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…

How to Create a phpinfo Page

Creating a phpinfo.php page is simple to do and will show you what PHP settings enabled for you account. This can be a good tool to use to confirm what is available for you to use. If there is something that is not enabled for your account, and it is absolutely necessary, you may be interested in our VPS package so that you have full control over what settings are available for you to use. Create A phpinfo.php Page using cPanel and File Manager Login to your cPanel Account Open up the File Manager Navigate to the public_html folder Click…

Weebly Store Overview

…cover all of this in this article.   Where To Find The Store Settings Step One: Login to your cPanel Step Two: Navigate to the Weebly Application from your cPanel     Step Three: From the title bar at the top select Store from the list.     Step Four: Clicking on the Store option will bring you to a new page where you will be able to manage the aspects of your Store built with Weebly.   What Can Be Modified In The Store Settings When on the Store options page, there will be a few options for what…

Weebly Main Page Navigation

…we’ll go over the my account, edit site and language buttons.   Edit Your Site Button Step One: Login to your cPanel Step Two: Navigate to the Weebly Application from your cPanel     Step Three: Click the edit button associated with you website to bring you to the your build page as seen below     Step Four: The Next page brings you to a page where you can choose a language, edit your site or log out of the account   The My Account drop down lets you log out Edit site brings you to your website builder…

Do You Support PHP, MYSQL and/or PERL?

When choosing a hosting provider it is important to understand what software they directly support and offer. We’re often asked if we support PHP, MySQL, and Perl on our services. The short answer to this is yes, we do. A few more definitive points regarding this are listed for you below. All of our servers fully support PHP, MySQL, and Perl. Base operating system installations in a VPS or dedicated are minimal installs and would need the specific packages installed after deployment. If you’re including cPanel/WHM with your VPS or dedicated server these packages are installed along with the control…

Cloud Instance Overview

…Application Instances cPanel (CentOS 7 + cPanel) CPVLab (CentOS 7 + CPVLab) LAMP Stack (CentOS 7 + LAMP) Minecraft (McMyAdmin) WordPress (CentOS 7 + WordPress)   Additional charges may apply for application licenses   Available Addons There are a number of available, additional addons you can order for your server. These include:   Basic Server Monitoring Monitoring service that is highly customizable and submits a support ticket on your behalf when your service fails a check/test. This allows our support technicians to review and resolve the issue without your interaction being required. Our monitoring service is highly recommended if you’re…

Selecting And Managing Theme Options With Weebly

Weebly Website Builder is available to Hostwinds clients customers who have a shared or business web hosting service. In this article we will discuss how to install and manage your theme(s), theme options, changing fonts, turn the guide on and off, as well as editing your HTML/CSS options. Prior to beginning, you will need to be logged into your cPanel and have already started with a Weebly site.   Weebly Themes When building your Weebly site you will be able to choose a theme during installation and setup. Feel free, at any time, to pick any theme as you will…

Why Won’t my PHP Script send mail?

…A PHP Script There are various ways that can be used in PHP to send emails. In this example, we will be using the PHPMailer. Make sure that you have the email address that you will be sending emails from already created on the server. For cPanel, we have a guide on how to do that here. Once you have that email address created, you can proceed with the steps below. Since this will be done using PHP code, you can create a test PHP file. For now, name it as sendemail.php After the page is created, you will want…

AutoSSL Feature for Shared / Business Hosting

Hostwinds is able to offer our new Shared web hosting and Business web hosting clients an SSL provided by cPanel with any newly purchased Hosting account. As soon as you sign up for a new account, you will receive an SSL Certificate automatically within 24 hours. This is a fantastic feature and we are proud to offer this feature on any new shared hosting and business web hosting packages.   AutoSSL Pros Automatic installation of an SSL certificate for your domain name FREE SSL protects your websites Domain Validated SSL certificate Automatic reinstallation of a new SSL at time of…

Hostwinds’ Migration Policy

…was successful, our team will provide you with your updated nameservers to point your domain(s) to your service and to finalize your migration.   Limitations   Hostwinds will not merge multiple cPanel accounts into a single cPanel account.   Migrations for Downgrades of Service   If you are downgrading your Hostwinds service, and your service is fully managed, Hostwinds will assist you with the migration within the first 60 days of service for the newly purchased service. Hostwinds goes to great lengths to make migrations as easy for you as we can and want to make sure you are able…