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…

Definition of Advanced Icons

The Advanced section in cPanel allows users to setup and manage more advanced functionality for their website(s).     This article will go over a brief explanation of the icons that can be found in the Advanced section of cPanel.     This interface will allow you to create custom crons to help automate certain tasks.     This will allow you to perform a domain lookup or run a trace-route.     The Index Manager allows you to customize the way a directory is viewed on the web.     You can create custom error pages for common error…

Definition of Databases Icons

The Database section in cPanel allows you to administer every aspect of your MySQL database. Using this interface you can do things such as create new databases, add users to existing databases, and manage database tables to name a few. It is suggested to create all new databases through cPanel before working with them directly.     In this article we will briefly overview each option that is available in the database section.     phpMyAdmin allows you to view or edit your databases directly if you need to create new tables, import a databases, execute SQL queries directly, and…

CPV Lab Setup Guide

…and access the lib folder i. Set write permissions 666 to “db_params.php’ file b. Open the license folder i. Set write permissions 666 to “license.php” c. Set write permissions 777 to the following (Not needed if server uses SUEXEC): i. phpbrowscapBrowserCache ii. WURFLres iii. WURFLresstoragecache iv. WURFLresstoragepersistence Create MySQL Database a. Go to your cPanel b. Head to MySQL Database c. Fill in database name and Create Database d. Add a New User to the database e. Add the New User to your New Database f. Set user permissions Open Install Page a. Head to root in your website and…

Set a Permanent (301) Redirect Using .htaccess

…  #Redirect www to non www RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.(.*)$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%1/$1 [R=301,L]     There are other variations of redirection rules/code, however these are generally the most commonly used. Don’t forget to save your .htaccess file once you’re satisfied with the edits that you have made.   If you have access to cPanel, you can create 301 redirects in your .htaccess file by using the Redirect option under Domains   Related Articles Creating and Editing an .htaccess File Change the Default Index Page Using .htaccess Optimize Website Using .htaccess File How To Access cPanel

What’s the Difference Between Horde, Roundcube and SquirrelMail

Choosing a default Webmail application can be a bit confusing, especially if you do not really know the differences between the applications that cPanel provides. These differences are fairly subtle and the choice generally comes down to your personal preference and what you find useful in a mail client. In this article we will discuss these differences as well as visually illustrate them so that you can make an informed decision without the need to scour the internet for this information. The first time you open Webmail, you will notice that you can set any of these Webmail clients as…

Generating a CSR Request (and What it is)

…your Hostwinds account. Step 2: Choose your Web Server Type from the drop-down menu Most common types are cPanel and Microsoft IIS 5.x   Step 3: Start your CSR Request   What Is A CSR? A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is an encoded chunk of text generated during your SSL application. To complete your SSL you must copy the Encoded CSR provided during the application process and send it to the Certificate Authority. The CSR is used by certificate authorities (CA’s) to generate your SSL.   Generating A CSR Request Enter your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) from the drop-down menu…

PHPMyAdmin Overview

What is PHPMyAdmin?   The administration of a MySQL database throughout the internet is managed by a tool written in PHP called PHPMyAdmin. The database itself is first setup in cPanel but PHPMyAdmin manages its functions. For example, PHPMyAdmin can create and alter databases. You can use it to add, edit, delete fields, drop entire databases, run SQL statements or even transmit information into different formats and administer keys. Basically, any table command you would run from shell at the mysql prompt can be accomplished here in this graphical user interface.   How Do I Access PHPMyAdmin?   To find…

DNS Record Types Explained

…TTL value. For example, a 3600 value tells servers to check your website every hour for new updates.   TXT Machine readable data that includes sender Policy Framework, DNS-SD, DMARC, DKIM and opportunistic encryption. This started originally as random human readable text.   URL Record A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is the web address of the website on the Internet. This is information you type into your browser to direct it to a specific website, like, www.hostwinds.com.   Helpful Related Articles cPanel Zone Editor Advanced Zone Editor (CPanel) A General Overview Of DNS How Do I Find My Nameservers?…