ns1.ofblue.org & ns2.ofblue.org
First, check this link: Is It Up and if it says the server is up, you might be IP banned (see questions below). If the site indicates the server is down, check out Twitter page for updates and/or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to address the problem.
There are many reasons causing the problems such as the computer's SSL certificates being out of date and etc. You do not need to worry about this and you can go ahead and click "advanced" and allow this site to be an exception. It is a recurring issue for many people on other sites too and this is an ongoing investigative matter.
Our servers have a firewall setup to protect us against attackers. You probably sent in too many requests at once (such as logging in FTP/cPanel/etc with the wrong password consecutively or the like) and the firewall marked you as an attacker. No worries, follow the steps in the previous answer and we will whitelist you :).
https://YOURWEBSITEURL.COM/cpanel (eg. https://ofblue.org/cpanel). Please keep note that the http header is under https:// -- if you avoid this, you will be redirected to a blank page. (eg. https://ofblue.org:2083/)
This is an issue regarding the internet connection you're connected to. Some ISP's block ports that includes the cPanel page (ports 2082, 2083, 2086, 2087, 2095, and etc) AND connecting through the FTP at times. We can't do anything about this issue because we don't control the ISP you're connected to. This is a common problem if you're using the internet in universities, companies, and public places. Even if you're under a different host, this can be an issue too. What we recommend doing is save your files until you get home or try to edit your pages via the CMS portion (eg. going to Theme Editor in WordPress).
https://YOURWEBSITEURL.COM/whm (eg. https://ofblue.org/whm). Please keep note that the http header is under https:// -- if you avoid this, you will be redirected to a blank page. (eg. https://ofblue.org:2087/)
We can provide basic assistance such as cPanel password retrieval or IP unbans, but we recommend you contacting your main host first.
Yes you may (for both questions). Access your cPanel and navigate to SubDomain to add subdomains and Add-On Domains to add an additional domain. However, these additional sites will not have their own cPanel accounts. They can be accessed through FTP if a FTP account is created for the site. These additioanl sites will be housed under your hosting plan's data.
We are currently not looking for additional members on the team.
When one of our staff sees your application, you will be approved. It is ususally within 48 hours. Normally it is within a couple of hours depending on the time that the application is sent. The application won't clear if it is suspicious, which can be cleared if we are e-mailed about it.
You put in the site you desire to have hosted. Make sure you put in the URL extension at the end of the domain (.com, .org, .net, .us, .ca, and etc) or else we will have to contact you ourselves to fix the issue and delay the registering process.
Yes, you need a domain before registering with us to make the registration process faster because without it, you cannot operate on a site. You can register your domain at GoDaddy or NameCheap. BUT if you don't want to deal with the registration process, we can register the domain for you for $13 a year for most common domain extensions (.net, .org. .com). For special extensions, please contact us for quotes.
We accept all paid applicants and most free subdomain applicants. We try to screen users beforehand to ensure integrity.
The payments are usually marked paid manually to ensure integrity payment. You can send us an e-mail at email@example.com and we will manually mark your invoice as paid if the status haven't changed for 24 hours. As a precaution, we cross check with PayPal for the payment.
If you're not under a monthly package, let us know about the situation and we will work with you :).
Let us know ahead of time and we will keep note about the invoice notification automatically set up by our billing system. We will void the invoice and your account will close after the subscription date :)
Our system is set up to notify clients 20 days ahead of time about their upcoming invoice for the following period. This is done in favor of clients who are under the quarterly, semi-annual, and annual subscriptions to ensure that they have time to take care of the invoice. We ask users in the monthly subscription to please be patient with the invoice system and not to worry about the invoice until it's actually due.
The system will automatically send you invoices reminding you about the bill. If it is not cleared after a few weeks, your account will be suspended. The account can be terminated if we did not hear from you regarding the invoice.
Unfortunately not as we prefer secure transactions through PayPal.
We offer billing terms in monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, or two-year.
Yes, you may switch billing terms anytime. Let us know and we will adjust the billing terms for you.
Yes, provide us your cPanel backup and we will help with the process.
Your backup is probably corrupted. Please understand the problem isn't in our end. You have to find a working backup or contact your previous host for a working backup.
We only provide quality hosting. If you wish to find designs, there are plenty of free designs on the web.
We can provide the basics, but anything further will have to be inquired by a 3rd party. Our support includes internal support such as how to navigate through cPanel, why the server is down, and etc.
If you are a paid client and you're inactive, your site will NOT be terminated. If you are a free client, your site will be terminated (length see below).
Note: only free clients with inactive sites gets terminated. Inactivity counts as 6 months of no usage. If you have a portfolio or a site that doesn't need to be updated regularly or let us know ahead of time, you're good. If you plan on being on vacation, please let us know!
If you're a paid client, no actions will be necessary. If you're a free client, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding the vacation. Remember to have a nice vacation too :-).
Go to our about page and click "Read" under the Terms and Service header.
Some simple steps include: 1) Update your scripts as soon as possible. 2) Do not use default administrator usernames. Use self-created usernames that is not "admin" or the likes. 3) Don't use easy to guess passwords. There are more tactics in securing your site that can be found on the web. Here is WordPress' page about Hardening WordPress.
Sorry, we do not provide free domain hosting. All of our domain hosting is paid. If none of our presented packages meet your needs, you can contact us to inqiure about a custom package that will meet your needs.
It is likely that you did not pay your invoice. We try to be generous by having the system automatically suspend overdue users 3 weeks after the invoice due date. However, it is the individual's responsibility to pay invoices on time as they are sent weeks in advance.