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How To Create Linux Swap File

Swap is an allocated space on Linux that has been reserved to be used as virtual memory. When a Linux server runs out of memory inactive processes can be moved into the virtual memory to make room for active processes in the working memory. This feature is not turned on by default, but can be…

How to Change Your Hostname In Linux

The hostname is a feature with Linux operating systems that allows identification of a server. This can be used to easily determine the difference between two servers. Aside from personal identification of the server, the hostname is used with most network processes and other applications may rely on this as well. For example, cPanel /…

Changing File Ownership and Permissions in Linux

As Linux was designed to support many users on a system, permissions and ownership is in place to ensure authorized access to certain files. This prevents general users from modifying system and administration level files, users from accessing other users’ private files, or to allow some users to read a file but only one or…

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 To back-up a…

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…

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