FlashLight

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FlashLight last won the day on May 28 2012

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  1. Hi Folks, I'm sharing my experiences in hope that it will help another HawkHost user and save them a lot of time and worry. I have had 4 different Joomla 1.5 sites attacked since January, all with variations of the same hack. According the the Joomla community there has been a spike in these 'Hmei7' attacks since January. I found some info here that might be helpful to others with the same problem: There is info here on how to start the clean up: http://www.joshpate.com/2013/01/how-to-fix-hacked-by-hmei7-on-joomla-web-site/ http://blog.cripperz.sg/2013/01/12/how-to-fix-hacked-by-hmei7%E2%80%B3-on-joomla-web-site/ Also, once it is cleared up and Joomla updated to 1.5.26 (for those running 1.5) there are three extensions that are useful and cost effective: JHackGuard (free): protects against common hack attempts. http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/access-a-security/site-security/site-protection/13233 AdminToolsPro (small subscription required): adds a firewall and automatically blocks IPs etc. https://www.akeebabackup.com/products/admin-tools.html JSecure Lite (free): changes the default Admin login page to something of your choice: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/access-a-security/site-security/login-protection/23080 The last one is particularly useful as after installing AdminToolsPro and setting it up to notify me with failed Admin logins I could see that some sites were getting hammered with password guessing scripts. This dealt with that problem immediately. Hope this helps someone. Thanks. Andy
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    PHP version

    Sorry, ignore me. I just found the answer in the knowledge base... Ta. Andy
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    PHP version

    Hi, Elsewhere on the forum it was mentioned that HawkHost will soon be offering PHP 5.3.3 as an option (back in 2010). Is this now an option and if so how do I go about upgrading from 5.2.17? Thanks. Andy
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    Migrating Reseller Account to HawkHost

    Thanks again for the advice. The fact that you guys also have an active forum here has also convinced me to join. I just signed up for Reseller Platinum for a year, with the added plus of finding a discount code on the HawkHost site I look forward to getting to know everyone. Cheers
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    Migrating Reseller Account to HawkHost

    Hi Brian (& mrnothersan), Thanks for the advice. Yes, they use cPanel and WebHost Manager so I assume I would just have to let you have the login for the WHM Control Panel and the transfer would be quite straightforward. That's great. I currently have custom nameservers and most of my sites point to that so I guess it would just be a case of directing the main nameserver domain to Hawkhost. Sounds like I might be joining you all soon Many thanks.
  6. Hi there, I have been having some problems with my current Reseller Account provider for over 3 months now (slow server times, downtime due to load spikes etc.) after what has been around 4 years of quite good service. Anyway the ongoing problems has caused me to look elsewhere and as far as I can see HawkHost look pretty damned good and are very competetive price-wise. I'm currently hosting around 26 websites, mostly low to medium traffic, WordPress, Joomla etc. My current host uses WHM and cPanel. My questions are: How easy would it be to transfer all of my sites across to a new HawkHost account? Is this something HawkHost could do for me and if so does that incur a cost? What would the likely downtime be while the transferral takes place? (assuming I'll have to redirect all of the domains as I'm currently on a shared IP). Once the sites are transferred will I be able to check they are all up and running smoothly before redirecting the IPs? Many thanks.