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How to reboot your VPS in the Conetix Console

Overview This process details how you can restart your VPS in your Conetix account. A reboot may be required where your server has stopped responding and the Plesk emergency access was unable to resolve the issue. If you...

Plesk .NET Toolkit

Overview Plesk provides a basic toolkit to help manage your .NET Core (know simply known as .NET for versions 6 and above) application. This toolkit allows for basic .NET changes to be easily made, rather than hand editing...

Plesk Windows – 405 HTTP verb error

Overview This support article will describe how to resolve 405 HTTP verb error received when using DELETE, PUT or PATCH HTTP methods with a Web API. Cause of the error is a result of the WebDAV handler conflicting...

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...

Plesk – .NET Core Enable logging

Overview This support article will describe how to enable .NET Core logging in Plesk for more detailed errors. Instructions

Setup 365 Email Account in Windows Mail

Overview This support article will outline the process of setting up your Conetix-supplied Microsoft 365 Email Account in the Windows Mail App, which is installed by default in Windows 10 and 11. Instructions Click on the Windows Start...

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: The configuration of the sessions is handled by...

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...

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...

Accessing MSSQL Databases Remotely

Overview Some customers may need to access their Microsoft SQL Server (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)....

Archiving Emails in Outlook

Overview This article will step you through configuring Outlook on a Windows PC to archive old emails, saving them to a local data file on your PC. This can be useful when needing to reduce the storage usage...

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...

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...

Setup mail with the Windows 10 Mail App

Overview This support article will outline the process of setting up your Conetix-hosted email account in the Windows 10 and Windows 11 Mail App. Instructions Open the Windows Mail App. Click on the Settings Cogwheel icon in the...

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,...

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...

Why can’t I login to my Windows Computer with my 365 Account?

Overview This article covers why you might be encountering issues when signing into a Windows 10 or 11 computer with your Conetix-supplied Microsoft 365 account as a User. Personal Accounts vs Work / School Accounts Microsoft allows you...

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.

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...

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

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...