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How to Configure Custom Nameservers in WHM

When using WHM and cPanel to manage your Hostwinds VPS or Dedicated server, private nameservers help enhance performance and security. Using ns1.yourdomain.com and ns2.yourdomain.com instead of generic nameservers provided by your hosting company can set your server apart. This guide will cover how to configure custom nameservers in WHM. Prerequisites VPS or Dedicated server Setup with cPanel.Private nameservers created here or at your domains registrar.cPanel account created for the domain to be used for nameservers. Nameserver Setup in WHM Step 1: Navigate to your WHM Portal using the hostname or the IP address of the server on port 2087. Alternatively,…

Setting the A Record for Your Domain

Logging into your cPanel. Once in the cPanel, you will want to navigate to the Zone Editor. This will be located in the Domains section of your cPanel. Select Manage next to the domain that you are setting the A record for. Select Edit next to the appropriate record that you want to modify. This should be an A record that you are modifying. Once done inputting the necessary information for your domain’s A record, you will want to click on Save Record. Or to cancel any changes without saving them, click on Cancel. Keep in mind that any changes…

Explanation of FTP Protocol

cPanel can generate a script to automatically configure these three to work quickly.   What information is used within a FTP when attempting to connect to my cPanel?   Typically any FTP service will ask for 3 things to use in order to connect; hostname, username and password. Hostname would be the IP you are trying to connect to, in this case the IP of your cPanel service. Username and password would be the exact same username and password used for the cPanel account. Normally the “port” input field can be left blank, however, if required, port 21 should work….

Monitor Website Visitors

…to monitor your site and also alert our Support Team to review your account for you. We do have a guide to help you get Monitoring for your account set up and configured to meet your needs. https://www.hostwinds.com/guide/monitoring-service-overview/ If you do have any questions or any help, you are always welcome to open a support ticket, contact us in a Live Chat or give us a phone call 24/7/365. We are always ready to help. Related Resources Definition of cPanel Metrics icons How to find cPanel visitors and Metrics Resource Usage – Limits Reached cPanel Raw Access Metrics and Logs…

How to Manually Migrate a WordPress Installation to Hostwinds

will download your database locally as a .SQL file that will be saved to your computer.   How to Prepare for Migration on the New Host   Add the domain to your hosting (if on a Hostwinds VPS, creating a new cPanel account for the domain, or add as an Add-On Domain via cPanel) https://www.hostwinds.com/guide/create-addon-domain-in-cpanel/ Use the MySQL Database Wizard in cPanel to create the database and user for the WordPress installation (make sure to copy your database name, database user name, and user password, you’ll need this later to update your wp-config.php file)    How to Import your WordPress…

Definition of Metrics Icons

site that are using the FTP protocol.     Metrics Editor – Allows you to choose what statistics programs that you’ll use when viewing site stats, only if you’re permitted to do so.     CPU and Concurrent Connection Usage – resource monitoring tool that lets you view detailed information about problematic processes and database queries running on your account. The information can then help you determine why a resource limit was triggered.   Helpful Related Articles A Beginners Guide to cPanel Definition of Email Icons in cPanel cPanel Definitions of the Stats Panel Definition of Security Icons In cPanel

How To Import Accounts from WHM into WHMCS

There may come a time where you have a cPanel / WHM Server that is full of accounts, that you need to incorporate into your WHMCS. This can be due to a new installation of WHMCS, or acquirement of another server. Regardless of the reason, you will be able to import the accounts from the server into your WHMCS using the Import Tool that comes pre packaged with WHMCS. Where To Find cPanel / WHM Import Feature Step One: Log into your WHMCS Administrative Dashboard. Step Two: From the top of the Dashboard, navigate through to Utilities -> cPanel /…

WHM Statistics Software Configuration Overview

…  Process Statistics for User Shows individual account statistics     Generators Configuration Lets you pick which statistical analysis software your cPanel accounts can use. The three statistics options are Analog, AWStats and Webalizer     User Permissions Sets the permissions on which cPanel users can adjust their statistics software     Schedule Summary Lets you set when the software will be updated     Schedule Configuration You can decide how often WHM processes that statistics information on your server   Related Articles cPanel and WHM Overview Creating A cPanel Account Definition of WHM Functions A Beginners Guide To cPanel

Contact Manager To Manage Server Contacts

…Types are used to retrieve the notifications sent. For more information on what each Notification option is for, there is a cPanel documentation page that details each Notification here. Related Articles cPanel and WHM Overview – A brief overview of what exactly is cPanel and WHM, and the relationship between the two. How To Get Started With Your New CPanel / WHM Server – Guide on the first steps in getting started with WHM and creating a cPanel account. How To Change Your Hostname In WHM – How to change the hostname of your WHM installation, as often your WHM…

Using Apache Mod_userdir with WHM

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 What Is Apache Mod_userdir? Apache Mod_userdir is a way to access a user’s website through a URL that contains the cPanel  user name.  For example, you can set it up so your website can be accessed through various ways, including: http://<IPADDRESS>/~cPanelUsername/ http://<SERVERNAME>/~cPanelUsername http://<yourdomain.com>/~cPanelUsername This can be useful to review your website redesign, your website migration to a new server or you just want to access your account through…