Monday, February 3, 2020

Improvements and Changes to cPanel Accounts - March 2020

As part of our efforts to upgrade the cPanel Shared Hosting platform, we are excited to announce the following improvements and changes which will come into effect from 01/03/2020:

Improvements in cPanel Accounts:

Upgrade to cPanel v86:

You will soon be upgraded to the latest cPanel Long Term Support (LTS) version. This new version brings with it many exciting updates to make your server more stable and faster;

Better stability:

In an effort that has been going on for more than a year, we have been making many incremental changes to our hardware and software architecture to make your server more stable. This has resulted in a dramatic reduction in downtimes and instability issues, and we don’t plan on stopping here; and

Faster websites:

Just as with stability, we are working towards making your website faster with each passing day. You can definitely look forward to much better speeds in 2020.

Changes to cPanel Accounts:

Deprecation of PHP 5.2 and 5.3:

The PHP community has stopped supporting 5.2 and 5.3 PHP versions a few years ago. However, given that some of our esteemed customers were still using these PHP versions, we continued to provide support. However going forward, to maintain better security standards on our server, we will not be offering our support to customers using 5.2 and 5.3 PHP versions on all our cPanel servers. In case you are still using 5.2 and 5.3 PHP versions, we request that you upgrade your website to run on at least PHP version 5.4 and above;

Deprecation of SquirrelMail:

As community support for this email plug-in has been rescinded, we too will stop offering/supporting SquirrelMail on our cPanel servers. Hence, going forward, You can continue accessing your email via Roundcube or Horde clients. Any contacts you might have saved in SquirrelMail will also be visible in both email clients. No data will be lost in this deprecation. Kindly note that there will NOT be any service downtime or migration of your emails;

Deprecation of Attracta SEO plugin:

The Attracta plugin is a third party service that we offered on our cPanel servers. Since this plugin has multiple security vulnerabilities, we will be deprecating this plugin; and

Change in Backup policy:

We are updating our backup policy to now store restore points from the previous day, previous week, and the previous month. These backups will be much more secure, as they would be stored in a different geography. As before, these backups are simply maintained for disaster recovery purposes, and cannot be guaranteed as a service to our customers.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact us:

Saturday, January 12, 2019

ConsoLogic Released Online Free XML Sitemap Generator Tool

A joint venture project "ConsoLogic" for research and web development between PeaceNic and iGeNic just released an online free XML Sitemap generator tool.

ConsoLogic finally released its 2nd online free tool website, Previously they released a beta version of their first website having a database of approx half million dot com domain name suggestions based on an Artificial intelligence algorithm for brand name ideas. Free XML Sitemap Generator Tool is a simple and neat one-page website coded in PHP, offers a free XML sitemap without requiring any user signup or registration. Users can create an XML sitemap by providing their website URLs, then the tool generates a simple sitemap as per XML schema recommended standards. A Sitemap generated from this tool can be submitted to Google, Bing and other search engines to help them crawl a website better.

Most of the newbies don't know even what are sitemaps and how they help you rank better. A Sitemap is an XML file that is full of your individual web-page's URLs. It's like an archive of every web-page on your website. This file should be easily discoverable in your site in order for search engine crawlers to stumble upon it.

A good XML sitemap acts as a road-map of your website which leads search engines to all your important pages. XML sitemaps can be good for SEO, as they allow search engines to quickly find your all website pages, even if your internal linking isn’t perfect.

If someone wants Google to crawl every important page of his website, but sometimes pages end up without any internal links pointing to them, making them hard to find. An XML sitemap lists a website’s important pages, making sure Google can find and crawl them all, and helping it understand any website structure. is a smart and user-friendly solution for this purpose. In fact, in just a few minutes any newbie could create a really good XML sitemap. even he doesn’t have to know how to code. One just has to know how to click. Currently, users can generate two basic types of sitemaps using this free tool.

  • Simple Sitemap
  • Sitemap index

Search engines use crawlers to organize and index information on the web. These crawlers can read all kinds of information. But an XML sitemap makes it easy for the crawler to see what’s on your website and index it.

A well-structured sitemap can do even more, however. Sitemaps can tell search engines when a page was updated, the frequency of updates to the page, the relative importance of pages within a website, and how to find and index content that may be found deep within the site’s structure.

The Sitemap has certain limitations. For example, it cannot contain more than 50 000 URLs and cannot be bigger than 50 MB. This is why if you plan to create a website with multiple sub-directories and Sitemaps, you will have to use the Sitemap Index.

The Sitemap index allows you to include several Sitemap files under one file called Sitemap index. It uses almost the same syntax but instead of including your pages URLs, you will have to add the URLs to your Sitemaps.

Be advised that:

  • If your websites use both HTTPS and HTTP you should not include both versions of your URLs but choose the one you find more appropriate for your content.
  • It is not recommended to include session IDs in your URLs due to the fact that it might result in incorrect or no crawling of a certain page.
  • The position of your URLs in your Sitemap does not affect the crawling process in any way.

Search engines use an XML schema to define the elements and attributes that can appear in a Sitemap file. There are many tools available to help you validate the structure of your Sitemap based on this schema. When a newbie needs just a valid XML sitemap without learning XML schema structure with valid format requirements, they can simply generate one from this tool.

Future Tool Updates For

Tool developer Mr. Waqas Mushtaq said:

"They will release more advanced versions of this tool in the coming few months by adding more options and features for webmasters. SEO always being a complex topic for newbies and the tool was developed considering the basic requirements of the new webmasters."

About ConsoLogic Joint Venture

ConsoLogic is a joint venture project for research and web development between PeaceNic and iGeNic at ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Since Jan 2018. iGeNic is a team of freelance developers and designers working for the last 15 years. PeaceNic is a division of PEACE INTERNATIONAL Pakistan, offering domain name registration and web hosting services for the last 12 years.