Earn Monthly Payments By Becoming A First2Host Affiliate

Affiliates are often the hidden warriors of businesses. Bringing in vital sales to any company whilst earning a financial reward. In 2018 over 50% of our business comes from word of mouth. This is great but it doesn’t reward you for your referral and this is a subject we have neglected over the years. Over the past few weeks, we have been ... Read More »

14th Jun 2018
How To Configure FailOver IPs On your CentOS Dedicated Server

On some dedicated services, First2Host uses Failover IP blocks and these type of IPs require manual configuration inside your dedicated server. A Failover IP block is an IP block that can be routed to different servers. If you have Failover IPs and multiple dedicated servers you can change the routing of your whole IP block to point to a different ... Read More »

23rd Apr 2018
Install Apache, PHP and MySQL On CentOS 6 Server

On most of our Operating system packages, Apache is installed by default. You can easily see if apache is installed and running by just visiting your IP address in a browser like Chrome or Edge. If for some reason it is not installed you can install Apache with the below commands.

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18th Apr 2018
New Backup System For Web Hosting & Reseller Web Hosting Customers

New Backup System For Web Hosting and Reseller Web Hosting Customers We're currently trialing a new backup system for all Web Hosting and Reseller Web Hosting customers. In the past users who wanted to restore accounts had to contact the support team for this to be completed. Now users can restore accounts from the backup server directly from ... Read More »

3rd Mar 2018
Spam Blacklist and Heartbeat Monitoring

Lots of you have been asking about the new options available in the client area for Blacklist tracking and Heartbeat monitoring. We have been trialing our new server and IP monitoring system which will warn users if your IPs ever become blacklisted in spam RBLs like SpamCop or warn you if your service ever appears offline.Continue Reading On The ... Read More »

29th Jan 2018
Updates to the Two-Factor Authentication System

Updates to the Two-Factor Authentication System We are going to be updating the Two-Factor authentication system we use to better serve our customers. We will be replacing the old Time-Based token service with Duo:Security. Time-Based tokens will still be activated along side the new Two-Factor system trial. We plan to trial Duo:Security for Q1 ... Read More »

9th Jan 2018
How to Mine Ethereum On Ubuntu and Debian

How to Mine Ethereum On Ubuntu and Debian > Dedicated Servers To Mine Cryptocurrencies With the release of our dedicated server range designed specifically for mining Cryptocurrencies, we are providing easy to use guides on how to start mining. These guides are provided as a courtesy to First2Host users. First2Host does not offer support for ... Read More »

9th Jan 2018
How to open a port using IPtables

Open and Close Ports using IPTables IPtables is the default firewall used on CentOS and RHEL systems. On most of First2Host services like VPS Servers or Dedicated Servers, you will find the firewall is active but all ports are open. We do this to ensure all users can connect to services they may install like cPanel or Plesk. If you want to close ... Read More »

14th Dec 2017
cPanel NVMe Web Hosting Trial

cPanel NVMe Web Hosting Free Trial OK! so you have your standard cPanel SATA Web Hosting and you have noticed it's slow. That's because you're using a mechanical hard drive, just like what's inside your computer right now, most likely. These hard drives spin at about 7200RPM and data is transferred via SATA connections to you. SATA hard drives ... Read More »

12th Dec 2017
Virtuozzo / OpenVZ cPanel VPS hostname keeps changing

Virtuozzo / OpenVZ cPanel VPS hostname keeps changing It's vital your server has an FQDM setup as its hostname. An FQDM (Fully Qualified Domain Name) will consist of two words and two full stops. Something like server.first2host.co.uk would be an FQDM whereas just server would be an invalid choice. cPanel will use your hostname to send mail ... Read More »

8th Dec 2017