cPanel Raw Access Metrics

In some cases, website developers and site owners may need to take a direct look into all of the access logs for the website. In such a case, cPanel offers the Raw Access metrics in order to let the account holder download the log files of their site. Raw access logs are plain text files that contain all of the information about your site’s visitors and all the the pages and content they visited.   Where Do I View My Access Logs? The option to view the raw access logs can be found under the Metrics section of your cPanel

Creating an FTP Account in cPanel

How do I Create an FTP Account? It’s easy to create FTP accounts in your cPanel.   Go to the cPanel home page Go to FTP Accounts in the Files section     Under Add FTP Account, input a username for the new login Select the site you want to create the account for Input a password in both text boxes Use the Generate password button for a strong one to be created automatically for you Choose the directory this account can connect to (leaving this blank will enable access to the root folder and every directory on the site)…

Increase Maximum Number of Simultaneous Connections in cPanel/WHM

cPanel/WHM offers two FTP servers; Pure-FTPD and ProFTPd. Pure-FTPD is the default FTP server that’s installed with cPanel/WHM. The following steps are for Pure-FTPD and should allow you to increase the maximum number of simultaneous connections.   Log in to WHM Type “ftp” into the search bar that is located in the upper left section of WHM’s main interface Below the search bar, you’ll see the matching results to your search. Select “FTP Server Configuration”     Scroll down and locate “Maximum Connections” and “Maximum Connections Per IP Address”. You can increase both of these values, however it’s recommended to…

Fetch cPanel Email Using Gmail

Hostwinds suggest to Fetch your email in Gmail as opposed to setting up an email forwarder in cPanel to prevent your domain from being rate limited, blocked or very slow when checking email. This can happen if you receive SPAM and forward this to another email service provider as forwarding SPAM counts as sending SPAM   Fetch cPanel Email in Gmail   On your computer, sign in to the Gmail account you want to import to. In the top right, click Settings and then Settings. Click the Accounts and Import or Accounts tab. In the “Check mail from other accounts”…

HOW TO CREATE A MAILING LIST IN CPANEL

Mailing lists are a great way to keep your clients up to date on events going on with your site updates. Luckily, creating a mailing list is easy to do for Hostwinds client who are using cPanel.   How Do I Start A Mailing List For My Website? Step 1: Login to your cPanel account Step 2: Scroll down to the EMAIL section Step 3: Click on the “Mailing Lists” option   Step 4: Create a name for the mailing list, this will be the name on the email sent to your clients Step 5: Create a password for that…

How To Stop cPanel/WHM From Automatically Redirecting To The Server Hostname

In the default settings, WHM is configured to automatically redirect to https on the server’s hostname when you access WHM, cPanel for any account and Webmail. When the hostname is set to our default names on creation this can cause some confusion. This is a setting that can be easily disabled with a few clicks in your WHM interface. This can only be applied to a VPS or dedicated server as you require root access to WHM to make these changes. This cannot be applied to any of our Shared or Business Hosting solutions. Remove Redirect to Server’s Hostname First,…

Changing cPanel username

A cPanel username is a very important portion of your Hostwinds hosting account. We provide users with a unique, randomly generated username to avoid possible brute-force attempts into your account, and to ensure account security. Changing a username for any account can cause several issues, due to how cPanel uses the Username for your account. This can result in your websites no longer functioning correctly, as several configuration files depend on the username, and are not updated upon changing of a username. As such, it is Hostwinds’ policy that once an account has been created, we will not provide support…

Definition of WHM Functions

manager SQL Server (MySQL) – Restarts SQL Server SSH Server (OpernSSH) – Restarts SSH Server   Development   Apps Managed by AppConfig – Display apps that are installed/registered with AppConfig cPanel Development Forum – Link to the cPanel Development Forum cPanel Plugin File Generator – Creates plugin files Manage Hooks – Manage hooks that already exist on your server Software Development Kit – Link to the Software Development Kit for cPanel/WHM     WHM official documentation can be found here.     Other Related Articles: cPanel and WHM Overview How To Get Started With Your New cPanel Server CPanel/WHM License…

Managing MySQL User Permissions in cPanel

There are times when a database user does not need to have full permissions to a database in order to interact with a MySQL Database. If you ever need to create a user with restricted permissions, this guide will help you do just that. How do I Create Permissions for MySQL Databases? MySQL users can be setup with certain permissions to regulate their access. What users are allowed to do include SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE. This guide will show you, the administrator, how to set or revoke those privileges through your cPanel account. To get started, you will want…

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