General

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…

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…

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.…

Volume Management — Adding to Windows Server

How to create and attach a disk volume on a Windows server In order to Fully Utilize a Volume attached to a Windows server on with Hostwinds Cloud Instances is to follow these steps: First of all, see this guide for creating or attaching volumes if you need help with doing so Next go to…

What Can You Do with a Cloud Server?

While running a website may be one of the most popular reason for using an independent server, there are actually many other things they can be used for too. Pretty much anything you can run on your PC can be done on a Cloud instance (assuming it isn’t anything against our TOS). Here are just…

How to Upgrade or Customize Your Server Instance

If you feel like your server is moving a bit slower than your needs, upgrading is always easy. Login to your client area, and navigate to Services > My Services From here, select the server instance you wish to upgrade, by selecting Upgrade/Downgrade VM for the server in question:     Upgrading your  Instance Level Choose…

How to Control your Server Instance from the Client Area

How to Control Your Server Instance from the Client Area   To control your server instance,  first login to your client area, and then navigate to Services > My Services in the menu bar. On the resulting page, select Manage for your server that you wish to apply changes to:     From here, you…

Understanding a C-Class IP

A C-Class IP is a semi static range of IP addresses that is used across the Internet. An IPv4 Address contains four different sections (classes) that are A,B,C, and D. An example if this would be the IP address 192.168.1.2, where the number one is the C class. When you purchase a C-Class IP from Hostwinds…

Is There a Limit to How Many IP Addresses I Can Have?

There’s no limit to the amount of IPs you can have for a cloud or dedicated server with Hostwinds. It’s up to you how many you wish to purchase at $2 per IP / $5 per unique c-class IP.   How do I Add More IPs to My Cloud Server?   If you want to…

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