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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…

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 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…

Temporarily Change WordPress URL (siteurl and home)

…Option 1: Edit wp-config.php In the root directory of your WordPress installation (public_html on a hosting package (or /var/www/html on a VPS, depending on OS and setup) will be the wp-config.php file. In cPanel use the File Manager to navigate to public_html (or the subdomain WordPress is installed in), click the wp-config.php file and click Edit in the file manager. – or – In ssh, cd to /var/www/html or to the document root where WordPress is installed and Edit this file in your favorite Text Editor. For example, type nano wp-config.php to open this file so that you can make…

FTP Server Configuration in WHM

…Per IP Address: Specifies the maximum number of concurrent FTP connections per IP address. Allow Logins With Root Password: Specifies whether the root password can be used to login to all FTP accounts. Broken Clients Compatibility: Specifies whether to ignore parts of the FTP protocol standards that may cause issues with some FTP clients or firewalls. To make any changes to these, simply enter or select the values you want for the options you want to modify and click Save.   Related Articles cPanel Web Disk Configuration in WHM cPanel Web Services Configuration in WHM Exim Configuration Manager in WHM…

Mailserver Configuration in WHM

WHM provides you with a full list of options to customize the built in Dovecot mailserver to suit your email needs. You can reach the Mailserver Configuration page under the Service Configuration section of WHM. This guide is intended for Hostwinds Cloud VPS clients who have a cPanel license and access to WHM or any Hostwinds Dedicated Server clients who have a cPanel license with access to WHM.   Mailserver Configuration   Protocols Enabled: Specifies what mail protocols Dovecot listens on. IPv6 Enabled: Specifies whether to have Dovecot listen for IPv6 address requests. Allow Plaintext Authentication: Specifies whether remote clients…

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 Password Protect a Directory in Virtualmin

As far as control panels go, cPanel is a fairly common industry standard, however it comes at a cost. But what if you simply did not like cPanel or did not want to pay for a control panel and still wanted to use a control panel? The answer is Virtualmin/Webmin! Virtualmin/Webmin is an open source control panel that allows you to manage both your server and your websites with the familiar comfort of a GUI. In this article we will cover how to password protect a directory using the built in functionality of Virtualmin. This article implies that you have…

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…

Transfer/Migrate a Server with No Downtime (or Database Lag)

How Can I Transfer Servers With No Downtime? If you’re using a Cloud or Dedicated server and want to change servers, you can do the following to ensure there’s no downtime:   This guide is written with both servers using WHM/cPanel, however, the general principles should be applicable to most transfers.   These steps are ONLY to be utilized once the content from the original server has been restored to the new server and confirmed working. These steps should be performed just before updating the nameservers for the transferred domain(s). If you have not transferred the content to the new…