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
First2Host NVMe VPS Servers are ridiculously fast. Over 70% faster than SATA VPS

You can now purchase a VPS server running NVMe storage from First2Host. Based on the same equipment that our website runs on https://www.first2host.co.uk you can see a noticeable increase in speed even over SSD storage. Our standard SSD devices are fast, over 50% faster than conventional SATA drives but these use SATA connections to pass ... Read More »

5th Dec 2017