Support that goes Above and Beyond

Quite a few hosting companies write blog posts about support but this one is going to be a bit different than the norm. At the beginning of this year we made a resolution to provide EPIC Support to all of our customers and we have in many ways.

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Recently the team here at NETdepot took the time to go above and beyond to reach out to our customers and get some feedback on ‘how we’re doing’ and ‘how we can better help our customers’! The responses we got were fantastic and we would like to share one of our favorites with you. 🙂

We reached out to Jeremy to get to know him as well as how we could serve his company better and this is what he had to say:

NETdepot has been amazing in all areas! Reliability, communication, support, value—everything is awesome.

My business has grown and shrank over time and I have never had to think about where to go for reliable and honest hosting since moving to NETdepot. I feel like I have a real personal partner with NETdepot and I’m not just some worthless line in the accounts receivable system or a support liability.

I like to have as much control as possible and fix technical issues myself but when I need them NETdepot has always been there to solve the problem with a personal and technical level of service that is hard to find anywhere.”

Then Jeremy went on to tell us more about his business and finished up what he had to say by making some suggestions about how we could improve:

“The only thing that I could recommend would be domain name registration and SSL ‘directly’ through NETdepot at wholesale prices just to keep it all under one provider. Dealing with other re-sellers of re-sellers of re-sellers with horrible support has not been fun. I know that is a different business but handling it all with NETdepot would be top notch.

At this time there is nothing I would like to discuss further so no need to schedule a call. Just a wast of our time. However, the offer to talk in person has reinforced how I feel about NETdepot being a professional partner with a personal touch.

Keep up the good work and I am a customer for life.

Sincerely, thank you for standing behind me and providing first class service at an honest price. 

Take Care,


NetDepot Cloud managed & dedicated servers

We value what each and every one of our customers has to say whether they have 100 dedicated servers with us or just 1 of our cloud servers—it doesn’t matter, a customer is a customer. That being said, a good hosting company is also adaptable. NETdepot doesn’t just stay inside a box! We like to go outside of it and thanks to Jeremy we’ve now implemented domain registration and SSL!

Installing the LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) on CentOS

What is LAMP?

Besides a wonderful device that produces light, LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.

linux, apache, mysql, php installation

It’s a common combination of services that are needed in web development when setting up a server.

When you activate a cloud server with NetDepot you’ll more than likely want this combo installed to start development.
Continue reading “Installing the LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) on CentOS”

DNS Management

Ready to point your domain name somewhere? Manage your DNS to point to your dedicated or cloud server:

Step 1: Get to the DNS Page

Under “Network” on your sidebar you will find the “DNS” link. Go ahead and click that after you’ve logged in to your NetDepot Server Control Panel.

NetDepot Cloud Server DNS Management

Step 2: Adding a Zone

Once you’re navigated to the DNS Page, click in the “Zone Name” field and add your domain name. Locate the IP address of your server and add it to the “IP” field. Then click “Add Zone” to add it to your list of domains you wish to manage. Continue reading “DNS Management”

cPanel License Installation

Have a cPanel License? Installation on your server couldn’t be easier. Here’s a simple how-to on adding a cPanel License with us:

Step 1: Get to the cPanel Page

We’re breaking these steps up really, really small here because it is just that simple to set up a cPanel License with NetDepot. So, the first step here really isn’t even a step. After you’ve logged in to your NetDepot Server Control Panel, click on “Software Licenses” > “cPanel License”.

Navigate to the cPanel License page

Step 2: Add Your cPanel IP

This gets a tad complicated. You have to decide whether you’re adding the cPanel Dedicated License or the cPanel VPS License. Either way, go ahead and plug your license’s IP address into the appropriate field and click the “add” button next to that field. Your page will reload and you should see the license displayed below the add license fields! Continue reading “cPanel License Installation”

Setting up a NetDepot Cloud Server

So, you’ve decided it’s time to get a cloud server set up for that next project your starting on. Great! NetDepot is here to make that a breeze for you. Here’s a simple how-to on setting up a cloud server with us:

Step 1: Registering for a NetDepot Account

After you sign up at NetDepot’s registration page, you will be automatically logged in to our client portal. Click on “Add Servers” on the left sidebar. You will first be prompted to deposit funds (at least $5) before you can get started. This is to prevent against fraud and spammer accounts and will be credited to your server expenses. We accept all major credit cards, PayPal and even Bitcoin!

Cloud Server - Step 1

Step 2: Adding a New Cloud Server

Choose the location you would like your server, what size best fits your needs, then the operating system you prefer. Once those are selected you can enter a domain alias to easier identify the server in the future and click “Deploy Server”. Continue reading “Setting up a NetDepot Cloud Server”