How to Use cPanel’s Optimize Website

What is Optimize Website?   Optimize Website is a content compression tool that helps remove the unnecessary gaps and text in files to speed load times.  Compression can be configured to automatically reduce the size of specific types of content when visitors access it. This can be done for certain types or all types of…

cPanel Visitor Analytics and Metrics

What cPanel Visitor Analytics and Metrics are There? There are a number of different statistical tools in their the cPanel analytics and metrics section for monitoring to help administrators with their hosting accounts.  Here is the list of tools the Metric section displays:   Visitors – Shows details of the most recent visitors Errors – Collects, counts and logs…

How do I do Full Backups in cPanel

How Do I Make a Full Backup of my Site on cPanel? To create full backups in cPanel, perform the following steps: Click on Backup Wizard in the Files section   Click Backup   Click Full Backup   Choose the location you’d like the backup to be saved to: Home Directory — This will save your…

Banning Traffic to Your Site

When you have a web site you want to bring in as much traffic as possible. But sometimes you find that there’s a few bad actors out there that don’t necessarily have the best of intentions. In times like these you have the option to protect your site by blocking individuals who you deem malicious.…

Glossary of Terms

In the world of web hosting services, there may be times when you want to know the definition of a term so that you can feel more educated. Hostwinds tries our best to not use jargon that you may not understand and this Glossary of Terms is used to help you as you seek to…

Getting Started with Hostwinds

You gotta start somewhere and when you compare all of the features, speed, support and everything Hostwinds can offer you, we are consistently at the top of the list of choices. There are many benefits to having your own domain name, email address and website for business or personal use, and Hostwinds helps you get…

How to Install a WordPress Theme

WordPress uses themes to change the overall look and layout of your site, and there are quite literally thousands of free themes available for you to use online. Most themes are going to offer a demo site so you can see how it all looks in action before you install on your site. Ideally you…

Enable HTTPS In WordPress

When you have users visiting your site, you want to make sure they feel safe with information they provide. That is why it is usually deemed necessary that your site has an SSL Certificate. The SSL Certificate allows your site to utilize the HTTPS protocol.  Your users will still be able to visit the HTTP…

Webalizer FTP Metrics

cPanel has many tools to help you track the various statistics of your website and its traffic. Webalizer is a program installed with cPanel that displays traffic statistics. For more information about Webalizer, you can view our cPanel Webalizer Metrics guide, ir you can visit their website Webalizer.org. The Webalizer FTP statistics keeps track of…

Clearing The Magento Cache

When you hear the word cache, you are probably thinking of money. But in regards to Magento, this can be quite true. Cache is a collection of resources that is stored for later use that can be used to speed up user’s browsing experience, as well as reduce the load on the server. With cache,…

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