Free SSL from Let’s Encrypt

Search Knowledge Base by Keyword Search Free SSL from Let’s Encrypt You are here: KB Home Dedicated Servers Free SSL from Let's Encrypt What is Let’s Encrypt? Let’s Encrypt is a Certificate Authority (CA) that provides free Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate to enable verified HTTPS on your website.  They will provide you with an…

What is an SSL Certificate?

Search Knowledge Base by Keyword Search What is an SSL Certificate? You are here: KB Home SSLs What is an SSL Certificate? A Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate, when installed, encrypts information and transactions to securely transfer it from browser to web server safely. They work by using a cryptographic system where two keys bind…

DNS Record Types Explained

Search Knowledge Base by Keyword Search DNS Record Types Explained You are here: KB Home DNS DNS Record Types Explained The Domain Name System (DNS) is the directory for the internet that helps organize and identify locations.  It’s a guide that helps direct people to a desired location, like a home address.  DNS translates the…

How to Change a CNAME Record

Search Knowledge Base by Keyword Search How to Change a CNAME Record You are here: KB Home cPanel Domains 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…

How To Add Wildcard DNS Records

Search Knowledge Base by Keyword Search How To Add Wildcard DNS Records You are here: KB Home cPanel Domains 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.     Step…

A Record for Your Domain

Search Knowledge Base by Keyword Search A Record for Your Domain You are here: KB Home WHM (Web Host Manager) A Record for Your Domain There are a couple ways that the A record for your domain can be set. You can either do this from within cPanel or WHM. If you are on our…

How To Lower WordPress Resource Usage

Search Knowledge Base by Keyword Search How To Lower WordPress Resource Usage You are here: KB Home WordPress How To Lower Wordpress Resource Usage In this article, we’ll share a few tips to optimize your WordPress site, as well as speed it up for quicker load times. The first thing you should do, if you…

How To Install Joomla Using Softaculous

Search Knowledge Base by Keyword Search How To Install Joomla Using Softaculous You are here: KB Home Joomla How To Install Joomla Using Softaculous How Do I Install Joomla Easily With Softaculous? Step 1:  First you will want to Go to your cPanel, which can be accessed from the Hostwinds Client Area or yourdomain.com/cpanel. Step 2:  Next,…

What Can You Do With A Cloud Server?

Search Knowledge Base by Keyword Search What Can You Do With A Cloud Server? You are here: KB Home Getting Started What Can You Do With A Cloud Server? While running a website may be one of the most popular reasons for using an independent server, there are actually many other things they can be…

Shared Hosting Overview

Search Knowledge Base by Keyword Search Shared Hosting Overview You are here: KB Home Shared / Business Shared Hosting Overview What Is Shared Hosting? Shared Hosting is a web hosting package on a server that’s shared between other users who have purchased a shared hosting package. These packages provide an affordable solution for individuals or…