How To Change PHP Version Per Domain

If you have a fair amount of domains on a single cPanel account, there may come a time when you want to set a different PHP version to be used with each domain name. This can be due to dependency issues with the different PHP Versions that make your site not work. For example, the…

How to Create a phpinfo Page

Creating a phpinfo.php page is simple to do and will show you what PHP settings enabled for you account. This can be a good tool to use to confirm what is available for you to use. If there is something that is not enabled for your account, and it is absolutely necessary, you may be…

What Can You Do with a Cloud Server?

While running a website may be one of the most popular reasons for using an independent server, there are actually many other things they can be used for too. Pretty much anything you can run on your PC can be done on a Cloud instance (assuming it isn’t anything against our Terms Of Service). Here…

How to Install Joomla Using Softaculous

How Do I Install Joomla Easily With Softaculous? First you will want to Go to your cPanel, which can be accessed from the Hostwinds Client Area or yourdomain.com/cpanel. Next, you will want to navigate to the Software Section of the cPanel (usually near the bottom) to find the Softaculous Apps Installer. Click on the Softaculous…

How to Lower WordPress Resource Usage

In this article, we’ll share a few tips to optimize your WordPress site, as well as speed it up for quicker load times. The first thing you should do if you haven’t is install a cache plugin. W3 Total Cache would be our recommended plugin. With a few basic tweaks, it’ll greatly help to lower…

How Long Does it Take to Setup New Accounts?

The time it takes to setup your account will depend on the services that you’re ordering and once they are successfully paid for.   Services Set-up Instantly Shared hosting Business hosting Reseller hosting Cloud Servers (VPS)   Setup Time Will Be Required On The Following Services cPanel licenses for cloud and dedicated servers Plesk licenses…

How do I Transfer Web Hosts?

How do I Transfer Web Hosts? Transferring hosts can often be a daunting task that can leave you feeling frustrated. At Hostwinds, our goal is to eliminate the frustration of migrating to us by managing every aspect of the transfer process and ensuring that the transfer is as seamless as possible. We can often complete…

Shared and Business Hosting Quick Start Guide

So you’ve purchased hosting and you are wondering what are the first steps are.  This guide will assist you on how to begin your journey by exploring cPanel and how to upload files for your website.  Prior to setting up the host, if you do not already have a domain name registered, you can check…

What is the Difference Between Shared and Business Hosting?

The following table should clarify the differences between Hostwinds Shared and Business Hosting services:   Features Shared Business Clients Per Server 60 50 Excessive Resource Suspension Yes, after five (5) warnings you will need to upgrade to Business None Virus/Malware Scans Twice monthly Weekly PHP Memory Limit 256 MB 512 MB Web Server Apache LiteSpeed…

What to do when Your Site is Down

  My Site Is Down   This guide will help you look at various ways to identify why your website is down and help you get your website up as quickly as possible Check if the issue is local to your area or Internet Service Provider (ISP) GeoPeeker is a website to show you what…