How to Manually Migrate a WordPress Installation to Hostwinds

There may be instances in which you will need to manually migrate a WordPress installation on your own, but if so, it is a very easy process and we will make every step clear and easy to follow. Quick Version: First, you will export/backup the existing site. Then, you will then recreate it on the…

Shared and Business Hosting Management Portal

Our Shared and Business plans offers functional features within your services portal that you wouldn’t normally have with our VPS, Cloud or Dedicated Servers. This is a quick, easy way to access many of the features for your Shared Hosting or Business Hosting account.  This guide will outline the features of managing your Shared Web…

How To Install Maldet on Ubuntu

Maldet is a Linux malware detection scanner. Maldet is a useful tool for those that run a hosted environment like WHM/cPanel installations. As stated by the Maldet creators, it uses threat data from network edge IDS that are actively used in attacks to generate  an effective signature detection of php backdoors and darkmailers. The following…

Minimum System Requirements

Hostwinds offers the several operating systems to chose from, either Linux or Windows.  This articles intent is to inform about requirements each of these systems require in order to operate and/or operate efficiently.   Linux OS Minimum Server Requirements    Ubuntu (CLI) (applies to majority of versions up-to 16.04)   256MB of system memory (RAM)  1.5 GB…

How To Change File Permissions

When working with Linux, there may come a time where you will need to modify file or folder permissions due to a 403 error on your Website, or for a certain script or program to run properly. This can either be done using cPanel’s File Manager, which makes this an easy process or directly from…

Optimize Website Using .htaccess File

Having your website loading fast is a passion for most Hostwinds clients and we know how important this is. This guide is to help with reviewing your website and it’s load speed so that optimization can be seen and tested by you or your website developer. We will also explore many options for you to…

List Of Useful Ports To Know At Hostwinds

Port numbers are part of the addressing information used to identify the senders and receivers of messages. Ports are additions to IP’s associated with TCP/IP protocols.  Ports are typically hidden (like HTTP), however, some are appended on the end of your IP (ex 123.456.78.9:80).  Please keep in mind that the below ports may not be available…

SHOUTcast Graphical Statistics Overview

When you manage your SHOUTcast station, whether it be for podcasts, or music, it is practical to monitor your views to see what is popular on your station. That way, you can properly curate your content to fit your audience based on what you see attracts more visitors. Through your SHOUTcast control panel, this can…

How to Configure Dreamweaver FTP for Connection.

While Hostwinds does not offer direct support for third party applications such as Dreamweaver we do like to offer as much assistance as possible even for things we may not directly support. With that in mind we have compiled these steps to help you with configuring DreamWeaver to connect to your accounts here.  Open Dreamweaver…

How To Change Your SHOUTcast Password

One of the best things you can do to protect your SHOUTcast station and your files is to change your password often. Changing your password often will reduce the risk of anyone else from gaining access to your account. How To Change Your SHOUTcast Password It is assumed that you will have access to your…