Do You Support PHP, MYSQL and/or PERL?

When choosing a hosting provider it is important to understand what software they directly support and offer. We’re often asked if we support PHP, MySQL, and Perl on our services. The short answer to this is yes, we do. A few more definitive points regarding this are listed for you below.  All of our servers…

How To Change Joomla Domain Name

There may come a time when your domain name needs to be changed for your Joomla installation. Whether it be for your new website, or if you chosen to use a new domain name for SEO purposes. Either way, this is entirely possibly with Joomla, and fairly simple to get taken care of. Where is…

How to Login to Joomla

After you have installed Joomla on your server, you will need to login to make any changes. Similar to WordPress, Joomla has an administrative dashboard. To make changes to the site and its contents, you would use the Dashboard. You would have specified the directory of where Joomla installed during installation through Softaculous. After installation,…

Introduction To Joomla

You may have heard of the three most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) that exist. These would be WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. All of these CMSs have something in common, though they are quite different from each other. They can all be used for a wide variety of sites. While this guide will not go…

WordPress System Requirements

WordPress can be run on any system that supports PHP, MySQL or MariaDB and HTTPS. As long as you are running these services on your system, you should be able to use WordPress. These requirements may change, so make sure to review the Server Requirements listed as this will continue to change and be updated.    How do…

Softaculous License

Hostwinds offers licensing for Softaculous Instant Installer, which is a software that greatly simplifies the installation of several scripts and applications on your server. Softaculous is available as a free or a premium installer, the free installer is limited to 55 scripts, while the premium installer has 443 scripts available. Softaculous works on several web…

Hostwinds’ Migration Policy

First 60 Days of Service   Within your first 60 days of service for a product, Hostwinds will assist fully with any and all migrations. Simply submit a website transfer support ticket so that your migration request is received and so that we can begin on this right away. Hostwinds will migrate any control panel, or lack…

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…

Reseller Hosting Overview

What is Reseller Hosting?   Reseller hosting is a web hosting package on a server that’s shared between other users who have purchased a reseller hosting package. Resellers are provided access to the WHM (Web Host Manager) interface, allowing for the creation and management of cPanel accounts underneath their ownership. These packages provide an affordable…

Cloud Instance Overview

What is a Cloud Instance?   Cloud Instances are VPSs (Virtual Private Servers) on the Hostwinds’ Cloud platform. These instances are virtualized within our Cloud platform using enterprise drives and hardware for the dedicated resources your instance utilizes. Cloud Instances can be quickly spun up in just a few clicks of your mouse and can…