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HostWinds Cloud Control quick start guide

…documented on this page. Maintenance Events We always make sure your services are optimized. For that reason, we will document times when our system needs maintenance for your conveinece. Related Articles: How To Upload Own ISO Image How To Set Up Private Nameservers at a Registrar How To Change DNS Servers In Virtualmin Best Security Practices For A Linux Server Managing Parked Domains Within WHM VPS & Dedicated Server Cloud Backups Finding and Changing Your Cloud VPS Server Password How To Import Accounts from WHM into WHMCS Why Do I Have an Invoice for Extra Volume Usage? How To Access…

Shared / Business Web Hosting Account Security

Hostwinds Account Security is a top priority and we take this very seriously. We go to great lengths to make sure your web hosting services are as secure as possible with the latest versions of the Operating System and cPanel/WHM for you so that you can focus on building your website. We also have a team of engineers that are constantly monitoring your server and the Hostwinds network to maximize server uptime. Our engineers monitor your server 24/7/365. cPanel / FTP Account Username We provide users with a unique, randomly generated username to avoid possible brute-force attempts into your account,…

Reseller Center Overview

This article is intended for VPS, Cloud and Dedicated Server clients who have access to Web Host Manager (WHM). cPanel licenses can be purchased with your VPS, Cloud or Dedicated Server for an additional cost to give you the ability to use cPanel and WHM to manage your accounts and the server configurations. What is the Reseller Center? The Reseller Center is a management dashboard for all your reseller accounts. This is where you can add, remove, and manage reseller privileges in the server. You can find this section by heading to Resellers > Reseller Center.     In this…

Why is My Mail Going to My Recipient’s SPAM Folder?

…authentic and not being spoofed. These DNS records are SPF, DKIM, and DMARC records. All three are TXT records that can be set on any domain. Having these records on your domain’s DNS help mailservers further authenticate that the source of a mail item is legitimate. It can also help to ensure that the rDNS for your IP address is set to the primary domain served from that IP address.   SPF SPF records are TXT entries that specifies what servers are allowed to send email for your domain, identified by their IP addresses. cPanel/WHM includes built in tools to…

Getting Started With The White Label Reseller Service

…receive payments, as well as personalizing the WHMCS installation to be more Unique to your company. Related Articles How To Use WHMCS Todo List – How you can utilize the To-Do List feature included with WHMCS to stay on top of tasks. How To Import Accounts From WHM Into WHMCS – If you have an existing cPanel / WHM Server with cPanel accounts, this guide will assist in converting them over to WHMCS Client Accounts. How To Use Email Marketing With WHMCS – How you can utilize WHMCS’ built in Email Marketer to expand your horizons and get new clients….

How To Resolve Problems When Sending Email

…also ping mail.yourdomain.com for further investigation if you are pointing your MX record to mail.yourdomain.com Blacklisted Your IP may have been blacklisted. Use one of these blacklist checkers to see if your server or IP has been blacklisted: Mx Toolbox Blacklist Check Blacklist Monitor SPAM You may be sending SPAM whether you realize it or not. Please contact our support team to request your email logs and email activity be reviewed if you feel that this is a possibility. Mail Queue The mail queue may be full or stopped. You only have access to this through WHM though. Go to WHM

Adding a Secondary MySQL Server

How do I setup a separate server for MySQL in WHM? You can setup a server to handle MySQL, which can help if your site(s) get a lot of traffic or are running big databases. (See below for important notes)   Install MySQL on the remote MySQL server if it’s not already installed Log in to WHM on the web server Go to Home > SQL Services This can be located quickly by searching for “sql” in the search bar Select Manage MySQL® Profiles     Click the Add Profile button     Enter the Profile Name Select the Configuration…

List Of Useful Ports To Know At Hostwinds

…mind that the below ports may not be available or opened depending on the service you purchased.   Name Port HTTP 80 FTP 21 Secure Shell (SSH) 22 Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) 25 MySQL 3306 (by default) cPanel 2083 WHM 2087 Webmail 2096 Domain Name System (DNS) 53 Outgoing SMTP (secured) 465 Receiving IMAP (secured) 993 Receiving POP3 (secured) 995 Outgoing SMTP (unsecured) 587 Receiving IMAP (unsecured) 143 Receiving POP3 (unsecured) 110   Related Articles   Common Commands (Centos 7) Common Linux Commands cPanel and WHM Overview   Related Resources   Service Name and Transport Protocol Port Number Registry…

How to Install cPanel on your VPS

cPanel is the most widely-used web-based control panel in the web hosting industry. Shared and Business web hosting as well as Reseller web hosting plans with Hostwinds include access to cPanel to manage the web hosting account from an easy to use Control Panel. Hostwinds Cloud VPS and Dedicated Servers do not include access to cPanel by default, although you can purchase a cPanel license for your Cloud VPS or Dedicated Server if you need to use cPanel/WHM on your Cloud VPS or Dedicated Server. This guide will discuss how to install cPanel on your Cloud VPS or Dedicated Server…