How Long Does it Take to Setup New Accounts?

The time it takes to setup your account will depend on the services that you’re ordering. Setup is instant for the following services:   Shared hosting Business hosting Reseller hosting Cloud Servers   Setup time will be required on the following services (a ticket will be opened for tracking):   cPanel licenses for cloud and dedicated…

How do I Transfer Web Hosts?

How do I Transfer Web Hosts? Transferring hosts can often be a daunting task that can leave you feeling frustrated. At Hostwinds, our goal is to eliminate the frustration of migrating to us by managing every aspect of the transfer process and ensuring that the transfer is as seamless as possible. We can often complete…

Shared and Business Hosting Quick Start Guide

So you’ve purchased hosting and you are wondering what are the first steps are.  This guide will assist you on how to begin your journey by exploring cPanel and how to upload files for your website.  Prior to setting up the host, if you do not already have a domain name registered, you can check…

What is the Difference Between Shared and Business Hosting?

The following table should clarify the differences between Hostwinds Shared and Business Hosting services:   Features Shared Business Clients Per Server 60 50 Excessive Resource Suspension Yes, after five (5) warnings you will need to upgrade to Business None Virus/Malware Scans Twice monthly Weekly PHP Memory Limit 256 MB 512 MB Web Server Apache LiteSpeed…

What to do when Your Site is Down

  My Site Is Down   This guide will help you look at various ways to identify why your website is down and help you get your website up as quickly as possible Check if the issue is local to your area or Internet Service Provider (ISP) GeoPeeker is a website to show you what…

Advanced Zone Editor

DNS (Domain Name Service) is how the Internet that converts human-readable domain names (example.com) into computer-readable IP addresses (for example, 192.0.32.10). DNS uses zone files that reside on your server to map domain names to IP addresses. The DNS is also used to tell various services what should be done with your domain name. Such as…

Do You Support PHP, MySQL and/or PERL?

When choosing a hosting provider it is important to understand what software they directly support or offer. We are often asked if we support PHP, MySQL, or PERL on our services and the short answer is yes we do. Here are a few points regarding this question:   All of our servers fully support PHP,…

Definition of Domains Icons

The Domains section lets you set or modify things from Subdomains to Redirects and anything in between.     In this article we we’ll provide a brief description of each icon that is found within this section.     This interface allows you to create a website from a list of available templates.    …

Definition of Security Icons

The Security section in cPanel allows you to keep your site protected and secure from a wide variety of potential threats.     In this article we will briefly cover each option that is available via this interface.     This interface allows you to manage SSH access via SSH Keys.     You can…

Definition of Software/Services Icons

The Software section provided in cPanel grants you access to not only install new software for your site, but to also manage currently installed software.  Let’s going over each of the icons and what they can do for your site.     Cloudflare The CloudFlare interface allows you to manage if CloudFlare is enabled for…