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Create a Strong SSH Key in Linux

SSH is a client/server protocol used for remote logins. Using cryptography for authentication, ssh provides an encrypted method to access your server. The two of the most popular methods of authentication are passwords based and public key based authentication. Public key authentication uses the cryptography system of key pairs that allows you to authenticate to…

Backup and Restore MySQL Databases Using mysqldump

mysqldump lets you quickly and efficiently take a backup of a single database, multiple databases or even all of the databases on your server. This requires shell access to the server you wish to perform the commands on and the mysql login credentials for your user(s).   Backing up a Single Database Usage: mysqldump -u user…

What are My Operating System Options?

When it comes to our Web Shared, Business, Reseller, and White Label reseller hosting packages, the only option we provide is Linux web hosting environments on a LAMP stack framework (Linux server, Apache webserver or equivalent, MySQL or equivalent, and PHP development). Our Web Shared, Reseller, and White Label reseller web hosting are all on…

How To Change Your SSH Port

How To Change Your SSH Port Changing your SSH port can be a very important step when securing your VPS against potential malicious activity. This article will cover the process of changing your servers SSH port. You’ll need to be logged into your server via SSH, if you’re not sure how to access your server…

How to Prepare the Server for ClipBucket

ClipBucket is an open source script that allows you to host your own video sharing website similar to Youtube. This article will cover how to configure your server for the installation of ClipBucket in a CentOS environment with cPanel. If you’d like to install the ClipBucket software, please refer to our guide: How to install…

How to Install ClipBucket

How to Install ClipBucket   This will walk you through steps to install the Hostwinds Cloud optimized version of ClipBucket with Pseudo-Streaming Enabled. Please ensure that you have configured your server using the our guide: Here’s how to prepare the server for ClipBucket:   Download Our Archive of ClipBucket from the following link: https://clients.hostwinds.com/dl.php?type=d&id=5 Create…

Enable Apache mod_rewrite Module

How to enable Apache mod_rewrite The Apache web server is a very popular web server among various Linux distributions. This popularity is partly due to its modular design that allows you to customize the web server to fit your needs by enabling or disabling modules. One of those modules is the mod_rewrite module, which we…

Configure BIND Server

BIND is fully open source DNS software originally developed at the University of California at Berkeley in the 1980’s and is widely used on a variety of Unix based operating systems. Its primary function is to facilitate the domain name to IP address conversion, which makes a domain name resolvable. Previously we have discussed how…

Common Linux Commands

Linux is an open source operating system that has been available since the mid 1990’s and powers multiple devices from home appliances to smartphones. Linux is comprised of various different distributions such as Ubuntu, CentOS and Linux Mint. Each distro has it’s own take on the desktop and overall user environment for home PC use,…

Creating and Editing an .htaccess File

Since you’re reading this article you may need to create or edit an .htaccess file, however you may also be wondering what an .htaccess file is. An .htaccess file is a configuration file specifically to be used in tandem with the Apache web server. It can allow you to customize things such as how a…

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