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How to fix WordPress database error after import

If you recently used the import tool and get a databases error screen when you view your site, you may need to import your database and update your site wp-config.php file with the new database details. We have tools under the containers main screen for database create, import, and update WordPress settings.
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How to fix critical WordPress error after import

If you see this error message after your site is imported your WordPress may be an older version, or one or more plugins have not been updated to support PHP 8.3+. If this is the case you can contact us and we can enable PHP 7.4 support.
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Custom domain email mail services

If you do not want to setup the relay as seen in the guide (https://nodehost.ca/docs/article?id=g9p30iw8kh45hyr), you can use a number of other great free options for forwarding your domain email, or using custom mail hosting for your domain if you already have a service like Apple One.
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Restoring a site from backup

If you have a backup file ready (from new or old panel) you can restore the site files into a new container with our many built in tools.
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NodeHost IMAP and SMTP details

Unlike in the past our new panel does not provide mail sending services, but we do offer a mail inbox system that you can pair with a SMTP Relay service like ImprovMX to send your emails. We have a guide for that setup but once done you might be wondering how to setup your mail client.
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Setting up SMTP relay with Brevo to send emails

Just like other providers you can use Brevo (used to be called sendinblue) to be your SMTP relay sender just like ImprovMX. To do this create an account on Brevo. You only need to do the free option as it allows 300 emails per day. Once you create the account you will need to go to the settings area on the top right and click on the option Senders & IP to setup your domain. Follow the steps they show you.
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Setting up SMTP relay with ImprovMX to send emails

Here is some info on how to use ImprovMX as a email sender for your domain on NodeHost. Since we don鈥檛 send emails using ImprovMX as a SMTP Relay also allows for easy domain forwarding and changes down the road. With a cost of $9 for 100 domains ImprovMX is an amazing service for mail.
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Setting up external DNS

Although many hosts provide a DNS service (we do also) It's actually better to point your DNS records from your domain provider's built in DNS to the IP for the server as it requires less lookup time and can be more stable. You can find the IP your container is on from the domain area.
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