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Write Permissions on Plesk Windows Server Get Removed
Saturday, March 07th, 2009 | Author:

This has been a regular problem with most of our Windows dedicated Server Clients as well as Windows Shared hosting client that has Plesk 8.4 installed on them, specially for those who need write permissions on web user for the ASP .NET/MSSQL and PHP/MySQL application, that the write permissions on the folder get removed own its own without any changes being made by us or the client. After allot of scratching and investigation we were finally able to reveal the secrete about the permissions issue. The problem was not with Plesk but the way we use to set permissions on the folder.


While I was searching for the solution I found the KB articel on Parallels sites below:



Mail Enable Mail Server
Friday, February 13th, 2009 | Author:

Smooth working of Mail server totally depends upon Mail Enable Mail Transfer Agent , as the name suggest, Mail Enable MTA is a program running on Mail Server responsible for transferring email messages between computers over the Internet.

Mail Server works with other programs in collaboration  to make up what we know as Messaging System. Messaging system must work without any flaws to keep smooth movement of Inbound and Outbound emails. Mail System uses following protocols to send and receive email messages.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) – For Sending emails

POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) or         –  For Receiving emails.

IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol)

At any point you found out that emails are not reaching their destination, there are high chances of these emails would get stuck in Mail Queue. Only way to release emails from mail queue is to restart mail services. Restarting mail services is done from Mail Server. Make sure before restarting mail service you ask anyone who has good knowledge of doing it.

Hotlink Protection
Sunday, October 26th, 2008 | Author:

What is Hot linking ?

The process of direct linking to websites files such as images, videos etc is called as Hot Linking. It is like using an image (tag/image link) which you have found on someone else web page, and would be using on your blog. Every time the blog is browsed image will be shown because it is Hot linked from it’s original source.

This becomes a point of concern when your website is Hot linked by someone else.

Let me explain
Every website has a fixed bandwidth (bandwidth - Amount of data transferred from website to a users computer). When any internet user browses a website and if that website is hot linked to your site then your website’s
bandwidth is used in transferring the requested data.
??? => This means you are paying for the bandwidth which is not used by you.

To overcome Hot linking(Bandwidth Theft) Hotlink Protection is used. It prevents other websites from directly linking to files (as specified above) to your website.
Hotlink Protection can be set from Plesk Control Panel as well.