How to Transfer/Migrate an Entire Server to a New Server

This article is intended for those who operate a VPS or dedicated server with a purchased cPanel/WHM license.   For more information about cPanel and WHM, please review our article cPanel and WHM Overview   How Do I Move A Server With The Transfer Tool? If you want to move everything to a new server, you’ll want to perform the following steps using the transfer tool.   Step 1: Log into WHM for the new server you’re moving to (details to log into your WHM are provided in a welcome email upon purchase) Step 2: Select the Transfer Tool under…

How to Install Joomla Using Softaculous

How Do I Install Joomla 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 (usually near the bottom) to find the Softaculous Apps Installer. Click on the Softaculous Apps Installer Icon to be brought to another page. If you do not see Joomla listed in the Top Scripts, you can click on Portals/CMS on the left. This will show Content Management Systems that can be installed. You will want to find Joomla from…

Rebooting Your Server With WHM

…errors or not this will cause the system to shut down through them. To start this type of reboot, push the Forceful Server Reboot button and the click the Proceed button on the next page.   Graceful Server Reboot This system shutdown first stores user data and closes user-level programs before rebooting. To start this type of reboot, push the Graceful Server Reboot button and the click the Proceed button on the next page.   Helpful Related Articles cPanel And WHM Overview Restarting A Service In WHM How To Get Started With Your New cPanel Server Creating A cPanel Account…

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…

How Can I Make Another Domain Redirect to My Primary Domain?

In cPanel you’re able to set up any necessary redirects through a simple submission form. Head to your cPanel account, Home > Domains > Redirects.     Follow these instructions to complete the form and properly setup a domain redirect to your primary domain:   Select Permanent (301) Select the domain you want redirected from the **All Public Domains** dropdown a. If you wish to only redirect from a specific page then enter the rest of the url in the text box below (For example, if you wish to redirect http://example.com/list-of-examples to another URL, enter list-of-examples in this text box)…

What are My Operating System Options?

…Server 2008 R2 Datacenter (Dedicated Servers only) Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter (Dedicated Servers only) Windows Server 2016 Windows Server 2016 Datacenter (Dedicated Servers only) Review our handy article if you need help Choosing Your Windows OS Version.   CentOS Servers (Linux) CentOS 6 CentOS 7 CentOS 7 optimized for cPanel/WHM (Please see cPanel Minimum Requirements for information about what resources your server will need to run cPanel)   Debian Servers (Linux) Debian 8 Debian 9   Fedora Servers (Linux) Fedora 24 Fedora 25 Fedora 26   Ubuntu Servers (Linux) Ubuntu 14.04 Ubuntu 16.04 Ubuntu 17.04…

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…

How to Prepare the Server for ClipBucket

ClipBucket is an open source script that allows you to host your own video sharing website similar to Youtube. This article will cover how to configure your server for the installation of ClipBucket in a CentOS environment with cPanel. If you’d like to install the ClipBucket software, please refer to our guide: How to install ClipBucket. You’ll need to be logged into your server via SSH before proceeding.   Add the following repository using nano   nano /etc/yum.repos.d/linuxtech.repo     Add the following to the file that you just created   [linuxtech] name=LinuxTECH baseurl=http://pkgrepo.linuxtech.net/el6/release/ enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=http://pkgrepo.linuxtech.net/el6/release/RPM-GPG-KEY-LinuxTECH.NET     Save…

How to Login to Usermin

As far as control panels go, cPanel is a fairly common industry standard, however, it comes at a cost. What if you didn’t want to pay the fee or simply did not like cPanel, yet still wanted to use a control panel? The answer is Virtualmin/Webmin! Like WHM/cPanel, Virtualmin has a separate login pages to manage your server, website and even WebMail. In Virtualmin the WebMail interface is called Usermin and the focus of this article is to teach you how to access this interface via the web based login page. This article implies that you have already installed Virtualmin,…

Database Backup using PHPMyAdmin

Common Settings Select the frequency to create your database backups, or enter this in manually Enter in the Command to run to backup your databases mysqldump –opt -Q -u [cPanelUserName] -p[cPanelPassword] –all-databases > /home/[cPanelUsername]/[FILE_NAME]_`date +\%d\%m\%y`.sql Replace the following in the above cron job with your account specific details: [cPanelUserName] [cPanelPassword] [cPanelUsername} [FILE_NAME] Click the Add New Cron Job button Once this cron job has been created, you can check and confirm that the file exists in your home directory and that everything is working as expected. Related Articles   Backup and Restore MySQL Databases Using mysqldump – Use command line…