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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…

How To Stay Informed About Breaking Security Updates or Patches

How Do I Stay Up-To-Date With New Security Patches And Updates? One of the best ways to stay up to date with updates or security patches, is to update your server often and have a schedule to do so. Monthly updates are completely acceptable, however it’s better to run updates weekly or twice a week. This will ensure that your server is always as up to date as possible. WordPress, cPanel and WHM will often tell you if there is a critical or new update available. If you aren’t sure how to update your current system, you should check out…

Common WordPress Issues – Problems

…backup your databases before making any changes so that Hostwinds can easily restore your account from a backup Turn on Debug Go to your cPanel’s File Manager or connect through FTP Go to your WordPress document root or folder where this is installed Open the wp-config.php file Add the following line: define(‘WP_DEBUG’, true);   Take note of any errors that show up, if any so that we can help Plugins The second thing we recommend is checking your plugins.   Go to your cPanel’s File Manager or connect through FTP Go to your wp-content folder Rename the plugins folder See…

Enterprise Email Setup Guide

How Do I Setup My Enterprise Email? You can setup your Enterprise Email with Hostwinds by following the steps outlined below. After completing your order, account details will be sent to you via email. Refer to them throughout this guide to enter the correct information.   Note : In this example we’ll be showing you how to set up email through your Nameserver.   Head to your DNS controls for your website a. For example, CloudFlare or where the DNS is controlled for your website such as your cPanel Login to your account where you’ll be making these changes Locate…

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…

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…

Allow Editing of Hidden/System Files

Some files you want to edit may be hidden by default. A common file like this is the .htaccess file. You can choose to show these files in both cPanel and FileZilla by performing the following steps:   How do I Show Hidden Files in FileZilla?   Click Server at the top Click Force show hidden files from the dropdown   How do I Show Hidden Files in cPanel?   Go to File Manager     Click Settings (In paper lantern theme, this is a button at the top right)     Click the box for Show Hidden Files (dotfiles)…

Increasing Maximum Number Of Simultaneous Connections Beyond 10 In FileZilla

…as Host, Port, Protocol, Logon Type, User, and Password…A brief explanation of these values are as follows:   Host: Your domain name or IP address Port: The default FTP port is 21, and the default ssh port (for SFTP) is 22 Protocol: FTP or SFTP Encryption: This should be set to “Use explicit FTP over TLS if available” Logon Type: Typically this should be set to Normal User: The username that you’re using to connect, this can be root or your cPanel username Password: The FTP password for the user you’re using to connect   Step 5: Once you’ve entered…

Spam Related Questions

…says it came from actually came from said domain. You can follow this guide on How to Setup SPF and DKIM Records in cPanel.   Validate Your Emails Sometimes even after setting SPF and DKIM records, your emails are still being filtered. In this case the next step is to add a DMARC record. DMARC stands for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance, and is an email-validation system that builds on top of the SPF and DKIM system to not only authenticate, but also validate the emails sent. You can use the guide on How to Setup DMARC Records in…

How Do I Add An IPv6 Range Through WHM?

…Reserved button   7a: Available – addresses can be assigned 7b: Reserved – addresses can not be assigned   Step 8: Include a description of the range in the Range Notes text box Step 9: Click the Add Range button     Make sure your server is configured for IPv6 before you attempt to add them. If you need help with this, see our guide on how to add IPv6 assignments.   Related Articles cPanel and WHM Overview How to Change the Root MYSQL Password For WHM How to Get Started with your New cPanel Server Definition of WHM Functions…