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How To Password Protect Folders In cPanel

There may come a time when you have a directory that you want only certain people to access. This can be done through a variety of ways, such as through the .htaccess file. Or other methods depending on your control panel. This guide will be describing how this can be done through your cPanel interface.…

Perform Virus Scan on Shared/Business/Reseller Hosting from cPanel

This guide is about running a virus scanner on your cPanel. This is intended to check if your web hosting files or cPanel email have acquired any malware by using the built in tool that is included with your account.   How To Run the Scan   Login to your cPanel Scroll down to the…

What Are Permissions on Linux?

If you are working through cPanel or on any Linux machine, you may have heard the term permissions. This is odd to hear at first, but essentially these are what determine who has access to what files. For example, if you have your website, you will want visitors to view your website, but not make…

Database Backups using a cron job

This article is about creating a cron job in cPanel to make a backup of your databases. This article is intended for Hostwinds clients who use cPanel and have access to create a cron job through the cPanel interface. Hostwinds clients are encouraged to keep a working backup before performing any upgrades, site maintenance or before…

How to Install Let’s Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a Certificate Authority that lets you acquire an SSL certificate. For systems that have shell access it is recommended to install Certbot which is an application that uses the ACME protocol. Certbot is packaged for many common operating systems and web servers.   Installation   Fedora  

  Debian   If…

Banning Traffic to Your Site

When you have a web site you want to bring in as much traffic as possible. But sometimes you find that there’s a few bad actors out there that don’t necessarily have the best of intentions. In times like these you have the option to protect your site by blocking individuals who you deem malicious.…

How to Run Malware Scan on Linux

There are many available malware scanning tools, but the easiest to install, configure, and use is Maldet.   CentOS Install Instructions To begin your installation, simply copy the below text as is, and paste into your SSH client.

Once this completes, update to the latest virus signatures and update:

It is recommended to…

How To Set or Change PHP Time-zone

This article is intended to provide guidance on how to set-up or change the PHP timezone for Linux based services here at Hostwinds; setting and/or editing through cPanel, WHM or commands within Linux.   How To Edit PHP Time-zone With Hostwinds Shared and/or Business Hosting Services   Step 1:  Log into your cPanel account (How…

cPanel Indexes

This article is about using cPanel to manage the indexing of your folders. In order to prevent the listing of the contents of your folder, this is a way to ensure your website visitors are not able to view the contents of a folder that does not contain an index file such as index.php, index.html,…

How to Create and Use .htpasswd

Setting up some form of password authentication for a website can be a crucial part of sharing content with authorized users. In a different article we discuss how to do exactly that using a few nifty .htaccess rules. If you’d like to read more about how this is done you can check out our article,…