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…

How To Login To Your SHOUTCast Control Panel

Before you can start jamming out and putting content out for your listeners, you will need to first login. The steps to login to your SHOUTCast Control Panel are very similar to logging into a cPanel account, however the SHOUTCast plans do not have a dedicated IP address.   How To Login Through The Client…

What Is The wp-config.php File?

If you have installed WordPress, you may see that there is a file called wp-config.php. The name of the file actually gives away it’s purpose. This file is meant to be a configuration file for your WordPress installation. In it, you will find the database connection details and various other configuration options. While it may…

What Are Permissions on Linux?

If you are working through cPanel or on any Linux machine, you may have heard the term permissions. This is odd to hear at first, but essentially these are what determine who has access to what files. For example, if you have your website, you will want visitors to view your website, but not make…

Restore Database Using PHPMyAdmin

This article is about restoring your databases from a backup. This guide is intended for clients who wish to restore their database using PHPMyAdmin. If you want to do this, you’ll need to have access to cPanel such as with Hostwinds Shared Hosting and Business Hosting, Cloud, VPS or a Dedicated Server and be using cPanel.…

Database Backups using a cron job

This article is about creating a cron job in cPanel to make a backup of your databases. This article is intended for Hostwinds clients who use cPanel and have access to create a cron job through the cPanel interface. Hostwinds clients are encouraged to keep a working backup before performing any upgrades, site maintenance or before…

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…