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VPS Connection Troubleshooting

This article is about figuring out if the connection trouble to your instance is from the instance or your local internet. This article is intended to for Hostwinds Cloud and VPS clients who have access to the Cloud Portal.   Connection Problems If you’re getting a connection error before you’re getting to the login screen…

Creating Firewall Rules in Cloud Portal

With the ever present dangers with having a system on the open internet you need a bit more security than just keeping your system patched. Hostwinds gives you an additional layer of security by providing you the ability to create firewall rules for your devices. This document will walk you through the steps of creating…

Add A Volume in Linux

Hostwinds offers your the ability to add storage to your VPS through volumes. This article will take you through the steps of creating a storage volume in your cloud portal and mounting it on your Linux VPS.   Adding the Volume First we begin by logging into the Hostwinds Client Area.    From your client…

Create Instance From Snapshot Backup

This article is intended for Hostwinds clients who have taken a ton of time and effort into creating the perfect server, configured it exactly how they want it and want to quickly and easily spin up another instance based without having to do this all over again. To do this, you must be using Hostwinds…

Create Instance

Creating an Instance from your Cloud Control is a quick way to launch a new Virtual Machine inside the Cloud very, very quickly. This feature is fantastic and this article is intended for Hostwinds clients who have purchased a VPS or Cloud and are able to access the Cloud Control Panel.  Creating A New Instance…

Cloud Serial Console Access

Hostwinds has added Cloud Serial Console Access to our Cloud Control instance management panel. This access allows users to connect to their server via a secure serial console, from another machine through the shell terminal. This is great, for instances where you are unable to access your instance through SSH, and need to make changes…

How To Create an Hourly Instance

Creating instances for hourly services can be done through  your Cloud Control Panel if you follow the steps below:   Step 1:  Log into your Client Area Step 2:  On the top, click the “Cloud Control” drop-down menu and select “Cloud Portal”     Step 3:  A new tab will open displaying your Cloud Control options.  Near the top…

Cloud Control Overview

Accessing the Cloud Control Panel in Your Client Area You can access the Cloud Control Panel from your client area while logged into your Hostwinds account. Simply navigate to Cloud Control in the navigation panel as seen below and click the Cloud Portal option:       This will allow you to view and manage…

Instance Management Panel Overview

The Instance Management Panel is our web-facing interface for you to be able to control and review your Cloud VPS Servers.  Once you have navigated to the Cloud Control Portal, you will be provided a list of your available SSD and HDD Cloud servers.  Each of these servers has a clickable link to open up…

Instance Management Sections Explained

This guide will show what you can do in each of the Instance Management Panel sections (found in the top navigation menu).   Firewall Profile     Here you can view the present firewall profile that is active for the selected instance. You can change the firewall profile that is applied to the instance by…

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