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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….

How to Configure Custom Nameservers in WHM

Hostwinds Cloud, VPS, and Dedicated servers allow you to start your own website design, website development, and/or web hosting business using a server with an optional cPanel & WHM License. There are many benefits to setting this up. In this guide we will go through setting up and using your own Custom Nameservers for your domain. This can be accomplished during the initial setup of cPanel & WHM Configuration area when you first login to your WHM service. To continue with this guide, you will want to have purchased a Hostwinds Cloud, VPS or Dedicated Server with a cPanel license…

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 Prepare the Server for ClipBucket

ClipBucket is an open source script that allows you to host your own video sharing website similar to Youtube. This article will cover how to configure your server for the installation of ClipBucket in a CentOS environment with cPanel. If you’d like to install the ClipBucket software, please refer to our guide: How to install ClipBucket. You’ll need to be logged into your server via SSH before proceeding.   Add the following repository using nano   nano /etc/yum.repos.d/linuxtech.repo     Add the following to the file that you just created   [linuxtech] name=LinuxTECH baseurl=http://pkgrepo.linuxtech.net/el6/release/ enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=http://pkgrepo.linuxtech.net/el6/release/RPM-GPG-KEY-LinuxTECH.NET     Save…

Definition of Software/Services Icons

manage, upgrade, and remove any cPanel addons (called cPAddons) you would like on your cPanel service. These are software packages that can help with development of your website, such as running blogs, bulletin boards, ecommerce software, guestbooks, or any other software available.   Optimize Website The Optimize Website service helps increase the speed of your website by compressing any content you specify for your visitors so that it can be in a smaller, compressed format to be sent faster to your users. The mod_deflate Apache module must be enabled, so be sure to check if you are having any issues…

How To Change File Permissions

When working with Linux, there may come a time where you will need to modify file or folder permissions due to a 403 error on your Website, or for a certain script or program to run properly. This can either be done using cPanel’s File Manager, which makes this an easy process or directly from the command line, for those who don’t have cPanel. As always, before making changes to your files and folders, we highly suggest taking a local backup to your computer so that it can easily be restored.   How To Change Permissions With cPanel   Log…

What Are File System Permissions on Linux?

If you are working through cPanel or on any Linux machine, you may have heard the term permissions. This is odd to hear at first, but essentially these are what determine who has access to what files. For example, if you have your website, you will want visitors to view your website, but not make any changes. This is done through proper permissions to ensure they can only read the files. We will cover the basics of what permissions are and how you can use them to protect your files through your File Manager and is intended for Hostwinds clients…

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…

How to Install a WordPress Theme

…WordPress admin area, resulting in a message similar to: The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini In this instance, you can still install the theme, but with a couple of additional steps. You would need to upload your theme via either FTP or the cPanel File Manager. To perform via cPanel, first login to your cPanel, and go to the File Manager. You will want to then go to public_html -> wp-content -> themes, this is where you should upload your theme’s zip file.     Once you’ve uploaded the theme file, click the link to go back…