Mounting Restic Backups to a Linux Server

With Linux (unfortunately, this feature is not available for Windows) you can mount your restic repo to a location of your choice, to navigate ALL of your snapshots in a directory tree. As with any interaction with Restic, you must first initialize the repo to perform actions within restic, to do so follow this guide.…

Cloud Instance Overview

What is a Cloud Instance?   Cloud Instances are VPSs (Virtual Private Servers) on the Hostwinds’ Cloud platform. These instances are virtualized within our Cloud platform using enterprise drives and hardware for the dedicated resources your instance utilizes. Cloud Instances can be quickly spun up in just a few clicks of your mouse and can…

What are My Operating System Options?

When it comes to our Web Shared, Business, Reseller, and White Label reseller hosting packages, the only option we provide is Linux web hosting environments on a LAMP stack framework (Linux server, Apache webserver or equivalent, MySQL or equivalent, and PHP development). Our Web Shared, Reseller, and White Label reseller web hosting are all on…

Common Linux Commands

Linux is an open source operating system that has been available since the mid 1990’s and powers multiple devices from home appliances to smartphones. Linux is comprised of various different distributions such as Ubuntu, CentOS and Linux Mint. Each distro has it’s own take on the desktop and overall user environment for home PC use,…

How to Create a PHP Info Page

How to Create a PHP Info Page   Creating a simple PHP info page is a great way to test your server’s PHP processing capabilities. This will not only confirm that PHP is installed and working as expected, but will also allow you to see what modules are installed and active on your server. The…

How to Install Virtualmin (CentOS 7)

What is Virtualmin? Virtualmin is a Webmin module that is typically used to manage multiple virtual hosts through a single interface, similar to cPanel. It supports multiple functions such as creating/managing Apache virtual hosts, MySQL database creation/management, generating DNS zones, managing mailboxes, and much more.   How do I install Virtualmin on CentOS 7? This…

How to View Running Processes in Virtualmin

Linux is an open source kernel that is used in many different Unix like Operating systems, such as CentOS, Ubuntu and OpenElec – just to name a few. Virtualmin is a free and open source control panel that can run on top of or rather in tandem with Linux on a server to help you…

How to Install Packages Using Virtualmin

Typically to install software in a Linux based environment you’d do so using the package manager for that Linux distro from within the Linux shell (command line). If this sounds like something you’d be interested in we have covered this topic for both Ubuntu 14.04 and CentOS 7 in the following two articles:   How…

Installing WordPress using Softaculous

What Is WordPress?   WordPress is one of the most popular CMSs (Content Management System) available today.  It is also available as a free, automatic installation for all of our Shared, Business and Reseller hosting clients!  Listed below is a step by step guide for logging into cPanel from your Hostwinds Client Area, and installing…

Setting up the Hostwinds VPN on Linux

  If you’re using something different, the steps you take are probably very similar to the steps outlined here. However, we recommend referring to the documentation for your tool if it’s something different.   Things you should have ready:   Hostwinds VPN TBLK file that you can download here The login credentials we emailed to…

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