How to Manually Migrate a WordPress Installation to Hostwinds

will download your database locally as a .SQL file that will be saved to your computer.   How to Prepare for Migration on the New Host   Add the domain to your hosting (if on a Hostwinds VPS, creating a new cPanel account for the domain, or add as an Add-On Domain via cPanel) https://www.hostwinds.com/guide/create-addon-domain-in-cpanel/ Use the MySQL Database Wizard in cPanel to create the database and user for the WordPress installation (make sure to copy your database name, database user name, and user password, you’ll need this later to update your wp-config.php file)   How to Import your WordPress…

Definition of Metrics Icons

site that are using the FTP protocol.     Metrics Editor – Allows you to choose what statistics programs that you’ll use when viewing site stats, only if you’re permitted to do so.     CPU and Concurrent Connection Usage – resource monitoring tool that lets you view detailed information about problematic processes and database queries running on your account. The information can then help you determine why a resource limit was triggered.   Helpful Related Articles A Beginners Guide to cPanel Definition of Email Icons in cPanel cPanel Definitions of the Stats Panel Definition of Security Icons In cPanel

What Version Of PHP Do You Run?

the default, Paper Lantern, it’s found on the right by clicking Server Information.     After clicking on Server Information, you will be presented a screen like below. This will include the current versions running within your current cPanel, including the PHP version.     You are unable to change the cPanel version currently being ran on the server itself, however, you can manage the php version your website uses by navigating to MultiPHP Manager.   Helpful Related Articles A Beginners Guide to cPanel How To Set or Change PHP Time-zone Definition of cPanel File Manager Restore Database Using PHPMyAdmin…

Definition of Software/Services Icons

manage, upgrade, and remove any cPanel addons (called cPAddons) you would like on your cPanel service. These are software packages that can help with development of your website, such as running blogs, bulletin boards, ecommerce software, guestbooks, or any other software available.   Optimize Website The Optimize Website service helps increase the speed of your website by compressing any content you specify for your visitors so that it can be in a smaller, compressed format to be sent faster to your users. The mod_deflate Apache module must be enabled, so be sure to check if you are having any issues…

500 Internal Server Error

…Bad lines in the .htaccess file Invalid permissions Invalid script requests Invalid ownership Misconfiguration in the web server configuration.   In order to find the exact cause, you should look at the error logs found in cPanel. If you need help, get in touch and one of our techs will be happy to help you figure it out.   How do I Fix a 500 Internal Server Error? To fix a 500 Internal Server Error, there are several possible causes to investigate. First, make sure the .htaccess file is correct, then make sure the folders and files on your site…

Clearing The Magento Cache

…always, before making changes or deleting items, it’s always suggested to save a backup of your files to your computer in case they need to be restored To start, you’ll want to be logged into your cPanel Once logged in, you’ll want to navigate to find the File Manager. This will be within the Files section of your cPanel In the cPanel File Manager, navigate to the var/cache/ folder which will be located in your Magento installation folder.    Once you’ve found that folder, you’ll want to delete all the files inside of this folder. Deleting these files will clear…

Using Apache Mod_userdir with WHM

This article is intended for those who operate a VPS or dedicated server with a purchased cPanel/WHM license.   For more information about cPanel and WHM, please review our article cPanel and WHM Overview What Is Apache Mod_userdir? Apache Mod_userdir is a way to access a user’s website through a URL that contains the cPanel user name. For example, you can set it up so your website can be accessed through various ways, including: http://<IPADDRESS>/~cPanelUsername/ http://<SERVERNAME>/~cPanelUsername http://<yourdomain.com>/~cPanelUsername This can be useful to review your website redesign, your website migration to a new server or you just want to access your…

Webalizer FTP Metrics

cPanel has many tools to help you track the various statistics of your website and its traffic. Webalizer is a program installed with cPanel that displays traffic statistics. For more information about Webalizer, you can view our cPanel Webalizer Metrics guide, ir you can visit their website Webalizer.org. The Webalizer FTP statistics keeps track of all users that have accessed your website using the FTP protocol. This is particularly useful if you are tracking who is performing uploads or downloads on your website, keeping track of which downloads are most popular, or which users are uploading the most content.  …

How To Add Wildcard DNS Records

You can create a Wildcard DNS record through cPanel by simply creating a subdomain and using an asterisk symbol. Follow the steps below to set this up.   Note: This will cause all subdomains to link directly to your main site. If you want subdomains to host other files you’ll need to remove the record.   Step 1: Login into your cPanel account (please see How To Access cPanel if not familiar how) Step 2: Head to your Domains section and select Subdomains     Step 3: In the Subdomain text box enter an asterisk “*” symbol   The “*”…

Unable To Connect Authentication Error

…database hasn’t become corrupt. This can happen due to a server update or even a cPanel update.   Synchronizing Passwords   Login to WHM Go to the cPanel section This can be located quickly by searching for “ftp” in the search bar Go to Synchronize FTP passwords     Select Proceed     You can also go to FTP Configuration and change it to Proftpd, which should force synchronization of passwords.   Helpful Related Articles cPanel and WHM Overview How to Get Started with your New cPanel Server Increase Maximum Number of Simultaneous Connections in cPanel/WHM Definition of WHM Functions…