RETS PRO Hosting Servers For WordPress Real Estate Sites

Over the last few months we’ve been busy running promotionals and in the process we’ve added a lot of new host clients on our servers, but growing our hosting side of the business means that there was some additional work needing to get done.

Now that we are the primary hosting for our clients I thought I’d dive into some server security hardening over the weekend via mod_security tools and settings. The first thing I always do is slap in my http://www.projecthoneypot.org/home.php – api key and then turn on and configure (tweak) the process settings of some of the other tools/options – then when your done a simple restart of your httpd – DONE.

I mention all of this so that anyone else doing their own VPS should know some basics of running a non-managed server so I thought I’d add some MUST:

  1. First thing is to recompile apache with all of the proper server hosting requirements.
  2. Next to do is to install and configure a firewall – I use this one http://www.configserver.com/ (along with 3 of their other items as well).
  3. Next login and modify the server php.ini AND my.cnf file.
  4. Configure server backups for daily,weekly,monthly.
  5. Next thing I do is to log in to servers root CRON and I add in the ability to delete all domains+backups error+debug logs every night. (if you don’t do this then customers sites will grow MASSIVE log files that they don’t even know about that ultimately waste valuable server space. )
  6. Finally login and configure the mod_security tools and settings and be sure to add in your honeypot api.

That’s the “basics” of what’s needed to properly setup your own server or VPS – SO – unless you know what the freak you’re doing you really should let someone else handle it for you or pay for a “Managed” server or vps until you’re a DIY IT pro.

If you’d like to hire us to do your Server or VPS setup for you we charge 100 dollars to do the whole process and we only do Cpanel setups and installs.

Anyone needing the cheapest VPS Cpanel License here is the place to buy it and the code to enter so that you can get it for only 13 dollars per month.

Promo Codes:
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And as per my usual here is my own SEO efforts WordPress Real Estate Plugin for building WordPress Real Estate Sites.

WordPress Real Estate Hosting

WordPress Real Estate Hosting

As of March 2nd 2015 –  RETS PRO will be include (1) year free of VPS hosting with the purchase of our WPR3x plugin.

We have partnered with another company to bring you the lowest prices for both VPS Hosting and Powerful Dedicated Servers.

Whats so special about this new offer? Did we mention that its free with the purchase of our plugin? Well how about performance issues? How does this sound;

DUAL INTEL XEON X5650 DEDICATED SERVER
WordPress Real Estate Hosting
  • Dual Intel Xeon X5650 24 Core Dedicated Processors
  • 48 GB DDR3 ECC Memory (upgradable to 72 GB)
  • 250 GB Enterprise SSD or 1 TB Hard Drive ( Standard )
  • 1 Gbps Burstable Port ( 30TB Transfer )
  • Dell DRAC Remote Management
  • SSD Hard Drives Standard

All of our servers will be built based on the hardware above (and customized for expansion) and all of our hosting includes 100% VPS/Cpanel control access as well as the ability to scale up or down as needed so that you are only paying for what you need.

If you’ve never hosted on a server using SSD then you will be extremely surprised at how much faster your site loads once you do. SSD is approximately 100 times faster than HDD/SATA drives and the advantages really stand out when dealing with lots Mysql data queries.

Even if you’re not interested in our WordPress Real Estate Plugin then you should at least take a look at our hosting plans which we will be posting online later in March.

RETS PRO wiki

RETS PRO News

RETS PRO NEWS

RETS PRO will be updating the wiki this weekend so that we can go ahead and start modifying everything from the old 2x version to the newer 3x.

RETS PRO is looking for volunteers to assist with the online documentation conversion and so anyone who is interested should please contact us – I will post this again in the RETS PRO forums as well incase anyone missed this post.

Anyone looking to become a volunteer forums “Moderator” should also speak up! We would love to have someone keeping another set of eyes on the forums.

RETS PRO wiki – This is going to take longer to learn the wiki code than it will to do the conversion, but it has to get done so it looks like a fun weekend coming up.

Also setting up svn access again, so for those that want this let me know….I’ll be writing a more in-depth post about the svn soon for those that don’t know what it is our how to use it.

Anyone having any suggestions for the site and or plugin please let us know via email, ticket, or in the forums so that we can make improvements that matter for everyone. I will be adding a few more videos sometime next week showing the latest features so please remember to visit our official RETS PRO youtube channel every few weeks to catch up on our latest how-to videos.

Well thats it for this post…

Cheers
RETS PRO