Confuci.us Web Hosting
A Server with Integrity
Hosting your domain on Confuci.us will give your customers unparalleled bandwidth and performance and give you full control over all of the many features that come with your account.
Daily, Weekly & Monthly Backups
All backups are uncompressed and easy to access!
Website Creation and Development
I’ve been building websites for 15 year and have gone though all sorts of trends favored by webmasters in the journey. In recent years I have developed several hundred WordPress sites. I now have a strong focus on WordPress as sort of the perfect CMS (Content Management System) as it works exceedingly well with search engines and the ubiquitous social media world. My clients have come to love it because I am able to train them in how to manage their own site in less than an hour after the site is built out…
New Server Security Package effective Saturday 4/20/19
Some of these improvements are already in place as of today [4/17/2019] but the rest will be implemented this weekend [Saturday at 1AM EST] and many of you will have to change the way you get your email. In a nutshell we’re going to force everyone who gets their email on their phone or in a Mail Client [like Outlook, Thunderbird, Mac Mail, Entourage, etc.] to use higher security settings. By now everyone is already setup to up the Outgoing mail port # 465 –with SSL, you’ll need to change the incoming mail port to either 993 –with TLS or 995 –with SSL. These changes can be made at anytime, even now, but your incoming email will fail starting Saturday if you do not make them by then…
Those who have never setup a local mail client and use Webmail [ http://xxx.com/webmail 1where xxx=your domain name ] Then there is nothing you need to do..
For those that wish to setup a mail client, here are the settings to use:
both incoming and outgoing mail servers [host] names are: xxx.com -substitute your domain name on Confuci.us.
Incoming mail port IMAP: 993 [with TLS] or POP3: 995 [with SSL]
Outgoing mail port: 465
Username: The full email address you are checking email for
Password: As specified in your control panel
For those of you Geeky enough to want details, here is a partial list of changes being implemented to ‘harden’ the server
Anti-spam & anti-virus protection
Apache DOS Prevention / Protection
Server, PHP, SSH, cPanel, & FTP hardening
Daily “CXS” scanning
Includes a “Quarantine” Folder which actively jails suspicious files
Monthly Tenable.IO Scans (formerly known as NESSUS)
Brute Force Detection and Prevention
Unlimited Malware Remediation
Regular and Automatic Updates
No respectable server loads the newest version of software until it is well out of Beta and fully functional and documented. Confuci.us stays completely current in a responsible way with the latest upgrades to apps and services rolled out as soon as they’ve been well vetted.
99.3% Server Up-Time
Confuci.us has been on-line and fully functional over 99% of the time since coming on-line in its current incarnation in 2007. All server maintenance is done in such a way as to require only rapid restarts and scheduled for the slowest time of the day. Server reboot times are under 2 minutes.
Confuci.us is owned and run by Gill Brooks who is smart enough to know and maintain a small army of young professional Über Geeks, on site 24/7.
Web Site Development
I’ve been building websites since 1994. I have developed perhaps 50 or so WordPress sites a year in the last decade and have a strong focus on WordPress as sort of the perfect CMS (Content Management System) It works exceedingly well with search engines and the social media world. I am able to train most clients in less than an hour to manage their own sites.
In the last quarter of 2015 I had installed on the server a BSF -Barracuda Spam Firewall. This is a piece of hardware that has been removing spam. Most people are reporting that it has reduced the volume 95+% and several say the amount is closer to 98%!
In tandem with the BSF we’ve been using Spam Assassin as a second tier spam processor . By default Spam Assassin is disabled in your cPanel. Feel free to enable it and if you wish, turn on auto-delete. In a nutshell the BSF -Barracuda Spam Firewall is set to automatically remove all spam with a score of 3.8 or higher. In Spam Assassin I recommend setting a spam score of 5 [the higher the # the more conservative] at first and live with that for a week or so to see if any legit mail goes missing. You can then experiment with a lower setting…
I am so pleased with the effectiveness of the BSF -Barracuda Spam Firewall I just can’t tell you, hope you have had the same reaction…
Sick computer? Need some training in Photoshop or WordPress or just on your computer to learn how to leverage it to work for you instead of the other way around?
Download TeamViewer here https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download Pick Windows or Mac and download the All-in-One full version
Install it and take all the default options for personal/non-commercial use, choose normal installation… click next… It varies but a little intuition ought to get this installed in less than 2 minutes.
No one else will ever be able to log into your computer without you being there and allowing it –including me. When you run the program it opens up and displays a “Your ID #” and a password, you will need to feed those to me before I can log in. Leave it open, the password –unless you assigned one during the install, will change every time you restart TeamViewer. It will burrow right past your router and through your firewall and I will be able to work on your problems without having to drive over there… Perfecto!
Softaculous is a great Auto Installer having 322 great scripts, 1115 PHP Classes and we are still adding more. These scripts cover most of the uses a customer could ever have. We have covered a wide array of Categories so that everyone could find the required script one would need to power their Web Site.For futher details of all the scripts you’ll have access to click here.
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