Carrie Patterson has written 72 articles

WHM vs cPanel

What’s the difference between WHM and cPanel?   cPanel is used to manage your sites and domains, while Web Host Manager (WHM) is used to manage multiple hosting accounts/multiple cPanels. For example, setting limits on the amount of memory allocated to each account or limiting the number of domains each account can have. WHM is often…

How to Enable Automatic Updates Using Softaculous

Softaculous can help you keep most applications up to date to with the latest versions. Keeping software up to date is not only considered best practice, but can also be critical for a web based application, such as WordPress. The following guide will show you how to enable automatic updates/upgrades for most applications that are installed using Softaculous.…

Softaculous Application Updates

How do I Update Softaculous Applications? Updating your Softaculous-installed applications is easy and important to do. Applications, software and scripts are always being updated with new features, but more importantly, fixes to possible security risks. Here’s how to update them:   Once logged into cPanel go to Home > Software > Softaculous Apps Installer    …

Softaculous Supported Applications

What Apps are Included in Softaculous? Softaculous offers over 400+ different applications that can help you be successful. You can find some of the plugins that are available through Softaculous below. Softaculous will usually sort these by category on what the Script would do, and how it can be used.   Blogs WordPress LifeType Open…

Softaculous Overview

Softaculous is a software that is included with Hostwinds Shared and Business Hosting packages. Softaculous licences can also be purchased for any Cloud or VPS servers that Hostwinds offers along with cPanel installed. This allows our clients easy installation of hundreds of scripts and applications with a few simple clicks. What Is Included? There are…

FTP Configuration Files in cPanel

You can connect Filezilla to your cPanel either manually or with a script that automatically configures Filezilla for you. You may also use CoreFTP or Cyberduck in the exact same way.   Configure Filezilla Manually Download and install Filezilla Open Filezilla Put in the same username and password as you use to login to your…

PHPMyAdmin Overview

What is PHPMyAdmin?   The administration of a MySQL database throughout the internet is managed by a tool written in PHP called PHPMyAdmin.  The database itself is first setup in cPanel but PHPMyAdmin manages its functions.  For example, PHPMyAdmin can create and alter databases. You can use it to add, edit, delete fields, drop entire databases,…

MySQL Additional Access Hosts

How do I Allow Remote Access to my Database? You can allow remote access to your MySQL database in cPanel by doing the following: Login to cPanel Under the Databases section select Remote MySQL®     Put the IPs you want in the text box Click the Add Host button     Note: This interface also allows for…

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