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Automatic Backups

All about automatic backups

Can I get a domain and host it elsewhere?

Yes. You can.When you register a domain you will be able to login with your email and password and under Account menu you can go into My Domains...

DDoS Protection

DDoS stands for "Distributed Denial of Service".It is a criminal act that attempts to make a web site or other internet service unavilable by...

Finding Cpanel and Credentials

As an account owner, or someone with Islandhosting.com login access:- After Logging into Islandhosting.com go to the Account menu, and Click My...

FTP Access

The standard port 21 is used for plain FTP connection to us, port 22 for SFTP. But there are different methods to connect to islandhosting.com web...

How can I view the content of my web space if I have no active domain?

When you create your account on Islandhosting.com it will put you on one of our web hosting servers.  Our web hosting servers have names like...

How do I access cPanel?

There are several ways to access cpanel.Method 1 Log into https://islandhosting.com with a valid email address based username and password....

How do I change my billing period type but remain on the same plan?

Presently there is no way for a customer to change from one billing period type to another but remain on the same plan,  to have this done please...

How to force HTTPS using the .htaccess file

There is a big push to secure the web and islandhosting.com supports both http and https by default using Let's Encrypt free SSL.To force all web...

Importing a MySQL database via Command Line (SSH)

The file must be in .sql format. It can not be compressed in a .zip or .tar.gz file. Upload the SQL file to the server via the file manager or...

Increasing, or decreasing your upload_max_filesize in php settings.

This tutorial starts off inside cPanel. If you are not in your services cPanel Please reference this guide.Once on your main cPanel screen as seen...

PHP mail() function disabled on Islandhosting.com

PHP has mail() function to send emails via PHP scripts,  this function is disabled on Islandhosting.com as its easily abused by malware infected...

Self Migration From Islandnet to Islandhosting

/*This article is in the process of being written, check back later for a completed article*/This article will cover the following information:...

SSH Access

To use SSH you would use your cPanel username and password and connect to your hosting server name,   eg: saturna.islandhosting.com on port 22 or...

Turn on/off ModPagespeed

In some instances you may want to enable Mod Pagespeed,  you can do this using the following in your .htaccess file: <IfModule...

Using php.ini directives on islandhosting.com

To use php.ini directived in islandhosting.com,  create a .user.ini file and put the php.ini directives therein,  the system php.ini file will be...

What are the Islandhosting.com name servers?

The name servers you should use to host with Islandhosting.com are: ns1.islandhosting.com ns2.islandhosting.com ns3.islandhosting.com...

What do the server names like "pender" and "thetis" mean?

Our headquarters are located on Vancouver Island off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada.  "Pender", "Thetis", "Galiano", "Saltspring", etc....

What PHP Versions Islandhosting.com supports and how to set them.

Islandhosting.com currently supports ther following PHP Versions: 4.4 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 7.0 To change your PHP version globally...