Carrie Patterson has written 72 articles

How Frequently Does Hostwinds Run Backups?

All shared hosting plans (including shared, business and reseller) plans are backed up nightly. However, these backups are disaster recovery backups, and not for individual use and only for recovery from any possible catastrophic event affecting the entire server. For individually accessible backups, it would require the Web Hosting Cloud Backups add-on. With the add-on…

How to Add/Modify your A Record

Some services, such as CPVLab, require you to update the “A” record for a DNS zone. If you’re using Hostwinds or another company for DNS hosting services, the following information should prove helpful in successfully updating your DNS zone appropriately.   General Procedure If your Authoritative Nameserver provider where your nameservers are pointed to is…

How do I Transfer My Domain to You?

  You can transfer your domain from your current registrar by performing the following steps:     Make sure the contact information for your domain is correct If you have private or protected registration, cancel those options Unlock your domain Get and have an EPP code (authorization code) ready Log in to your client area…

I have Lost the Password to my Cloud/Dedicated Server

When you lose your password you have a couple of options to find or restore it to gain access and full functionality back to your server.  The two options we offer are laid out below.   Lost Password, But Still Functions This is where you have an active password that works, but cannot find it.…

What Is The Maximum CPU Load For Your Cloud/Dedicated Servers?

The max CPU load for your server will depend on what package you have and the resources allocated. Technically speaking, you could use your server up to 100% usage, but if you suddenly had a spike in traffic to your site, you could be looking at trouble. Everything would crash if you were already running…

How To Rebuild Your Windows Cloud Server

Sometimes circumstances arise leading to the need for a fresh clean start on your server instance. The guide below will show you how to rebuild your Windows server. This guide can also be used if you decide you’d like to switch from one version Windows Server to another.     How To Reinstall The Operating…

How To RDP Into Your Windows Server From A Mac

How Do I Connect to Windows Server From A Mac? This guide will walk you through how to use Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to connect your Mac with a Windows Cloud or Dedicated server.     Step 1: Open the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) client by heading to Launchpad > Type in the search bar “Remote”…

How To Install IIS On Your Windows Server

Read through the following guide to learn how to install IIS on your Windows server.   Step 1:  Open the Server Manager from the taskbar Step 2:  Right click on Roles and select Add Role     Step 3:  Click Next on the Before you begin page     Step 4:  Check Web Server (IIS) box and click Next…

How to Change Your Password in Windows Server 2012

How Do I Change My Server Password Using Windows 2012?   The following guide will show you how to change the password for Windows Server 2012 two different ways.   Changing your Windows Server 2012 password through the Command Line   This is the fastest and most reliable method for changing your Windows password in…

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