We recently switched to CloudFlare for our own website but even after a lot of research could not find proper documentation moreover mod_cloudflare has been discontinued and all documents are too old, so here is how we fixed it.
First login to WHM
Customise your Apache config and under Apache Modules select mod_remoteip (yes we will use mod_remoteip instead of mod_cloudflare)
Once Apache is recompiled now you need to edit a file with name “370_mod_remoteip.conf” it may be 360 or 350 or something else but last part will be “mod_remoteip.conf” and file is available in /etc/apache2/conf.modules.d.
With recent cPanel price increase, it is not affordable anymore especially for VPS and even Dedicated Servers, this recent cPanel price increase is going to force a lots of Web Hosting providers to switch to other Control Panels.
There are very few good alternatives to cPanel as cPanel is feature rich, stable and was not very expensive until now. Some of the alternatives to cPanel are:
Plesk is also owned by same parent company as cPanel, so it’s not big deal that even Plesk follows same path as cPanel hence it’s no brainer to switch to Plesk
Direct Admin is a very old, mature and stable web hosting control panel, it just does not have all the good looks of cPanel but it is very stable and secure and also provides regular updates, also unlike cPanel it works not only on CentOS but also many other linux variants like Debian, Ubuntu and many more, it even supports FreeBSD
Direct Admin is much cheaper then cPanel infant we at hosteons provide it for free with most of our VPS Packages, just use coupon code “DA” to get Direct Admin for free with your VPS
VestaCP is another web hosting control panel, but its a free control panel and had some vulnerabilities in past, so it’s OK to use for personal use, but commercial or production use is not recommended.
To add more value to our services and to make VPS management easier for our client we are now offering Direct Admin Control Panel for free with most of our VPS packages. Since Direct Admin has certain resource requirements, we are going to offer Direct Admin on following VPS Packages:
VPS 2 – VPS 7
OVZ 2 – OVZ 7
To get Direct Admin for free you need to use coupon code “DA” while placing order and after placing order please submit a support ticket to install Direct Admin on your VPS, we will reinstall your VPS and also install Direct Admin for you and reply back to you within 24 hours (We do have 24×7 support but Direct Admin Licenses are handled by Billing hence we cannot activate it immediately)
Please note it is applicable only on new VPS Orders.
Time Flies yes that’s true, sounds like yesterday when we launched our services in May 2018. We started with just one KVM VPS Node in Los Angeles and a web hosting box in May 2018 and basically no team just a one man show but today within one year we are now offering KVM VPS Hosting from three different data centres and two locations – Los Angeles Psychz, Los Angeles InterNAP and New York InterNAP. Not only this we are now even offering DDOS Protected Dedicated Servers from Los Angeles (New York Also coming soon). We are now even offering OpenVZ 7 based VPS from Los Angeles Psychz. Now we have a 24×7 support team with working round the clock to assist our valuable clients.
We faced a lot of hurdles during this journey. Most important was to gain trust of clients since so many hosting companies and summer host companies pop up every day and then dead pool within few months but by offering affordable and stable services slowly we were able to overcome this hurdle. Again thanks to our clients for trusting us.
One year ago we had zero clients but today we are serving more than 4000 VPS and also hosting tons of websites on our network. All the credit goes to our valuable and loyal clients, affiliates and our rockstar support team.
I Kapil Jain – Founder of Hosteons.com would like to thank all our clients, affiliates, our vendors and support team to help us grow so quickly.
I would also like to share some of our future plans for the upcoming year:
1) Launch OpenVZ VPS Services in New York
2) Provide Dedicated Servers in New York
3) Add more locations for our VPS Hosting Services