Success!

At my work we don’t get a lot of discounts or cost price offers – I was, I’ll admit, hoping for really cheap domain names but it wasn’t to be – however, something we DO get is a few free hosting accounts to play with.

I have a reseller Plesk plan – something which I’d never heard of, let alone used before working there. For any hosts in ‘this’ community. Is there a reason that everyone uses cPanel instead of Plesk? – and I host someone on it! It was one of the first accounts I’ve set up and it was a bit scary.

So, that being said, you should all go visit Brooke and commend her for using Plesk ๐Ÿ˜€ It was actually an awesome endeavour for Brooke and I. Brooke was stuck on Byethost who was having all sorts of issues so in a split second decision I said “You’re coming with me!” and before she could say no I provided her with her control panel and FTP details ๐Ÿ™‚ and then, this is where the magic happens, without actually being able to see anything on the site I was able to upload WordPress but (oh no!) I couldn’t install it. Never fear though! Brooke was able to update her Hosts file (which, if you’ve never heard of before and would love to be able to work on your site on a new server and make sure it works before updating your nameservers, you should google) but I wasn’t able too… Windows 7 doesn’t like letting people change it and I talked her through the install and then abracadabra! It all worked ๐Ÿ™‚

Is that the success of the title? Well, it is only one of them! Well, the other freebie we get is a VPS!! Yesterday, mine was provisioned and it is finally working (I had a heap of problems on the first platform they gave me, so they bumped me up to a vmware VPS instead) and… AND! Lazily is now coming to you from it.

I used the WHM migration tool and it worked first time and properly! YAY, success! (there you go)

Not only that, but I made some cool nameservers for myself:

ns1.my-ns.info
ns2.my-ns.info

Coolest ever right?

5 comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    Yay on getting things set up!

    I have heard of Plesk before. When I signed up for free hosting with my host, my host was offering cPanel, and since I didn’t really know the difference between that and Plesk, I was quite satisfied with cPanel. Dunno if there’s any difference, as both are made for both Windows and Linux servers.

  2. Bella says:

    I’ve heard of Plesk, but never tried it. That may be something to try in the future. I recently purchased myself a reseller, so my nameservers are the same as my domain. I do like your’s, and yes, coolest EVER! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Deanna says:

    I love trying out new things, especially when it’s easy to use and works the way that you want it to. Have fun learning all about the new stuff. I never heard of Plesk before.

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