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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…

Perform Virus Scan on Shared/Business/Reseller Hosting from cPanel

This guide is about running a virus scanner on your cPanel. This is intended to check if your web hosting files or cPanel email have acquired any malware by using the built in tool that is included with your account.   How To Run the Scan   Login to your cPanel Scroll down to the Advanced section Select the Virus Scanner Select the files you would like to perform this scan on. The options are Mail, your Entire Home Directory, the Public Web space and the Public FTP space Click the Scan Now button to start Let the scan run…

Setting Up Inside cPanel vs Nameserver Setup

too Look for Nameserver tab or location in the domain to manage your DNS records Change the Nameserver entries to match those Cloudflare provided   You can check through www.intoDNS.com to see that your nameservers entries match the ones Cloudflare provided.   To setup Cloudflare with a domain registered at Hostwinds, please check out article How To Edit Nameservers At Hostwinds. To setup Cloudflare with cPanel, please check out How To Setup And Configure Cloudflare In CPanel .   Helpful Related Articles   Cloudflare Setting Recommendations Protecting You Origin IP To Prevent DDOS Attack With Cloudflare Cloudflare Account Setup Guide…

How To Add Cron Jobs in cPanel

Creating cron jobs make it easier to automate common tasks that can be scheduled to run by the system. In most cases, a cron job is benefical when you need to run simple tasks from a script. Many website owners utilize cron jobs to save time and automate tasks.   Create A Cron Job In cPanel Step 1. Log into cPanel Step 2. Select Cron Jobs from the Advanced Section   Step 3. Scroll down the page to common settings and select the frequency and duration for your cron jobs. The drop down menu has prefilled settings to choose from….

cPanel Webalizer Metrics

cPanel has many tools to help you track the various statistics of your website and its traffic. Webalizer is a program installed through cPanel that displays traffic statistics. For more information about Webalizer, you can visit their website Webalizer.org.   How Can I Track My Website’s Statistics? The Webalizer tracker is located under the Metrics section on your cPanel home page.   If you click on the Webalizer option, you will be directed to the Webalizer page. It will show a list of all your cPanel’s domains, and their SSL equivalents. This will show some quick charts and graphs detailing…

cPanel License Expired

If when logging into WHM on your VPS, Cloud or Dedicated Server you receive a message stating that the license is expired there are steps you can take to attempt to resolve this issue.   Renew cPanel License You can check if your license is valid at http://verify.cpanel.net by entering the IP address of your server Log into your server via SSH using a client such as PuTTY Execute the command /usr/local/cpanel/cpkeyclt Refresh your browser or log out and back in to your WHM panel Confirm that the message has cleared If the license is not renewed, the issue may…

FTP Configuration Files in cPanel

You can connect Filezilla to your cPanel either manually or with a script that automatically configures Filezilla for you. You may also use CoreFTP or Cyberduck in the exact same way.   Configure Filezilla Manually Download and install Filezilla Open Filezilla Put in the same username and password as you use to login to your cPanel Port should be set to 21 – if it’s not, enter 21 Enter in your domain name such as domainname.com Click connect   Configure Filezilla automatically Download and install Filezilla Go to cPanel Go to FTP Accounts under File Manager Click Configure FTP account…

cPanel Visitors Metrics

cPanel offers many ways to track the various metrics you can measure your site by. One useful metric to check is the Visitors tracker, which logs the IP address of every visitor to your websites, all the files and pages they viewed and the time the access was attempted. You will also see the links that directed them to a page or file.   How Can I Track My Site Visitors? The Visitors tracker is located under the Metrics section on your cPanel home page.   If you click on the Visitors option, you will be directed to the Visitors…