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Blank White Screen (White Screen of Death)

…a problem plugin isn’t found, change your theme to the default WP theme and see if it solves the problem (If it does, look at the functions.php file and make sure there are no extra spaces in the code of the theme you were using)   If You Do Not Have Access To Your WP Dashboard Access your site through FTP or go to the File Manager in cPanel, then perform the following steps:   Step 1: Go to the folder where WordPress is installed Step 2: Go to the wp-content folder   Step 3: Find and rename the plugins…

Graceful Server Reboot From WHM

…compared to a Forceful reboot, which is often compared to unplugging a computer from a wall, or a “hard” shutdown or reboot, and is more harmful to the operating system and the programs that are being run. Whenever possible it is recommended to reboot your server gracefully.   Before continuing with this guide, please login to WHM. This is usually done using the root username and your given password. If you are unfamiliar with how to do that, you may review several methods of accessing both cPanel and WHM at our Cpanel and WHM overview. It is also possible to…

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. Having a good backup to restore from is crucial in case it is ever needed.   How To Do Restore a Database Using PHPMyAdmin   Login into your cPanel account Navigate to the Databases section and click on PHPMyAdmin Click on the plus sign…

How To Install Magento Using Softaculous

How Do I Install Magento Easily With Softaculous? First you will want to Go to your cPanel, which can be accessed from the Hostwinds Client Area or yourdomain.com/cpanel Next, you will want to navigate to the Software Section of the cPanel interface (usually near the bottom by default) to find the Softaculous Apps Installer Click on the Softaculous Apps Installer Icon to be brought to the Softaculous Scripts Installer page. From here is where most scripts can easily be installed If you do not see Magento listed in the Top Scripts or on the front page, you can click on…

File Manager vs FTP

What is cPanel File Manager? cPanel File Manager is a web interface where your entire site’s information, including, images, documents, 404 pages, are organized into folders. It is a quick and easy way to manage, navigate and edit your files. File Manager vs. FTP? Well… Nearly anything you need to do with your files can be done through this file system, for example, you can edit, upload, copy, compress, extract and remove files. So it’s pretty much a matter of preference, but there are advantages and disadvantages in certain situations, which you can see in the table below.   What…

Running a Virus Scan on your Server

maldetect-* sh ./install.sh or sudo sh ./install.sh maldet –update-ver maldet –update   To scan an entire directory using Linux Malware Detect, you’d type the following:   maldet -a /home   To scan an entire user directory using Linux Malware Detect, you’d type the following, replacing “username” with the actual username:   maldet -a /home/username   To scan the entire server instance using Linux Malware Detect, you’d issue the following command:   maldet -a /     Helpful Related Articles   CentOS Web Panel Anti-Virus Scan CPanel Virus Scan Perform Virus Scan On Shared/Business/Reseller Hosting From CPanel Hostwinds Tiers Of Support…

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 all users that have accessed your website using the FTP protocol. This is particularly useful if you are tracking who is performing uploads or downloads on your website, keeping track of which downloads are most popular, or which users are uploading the most content.  …

Creating a MySQL Database

How do I Setup a MySQL Database in cPanel? Setting up a database for your website can be done with just a few button clicks. Let’s go over the steps to create a MySQL Database from your cPanel account.   To start, look under the Databases section on your cPanel main page, and click on MySQL Databases.   You will be taken to the main page for controlling the MySQL Databases and Users. Since we are only worrying about creating a database right now, the following instructions will detail just how to do so.   1. In the Create new…

WordPress Application Template Overview

…complete and further review can be read here.   Existing WordPress Website If you already have an existing WordPress website and you want to migrate your website to Hostwinds, you may submit a support ticket requesting the transfer if your service is fully Managed. If your service is Unmanaged or you’d like to perform the migration yourself, follow the steps outlined here in our WordPress site to WordPress Application Template guide.   Helpful Related Articles Hostwinds Client Area Overview How To Access cPanel Easy FileZilla Setup Guide For cPanel A Beginners Guide To cPanel How To Install A WordPress Theme…