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What Is VPS Hosting?

When looking for a web hosting service provider, you have many options to choose from. One of the most sought after options is virtual private servers or VPS hosting that many Hostwinds clients really enjoy using. Even better, Hostwinds makes it easy to get started and manage with your very own Cloud Control Portal.   …

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…

How To Change File Permissions

When working with Linux, there may come a time where you will need to modify file or folder permissions due to a 403 error on your Website, or for a certain script or program to run properly. This can either be done using cPanel’s File Manager, which makes this an easy process or directly from…

How To Install Python and Django On Linux

When building your site, you will need to pick a language to code the site in. Especially if you are the one who will be developing the site. A popular choice nowadays is to use Python and Django to build your site. Many popular sites have used this as well, and it works out great…

How To Install MongoDB on Linux

A database is a great and easy way to store information for your site or application. One of the most common database engines you may hear about is MySQL. While this is a common solution, and viable, some may choose to use MongoDB. MongoDB is similar in that it provides an easy to use database.…

Do You Support PHP, MYSQL and/or PERL?

When choosing a hosting provider it is important to understand what software they directly support and offer. We’re often asked if we support PHP, MySQL, and Perl on our services. The short answer to this is yes, we do. A few more definitive points regarding this are listed for you below.  All of our servers…

cPanel License Expired

If when logging into WHM on your VPS, Cloud or Dedicated Server you receive a message stating that the license is expired there are steps you can take to attempt to resolve this issue. Renew cPanel License You can check if your license is valid at http://verify.cpanel.net by entering the IP address of your server…

How to Upgrade Unmanaged to Managed

If there is a need for more support than is offered for our Unmanaged offerings an upgrade to Managed would be needed to get that higher level of support. To do this log into the Client Area then: Click on the “Cloud Control” drop-down and select “Cloud Portal” From the next page click on the Cloud…

Cloud Instance Overview

What Is A Cloud Instance? Cloud Instances are VPSs (Virtual Private Servers) on the Hostwinds’ Cloud platform. These instances are virtualized within our Cloud platform using Enterprise drives and hardware for the dedicated resources your instance utilizes. Cloud Instances can be quickly spun up in just a few clicks of your mouse and can be…

Hostwinds’ Unmanaged Cloud Services

What is an Unmanaged Service? Hostwinds’ Unmanaged Cloud servers are services where we provide servers to you without any technical, management or administrative assistance or support. These services are provided for clients with prior knowledge and experience of Linux or Windows Server Administration or already have an IT staff in place to handle Server Administration.…

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