Definition of Preferences

The Preferences section in cPanel allows you to customize your cPanel experience by allowing you to modify settings such as the language and the cPanel theme that is used.     In this article we will briefly go over each option that is available in this section.     You can change your account password via this interface.     With this interface you can change the language that is displayed for your cPanel interface.     This interface allows you to change your cPanel theme.     Here you can change your Contact information and the preferences for this…

Creating a MySQL User

logged into cPanel, find the Databases column and select MySQL Databases     Scroll down to MySQL Users, Add New User In the Username text box, enter a username Enter a password and then confirm the password in the proper two text boxes Click the Create User button     Click the Go Back button to return to the main MySQL dashboard     Now you have created a user successfully for the intended database.   Helpful Related Articles How To Access cPanel How To Backup A MySQL Database In cPanel PHPMyAdmin Overview (cPanel) A Beginners Guide To cPanel  …

How to Repair a Database

If a database crashes, or otherwise becomes unresponsive, you may need to repair it to restore functionality back to your site. This article will explain how to repair a MySQL database from within cPanel. Please note that you’ll need to be logged into cPanel before proceeding any further. If you’re not certain how to do this, please refer to the following guide: How to access cPanel   How do I Repair my Database in cPanel? Select MySQL Databases from the Databases section: Under Modify Databases select the database that is experiencing issues and click Check Database This should reveal the…

Management of Shared Backups

…or discrepancies, please report them through a support ticket.   Requesting Restoration   Hostwinds technicians are capable of restoring content in-full. This means that if you require Hostwinds support technicians to perform a restore from your backups, the process will overwrite all existing data with the backed up copy. This process involves complete termination of your cPanel account, and then the restoration of your full cPanel backup. This will completely terminate the cPanel account and all content, emails, FTP accounts, files and folders. They’ll be recreated from the backup date you specify. If you have important emails, file changes, updates…

How To Edit A Hosts File

…The URL You can use the following, provided you have a cPanel account, by utilizing your dedicated IP and cPanel username as the following in the URL, replacing “xxx.xxx.xxx.104” with your IP and “cpanelusername: with your username provided:   xxx.xxx.xxx.104/~cpanelusername   Typing the following into your URL will show you whatever is within your CPanel >> File Manager >> public_html (root) folder. Furthermore, if you need to examine deeper folders or files, you would just extend the “cpanelusername” with the directory you wish to review, like the following:   xxx.xxx.xxx.104/~cpanelusername/nextfolder/thisfile   Use Hosts.cx One issue when examining your CPanel like…

Explanation of FTP Protocol

cPanel can generate a script to automatically configure these three to work quickly.   What information is used within a FTP when attempting to connect to my cPanel?   Typically any FTP service will ask for 3 things to use in order to connect; hostname, username and password. Hostname would be the IP you are trying to connect to, in this case the IP of your cPanel service. Username and password would be the exact same username and password used for the cPanel account. Normally the “port” input field can be left blank, however, if required, port 21 should work….

Issues Receiving Email

Why can’t I receive email? If you’re having problems receiving email but you can send email, here are some possible common causes that will be explained in more depth below:   Over email quota DNS problems Mail client problems   Over email quota Each email account is assigned a quota when created. You can check these settings in cPanel and increase them if necessary:   Go to cPanel Go to Email Accounts     Scroll down to see the list of email accounts Click the pencil icon with Quota to edit     DNS problems It could be a problem…

Database Backups using a cron job

notifications Select a common setting from the drop down menu, such as once per week Select a non peak hour to run the cron job Enter in the following into the command area: Replace the following three items <cPanelUserName> with your cPanel username <FILE_NAME_HOME_DIRECTORY_> with the name of the backup <cPanelPassword> with your cPanel account password mysqldump –opt -Q -u <cPanelUserName> -p<cPanelPassword> –all-databases > /home/<cPanelUserName>/<FILE_NAME_HOME_DIRECTORY_>`date +%d%m%y`.sql     Each time the cron job runs, this will create a .sql and append the day, month and year to the end of the file To ensure your account does not build backups…

Setting the A Record for Your Domain

off by Logging into your cPanel. Once in the cPanel, you will want to navigate to the Zone Editor. This will be located in the Domains section of your cPanel. Select Manage next to the domain that you are setting the A record for. Select Edit next to the appropriate record that you want to modify. This should be an A record that you are modifying. Once done inputting the necessary information for your domain’s A record, you will want to click on Save Record. Or to cancel any changes without saving them, click on Cancel. Note: Keep in mind…

Viewing Email Accounts

Viewing email accounts for your domain in cPanel is done in the Email Accounts section. How Do I View Email Accounts in cPanel? cPanel allows you to view the email accounts that are currently set up in the system by performing the following steps: Go to the Email section on the cPanel home page Select the Email Account icon   On the screen that follows, scroll down to the Email Accounts section. Here you’ll see all email accounts that are associated with your cPanel account     Related Articles   What is the Hostwinds Enterprise Email Service? Hostwinds Email limits…