Within the Serve Direct Online Control Panel, you will find a collection of Advanced Instruments. They are created for cloud hosting customers that are proficient in handling their hosting environment. Having said that, because of the easy to use user interface in the Online Control Panel, they are rather simple to make use of, even for novices. Also, we have introduced a selection of complete how–to videos that will assist not experienced clients immediately figure out how to use the software tools!

Hotlink Protection

Shield yourself from traffic theft

When you come up with authentic content there’s always someone that will attempt to use it without having your approval. It is true equally to text and pictures. That’s usually where the Hotlink Protection tool integrated into our Online Control Panel will truly help you out. With just a click, you will take care of all images within your website by stopping other websites from linking to them.

By result of this, not only will you stop other people from stealing your pics, but you will at the same time ensure you follow your monthly data traffic limit.

Hotlink Protection

.htaccess generator

Computerized generation of .htaccess files

Integrated inside the Serve Direct Online Control Panel you can find .htaccess Generator – a highly–effective instrument, which lets you produce .htaccess files without having to make them by hand. The tool demands absolutely no working experience and also zero knowledge of .htaccess file operations.

With the .htaccess file, you can quickly reroute several webpages of your web site and the whole site to a new area. You may as well use it to protect a folder with a password as well as to enable PHP code inside HTML files, etc.

.htaccess Generator

IP blocking

Block out malevolent IP addresses from accessing your website

In case you have a popular website, sooner or later you become a victim of spammers and malevolent website visitors. You can actually secure all your sites from these types of behavior through the IP blocking tool incorporated into the Online Control Panel. The tool will help you to efficiently obstruct an IP address or even a full array of IP addresses with only a mouse–click.

Put together with our accurate web stats and Serve Direct’s GeoIP redirection tools, the IP Blocking tool will assist you to proficiently command the ways to access your website.

IP Blocking

PHP configuration

Customize the PHP rules for one’s web site

With any of the cloud hosting plans from Serve Direct, you can pick the PHP release for your websites – coming from aged PHP builds including PHP 4 to the most current stable builds. It can be done with simply a mouse–click. All of the corrections are applied without delay. For every PHP edition, you have access to the php.ini file for your website, in order to completely affect the manner PHP works.

We offer a slimmer user interface, which allows you to speedily alter the most significant PHP adjustments. Any time, you can also go back to the standard adjustments so as to restore a backup.

PHP Configuration

Cron Jobs

Develop automatic planned jobs

If there is a thing that your web site or app is required to carry out day after day, it is possible to automate it with the help of a cron job. Cron jobs enable you to come up with scheduled jobs, that can be executed at selected intervals. You could set cron jobs to mail you the rank of your respective website everyday or delete non–permanent files weekly to be able to free disk space in your own web hosting account.

Each and every cloud hosting plan offers a various amount of cron jobs. Additional cron jobs are available whenever you want through the Online Control Panel.

Cron jobs

Password Protection

Great way to defend your files

Password protection is actually a solution to protect your site with a username and password to ensure that just selected individuals can access it. For example, you will need username and password protection if you are in the process of creating your website and don’t wish the search engines or other people to see it before it is ready or when you wish to generate a private directory within your website with authorized entry.The Password Protection tool provided at the Serve Direct Online Control Panel will assist you to make it happen with just a couple of mouse–clicks. You’re going to be the only person to know the username and password needed to log in unless you share them with another person.

The security password are going to be kept in a protected format, so not one person should be able to find it or check it out. You alone, as the webmaster will be permitted to alter it.

Password Protection

URL redirection

URL redirection with just a few mouse–clicks

Through the Serve Direct Online Control Panel, it’s possible to rather quickly divert your site to another spot by using our URL Redirection instrument. It is extremely simple to use – all you have to actually do is identify just where your web site should be pointing to. No need for any kind of .htaccess files, PHP redirections, DNS adjustments, etc. to be set. Your website is going to be sent straight all the way to the fresh place in an instant.

You can actually terminate the domain name re–direction anytime. Everything you are required to complete is navigate to the URL Redirection instrument and then disable the site re–direction. Your website will quickly begin linking towards the primary location.

URL Redirection