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Everything you need to know to get started experiencing the fastest hosting by Servebolt

Site Settings

In the Servebolt Control Panel you can find, per bolt, your sites and in it, your Site Settings. You have the following settings available: Developer Mode The first setting is developer mode. It turns off static caching and pagespeed. Read more here! Site Related Settings Site name Name of your…

Changing your Bolts plan

The free 4GB bolt you receive when registering, has limitations. It allows you to get a feel for the speed Servebolt provides, but it does not allow for live sites. You’ll need to upgrade your Bolt with a subscription if you want to have a live site on the server.…

Bolt settings

Bolt settings is where you can change you hosts name and what platform the sites are based on. From the hosts dashboard, navigate to settings in the host menu. Defining what platform the site uses helps us optimize our platform, provide better speeds, and inform you of important updates related…

Getting started with Git

This document assumes you have already set up your Git account at either Github, Bitbucket, Gitlab or any other Git repository manager. This tutorial will help you on how to proceed from where you currently are in the process. For a more thorough read, check out Atlassian’s guide for git. In this tutorial we will…

Creating a host (Bolt)

When you have accessed the Control Panel you can navigate to the bolt section (bolt is our name for hosts). From here you can choose “add new bolt”,  followed by which server you wish to place your host on.  Firstly you need to establish if your website is developed for…

Partnership list

The partnership list is a list of all your client owned hosts. Here you will find more information about revenue share and your partnership terms.

Adding partner and technical contact

Adding a partner and technical contact can be done by navigating to the host you want to add a contact to, and then the “Access” menu item. Partner contactReceives full management access to your host. You are only able to add partners that are registered as a partner in our…

Connect domains to a site

All paid plans have the ability to connect a domain to your Servebolt site. If you don’t have access to add domains to your Servebolt site, you probably need to upgrade your host to one of the paid plans. You can add domains easily by navigating to the site you…

How To add Cron Jobs to your Servebolt site

Cron jobs are used to run scripts on scheduled times on the server. Cron jobs are configurable in the control panel. If a tech contact is set for the host, any errors or output from the cron jobs will be sent to the tech contacts email. Good Tips! Run scripts…

Modifying files with FileZilla

There are two ways to modify a file on the server using FileZilla. You can of course alter it locally, and then transfer it to the server again. FileZilla will promp a window asking if you want to overwrite the file, or skip the file. Choose overwrite and it will…

Transferring files with FileZilla

FileZilla is a drag and drop application for FTP. It makes it extremely easy to transfer files from your local machine to your remote server. On the left side you will have your local directory, here you will have to navigate to the file or repository you want to transfer.…

Connecting through FileZila

When you first open FileZilla you’re meet by an empty window without any connection. On the bottom left you can se you home directory. FileZilla is a drop and drag application that allows you to drag files from you local directory onto the server. Firstly you need to establish a…

Downloading fileZilla

We recommend FileZilla for FTP (File Transfer Protocol). Download FileZilla from  Click on the left grey box for client download. Note: It is important that you get the client version and not the server version! Once you have downloaded the proper version for you operating system, follow the installation instructions.

Why does SFTP(FTP) fails to connect

If your FTP program is not connecting properly, here are some possible reasons: Make sure you’re using SFTP (Secure FTP), and not the old and insecure FTP. Make sure you use port 1022, many SFTP programs use port 22 as default. Make sure your username and password are the same…

Migration Troubleshooting

Once you’ve migrated your site over to your Servebolt powered site you may run into some issues if you’ve missed a step. The following is issues we see frequently: The DNS of your domain has not been changed yet Your domain is not pointing to the correct IP address You’re…

How to make an SSH key pair

An SSH key pair is very useful when you want to more securely give, or get access to a server from another server or computer. This will allow the connecting computer to authenticate using a check (comparing) of keys instead of password. The key pair consists of two keys: Public…

How To Connect Servebolt Optimizer to Cloudflare

As of version 2.0, our Servebolt Optimizer plugin allows you to directly connect your site to Cloudflare via their API. Connecting your site to your Cloudflare account can be done in two ways. Creating a Cloudflare API token or using the Cloudflare API key. Create Cloudflare API token A Cloudflare…

Getting Started at Servebolt

Welcome to Servebolt! This article will help you getting started properly with your Servebolt powered site on our Bolts. Create an account Create a site Migrating over your site Create an account If you’ve not already created an account, registering one is super easy and can be done right here. After…