LAMP Stack Application Overview

cPanel for example. Could be that you are not looking to spend money on a cPanel license as you only need the base functionality of a PHP Web server. Along with being a quite popular environment for web servers, it has a great deal of documentation for each of the programs involved.   Related Articles How to Add/Modify your A Record – A guide on how to setup your A Record to point to your LAMP Server How to Install LAMP on Ubuntu 16.04 – A guide on how to setup the LAMP Stack on a preexisting Ubuntu 16.04 Server….

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…

How Do I Make My Site Faster?

…API for Insights and a guide to the PageSpeed extension.   Cache and Compress   Use a caching service or plugin. If you’re using WordPress, SuperCache and w3 Cache are just a couple of popular ones. You should also compress images, especially if you’re using lots of JPEG images. There are plugins that help you do this right on your site and plenty of free 3rd party services. You can also use cPanel’s Optimize Website, which can help clean up clutter from your site and make it run faster.   Reduce the Number of Elements   Much of the time…

How to Configure Custom Nameservers in WHM

Hostwinds Cloud, VPS, and Dedicated servers allow you to start your own website design, website development, and/or web hosting business using a server with an optional cPanel & WHM License. There are many benefits to setting this up. In this guide we will go through setting up and using your own Custom Nameservers for your domain. This can be accomplished during the initial setup of cPanel & WHM Configuration area when you first login to your WHM service. To continue with this guide, you will want to have purchased a Hostwinds Cloud, VPS or Dedicated Server with a cPanel license…

HTTP Error Codes

…Problems with script requests Ownership not set properly It can be tricky to find the exact cause, but you should first look in cPanel’s error logs. If that doesn’t help you identify the problem, please contact us so we can help you get it fixed.   502 Bad Gateway   A 502 error normally does not give a good description when it occurs. W hat causes a 502 Bad Gateway error? When a site prompts a 502 Bad Gateway Error to show, it means that the server is a gateway or a proxy that forwards the request to another backend…

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,…

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 any changes. This is done through proper permissions to ensure they can only read the files. We will cover the basics of what permissions are and how you can use them to protect your files through your File Manager and is intended for Hostwinds clients…

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 Access Weebly Website Builder

Our Shared and Business hosting plans include access to use a website builder called Weebly to create your site. This tool allows easy creation of your site from many different themes to start. Weebly allows more customization than other site builders and CMSs such as WordPress and is a great place to start building your new mobile ready, responsive new site.   Where To Find Weebly In cPanel The primary way that you can access Weebly and begin building your site is within your main cPanel interface. First you will want to login to your cPanel, either from the client…

What Is The wp-config.php File?

…file by downloading it to your local computer. Then once the changes are made, reuploading to the server. But you can also edit this file within cPanel. Log into your cPanel. Once logged in, navigate to find the File Manager. From the File Manager, click through the folders to find where your WordPress is installed. Inside that folder you should see a wp-config.php file. Right click on that file and choose Edit. This will open up a text editor within cPanel where you can make direct edits to the file. Changing Database Login Credentials One of the most common reasons…