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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…

Softaculous Overview

Educational Database Tools Music Video RSS File Management   Softaculous handles all installation requirements for the software packages available, including uploading files, installing files, creating new database information, etc. We have a very comprehensive list of the Applications Supported by Softaculous. To make use of Softaculous on Hostwind’s shared services, all you need to do is login to your cPanel account and scroll towards the bottom of the main cPanel page. There is an icon in the Software Section to launch this one click installer There is also a section at the bottom of the page labelled as Softaculous Apps…

Web Hosting Cloud Backups

the container of shared_backups is a folder named after your cPanel username. So if you have the backup service on multiple shared/business hosting accounts, all accounts would have a folder named after the cPanel username in this container. Backups are taken daily and are retained for a period of 90 days, by default. You can set your own custom retention period on your service details page for your shared hosting, under the Add-ons Section. (Click Manage next to the service in question on the My Services Page)   Important Note for Resellers: Backups are only for the main of your…

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…

Database Backup using PHPMyAdmin

Two: Scroll down to the Advanced Section > Click on Cron Jobs Step Three: Scroll down to the Common Settings Step Four: Select the frequency to create your database backups, or enter this in manually Step Five: Enter in the Command to run to backup your databases mysqldump –opt -Q -u [cPanelUserName] -p[cPanelPassword] –all-databases > /home/[cPanelUsername]/[FILE_NAME]_`date +\%d\%m\%y`.sql Replace the following in the above cron job with your account specific details: [cPanelUserName] [cPanelPassword] [cPanelUsername} [FILE_NAME] Step Six: Click the Add New Cron Job button Step Seven: Once this cron job has been created, you can check and confirm that the file…

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 “*”…

 How Do I Restore Backups In WHM?

By following these directions, you can easily restore backups in WHM if you’re on one of our Cloud or Dedicated servers with a WHM/cPanel license by following the steps in this guide.   Backup Restoration Option Step 1: Go to WHM (These log in details were provided in your welcome email when purchasing you cPanel license) Step 2: Go to the Backup section, either by finding in the column on the left-hand-side or selecting Backup among the available options in WHM menu   This can be done by searching for the word “backup” in the search bar     Step…

Installing WordPress using Softaculous

What Is WordPress? WordPress is one of the most popular CMSs (Content Management System) available today. It is also available as a free, automatic installation for all of our Shared, Business and Reseller hosting clients! Listed below is a step by step guide for logging into cPanel from your Hostwinds Client Area, and installing WordPress via the Softaculous Apps Installer.   How Do I Install WordPress with Softaculous? From your Hostwinds Client Area, select “Manage” next to the service plan that your domain is installed on. On the next page, select “Login to cPanel” from the left hand Actions menu….

How To Check and Unblock an IP from WHM

In order to improve security with cPanel / WHM, it is common to have a firewall installed. The most common being ConfigServer Security & Firewall. Otherwise known as csf. While this firewall is intended to prevent malicious users from gaining unauthorized access to the server, sometimes it might kick you out as well, as it may think you are an attacker. Usually this will happen if there are too many incorrect login attempts for cPanel, or even when trying to access email through webmail, from your mobile device or another email client. If this happens, you are able to unblock…

How To Upgrade Your Weebly Service

By default, the provided Weebly website builder included in our shared and business shared services, is the free version. This version of Weebly includes drag and drop features with a 500MB limitation. However, if you enjoy Weebly, and you would like to upgrade to a more powerful version with lots of new features and abilities, you can do so by following the directions described below.   How To Upgrade Weebly To begin upgrading your Weebly experience, you will first need to log into your cPanel account. Once logged into your cPanel, follow these next steps. Step 1: Select Weebly from…