FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Why should I choose web.biz?
We did not want to bother with talking claptrap about TCO, ROI, competitive and other commercial terms. What we must remember is that the major difference between us and most other providers is that we rely on solid growth, not on the "money now". We prefer to prevent than to treat, to dismiss a problem than to have a hundred dissatisfied customers. Because we understand that in this industry compromises and patching merely extend and extrapolate problems, we want to continue to be our customers because you want to, not because you are bound by contractual conditions. We believe in balanced solutions in terms of cost, performance and stability, understanding the balance between the three components and thus taking the right strategic decisions.
2. Shared hosting, VPS or dedicated?
For a simple presentation site and some email addresses, the best solution is a shared hosting account. If you have the necessary technical skills and higher levels of control, but have a tight budget, then choose a VPS. And if your web application needs top performance, guarantee full and complete separation of resources for other customers, the only solution is a dedicated server.
3. I'm not very good at the technical side, can you help me?
Web.biz services are unmanaged. This means that we provide you with the necessary infrastructure (hardware support and connectivity to the Internet) for your application to work with popular management tools, for example, cPanel or SolusVM which allow a user with little technical experience to create and manage their own FTP account, email account, a basic data etc...
4. And really if I can not handle, can you help me?
Management services are extremely expensive. Do not take our word, search the Internet (removing all the fairy tale of "hosting companies" which are not even registered as commercial companies). In a rather limited extent, if we have the time and it is a popular application that we know, it is possible to help. This is however not a guarantee that you can unsubscribe from the administration that you have with the company that you made the website, hoping from the start that we can take on new issues. Such a problem can sometimes be solved in a few days and in some cases this interval may be unacceptably long.
5. If I have a problem how to contact you?
The only inconvenience that may occur in developing an affinity between a particular client and a particular colleague is represented by cases where the customer has a problem to solve and try to contact our colleague who is on holiday. Therefore we believe that all requests should be sent to the technical department or by the commercial department, each of them will be taken from a person available. In case of incidents or technical applications you must open a support ticket from your client account section Support> Tickets, or you can email at firstname.lastname@example.org by using the email account from your web.biz profile. For questions of a commercial nature you can write to us at email@example.com or you can call us on +40 (21) 655-55-55.
6. How are the services invoiced?
Invoices for new services ordered can be paid in the last step of the order process. We recommend payments by Credit Card or PayPal. We believe in the advantage of self-service, so we have implemented technical solutions for automatic activation of most services, so once you complete your payment using one of these methods in seconds your service is activated, ie the domain is registered and receive via email all the information you need to start working. You can also pay by money order but the only inconvenience is considerable length between when you pay and when the money reaches our account. In conclusion, we strongly recommend the 2 electronic payment options and alternatives remain only in cases where you can not use either of the two recommended methods.
7. How to pay by bank transfer?
IMPORTANT! Any bank will provide an area (either online banking interface or the payment document) in which you fill in the details of the transaction. You should always mention in that area the invoice number that you pay.Registration of payments not allowed by money order, bank transfer or payment that do not contain invoice number! To finance department is irrelevant the name of the person who pays or in whose name pays, company name, site name, or service name, bank payments are recorded based only on the invoice.
8. My hosting service stops working, what to do?
In the case of shared hosting accounts, it's almost always about locking your IP automatically after detecting suspicious activity. For fast problem resolution, make sure you include in your ticket your external IP address, if you have an other type of service active, contact us at support @ web.biz
9. How long until my service is activated?
VPS hosting services and international domain names are activated automatically, but upgrades are controlled manually activated only during normal business hours. A dedicated server can be activated normally in 4h during normal business hours, if it is in stock. If that is not in stock, the activation time will depend on the time of delivery of the components. Servers can be brought for colocation in 24 hours. .ro domains and its derivatives are activated manually within one hour during normal business hours.
10. I have a technical problem, how can I notify?
You can open a support ticket from https://www.server.ro client interface or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, it is important to send from the address you used when you registered your customer account. If you contact us from another email address your message will be rejected.
1. I ordered a hosting package for a new domain, what do I do next?
If you have not changed the default nameservers (ns1.server.ro and ns2.server.ro) then all you have to do is to install your site, create your email addresses etc .. Find the details you need in the service activation confirmation email.
2. I ordered a hosting package for an existing domain, what do I do next?
If your domain already has a website or email addresses you have to make sure that once you set the nameservers and traffic will be directed to us, there is already a copy of the site created and e-mail addresses. Otherwise your visitors will not only see a welcome page on a site that does not exist and emails for your accounts will be returned to the sender with an error message. If your site is hosted at former provider on a server running cPanel, contact us at email@example.com to discuss with our colleagues the possibility to automatically import all your existing content from the former provider.
3. What nameservers must set to my existing domain?
ns1.server.ro şi ns2.server.ro
4. I have a shared hosting account, how can I connect to FTP?
In cPanel you find all the needed details, at the "FTP accounts" section. If your site was hosted on cPanel before we automatically imported all account from the former provider, FTP data remains unchanged. If it is a new cPanel account, the easiest is to use cPanel account login details. This account has full access on your account and you should not disclose it to anyone. You can also create additional FTP accounts with read/write only in certain directories. IMPORTANT! FTP is unencrypted, a person can intercept your username and password and can access your account illegal. To avoid this we recommend using the FileZilla client, define your server profile, under Site Manager and select menu option Encryption Require explicit FTP over TLS. This way, your connection is secure and no one can intercept your username and password.
5. What security mechanisms are used?
For privacy reasons we can not give explicit security policies but can retain that use advanced solutions for analyzing user actions that can completely block access to the server and only access to the site or hosting account. Also, there are filters that block common exploits on your site and operates the antivirus filter. You have to remember, however, that these mechanisms ensure a balanced level of protection, since there is a direct relationship between increasing security and decreasing functionality. The security system is set up more restrictive, the more they lose the functionality that should be part of the user. Therefore, never rely on these safety systems and not to ignore updates you need to do to web applications or strengthen their security measures.
6. How can I protect myself from hackers?
If we talk about shared hosting accounts, it is unlikely to have a elite website that is explicit target by hackers. Most likely your site will be compromised by automated programs that scan thousands of websites looking for a particular exploit. For this kind of risk is generally enough to make sure you run the latest version of your web (WordPress, Joomla, phpBB, etc.) and search Google for information about how to secure it. Allocate your time searching on Google for your web application name plus the word "hardening". You'll find a wealth of resources, subscribing to newsletters that send security notifications will be nice.
7. My site has been compromised, now what?
As noted in the table you find the package features, provide incremental backup servers, with a retention of 10 days. However, long ago, we decided not to honor requests for restoration from clients, since they were very many requests from certain customers who were testing plugins or new code elements, destroying their website and then asking us to restore the backup. This kind of operation requires a long time, as must be done with great care so as to restore strictly those elements that need to be restored, from the entire account. So we decided that backups to be used only in case of server failure or in case of a tax fee. Where there is a justified reason, we will not take a restoration fee, but it must be a serious reason and well argued.
8. I can not manage to install my website, can you help me?
Web.biz services are unmanaged. This means that we provide you with the necessary infrastructure to operate your application (the hardware and Internet connectivity), along with popular management tool sites, ex. cPanel which allow a user with little technical experience to create and manage their own FTP account, email account, data base etc.. Of course, as far as time will allow us, we will be happy to help if you have pertinent questions, but we can not help if you ask how to install WordPress or what is FTP.
9. My emails get in Spam, what can I do?
If we knew what to do in order for every mail to reach the recipient's inbox we'd be billionaires, but no one knows the perfect recipe. We try to offer you a minimum to help you improve the chances that your messages reach the inbox, such as dedicated IP address for each hosting account. But the "whitelisting" is extremely long and restrictive. You must not: buy lists of emails and bombarding them with spam, ignore unsubscribe requests coming from those who have opted at a time to receive them. Consider: both DKIM and SPF activate from your Email Authentication section of your cPanel account to identify ways to warn your recipients to click on Not Spam button when the messages arrive in your Spam folder.
10. What is BoxTrapper?
It is a very good protection against spam, but time-consuming to manage and to adjust your filtering rules. A message to you can be sent by a real person he automatically receives an email where will be asked to confirm the legitimacy of the reply to that message notification. The operation should be done only once. Another category of messaging servers is sent automatically (newsletters, notifications etc.) who can not confirm legitimacy. For these messages, you have to go frequently in the section of the Review Queue BoxTrapper webmail interface and verify them manually. After a while, the filter will be adjusted in proportion to your email preferences. It is indeed a far more laborious, but provides the highest level of spam protection.
11. Can I make my own backup?
Yes, from your cPanel account Backups section, but we recommend you do not use frequently this option, because they generate a very high load on the server and anyway is only required in exceptional circumstances, as your site is protected in the event of node failure by our advanced backup node.
12. Can I see my site statistics?
There are solutions for traffic analysis, but by far the best reporting is provided free by Google Analytics service. It provides information more interesting to you than simple statistics provided by cPanel Applications.
13. Why no SSH access?
Security reasons. You can consider us paranoid, but so far has proved to be a good choice and we will not change this policy.
14. Do I have access to my domain's DNS zone?
Yes, from the cPanel interface sections Simple DNS Zone Editor and Advanced DNS Zone Editor.
15. How do I create and manage a MySQL database?
You can create a database of your customer account by visiting either the MySQL Databases, MySQL Database Wizard areas, phpMyAdmin can manage your databases.
16. Can I connect to my MySQL database from an external server?
MySQL Remote Hosts section allows you to define external IP addresses that can connect to your MySQL database.
17. Why is there a limitation of the hardware resources for my site?
Our servers run CloudLinux, a commercial solution that limits the amount of hardware resources that a customer can use for shared hosting. Most providers configure highly restrictive limits in order to overcrowd the servers for the purpose of higher profit. Our goal is completely different, we set limits more than generous, but only to prevent situations where a client is attacked deliberately and attack lead to the complete exhaustion of server resources, in which case all clients on the server have to suffer, there are situations where a website was written by an inexperienced programmer and hardware exhaust their resources, even in the absence of an attack or a high traffic of visitors. In some cases, there is the situation where a client, either knowingly or unwittingly is hosting a site with high traffic, which requires a lot of hardware resources incompatible with the price of the service. In this case, the customer is provided with two versions, upgrade service, or moving it to a server that hosts the only kind of customers, to isolate abusive users of the fair, so that the latter does not have to suffer first.
18. What does site optimization mean, and how to do?
It is a question for web programmers. Our skills are web hosting infrastructure management, web programming is not. If you are the site programmer and do not know how to do it, you have no choice but to look the Internet for resources. If you are the owner of the site, contact the programmer or the web developing company that built your site.
19. Can I host the website to you, even if I took the domain elsewhere?
Sure you can, but we recommend that you read the answer to the question “I ordered a hosting package for an existing domain, what do I do next?”.
1. How long does the activation of a VPS take?
Activation occurs within moments after the payment registration. Once activated, you will receive an email containing all the data needed for managing your VPS.
2. I bought a VPS, now what?
The simple answer would be: install the operating system, the necessary services for your site to work, do your application configurations and you are ready. If you do not know the details of these steps it is likely to be bought the VPS for nothing. We can help if time permits us, but we recognize that it is impossible to assume the promise that we can provide training for a novice user from zero up to the level at which an application is installed, optimized and secured. For each one we would take weeks or months.
3. I want to choose the next VPS package, how to?
From your client account, select the desired service, click on the tab Management Actions and choose the option Apply upgrade or downgrade package. To achieve this, you must have paid all outstanding invoices for that service.
4. When is a VPS is the right solution?
The cheapest option is shared hosting, the most expensive is a dedicated server. Between the two lies VPS, bringing a range of benefits to be understood correctly. VPS is a good solution when: You need a level of control higher-level policy configuration platform that works for your application (a shared hosting account has defined a strict set of policies that can be modified on request for a particular client), you need more storage space, you do not want to be limited by characteristics of shared hosting packages, you need root access for easier management of applications. VPS is NOT a solution when it comes to a "resource hungry" site. A website, because a large number of visitors, or lack of optimization or an defective code, requiring a large amount of resources CPU/memory/IOPS will not work better on a VPS, because essentially it, even with the extra control that brings, is also a hosted service in a shared environment.
5. What nameservers must set to domains hosted on my VPS?
Unlike DNS service provided for services like shared hosting, which is implemented as a redundant solution, geographically distributed and the whole "magic" updating zones areas due to integration with the cPanel instances running on our servers, in case of a VPS side DNS should be implemented, managed and operated by you. You have three main options, installing a named server on your VPS and configure it from the command line, or using a free hosting service DNS ex. afraid.org or installing cPanel license that besides a long list of benefits that brings and operation of the facility DNS service, everything happens automatically and your intervention becomes almost useless.
6. How many domains can I host on a VPS?
As many as you want. The limits are those imposed by hardware and resources allocated to the VPS. You can host a domain, 1,000 or 100,000, if you fit into hardware resources.
7. VPS not work for me, what to do?
Before opening a support ticket, try to gather as much detail as you can, we will help you give an answer quickly. https://vps.server.ro accessing the administration interface and see if you notice a problem with it. If the page does not load, it is likely to be a problem between your PC and our network and does not mean that your VPS is not functional, but necessary to open a ticket for us to investigate.
7. Do you backup my VPS?
Yes. But due to technical limitations of virtualization solutions, VPS platform Xen, KVM and Xen HVM receive daily backups and retention without point-in-time-recovery. OpenVZ technology allows us to offer you backup retention to 10 days, according to the Terms and Conditions. Restore a VPS server is not free and is charged according to how much space your VPS occupy.
1. What is the level of control I have?
Full root access. In addition, the Intel Xeon class gives you the opportunity to give remote reset (regardless of OS) and can install/reinstall remotely.
2. What operating systems do you offer?
The list is long, we included the most popular operating systems with versions of their most popular. In principle, we can provide you with any operating system, and for those with commercial licenses will have to make available either an ISO image or installation media, with evidence showing that he is authorized to use license in question. Evidence can be: License agreements, purchase invoices etc ...
3. What limitations do I have?
Apart from your server's hardware resources, please respect the limits of fair use Internet connectivity. The cost of dedicated servers plans were built taking into account the average user connectivity and you must understand that if you use external constant 60Mbps Internet you can not pay the same cost as a customer using 2Mbps.
4. Why can't I receive more than 8 IPs for my server?
Because, in general, it is sufficient one IP and sometimes a second for (false) redundancy nameservers where you're hosting your server. It is a known fact that there are many spammers who rent dedicated servers with large ranges of IPs. This policy of limitation has no other role than to make our dedicated servers offer disadvantageous to these potential customers. If you have a strong justification for a larger number than 8 IPs please contact us and we will try to find a solution.
1. What are the benefits of colocation server in brief?
No need to invest in climate solutions redundant UPSs in professional and diesel generators. We provide internet access without the need to negotiate with various providers. You have access to your server at any time for troubleshooting, upgrades etc....
2. Why would I collocate my server at web.biz?
Because we choose a reputable partner that can provide us guarantee the best conditions of co-location. Our customers equipment and servers are hosted in a Tier 3 datacenter ready in the northern area of Bucharest equipped with professional air conditioning, redundant power supply, fire protection and anti-seismic.
3. How long from ordering and payment confirmation can I bring the server?
Normally the second day but if it is a special situation we cand find solutions to make the installation faster.
4. What should I do before bringing the server?
It is important that before you bring it to install your operating system so you can connect remotely on it. Also, we recommend that you configure your IP settings before. These details will be provided to you by our colleagues from the technical department. This way, if there are no complications, the entire installation will require only power and internet connection.
5. Do I have to sign something when I bring the server?
Yes, when you leave the server in custody in addition to the contract for delivery of data center services you will sign a protocol in two copies, one of which will remain with us and one to keep. This will include detailed information about that equipment and its technical characteristics.