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WordPress Application Template Overview

…complete and further review can be read here.   Existing WordPress Website If you already have an existing WordPress website and you want to migrate your website to Hostwinds, you may submit a support ticket requesting the transfer if your service is fully Managed. If your service is Unmanaged or you’d like to perform the migration yourself, follow the steps outlined here in our WordPress site to WordPress Application Template guide.   Helpful Related Articles Hostwinds Client Area Overview How To Access cPanel Easy FileZilla Setup Guide For cPanel A Beginners Guide To cPanel How To Install A WordPress Theme…

Deploy Static React App

…domain name to have a more professional looking website. If you are looking for more advanced options and have full control over the server configuration, and ready to move your app into a production environment, we suggest looking at our SSD Cloud VPS Servers.   Related Articles How To Access cPanel – How to easily access your cPanel interface with a Hostwinds service. Shared Hosting Overview – An overview of the features and what comes along with our Shared hosting plans. Business Hosting Overview – An overview of the features and what makes our Business hosting plan a great choice….

What Is The wp-config.php File?

…file by downloading it to your local computer. Then once the changes are made, reuploading to the server. But you can also edit this file within cPanel. Log into your cPanel. Once logged in, navigate to find the File Manager. From the File Manager, click through the folders to find where your WordPress is installed. Inside that folder you should see a wp-config.php file. Right click on that file and choose Edit. This will open up a text editor within cPanel where you can make direct edits to the file. Changing Database Login Credentials One of the most common reasons…

How to Login to Usermin

As far as control panels go, cPanel is a fairly common industry standard, however, it comes at a cost. What if you didn’t want to pay the fee or simply did not like cPanel, yet still wanted to use a control panel? The answer is Virtualmin/Webmin! Like WHM/cPanel, Virtualmin has a separate login pages to manage your server, website and even WebMail. In Virtualmin the WebMail interface is called Usermin and the focus of this article is to teach you how to access this interface via the web based login page. This article implies that you have already installed Virtualmin,…

Creating an Addon Domain

an Addon Domain? To create an addon domain you’ll need to follow these instructions after you access your cPanel account.   Head to Home > Domains > Addon Domains       Fill out the text box New Domain Name with the addon domains details The Subdomain and Document Root text boxes will automatically be created by the cPanel application a. If you wish to adjust the subdomain you can, this will allow you to create multiple addon domains with that username, but different extensions. For example, .com and .net. Create that username in this text box b. If you…

Common Reasons for a Slow Website

…reasons for websites running slow are as follows: A sharp increase in the amount of traffic your site gets Graphics, photos and images that are not optimized Databases that are not optimized No caching system in place for code, scripts, or resources A poor connection Too many processes, scripts, or plugins running simultaneously Too many redirects in the http request Errors in site code DNS misconfiguration Page composition and structure Site configuration In rare cases, server problems Poorly written or outdated scripts, website code or plugins or themes   Use cPanel to Optimize Your Website cPanel offers you the ability…

Creating a MySQL Database

How do I Setup a MySQL Database in cPanel? Setting up a database for your website can be done with just a few button clicks. Let’s go over the steps to create a MySQL Database from your cPanel account.   To start, look under the Databases section on your cPanel main page, and click on MySQL Databases.   You will be taken to the main page for controlling the MySQL Databases and Users. Since we are only worrying about creating a database right now, the following instructions will detail just how to do so.   1. In the Create new…

How to create a custom landing page using HTML and CSS

In this guide, you will learn how to create the basic ‘under construction’ landing page below using HTML and CSS.     In order to create a landing page, you will need to have a text editor, either the one provided in your cPanel file manager, Notepad++ or any text editor of your choice will work fine to follow along in this guide. If you are using a control panel such as cPanel you will add these files to either your public_html directory or the document root for your domain name. If you are not using a control panel you…

How to Change a CNAME Record

What is a CNAME Record? A CNAME record is designed to allow one domain or subdomain to point to another domain or subdomain. By default, CNAMEs are often used to ensure that your mail, ftp, and that www versions of your domain load to your proper domain (e.g. www.domain.com will point to domain.com). A common reason for changing a CNAME record is if your email server is hosted on a separate server than your domain. We’re going to show an example of changing the CNAME record in cPanel to point to Google’s email hosting.   How to Change a CNAME…

Webmail Issues

MySQL. If that doesn’t work, force a reinstallation with these commands if you are on a VPS: /usr/local/cpanel/bin/update-roundcube –force   /usr/local/cpanel/bin/update-horde –force   If you are receiving these errors on a Shared or Business hosting plan. You won’t have access to the command line, so we recommend contacting us as soon as possible. If the problem is strictly sending or receiving email, please check these guides: Issues Receiving Mail Issues Sending Mail If you should have any questions or would like assistance, do feel free to contact us through Live Chat, on our Phones, or by submitting a ticket with…