Creating an Ecommerce website using Magento

Truehost cloud Cpanel provides Magento  as a free Content Management Software (CMS).

Developing the website start with deploying of Magento CMS on your Truehost Cpanel Account.

There are two provisions of installing Magento on Cpanel

  1. Scripts – provides links for installing Magento

magento scripts                                                                                                                                    

2. Softacolous – A comprehensive collection of more than 4oo applications

Located under software in the Cpanel

Click on the Softaculous Apps Installer

It loads softaculous installation panel

 

 

There is a collection of 400 aplication available for deployment .

Go to the Ecommerce section on your left pane

 

Locate Magento as highlighted and click to start Magento installation

Add the configuration details requested after clicking install now

 

Fill all the required details.Remember to remove anything in the Directory option to avoid installing on a subdirectory and thus install on a root folder

 

After Clicking Install at the bottom of page – Magento will start to install

Here is the new created site that you can start editting to your preference

Login to the admin to manage the Orders

 

Admin area for all back office operation

Start selling online with a Magento Website at Truehost Cloud

How to get a cool domain name

Once in a while we come across some very cool domain name, whose owners employed a lot of creativity to come up with. The most interesting one was during the  US election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the domain name sarahpal.in redirected to Hillary Clintons website. Someone had wittingly registered the domain that spelt the name of a Republican politician, and made it redirect to a Democrat politician.

How can you get a cool name that will wow everybody? The easiest way is to play about with the extension. Unknown to many, there are hundreds of different extensions that one can use. A full list can be found HERE, and some creative examples you can find from TrueHost can help you stand out: Here are a few suggestions on choosing a cool domain name:

  • If your brand name is Penske, you can register a dot ke domain name www.pens.ke
  • If your name is Platinga, you can use the .ga extension so that your domain is www.platin.ga
  • If you run a business called Nairobi Informatics you can choose a domain like www.nairobi.info
  • If your brand name is called Truehost Cloud, then the dot cloud extenstion gives you the domain www.truehost.cloud

Best Web Hosting Company in Kenya   

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Best Web Hosting Company in Kenya    

Best Web Hosting Company in Kenya is Truehost Cloud Kenya. A Web Hosting Company in Kenya specializing in provision of fast, secure, reliable, high performance web hosting environment from  webhosting data centers in Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, France, Germany, Canada and US. This Webhosting Company does not only stand out among Kenyan Web hosting companies, but Truehost Cloud Kenya have been ranked high among International Web Hosting Giants like

  • AWS,
  • Godaddy,
  • Hostgator,
  • and other major players in Web hosting domain.

Without forgetting superb support provided by web hosting support engineer at Truehost

Cloudpap File Backup System

Cloudpap File Backup System

Cloud Options

Cloudpap File Backup System you can back-up your data in the Cloud to Google DriveMicrosoft OneDriveDropboxBOXAmazon S3Microsoft Azure, Hubic, Hidrive and more than 37 Amazon S3 compatible cloud destinations and Cloudpap Servers. This way you benefit from the most powerful infrastructures for protecting online data, while using the backup program you’re used to.

 

Smart System

Cloudpap File Backup System employs a unique system that decides automatically what backup type to use in order to save the most file versions (within the same allotted storage space) on your destination and improve the backup speed. Using the smart backup option you optimize the backup process and reduce decision time as you don’t have to compare various backup types to choose what’s more suitable.

Backup and Restore Wizards

Cloudpap File Backup System was designed to be an easy-to-use backup program. It offers helpful wizards for backing up and restoring. The backup wizard lets you create a new backup job by selecting WhereWhatHow and When to backup. Restore is even easier; it takes just one click to restore data

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Highly Configurable

Cloudpap File Backup System offers four backup types to choose from: full backup, differential backup, incremental backup and mirror backup.  By default it uses a smart backup option to automatically choose which backup type to execute for optimizing backup speed and keep the most file versions possible without exceeding the allotted storage space.

 

SFTP Backup Software

Cloudpap File Backup System can back up to SFTP, a destination combining the security of remotely stored backups, with secure file transfer protocol. Your important data is transferred to the SFTP backup server using a secure network connection, to avoid the risk of data interception.

Email Notifications

You can configure Cloudpap File Backup System to send custom emails after a backup finished, with success, error and warning notifications. Additional options allow you to attach the backup log file and send the email to several addresses.

Mirror with Zip

The Mirror backup type creates by default an exact copy of files and folders selected as sources. This backup software gives you the option to compress files individually using standard ZIP compression. Furthermore, AES encryption can be used so that each file is encrypted and protected (the file/folder names are obfuscated in the zip archive).

Block-level Backup

Block-level backup speeds up the backup process of large files as it only back-up the modified blocks of data instead of the entire file. As an example, if you have a backup job for a large Outlook profile, whenever you receive a new email Cloudpap File Backup System knows to back-up only the bits of data that modified rather than the whole PST.

Version Tracking

Cloudpap File Backup System is backup software that offers a unique mode to track file versions. You can selectively restore any previous version of a file directly from the main window.

Standard Zip Compression

Cloudpap File Backup System creates standard zip files. This format is compatible with any zip utility currently available on the market. Unlike other backup programs, for zip files greater than 2 GB, Cloudpap File Backup System uses ZIP64 technology. This allows unlimited zip file size and also lets you encrypt your data using AES encryption (256-bits).

Backup open files

This Cloudpap file backup system uses the Volume Shadow Copy service. It allows you to back up open files (local) from NTFS partitions in Windows Vista, XP, 2003, 2008 Server and Windows 7/8/10

 

FTP Backup Software

You can keep an online backup of your data to a remote location using FTP connection (with SSL, active/passive transfer modes, and firewall support).

Notifications

Cloudpap File Backup System shows messages when certain actions occur (i.e. when finishing a backup). These notifications can be shown in a pop-up window or be silently saved in the Messages panel.

Automatic backups

Using Cloudpap File Backup System’s built-in scheduler you can define backup jobs that back up automatically your important files at specific dates. You can also set extra actions to perform before and/or after the backup execution.

Ransomware protection

WannaCry Ransomware is one of the most aggressive crypto-viruses as it will encrypt your data and you will not be able to access it unless a ransom is paid. Cloudpap File Backup System protects your data against WannaCry Ransomware (WannaCrypt) by backing it up online to Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive or other popular remote destinations. Thus, even if your data gets encrypted by WannaCry or other ransomware viruses, you’ll still have uninfected copies stored online.

Settings security

Cloudpap File Backup System offers an option to lock its interface so that when it starts you will need to provide a password in order to unlock it and be able to make changes to its settings.

Data Centers in Kenya

Data Centers in Kenya

http://www.datacentermap.com/kenya/nairobi/

East Africa Data Center

Liquid Telecom owned data center, a neutral carrier Tier III, highly rated and acreditted by IDCA

Its far the best data center in the country with large global Tech companies and banks as their clients.

Offers Rack space and power option in the three floors of the four floor secure building along Mombasa road. Capacity is around 450 -500 racks.

 

data center

data center

Safaricom Thika

Recently completed data center run and operated by Safaricom. It did not have the Neutral Carrier status as at the time of writing this article though it’s something Safaricom was pursuing.

Located in the industrial town of Thika and served by fiber cable to Thika.

The data center best suited for large corporate and ISP companies.

Safaricom Kisumu

A data center located in the Western part of Kenya run and operated by Safaricom

Host Safaricom data and a few large corporate entities.

is a Kenyan tech startup building state-of-the-art carrier neutral data centers across East and Central Africa.
Mombasa One (MBA1) data center is icolo.io‘s first facility and the first carrier neutral data center in Kenya. The data center is a 226 racks facility that opened its doors for business in August 2017.
Nairobi One (NBO1) data center, icolo’io’s second data center is also a 226 racks facility schedule to open for operations by November 2018.

CloudPap Data Center (Ryanada Limited)

Artist impression of Cloudpap Data Center under construction in Nairobi.

Carrier Neutral Facility designed with a capacity of 300 Racks designed in Tier III standards. Designed to serve cloud companies through colocation services, cloud and dedicated server provision. Completion will introduce great service offering to clients in Kenya and Internationally.

Data Centers in Kenya

Data Centers in Kenya

Automated Web hosting Backup

Automated Web hosting Backup

cloud backup solution

cloud backup solution

Backup in web hosting is one of the most important service. Any serious web hosting service provider provide multiple web hosting back up option. At Truehost Cloud we found the need for redundant back up options after a series of misfortunes. Some of typical misfortunes include:

A client calls requesting rollback of changes that they have just effected on their websites – with no backup/ restore option, this would be hard to serve.

A client raise a support ticket requesting support after their website or data has been intruded and corrupted – how do you restore the data to a healthy point without a backup and restore option.

A web server just went down – a critical service like MYSQL , which takes longer than expected to fix – how do you move your customers to a another live server in absence of a backup restore solution.

Automated backup are usually scheduled and ran at offpeak hours to avoid server overload

Choose a web hosting company with automated backup options – ask for the backup restore provision

Some application for used by web hosting and cloud companies to perform backup include:

R1Soft

Jet Backup

Cpremote

Site-Vault

Among others

Cloud providers in Kenya

Cloud providers in Kenya

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data center

Cloud providers in Kenya comprises of company offering services and resources on, for ,with cloud platforms. They include

IaaS providers

Paas Providers

SaaS Providers

IaaS Providers

Refer to companies in Kenya that provide computing infrastructure as a service. This include data center operators, network operators, Bare metal offering companies – servers and virtual servers providers. Some of them include:

Cloudpap

Kenya based Cloud Company providing servers  and colocation  in 4 locations in Africa. (Four locations in Africa – Nairobi, Johannesburg, Cairo and Lagos), Two locations in Europe in France and Germany.Two locations in North America – Montreal , Canada. Phoenix , Arizona , USA.

One location in South America – Sao Paulo, Brazil.

One location in Asia – Bangalore, India.

Cloud servers and dedicated servers offered at Cloudpap range from single core to 16 core servers.

Cloudpap has one of the best cloud, IaaS services. Read more

Pamoja-Cloud

A company owned by SEACOM , the marine cable company .

Pamoja Cloud provides cloud servers to small and medium businesses in Afric, with clientele in East and Southern Africa .Read More

Liquid Telecom

Pan African company from South Africa that serves several market in Kenya and runs a Marine Fiber cable between Africa, Europe and Asia.It runs a data center in Kenya – one of the best data centers in Kenya, East Africa Data Center. Read More

MTN

South Africa Telecommunication company serving many countries in Africa. It provides data center services in Kenya from their recently opened data center in Nairobi. Read the News

Safaricom

Kenya Telecommunication giant with data centers in Kenya. Provides internet connectivity to data centers and rack spaces in their data centers as far as IaaS services.  Find out more

Angani

Kenya based startup that has perfected service of offering cloud servers and Virtual Machines based in Kenya data center. Find out more

Read more about data centers in Kenya in the following directory

PaaS

Truehost Cloud

Kenya Web Experts

SasaHost

Safaricom

 

SaaS

Safaricom

Jisort

Kipetu

AfricasTalking

 

Cloud hosting services in Kenya

Cloud hosting services in Kenya

Cloud hosting the new terminology in town that everyone pretends to understand better those others. But what exactly is cloud hosting anyway.

Digital Ocean one of the leaders in cloud hosting describes Cloud hosting as a new Flexible approach or method of configuring servers to ensure most affordable, scalable and reliable web infrastructure.

cloud hosting

cloud hosting

Qualities of cloud hosting

Flexible – can vary different type of resources depending on demand and application – Customizable

A cloud hosting platform allow configuration of computing resources to the interest of client, a client may opt for 2GB RAM , 1 Core Processor and 20GB Storage as per the demand of the application. It also allows reconfiguration of the resources in upgrade or downgrades any other later date.

Affordable – pay for what you use

Cloud hosting has flexible billing, services are billed per month or even hour and therefore customers pay for what they consume.

Scalable – can add resources on demand

Cloud hosting platforms allow upgrades and downgrade of resources anytime, seamlessly without any form of disruption of service.

 

Reliable – Redundant network and storage

To ensure reliability, cloud hosting is ran on a network of redundant servers to ensure highest uptime possible to the hosted applications.

Storage in cloud hosting is also redundantly managed through a series of backup and network storage resources; this ensures there are no risks of data loss.

cloud servers

cloud servers

Resources offered and billed separately include:

Compute – processing resources

Storage – Refer to the disk space resources.

Network – networking resources

Loan balancers – for balancing processing load.

Monitoring – monitoring resources.

 

 

 

Windows Hosting Services in Kenya

Windows Hosting Services in Kenya
Windows hosting services are quickly becoming unpopular in the market. It rarer to find a windows hosting provider across the world today.
Why..?
1. Windows technology is becoming unpopular due its complexity and slow rate of innovation
2. Windows developers are quickly dwindling.
3. Opensource web and scripting technologies such as PHP , Python are more popular due to increased innovation and simplified to work with, easy to learn.
4. There is more Opensource technologies like PHP, Python based framework and CMS than ASP.NET or Windows, this helps majority of people with no coding/programming knowledge to develop websites and software applications such as wordpress, Joomla, drupal, Magento, WEBERP.
5. The cost of a Windows hosting server is 2X more than a linux based server – Windows OS and MSSQL among other requirements make windows hosting a pain.
Most reliable windows hosting in kenya, Nigeria and India is Truehost Cloud.
Major hosting companies are stopping from offering windows hosting services.
Any window developer can get the following from the Unlimited windows hosting at Truehost Cloud.

 

  • Unlimited Disk space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Domains to Hosted  2
  • Mobile sites 1
  • Unlimited Subdomains
  • Unlimited  Domain Alias
  • Mailboxes 100
  • Unlimited mail size
  • Unlimited FTP accounts
  • Unlimited MYSQL databases
  • Unlimited MSSQL databases
  • PHP 5.6
  • WordPress Scripts
  • Spam filter
  • DNS Management
  • Microsoft ASP.NET
  • ColdFusion support
  • Miva support
  • Python support
  • CGI support
  • Web statistics
  • Perl support

Try Windows – ASP.NET or .NET Hosting today at Truehost Cloud- Reliable Web and Email Hosting and Domain Registration and SSL certificate reseller company.

Datacenters located In Kenya

Datacenters located  In Kenya

Data Centres in Kenya have become a major requirement for the environment that is rapidly embracing cloud computing. Data Centres are facilities that are used to house computers, ensuring provision of reliable power supply and back up, high speed internet connection with redundant links, cooling systems, and other general maintenance services thus helping to maintain cloud services online.

Establishment of Data Centres in Kenya has less to upsurge in availability and uptake of cloud servers, Virtual Private Servers, and dedicated servers. Data Centres lease space to third parties who locate their servers in the premises, thus allowing these people to deploy the servers fast and quickly without worrying about peripheral costs.

There are several data Centres in Kenya, ranging from tier 1 to tier 3. Without a second mains power provider, Kenyan data centres are not fully tier 4, but the country has a reliable power supply from renewable sources, making power shortage a peripheral concern in running data Centres. Many companies have come up to utilise these data Centres in Kenya to offer services like cloud servers, Virtual Private Servers and dedicated servers, and the growing competition in this area has led to competitive rates and provision of quality services.

The Data Centres have also contributed to rapid growth of companies offering cloud services. This is also aided by the fact that Kenya has a nationwide optical fiber network by several service providers, and also several undersea optical fibre cables that connect the country to major internet exchange gateways in Europe and the rest of the world. This makes the data hosted in Kenyan Data Centres easily accessible, and also making the destination a favorite location for collocating servers.

 

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