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Reset a DNS Zone

You can reset your DNS zones back to the original default settings in WHM by doing the following: Login to WHM Head to Home > DNS Functions This can be located quickly by searching for “DNS” in the search bar Select the Reset a DNS Zone option     Choose the domain you want to reset DNS settings for Click Reset     Related Articles Adding a DNS Zone Deleting a DNS Zone Editing a DNS Zone…

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…

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…

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,…

How to Change a CNAME Record

…More Information Should you desire to know more about the records you may edit, feel free to review our article summarizing the cPanel Zone Editor. If you desire to know how to modify records in WHM, we have a handy guide on How to Edit DNS Zones in WHM as well. We also have a comprehensive Guide to DNS Record Types should you need to review what types of records there are. Should you ever need any assistance changing any of your domain records, please feel free to contact our Technical Support via Support Ticket, or by contacting our LiveChat…

How to Add IP’s to a cPanel Based KVM Server

Once the IP’s have been provisioned/assigned to the server in question, log into the WHM interface on the server. Once logged in, use the search bar to locate the “Add a New IP Address” option; which should be under the “IP Functions” section. This can be achieved more quickly by searching for “ip”. Click on “Add a New IP Address”, which will take you to the interface that is used to add IP’s in WHM/cPanel. To add an IP, simply copy the IP that you’d like to add from the clients product page in WHMCS, and paste it in the…

How To Stay Informed About Breaking Security Updates or Patches

How Do I Stay Up-To-Date With New Security Patches And Updates? One of the best ways to stay up to date with updates or security patches, is to update your server often and have a schedule to do so. Monthly updates are completely acceptable, however it’s better to run updates weekly or twice a week. This will ensure that your server is always as up to date as possible. WordPress, cPanel and WHM will often tell you if there is a critical or new update available. If you aren’t sure how to update your current system, you should check out our…

What Can You Do with a Cloud Server?

…So of course, you get better performance and it can handle more traffic and more processes running at once. You also have much more control, as you have root access. This means you can install whatever software, apps or scripts you want as needed. With shared hosting, you’re limited to what’s available. Note: cPanel is not included on our VPS’s and would be an additional $13.00/mo upon purchase for Linux servers only. It would include WHM/cPanel with full root access to assist with the management of your website(s) and is recommended to purchase a tier 3 or higher because of…

How to Change Your Hostname In Linux

The hostname is a feature with Linux operating systems that allows identification of a server. This can be used to easily determine the difference between two servers. Aside from personal identification of the server, the hostname is used with most network processes and other applications may rely on this as well. For example, cPanel / WHM uses the hostname for internal processes. Display Current Hostname Step One: Log into your server via SSH Step Two: Type in the following command and hit Enter on your keyboard hostname How To Change Your Hostname In CentOS 7 and Debian 9 and Ubuntu…

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…