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Shared and Business Hosting Management Portal

Our Shared and Business plans offers functional features within your services portal that you wouldn’t normally have with our VPS, Cloud or Dedicated Servers. This is a quick, easy way to access many of the features for your Shared Hosting or Business Hosting account.  This guide will outline the features of managing your Shared Web…

Load Balancer Overview

What is a Load Balancer? A load balancer is a device that distributes network or application traffic across a cluster of servers. Load balancing improves responsiveness and increases availability of applications.  Furthermore, Hostwinds load balancers are a service that occupies a neutron network port and is assigned a dedicated IP for each load balancer created.  …

Adding Listeners

Once a load balancer is created, Hostwinds clients will now need to be added, so that your load balancer can listen for inbound traffic on the ports that are specified.   Add Listener     On the load balancer page, select the menu options icon, and select Add Listener   A new window will pop-up, with…

Minimum System Requirements

Hostwinds offers the several operating systems to chose from, either Linux or Windows.  This articles intent is to inform about requirements each of these systems require in order to operate and/or operate efficiently.   Linux OS Minimum Server Requirements    Ubuntu (CLI) (applies to majority of versions up-to 16.04)   256MB of system memory (RAM)  1.5 GB…

List Of Useful Ports To Know At Hostwinds

Port numbers are part of the addressing information used to identify the senders and receivers of messages. Ports are additions to IP’s associated with TCP/IP protocols.  Ports are typically hidden (like HTTP), however, some are appended on the end of your IP (ex 123.456.78.9:80).  Please keep in mind that the below ports may not be available…

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