Do You Support PHP, MYSQL and/or PERL?

When choosing a hosting provider it is important to understand what software they directly support and offer. We’re often asked if we support PHP, MySQL, and Perl on our services. The short answer to this is yes, we do. A few more definitive points regarding this are listed for you below. All of our servers fully support PHP, MySQL, and Perl. Base operating system installations in a VPS or dedicated are minimal installs and would need the specific packages installed after deployment. If you’re including cPanel/WHM with your VPS or dedicated server these packages are installed along with the control…

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…

Minimum System Requirements

Hostwinds offers several operating systems to chose from, either Linux or Windows, in a variety of versions. This guide’s intent is to list the minimum requirements each of these systems require in order to operate so that you are successful while using your services. All of our current Dedicated and VPS server plans meet these requirements.   cPanel Minimum Requirements are not included in this guide   Linux OS Minimum Server Requirements   CentOS 6   512MB of system memory (RAM) 1GB of disk space   CentOS 7   512MB of system memory (RAM) 10GB of disk space   Note:…

Cloud Instance Overview

…Instances cPanel (CentOS 7 + cPanel) CPVLab (CentOS 7 + CPVLab) LAMP Stack (CentOS 7 + LAMP) Minecraft (McMyAdmin) WordPress (CentOS 7 + WordPress)   Additional charges may apply for application licenses   Available Addons There are a number of available, additional addons you can order for your server. These include:   Basic Server Monitoring Monitoring service that is highly customizable and submits a support ticket on your behalf when your service fails a check/test. This allows our support technicians to review and resolve the issue without your interaction being required. Our monitoring service is highly recommended if you’re running…

Hostwinds White Label Reseller Overview

…for a Hostwinds White Label Reseller account is $10/mo.   What Is Included With White Label Specifically White Label comes with the following: 1 free domain name registration for the first year * 1 dedicated IP for your White Label Reseller web hosting account cPanel access to manage your domain and emails, with the equivalent of Shared Basic Hosting. (please review Shared Hosting Overview for more information) WHMCS license key to help you manage your web hosting billing & automation Discounts off products depending on the amount sold   * Free Domain is for any domain that Hostwinds supports and…

Why Won’t my PHP Script send mail?

…A PHP Script There are various ways that can be used in PHP to send emails. In this example, we will be using the PHPMailer. Make sure that you have the email address that you will be sending emails from already created on the server. For cPanel, we have a guide on how to do that here. Once you have that email address created, you can proceed with the steps below. Since this will be done using PHP code, you can create a test PHP file. For now, name it as sendemail.php After the page is created, you will want…

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…

Enable HTTPS In WordPress

…for your WordPress site if you have already installed WordPress using Softaculous. Modify The URL Directly in the Database With phpMyAdmin Aside from setting the Protocol to be HTTPS when WordPress is initially installed. The best way to make sure that this is updated for all the URLs in your site is to do this directly from the Database.   First you will want to start off by logging into your phpMyAdmin installation. This is available in the Databases section of cPanel. Once inside of phpMyAdmin, you will want to click on the database that your WordPress is using from…

Weebly Website Builder Store Overview

…cover all of this in this article.   Where To Find The Store Settings Step One: Login to your cPanel Step Two: Navigate to the Weebly Application from your cPanel     Step Three: From the title bar at the top select Store from the list.     Step Four: Clicking on the Store option will bring you to a new page where you will be able to manage the aspects of your Store built with Weebly.   What Can Be Modified In The Store Settings When on the Store options page, there will be a few options for what…

How To Select And Manage Theme Options With Weebly

Weebly Website Builder is available to Hostwinds clients customers who have a shared or business web hosting service. In this article we will discuss how to install and manage your theme(s), theme options, changing fonts, turn the guide on and off, as well as editing your HTML/CSS options. Prior to beginning, you will need to be logged into your cPanel and have already started with a Weebly site.   Weebly Themes When building your Weebly site you will be able to choose a theme during installation and setup. Feel free, at any time, to pick any theme as you will…