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How to Install CentOS Web Panel on Cloud VPS

You can install an impressive number of software applications onto your Hostwinds Cloud VPS with the click of a button. When it comes to hosting your websites, one of the more popular options is CentOS Web Panel, which you can install at Hostwinds with the click of a button.   What is CentOS Web Panel? CentOS Web Panel, also called CWP, is a free web hosting control and administration panel for hosting and managing websites and their associated services such as emails and zone records. CWP has extensive support and features, and is compatible with cPanel backups making it a…

WordPress Staging Area and Site Cloning

…To Create A WordPress Staging area We will cover a quick and easy method of creating the staging area in the rest of this guide.   As a best practice before beginning any stagin or cloning it is advisable to backup your entire site.   Using the Softaculous Installer from cPanel Step One: Go into cPanel and choose Softaculous Apps Installer     Step Two: Select Installations at the top of the page     Step Three: Find your desired WordPress installation and click the double paper icon     Step Four: In the staging window fill in the appropriate…

How To Publish Your Site With Weebly

…on Yes, un-publish, and Weebly will begin the process of Unpublishing your site. When Weebly un-publishes a site, it will remove any files that were previously published to your sites file folder. This will not revert it to what it was previously. If you want to revert back, you will need a backup of what the site previously was and restore from that. With our Backups addon, you can get Nightly backups of your full cPanel, including your sites files.   Related Articles Weebly Store Overview – An indepth look at the Store feature as offered with the Weebly Website…

Hostwinds’ Migration Policy

…successful, our team will provide you with your updated nameservers to point your domain(s) to your service and to finalize your migration.   Limitations Hostwinds will not merge multiple cPanel accounts into a single cPanel account.   Migrations for Downgrades of Service If you are downgrading your Hostwinds service, and your service is fully managed, Hostwinds will assist you with the migration within the first 60 days of service for the newly purchased service. Hostwinds goes to great lengths to make migrations as easy for you as we can and want to make sure you are able completely satisfied with…

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…

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…

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:…

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…

How to Change Your Hostname in WHM

…to you to create an A record for the hostname so that it can be reached over the internet:   Clicking the Add an A entry for your hostname button will take you to the following page:   Simply verifying the IP in the textbox is the correct IP for your server and clicking Add Entry will set the A record for your hostname.   Related Articles cPanel and WHM Overview Definition of WHM Functions How to Change Your Hostname in Linux How to Change Your Hostname in Virtualmin How to Stop cPanel/WHM from Automatically Redirecting to the Server Hostname…

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…