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What Versions of .NET does Conetix Support?

Overview .NET or dotnet is a versatile programming language that can be used to create web applications, in recent years many Content Management Systems (CMS) similar to WordPress have been created using .NET. This includes platforms such as...

Change Email Account Settings in Thunderbird

Overview This article will step you through making changes to your email account settings in Thunderbird for Windows.If you instead need to add an email account into Thunderbird from scratch, please refer to our support article here. Changing...

Which SSL Versions are Supported by ASP.NET

Overview This article aims to provide a general guide on which SSL versions are supported by ASP.NET. As many remote systems (such as payment gateways) enforce TLS 1.2 to be used, you may encounter issues with your .NET...

Let’s Encrypt fails to issue or renew on Plesk Windows

Overview If your free Let’s Encrypt certificate is failing with a 400 or 403 error, it may be due to one of two ASP.NET based configuration conflicts. While Plesk sorts some of these automatically, because the web.config can...

How to Create a Web.Config file for WordPress

Overview Existing WordPress websites hosted on Windows servers need a specific web.config file to function. This is similar to how a Linux hosted WordPress site would need a .htaccess file for pages to load. In this guide we’ll...

ASP.NET Session State Modes

Overview Like most web based services, sessions are used to track various server side parameters such as user logins, shopping carts and other transient variables. ASP.NET has three different modes: In Process Mode. This is the default. Sessions...

Microsoft SQL Server SPLA Licensing Options

Overview The world of Microsoft SQL Server licensing can be confusing and complicated, especially when there’s different licensing agreements and even differences between the agreements with different regions around the world. Under the Microsoft Service Provider Licencing Agreement...

Accessing MSSQL Databases Remotely

Overview Some customers may need to access their MSSQL databases remotely for maintenance or bulk operations. This is available for a limited number of Shared Windows based servers and all dedicated Virtual Private Servers (VPS’s). Connecting Remotely A...

Enforcing TLS 1.2 for ASP.NET

This article serves as a generic guide on how to resolve TLS 1.2 issues for ASP.NET.

How to Force a User Sign Out on a Windows Server

Overview If you administer Windows servers you may sometimes find Remote Desktop (RDP) users cannot reconnect to their Remote Desktop Sessions due to local PC issues. The resolution to this issue is to remotely force user sign out...

Windows Container based Virtual Machines

Overview Conetix runs Parallels Virtuozzo to provide container based Virtual Machines (VM's) across both Windows and Linux. This provides full server level speed for running remote desktops and applications, yet all the isolation and control of traditional virtualised...

Setup mail with the Windows 10 Mail App

Overview This support article will outline the process of setting up the Windows 10 Mail App. Instructions Open the Windows 10 Mail App. Select ‘Managed Accounts’ as shown below: Select ‘Add Account’: A new window will appear. Select...

Conetix Firewall Frequently Asked Questions

Overview Conetix uses a multi-layered approach to security to ensure your data is safe. This includes advanced firewalls, server lockdown and security restrictions and for Plesk based systems a number of new security features. We run a clustered,...

301 Redirect using NGINX

Overview A 301 redirect is a way to move traffic to a new site without taking a hit to your SEO rankings. The 301 redirect and is the most popular kind of redirect and nearly always the best...

How to limit CPU usage in IIS

Overview If you are using a 3rd party .NET application in IIS, sometimes it can be beneficial to limit the CPU usage to stop the application using all available CPU. On most operating systems and especially Windows Server,...

Installing a PFX Certificate on a Windows Server

Overview This article will detail the process of adding a PFX Certificate on a Windows Server. Instructions 1. Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) into the Virtual Machine. 2. Upload your generated PFX Certificate to the Desktop. 3. Use Control+R...

Setting Windows Folder / File permissions in Plesk

Overview This article describes how to change permissions on files and/or folders in Plesk Windows. You may need to do this if you have migrated your website to Conetix or your web application needs to write to a...

Plesk Windows 500 Internal Server Error

Overview This Support article describes how to display detailed error messages for a website to debug ASP script errors. If you're seeing the standard IIS 500 error message, this guide will help display the errors which may be causing it....

Install and Configure a local SMTP server on a Windows server

Overview This article will guide you through installing and setting up an SMTP server on a Windows Server. This allows your Windows based server to send email directly and commonly used when local applications need to send email...

How to turn off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration

Overview This article shows you how to disable the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (ESC) for Administrators on a Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 system. While Conetix highly recommends this setting is left on, some older software has compatibility...