Cytanium is Closing

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Aug 142014

*Important announcement for Cytanium customers* is consolidating its services with, a world-renowned cloud services company. As part of this consolidation, will be shutting down its web hosting and domain registration platform at midnight EST on November 13, 2014.

This article explains exactly what this means for current and potential Cytanium customers, and what your options are.

What does this mean?

When Cytanium closes on November 13, 2014, all files will be deleted from our servers and no longer accessible. After this time, Cytanium customers will no longer be able to access their Cytanium control panel and website. Until November 13, our customer sites will remain accessible on Cytanium servers.

What should I do?

If you are an existing Cytanium customer and want to recreate your website or save any of the images, HTML files, databases or documents you’ve posted online, you need to download them to your computer and transfer them to one of SherWeb’s three tiers of web hosting services before November 13, 2014.

Note that SherWeb’s web hosting services offer all the same features as Cytanium, plus 24/7/365 telephone support and a 99.999% uptime guarantee.

If you are not a Cytanium customer, but are looking for web hosting or domain registration services, please visit SherWeb’s web hosting services directly.

What about billing?

As of today, Cytanium customers will no longer receive bills from Services will be maintained free of charge until November 13, 2014. Cytanium customers have until that time to sign up and transfer to SherWeb’s hosting and domain services.

If your Cytanium account still holds a prepaid hosting balance as of November 13, 2014, you have the choice of applying that balance to your new SherWeb hosting account or requesting a refund.

SherWeb’s special offer for Cytanium customers

SherWeb is offering current Cytanium customers a 50% discount on all web hosting services. This discount applies to the entire life of the account. This discount does not apply to domain services.

How do I get the 50% discount?

Sign up for the web hosting plan that best suits your needs at and then email us at to request your 50% off price adjustment.

What happens to my domains purchased from

SherWeb will assist you in transferring your domain names, either to SherWeb or to any other registrar. Contact 1.888.567.6610 ext. 6100 or, and specify the domains to transfer and where they are being transferred to.

Domain purchases made with Cytanium are non-refundable. When you transfer your domain to SherWeb, you will be required to renew your domain for 1 year or more. However, SherWeb will extend your renewal by the number of months remaining on your current cycle.

We are confident that SherWeb will be able to meet your web hosting needs and much more. If you have any questions about your migration from Cytanium, please contact SherWeb technical support at 1.888.567.6610 ext. 6100 or

We wish you all the best.

The Cytanium team

Note: Here’s how one Cytanium user did her migration to SherWeb’s hosting.

Dec 262013

Here are the steps to purchase a new domain – or to renew your domain if the invoice wasn’t automatically generated for you*.

First, log on to your control panel interface. From the main starting page click My Ecommerce then My Services as shown below:

domain name renewal

Then from the My Services page find your hosting plan. You may also see your domain name already listed if this is a manual renewal, but ignore that and click the Upgrade Service button next to the hosting plan:

purchase or renew your domain name

On the Service Upgrade page check the box next to Domain Name, select “I would like to register a new domain” (yes, even if this is a renewal), enter your domain without the extension (.net, .com, .org) and select the extension in the drop-down list. Do not click Check Domain if this is a renewal since it will fail and tell you the domain is already registered. If this is a new domain renewal you should click that button to assure the domain is available for registration. Then select Credit Card and click the Continue button. This will generate an invoice that, once paid, will trigger the domain purchase or renewal process to give you one year of domain name usage.

pay for your domain name renewal

*The reason you may need to do this for renewals is an intermittent bug in the invoice generation process that we haven’t been able to track down yet. Invoices for domain renewals should be generated 7 days prior to the domain expiration but in some cases it isn’t. If it doesn’t get generated automatically you must follow this process to renew and pay for the domain so that it doesn’t expire.

Jun 172013

Cytanium hosting has seen the need for quality web hosting in India, offering hosting packages for as little as $2.50 per month. There are no tricks, or gimmicks. What you see is what you get, and there’s always an option to add specific resources if needed. Shiny offers of unlimited resources, and domains that bog down the server causing your site to run slowly, won’t be found at Cytanium either.

What you will find is helpful and timely support, knowledgeable staff, a smooth transition from your old hosting service to ours, a feature rich control panel, and superior site speed. Don’t just take our word for it; listen to the words of experience in this testimonial.

“Being absolutely frustrated with my earlier hosting provider, I shifted to Cytanium. It has been almost a year, and they have not given me a single chance to complain about their services. My site loads faster, and I must say their service is value for money, I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a hosting provider in India.”

  Abhishek Luv

If you’re looking for quality hosting service with great value for your dollar, check out where you can get all the details about shared, and VPS web hosting, as well as domain services with .in extensions.

Mar 052013

Jeff Graves from OrcsWeb wrote a great blog post outlining the steps for customizing ASP.NET MVC4 validation for CIDR Subnet. While working on a rWhois project, he realized it required writing an ASP.NET MVC 4 based admin portal. Later in the project, he also tackled adding validation to inputs. Adding validation to an MVC model is super-simple with Data Annotations. By adding these annotations to your model, both client and server-side validation comes to life. If you’re working with MVC4, you’ll find this link very helpful!

If you’re looking for an affordable and dependable host with ASP.NET, check out

Feb 282013

Cytanium hosting now supports MVC4 as part of the shared hosting features. Microsoft recommends using bin deploy for MVC4, which pushes the required dependency files up to the bin folder under the website.  Here’s a link to walk you through a step by step configuration to bin deploy MVC4

If you’re in the market for ASP.NET hosting that supports MVC, check out Cytanium today!

Jan 222013

Google Apps has closed its offering of free email services to new customers, but don’t panic! There’s another option. Windows Live Custom Domains is a free service where you can create professional email addresses to match your domain name. At Cytanium, we’ve been referring clients to both Google Apps and Windows Live for a couple of years because they are reliable, and easy to configure for the professional look your business deserves. Let’s take a look at how easy it is to do.

Configure Website To receive Email

Email settings within your website aren’t established by default. If you’re using WordPress, follow this tutorial for setting up email services through your WordPress website, or look for resources that help you configure your email settings if you’re using a different CMS.

Create An Account

If you don’t already have a Windows Live account for the domain you want to assign email to, you’ll need to first create an account. Navigate to the Windows Live Admin page and enter the domain name for the account. Select Set Up For My Domain and press continue.

Next, select Create A New Microsoft Account In Your Domain and press continue.

You’ll now fill in all your personal account information for the domain name. In the Microsoft Account Name section, enter an email address you currently have; you’ll need to access it to confirm creating the account. Once the account is confirmed, go back to your Windows Live Admin page to begin the configuration.

Configuring The Email Account

Not all hosts allow you to create your own DNS records, so you may need to ask what the protocol is with your host. At Cytanium, we allow you to create your own records. Just log into your control panel and click on the Domains tab.

Click on the domain name you want to configure email to. Next, select Edit DNS Zone Records. You’ll see a list of your current DNS settings that look like the image below.

Leave that window open and go back to your Windows Live account. Under the Domain Settings tab, you’ll see a page with different options to configure the mail accounts on the hosting server.You need to use one of these methods to prove your ownership of the domain before email service is enabled to it.

It will depend on what host you’re using, but for Cytanium, you can use the same values as the example shown.

This is what it should look like when you create the MX record

Save your record and you’ll now see it propagated in the DNS settings. Go back to your Windows Live screen and click the refresh button in the shaded section of the email configuration. Depending on your host, it can be instant or take up to several days to process the change.

When the domain ownership has been verified, you’ll see a page to review your settings and agree to the terms of use.

Once you accept the terms, your account will be ready for use. Click on the Mail tab in the menu to open your inbox. You’ll notice that it’s configured as Hotmail; look to the bottom left and click on the blue tab to instantly Upgrade To It’s a good idea to send a test email from your website to make sure everything is configured correctly.

Dec 202012

Let us save you the trouble of figuring this out for yourself! Here’s a great tutorial for finding the new database and connecting to it after moving a WordPress site.

Update Your WordPress Database Connection String

If you’re in need of great web hosting at a great price, check out the shared hosting plans or VPS hosting at Cytanium. Create new websites or move your existing sites with ease.

Dec 142012

If you’ve recently changed domain names, or moved your site from one server to another, then you need to update the domain setting in WordPress. If you don’t, then all links will point back to the old/original domain name and take you away from the new site. You may also (very likely) run into issues trying to sign in to the admin pages of the new site because of domain name mismatching from what WordPress expects.

Here’s a quick tutorial to change the domain name after moving a site and if you’re looking for great WordPress hosting, check out the great rates at Cytanium!

Nov 052012

We’re excited to announce a new release featuring an all-new control panel and various back-end improvements. As the existing platform is intended for testing purposes only, we ask that you take a backup of any content and sign up for a new account on the new platform:

The new Free Cytanium Site Cloud Preview includes:

- New Control Panel
- Up to 3 instances of a site
- Up to 10 sites
- Up to 1GB of website storage space
- Up to 60 mins of CPU time per day
- Up to 800MB of RAM per day
- Unlimited inbound transfers
- Up to 165MB of outbound transfers per day
- SNI SSL Support with custom domain name
- 3 SQL 2008 R2 databases
- 3 MySQL 5.5 databases

We’re excited to be able to extend this Free Preview for testing purposes and appreciate any feedback on the platform:

Please note the older platform ( will be decommissioned on 11/17/2012.

Oct 152012

Have you considered moving your WordPress site form one server (or host) to another but think it’s too hard and don’t want your site down while you move it? You’re not alone in that thought. Many people settle for something less than stellar for fear of the unknown or they think it’s just too complicated to move it on their own. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps of moving your WordPress site from shared Windows hosting to a Windows Virtual Private Server.

1. Backup Your Site

The first thing you’ll need to do is a backup (or export) of your current site posts and pages. It’s super easy and takes only a few seconds with the Export feature in the WordPress dashboard or even a plugin.

2. Install WordPress

Next, you’ll need to have WordPress installed wherever you’re moving your site to. For my instance, I setup WordPress on a VPS using WebPI but you can do the same thing if you’re moving a site from one shared hosting service to another.

3. Install A New Theme

You can either install the theme you’re currently running or install a new theme for the site you just setup. You can also take this time to customize your dashboard  and configure things the way you want them before adding your content.

3.Import (Restore) Your Content

Now you’re ready to import your pages and posts from your old site to the new site. In the Tools menu, click Import.

In the menu, choose the web app your moving your pages and posts from.

If you haven’t installed the Importer, you’ll be prompted to do so now.

Browse your files for the WordPress Extended file you saved when you did the export and click Upload File and Import. If you’re using the same method as I am (shared to VPS) you’ll need to send the export file by email to your VPS and download it to that server to be imported.

Now, you’ll want to decide if you want to assign an admin for all imported entries or if you want to keep the author the same as It was in the old site.

You’ll see a list of all your pages and posts that were imported from your other site. Click View Site to see your pages and posts in your new theme and site. You may need to make some adjustments to the theme layout for your content if you chose to go with a new theme so look over everything carefully to make sure it displays perfectly.

4. Point Your Site To The New Server

Notice all of your comments, pages, and posts are all in their place, just as you had it in your old site. Once you confirm everything was imported properly and things look the way you want them to, the last step is to make it live to the new IP address. Go into your DNS settings of your old site and change the A Record to the IP address of your VPS and now your site points from your old server to the new server!

It really is easy and can be done at your leisure without disturbing your live website. Don’t delay making the change to a web host that can provide you the best of quality, service, and price for your website out of fear any longer! If you need reliable, yet affordable web hosting for your site, check out the options at Cytanium!