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How to Backup a MySQL Database in cPanel

How do I Backup a MySQL Database in cPanel? This article will cover how to perform a MySQL database backup in cPanel. Please note that you’ll need to be logged into cPanel before proceeding. If you’re not sure how to login to cPanel, please check out our guide: How to access cPanel . To generate a MySQL backup, please refer to the following steps   Under the Databases section click phpMyAdmin     PHPMy Admin will load in a new tab Select the database to backup on the left hand side Click Export on the toolbar Select Quick – display…

cPanel Hotlink Protection

…For example, if you want to protect image files, you would want to protect file extensions like “jpg”, “png”, “gif”, etc. You are then also given the option to allow direct access to the files, while still protecting them from embedding. This means that you can access the files directly in a web browser, but another site would not be able to embed them. Finally, you can also set a URL that someone is redirected to instead when their request is blocked by the hotlink protection. Related Articles Definitions of Security Icons in cPanel How To Access cPanel cPanel Indexes…

How to Setup and Configure CloudFlare in cPanel

Setting up Cloudflare in cPanel Guide   The CloudFlare plugin comes pre-installed on our Shared and Business hosting packages and can be accessed via the Software section in cPanel. If you’re on a Cloud or Dedicated server you’ll need to install the plugin using the steps below. Note: You’ll need an account with Cloudflare to utilize this plugin. Note: Install using a Secure Socket Shell client like Putty. Using the root user, access the server via SSH Issue the following while logged in via SSH curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/cloudflare/CloudFlare-CPanel/master/cloudflare.install.sh -k HOST_API_KEY -n ‘YOUR_COMPANY_NAME’ HOST_API_KEY will look similar to 56yt8x9s987dfy4324bnv ‘YOUR_COMPANY_NAME’ should…

Setting Your Update Preferences for cPanel/WHM

How Do I Change WHM and cPanel Update Settings? If you want to change the way updates are handled for WHM, you can do so under Server Configuration. You can also choose how cPanel is updated when WHM is updated. Whether you want automatic updates or prefer to do them manually, here’s how to change your update preferences… Change WHM/cPanel Update Settings Log in as root user on WHM Go to Home > Server Configuration >  Update Preferences Choose the Release Tier and the frequency in which updates are performed (Automatic, Manual or Never) under Daily Updates Scroll down and click…

Remote MySQL in cPanel

…shared or business hosting package. Then click on the Login to cPanel on the left side of the page. Adding MySQL Remote Access Hosts To be able to utilize Remote MySQL, you will need to add the connecting IP to the whitelist for your account. This can be done through the cPanel under the Remote MySQL icon in the Databases section. Once on this page, you’ll want to enter the host’s name (fully qualified domain name) or the IP of the system making the connection and click Add Host. Once you have added the host IP, just click on ‘Add…

cPanel Indexes

This article is about using cPanel to manage the indexing of your folders. In order to prevent the listing of the contents of your folder, this is a way to ensure your website visitors are not able to view the contents of a folder that does not contain an index file such as index.php, index.html, index.htm or another filename that can serve as your homepage. This article is intended for a Shared Hosting, Business Hosting, Reseller Hosting or other clients who have purchased a cPanel license through Hostwinds are using cPanel on any of our Shared Web Hosting services. Hostwinds clients may…

How to Change a cPanel Password

If you have lost your cPanel password or want to change it, you can reset it easily from your Hostwinds client area.   You Will Need:   A Hostwinds account Any Shared or Business hosting plan   Procedure: Log into your Hostwinds client area. You can access this at https://clients.hostwinds.com/login.php Once logged in go to Services > My Services. Click on the Manage button on the line for the cPanel service you would like to reset the password on. Click Change Password. Your existing cPanel username and password is shown above the New Password field. You can changeit by filling…

Creating a Downloadable File in cPanel

How do I Create a Downloadable File in cPanel? In some instances you may find that you need to make a file available to download through your website. Essentially the file would first need to be uploaded to your website and then you’ll need to make sure that the permissions for the file have been set accordingly. To do this please review the following steps. Please note that you’ll need to first be logged into your cPanel account, if you’re not sure how to do this you can refer to the following guide: How to access cPanel   Once logged…