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Changing cPanel username

A cPanel username is a very important portion of your Hostwinds hosting account. We provide users with a unique, randomly generated username to avoid possible brute-force attempts into your account, and to ensure account security. Changing a username for any account can cause several issues, due to how cPanel uses the Username for your account.…

How to Check Inode Usage in your cPanel Account

What is an Inode? An inode (Index Node) is a data structure containing the information about a file in your server or hosting account. The inode stores all information regarding a file, except its name or the actual data. Inodes save information such as user and group ownerships and file permissions (read, write, execute) and…

Why Won’t my PHP Script send mail?

There are many reasons you may be unable to send emails from your PHP code. One of the most common reasons would be that the script is not using authentication. Most email servers require that you authenticate the email account before you can send emails from it. This is to prevent any potential spoofing of…

How to Create a phpinfo Page

Creating a phpinfo.php page is simple to do and will show you what PHP settings enabled for you account. This can be a good tool to use to confirm what is available for you to use. If there is something that is not enabled for your account, and it is absolutely necessary, you may be…

How To Edit A .Htaccess File

Please note that editing .htaccess files is very unforgiving. Even the slightest mistake can cause your site to display content incorrectly or not at all. When editing your .htaccess file, always make a backup copy so you can get back to a working configuration if something goes wrong. Linux systems are case sensitive, even the…

What to do when Your Site is Down

  My Site Is Down   This guide will help you look at various ways to identify why your website is down and help you get your website up as quickly as possible Check if the issue is local to your area or Internet Service Provider (ISP) GeoPeeker is a website to show you what…

My Server is Not Working Correctly – What Should I Do?

If you find that your server instance is not working as expected, there are a few things that you can do to troubleshoot the cause. The steps required to troubleshoot this will vary depending on what OS you have installed and the issue that you’re experiencing with the server. This article will cover the required…

How to Flush Your DNS Cache

Flushing your DNS cache on your local computer can ensure that you’re pulling the most current version of a website. In this article we will review the simplest methods to flush your DNS cache for a variety of different Operating Systems. Windows 2000 / Windows XP Open up a command prompt  by clicking the Start…

How To Edit A Hosts File

In some instances you may find that you’re asked to or need to edit your hosts file. At this point you may be wondering what is a hosts file? A hosts file is a plain text file that is used to link host names to IP addresses. This article will cover how to locate and…

How To Stay Informed About Breaking Security Updates or Patches

How Do I Stay Up-To-Date With New Security Patches And Updates? One of the best ways to stay up to date with updates or security patches, is to update your server often and have a schedule to do so. Monthly updates are completely acceptable, however it’s better to run updates weekly or twice a week. This…

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