External Backups For All Shared Hosting Customers

All shared hosting customers can now rest assured that their data is backed up to an external location twice a week at no additional cost. This additional service has been made possible by our company’s move to our new data center in Western Europe. All data from each customer’s account will now be replicated and…

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General Tips on Moderation Part 1

Dealing with Complaints You must learn first of all that you cannot keep everyone happy all of the time, it just simply is not possible. All we can do is try our best! From time to time you will receive messages from members complaining about the way your forum is run, how it is to…

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Treat Your Members Well

As an admin or moderator of a community your primary responsibility is to facilitate the conversation, to moderate the conversation and to keep a watchful eye out. For the sake of this post I will be using admin or moderator interchangeably. As a moderator it is important that you always remember that the site you…

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Welcome to Forum Administration Tips

In this section of our blog we are going to cover numerous tips on how to administrate your forum effectively and give some advice on best practices given our own experiences. We welcome all tips, advice and feedback so if you feel you have something to contribute let us know in the comments box or…

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ufh.co shorthand url’s

We were lucky enough to acquire the domain name ufh.co several months ago when the .co domains went on sale. We couldn’t decide what to do with it at first and suddenly it became obvious, use it as a short url redirection service for internal use. This allows us to share short URL’s with you…

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Why it is important for students to blog or build an online portfolio

Whilst a student is studying, learning and reading it is important that they document these new skills, not only for themselves to remember but also so that they can demonstrate to their future employer what it is they know. Bosses today look seriously for students to provide examples of their work, be this through a…

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Upgraded to PHP 5.3.13

In order to keep our servers up to date with the latest stable software we have upgraded our PHP setup to version 5.3.13. This provides a more secure setup and also allows for more functions within your applications. We like to keep everything up to date and we do so only when we are sure…

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Why Forum Software is Still Relevant

Forum software is as old as the internet itself. We started off with Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) and overtime this has transformed in to the modern day Internet Forum. The question that gets thrown to me time and time again is “how can I compete with Facebook?” my answer for that is simple, don’t. Once…

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Using the Auto-Installer

How to Install WordPress or phpBB using Softaculous Firstly you need to access your cPanel account (For Ultimate Forum Hosting customers this information is provided in your welcome email). Once you are on your cPanel home page you will need to scroll down until you find the Auto-Install Scripts section (as shown below) In this…

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Creating a Sub Domain

How to create a sub domain in cPanel Login In to cPanel Visit your cPanel address, for Ultimate Forum Hosting customers simply type yourdomain.com/cpanel in to your browser and you will be redirected to your cPanel automatically for other hosting services this may vary. Find the Domains Box Scroll down the cPanel home page until…

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Now with Auto Installer

Auto Script Installer Within your cPanel (as from today) on the home page you will see an “Auto-Install Scripts” box at the bottom, this gives you access to 14 of the most popular scripts with only a few clicks of the mouse. Installation is extremely easy and you do not have to worry about setting…

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Google+ Launch First API’s

Google+ Launch Their First API’s Google+ has always made a point of stating that the user has complete control over their information and whilst profiles cannot be hidden you can choose specifically what you share and who you share it with. This is has been a unique feature and a powerful feature for the impressive…

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