Getting Started

How To Get a Domain at No Extra Cost

A domain registration, at no extra cost, is available to Hostwinds clients who purchase a new shared and/or business hosting services for one year or longer. This can be done from the order page and include any domain that Hostwinds supports. See all of the available types of domains from the domain registration page here. The domain name…

How to Manually Migrate a WordPress Installation to Hostwinds

There may be instances in which you will need to manually migrate a WordPress installation on your own, but if so, it is a very easy process and we will make every step clear and easy to follow. Quick Version: First, you will export/backup the existing site. Then, you will then recreate it on the…

Shared and Business Hosting Management Portal

Our Shared and Business plans offers functional features within your services portal that you wouldn’t normally have with our VPS, Cloud or Dedicated Servers. This is a quick, easy way to access many of the features for your Shared Hosting or Business Hosting account.  This guide will outline the features of managing your Shared Web…

List Of Useful Ports To Know At Hostwinds

Port numbers are part of the addressing information used to identify the senders and receivers of messages. Ports are additions to IP’s associated with TCP/IP protocols.  Ports are typically hidden (like HTTP), however, some are appended on the end of your IP (ex 123.456.78.9:80).  Please keep in mind that the below ports may not be available…

Glossary of Terms

In the world of web hosting services, there may be times when you want to know the definition of a term so that you can feel more educated. Hostwinds tries our best to not use jargon that you may not understand and this Glossary of Terms is used to help you as you seek to…

Getting Started with Hostwinds

You gotta start somewhere and when you compare all of the features, speed, support and everything Hostwinds can offer you, we are consistently at the top of the list of choices. There are many benefits to having your own domain name, email address and website for business or personal use, and Hostwinds helps you get…

Hostwinds My Products & Services Section

My Products and Services page is an important section to be familiar with as a Hostwinds client.  You can navigate to your products and services page by logging into Hostwinds, selecting the “Services” tab followed by “My Services”.     What Can I Do Here?   My Products and Services is where it is easy…

What is the difference between a cloud server and a dedicated server

When browsing the Hostwinds website, you might notice that we offer Cloud, VPS and Dedicated Servers. The difference between them may not be obvious at first glance, but they are two very different products.     What is a Cloud Server or VPS? A Cloud Server, or VPS (Virtual Private Server) is a server that…

How To Create A Hostwinds Account

Purchasing any service that Hostwinds offers gives you the opportunity to join the Hostwinds family. During checkout is when you are able to create your account. This is to ensure that you manage your account and have all of the support and services from your Client Area that you need to be successful.  An example…

A Beginners Guide to cPanel

This guide will introduce you to cPanel and help you find your way around.   Preferences / Update Contact Info   It’s important to keep this information updated, as it’ll be used by the server to notify you about completed backups and any errors cPanel might find. In the preferences section of cPanel you can…

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