating WordPress, plugins, or themes, the WordPress system creates a file called .maintenance and places it in your sites root directory.
WordPress maintenance Mode
It then displays the following on screen to anyone that views your site.
“Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.”
WordPress maintenance Mode screenThis file will be automatically removed when the process is completed – if the process fails, the file could get stuck in your on your account, so you have to remove it manually.
To remove it manually you will need to either login to your hosting account via FTP, or by using your cPanel account’s file manager.
The File will be located in your /public_html folder for your hosting account.

If you are an RFE Hosting Client and are having this issue and are unable to remove it yourself, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to resolve it for you.

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Happy Halloween – 10/31/2013http://www.rfehosting.com/annoucements/happy-halloween-10312013 http://www.rfehosting.com/annoucements/happy-halloween-10312013#respond Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:45:00 +0000 http://www.rfehosting.com/?p=2130 Happy Halloween from RFE Hosting! We hope everyone has a Spooky Day!  

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Happy Halloween from RFE Hosting! We hope everyone has a Spooky Day!
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Shared hosting server system upgradeshttp://www.rfehosting.com/hosting-updates/shared-server-system-upgrades http://www.rfehosting.com/hosting-updates/shared-server-system-upgrades#respond Mon, 07 Oct 2013 06:01:09 +0000 http://www.rfehosting.com/?p=2122 We upgraded our shared hosting servers to use the CloudLinux OS and would like update our clients on how the new OS is better and how it will improve performance for our clients. Standard Shared Hosting Setup In a standard shared hosting environment the resources available on a server are CPU, I/O and RAM. These […]

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We upgraded our shared hosting servers to use the CloudLinux OS and would like update our clients on how the new OS is better and how it will improve performance for our clients.

Standard Shared Hosting Setup

In a standard shared hosting environment the resources available on a server are CPU, I/O and RAM. These resources are fully accessible to all accounts on that server and there is no hard and limit of usage of these resources. The clients are expected to share these resources equally. However, sometimes rogue scripts/programs on one clients account can take up a larger amount of resources, thus leading to the server getting overloaded and a general lack of performance, thereby resulting in each account on the server having its performance affected.

Enter CloudLinux

So what is CloudLinux?

“CloudLinux is a commercially supported Linux operating system interchangeable with CentOS. It includes kernel level technology called LVE that allows you to control CPU and memory on per tenant bases. It is a bases for application level virtualization. CloudLinux delivers advanced resource management, better security and performance optimizations specifically targeted to multi-tenant hosting environment. This improved performance helps hosting service providers and datacenters provide better support to their customers, reduce churn and save money.”

In english? CloudLinux creates a virtual environment for each individual account on a shared server and allows us to limit the amount of resources any single account can use similar to a VPS environment and therefore no single account can take up all CPU resources on the server. This brings quite a bit of benefits to the table for both our clients and us as your web host.

Our Benefits: We deal with less system level resource issues, there are fewer service interruptions, and most importantly the speed of most users sites go up as the accounts now have resources dedicated to them.

Your Benefits: As our clients, you benefit from the lower server load and fewer interruptions of service. You also get additional information in your cPanel which shows useful stats for your account (more on this later).

More info on CloudLinux

Now that you have got a basic understanding of what Cloud Linux achieves, here is the low down on some of the technology that makes it possible.

LVE – LVE, short for Lightweight Virtual Environment, is the backend technology behind the CloudLinux methodology. LVE, developed exclusively by the folks over at CloudLinux, is a kernel level technology which handles the isolation and resource monitoring that CloudLinux is able to provide. LVE brings together technology provided by Apache modules and the Linux kernel.  More info about all of that is available here: http://cloudlinux.com/docs/workingwithlve.php

In addition to this the cPanel integration has user based reporting which will log a history of CPU usage for an account allowing for quick and efficient tracking of resource usage.

Resource usage Information

You must be obviously wondering how you as the user can check his/her account/site resource usage. Well cPanel display’s this on the left alongside other account related information like HDD/Bandwidth limit etc. The information that is available is CPU use and concurrent connections. Here’s a picture of what they look like:

cPanel Resourse meter

  • The CPU is for your account only and not for the server as a whole. So when it says 100% it means you have reached the max CPU allotment.
  • The virtual memory usage shows the amount of RAM you are using out of your allotment, and not of the whole server.
  • The Entry Processes is the number of concurrent processes that your account can process at the same time. These processes can be cronjobs, PHP processes, Perl processes, etc. A  single user should rarely if ever consume all 20 connections, so this metric is mostly informational.
  • If you are consistently hitting your limits, it is time to look at optimizing your site(s) or upgrading to a VPS as you’ve most likely outgrown shared hosting.

Conclusion

In conclusion we feel that CloudLinux has executed an awesome concept of providing dedicated resources to all users and limiting the ability of a few users who are unfairly using more resources. This will in the end lead to lesser outages and better performance. Feel free to  send us an email or create a ticket with any questions or concerns about this technology, as we love to hear from our users/clients.

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What are the Top WordPress SEO Plugins?http://www.rfehosting.com/guides/wordpress-guides/plugins-scripts/what-are-the-top-wordpress-seo-plugins http://www.rfehosting.com/guides/wordpress-guides/plugins-scripts/what-are-the-top-wordpress-seo-plugins#comments Tue, 28 May 2013 15:34:36 +0000 http://www.rfehosting.com/?p=2081 Top WordPress SEO Plugins: WordPress is a popular blogging platform utilized by numerous website owners. It boasts of helpful characteristics that make websites user-friendly and pleasant. One more great fact about WordPress is that it has many plugins that you can bring into play for search engine optimization. Plugins are extremely helpful tools for those […]

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Top WordPress SEO Plugins:

WordPress is a popular blogging platform utilized by numerous website owners. It boasts of helpful characteristics that make websites user-friendly and pleasant. One more great fact about WordPress is that it has many plugins that you can bring into play for search engine optimization.

Plugins are extremely helpful tools for those who are not into website development and hardcore programming. There are countless plugins existing for the optimization process but you should pick best one that can be valuable for your website. Listed below are some of the top WordPress SEO plugins:

Yoast WordPress SEO plugin
Yoast is laden with features that can positively help any website holder. Its feature list is comprised of page analysis, webmaster tools authentication, breadcrumbs, snippets, xml website mapping, RSS optimization and social integration. You will discover that its preview window is incredibly valuable as it permits you to have an idea of how your post or page will become visible in the search results. In addition to this, Yoast plugin also analyses the page in which you are capable of checking the length of your posts, you can also check whether your descriptions are written well or not and you can go through several other features. This plugin is free of cost. Some website owners do not consider it essential to set up additional plugins if they have Yoast.

All-In-One SEO Plugin
All-in-one SEO plugin is also known as AIO. It is also one of the well-liked plugins because of the ease-of-use and superb functionality. This is an great plugin for learners who have less knowledge about modifying websites. Moreover, if you are a skilled user, you can customize settings further while using this plugin.

XML SiteMap Creation Plugins:

Google XML Sitemap Plugin
You need to install this plugin only once and afterwards; it carries out its job on its own. It creates xml sitemaps, which permits the search engines to obtain additional “map” on how your site is laid out which allows the search engines to index your site quicker. You can use this plugin for almost all post and page types produced by WordPress.

Conclusion:

There are countless additional plugins accessible for WordPress but Yoast is considered as the best among different plugins. Out of these plugins, some are developed for experienced users who wish to have complicated customizations on their websites.

Now that you know about WordPress SEO Plugins, sign up with RFE Hosting today for 5%-10% off your semi-annual/annual payment:
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What is WordPress?http://www.rfehosting.com/guides/wordpress-guides/what-is-wordpress http://www.rfehosting.com/guides/wordpress-guides/what-is-wordpress#respond Fri, 24 May 2013 15:00:33 +0000 http://www.rfehosting.com/?p=1407 WordPress is an open source (free) content management system (CMS) that is very dynamic and used more often for publishing blogs. It is used by about 15% of the one million biggest websites. Released 2003, it has been downloaded over 32 million times since its initial release. One reason WordPress is popular because of its […]

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WordPress is an open source (free) content management system (CMS) that is very dynamic and used more often for publishing blogs. It is used by about 15% of the one million biggest websites. Released 2003, it has been downloaded over 32 million times since its initial release.

One reason WordPress is popular because of its web template system. Users can re-arrange the templates without bothering to edit the PHP or HTML code. They can switch themes easily and edit the code for more advanced customization. It’s a search engine-friendly, clean permalink (a URL that points to a specific page)  structure that bloggers and website owners alike find very suitable and easily.

WordPress supports tagging of articles and postings, which make it ideal for sites that want to optimize their search engine rankings. It includes habitual filters that do things like converting regular quotes to smart quotes. so that visitors can click those words and travel to another website for related content. It also a greater plug-in architecture that allows you to add features beyond its basic capabilities of WordPress. There are thousands of plug-ins, themes and widgets available that enable users to do nearly anything they wish with their blogs or website.

The designs of WordPress are theme based, made of imagery and webpage layouts to make it easy to customize the feel and look of the site. You can use a pre-existing theme with a new page layout imported from another application. You don’t have to know HTML or any other code and the editing interface is simple to use.

WordPress is very similar in procedure to a word processor. It can be configured to grant access to others on limited or all levels so that people can contribute to your website or blog. This is one reason it is so popular with bloggers, as it allows for recurrent updating and lets people subscribe to the site’s content using RSS. Search engines love fresh content and by allowing others to contribute or comment on your site you optimize your search engine rankings. WordPress also allows you to receive and take action to comments from readers.  In nature, this attribute makes a blog or website very topical and exciting.

WordPress’ interface is web-based so you can generate and edit pages from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. Professional bloggers on the go, members of the media, politicians and others all use WordPress for this reason. It is accessible to them nearly globally, allowing them to update their sites or blogs instantly instead of waiting to return home or to their office. WordPress plug-ins includes the latest Twitter tools too.

Once you download WordPress and set up your account you can explore all the options and features offered. You can play around with the set up and expression of your site then get started. Blogging and maintaining a website with WordPress is so simple that beginners will love it but thousands of professionals are grateful for its effortlessness and variety of tools and options, too.

Now that you know what WordPress is, sign up with RFE Hosting today for 5%-10% off your semi-annual/annual payment:
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What is SEO? – The Basicshttp://www.rfehosting.com/guides/seo-guides/seo-and-its-importance-in-website-ranking http://www.rfehosting.com/guides/seo-guides/seo-and-its-importance-in-website-ranking#respond Mon, 20 May 2013 13:54:10 +0000 http://www.rfehosting.com/?p=1401 What is SEO? SEO is expanded as Search Engine Optimization, which is used to improve a website’s visibility within search engines. Search engines can display your site in search results based on your website’s rankings within that search engine. An internet user types words in the search box. These words are actually keywords or phrases […]

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What is SEO?

SEO is expanded as Search Engine Optimization, which is used to improve a website’s visibility within search engines. Search engines can display your site in search results based on your website’s rankings within that search engine.

An internet user types words in the search box. These words are actually keywords or phrases expressing their desired search. After this, the search engine shows up the websites that seem appropriate to the typed phrase or keyword, the user pays a visit to the recommended websites and is transformed into a regular visitor or a potential client. The top ten websites that turn up in search results normally get maximum traffic. The main aim of almost all the websites is to get highest rankings, that is, to attain a place among these top ten websites or to come on the first webpage.

Search engines rank your website based on your content. If you do not precisely describe your content, you might get irrelevant traffic for your site. Consequently, your conversion rate will decrease and your bounce rate will increase. To influence search engines ranking for your site you must write content based on your sites general keywords or phrases that are significant for your website. You should choose keywords that users utilize while undergoing their desired search and which have less number of competitors.

Once you come across those top rated phrases or keywords, you need to incorporate them in your URL and title.
Search engine optimization takes two things into consideration.
They are:

  • On page optimization
  • Off page optimization

On-page optimization applies to elements, for example, Meta tags, title tags and content. On-page optimization takes account of content and design, which should be SEO friendly, unique and keyword rich.

Link building has vital function in the off page optimization. It is the practice of receiving links from significant and relevant websites, these work as valuable back links. Back links positively assist to get higher websites rankings. A few of the link building methods that would try to pull traffic are articles, directories, press releases, forum posts, blog comments, etc. Social bookmarking is also a good approach but it may not provide everlasting back links. It also helps in boosting high-quality traffic for your website.
There are many ways to improve your site for SEO. The process requires a lot of practice and time to master it.

Now that you know what SEO is, sign up with RFE Hosting today for 5%-10% off your semi-annual/annual payment:
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New Site & Logohttp://www.rfehosting.com/annoucements/new-site-logo http://www.rfehosting.com/annoucements/new-site-logo#respond Thu, 16 May 2013 05:29:12 +0000 http://www.rfehosting.com/?p=1391 Hello Fellow Readers! So over the past week and a half I have been working hard and updating and creating a new look for RFE Hosting. So as of last night, we launched our new site! The new site is much faster, and will be tons easier to manage, so I am pretty stoked for […]

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Hello Fellow Readers!

So over the past week and a half I have been working hard and updating and creating a new look for RFE Hosting.
So as of last night, we launched our new site! The new site is much faster, and will be tons easier to manage, so I am pretty stoked for that.

We have also had a new logo created that is pretty cool.

RFE New

The New Face Of RFE Hosting

Over the next few days/weeks we will be updating all locations that have our logo posted.

Please feel free to look around and let us know what you think of the new look.

Also, we are always looking for reviews about our services from our current clients to post on our site.

So feel free to contact us if you would like to be featured.

Thanks again to all our loyal clients that make RFE Hosting Successful, you all are what keeps us up and running.

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Important RFE Shared Server Updateshttp://www.rfehosting.com/rfe-updates/important-rfe-shared-server-updates http://www.rfehosting.com/rfe-updates/important-rfe-shared-server-updates#respond Thu, 02 May 2013 03:57:17 +0000 http://www.rfehosting.com/blog/?p=945 This is just a quick update to those clients that do not check their email, but for some reason read our blog or check our Facebook/Twitter pages. Over the last year we have been sending out an email or 2 each month, asking and reminding all clients to check their domains hosted on our shared […]

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This is just a quick update to those clients that do not check their email, but for some reason read our blog or check our Facebook/Twitter pages.

Over the last year we have been sending out an email or 2 each month, asking and reminding all clients to check their domains hosted on our shared hosting servers to make sure the nameservers set for those domains are correct based on the server you are hosted on.

It was finally time to pull the plug and retired the old servers, but there are still a few that either ignored us, or didn’t get the emails for some odd reason.

So this is a final reminder before your site stops working.

Please check all your domains hosted on your account with us, and make sure they are using the nameservers below based on the server your account is hosted on.

RFE00:
ns1.rfehost.com
ns2.rfehost.com

RFE02:
ns3.rfehost.com
ns4.rfehost.com

RFE03:
ns7.rfehost.com
ns8.rfehost.com

RFE04:
ns5.rfehost.com
ns6.rfehost.com

RFE05:
ns9.rfehost.com
ns10.rfehost.com

You can test your domain buy using the link below, if it shows either of the nameservers above, then you are fine. If it is our old “rfehosting.com” servers, then please update ASAP:

http://whois.rfehosting.com/

If your site is having issues, please contact us ASAP via live chat, or a support ticket and we will assist you in getting it resolved as fast as possible

As usual thank you for using RFE Hosting.

 

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!http://www.rfehosting.com/annoucements/merry-christmas-happy-new-year http://www.rfehosting.com/annoucements/merry-christmas-happy-new-year#respond Mon, 24 Dec 2012 06:35:37 +0000 http://www.rfehosting.com/blog/?p=767 We have some pretty cool new things coming starting into the new year, and look forward to getting it all rolled out. One of those is something pretty big. We will be doing some heavy upgrades to our servers. This will mean faster loading sites, and more stable servers. Please check in throughout the month […]

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We have some pretty cool new things coming starting into the new year, and look forward to getting it all rolled out. One of those is something pretty big.

We will be doing some heavy upgrades to our servers. This will mean faster loading sites, and more stable servers.

Please check in throughout the month of January for more updates on what is to come for RFE Hosting in the coming year of 2013.

All of us at RFE Hosting would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

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RFE Site Additionshttp://www.rfehosting.com/annoucements/rfe-site-additions http://www.rfehosting.com/annoucements/rfe-site-additions#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:38:39 +0000 http://www.rfehosting.com/blog/?p=748 Over the past few months we have been updating a few areas of our site, and have added some new pages. We have revamped and updated our Design Partners page, and have add a few new faces there: http://www.rfehosting.com/design_partners.php The next area we updates was our list of awesome clients we host. I wanted to […]

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Over the past few months we have been updating a few areas of our site, and have added some new pages.

We have revamped and updated our Design Partners page, and have add a few new faces there:
http://www.rfehosting.com/design_partners.php

Designpart

The next area we updates was our list of awesome clients we host. I wanted to display how cool and well built a lot of the sites we host are, so created a dynamic list of the sites, and screenshots of the pages.
http://www.rfehosting.com/awesomeClients.php

clients

Please feel free to visit these new areas, and jump around the old parts as well.

Our Shared Web Hosting Plans – http://www.rfehosting.com/web_hosting.html
sharedhost

RFE Hosting Contact Page, With new LIVE CHAT feature – http://www.rfehosting.com/contact.html

contact

RFE Reviews/Testimonials (will be adding more to this “soon” – http://www.rfehosting.com/reviews.php
reviews

Blogger 2 WordPress Migration Info – http://www.rfehosting.com/blogger_2_wordpress_transfer.html
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And don’t forget to checkout our cool little RFE Hosting Video

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