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Setting Enterprise Email Up With Third Party Mail Clients

…Email Setup Guide – A guide on how you can setup the Enterprise Email as your MX record for your domain. How To Setup Email Client Access in cPanel – A similar guide on how to setup email client access with cPanel. (Some of the settings are similar, excluding the incoming and outgoing server names) What is the Hostwinds Enterprise Email Service? – Additional information about Hostwinds’ Enterprise email service, and what it includes.   Related Resources Mozilla Thunderbird – Help and resources for Mozilla Thunderbird   If you should have any questions or would like assistance, do feel free…

How to Change a CNAME Record

What is a CNAME Record? A CNAME record is designed to allow one domain or subdomain to point to another domain or subdomain. By default, CNAMEs are often used to ensure that your mail, ftp, and that www versions of your domain load to your proper domain (e.g. www.domain.com will point to domain.com). A common reason for changing a CNAME record is if your email server is hosted on a separate server than your domain. We’re going to show an example of changing the CNAME record in cPanel to point to Google’s email hosting.   How to Change a CNAME…

Definition of Files Icons

The Files section in cPanel houses a collection of options that all deal with your website’s files.     This article will briefly review the options that are available in the cPanel Files section.     A web based File Manager.     This interface will allow you to manage images that are saved on your account.     You can use this interface to set a password to protect certain directories that are on your account.     Here you can monitor your account’s available disk space.     Using this interface you can create a Web Disk account…

How To Change File Permissions

When working with Linux, there may come a time where you will need to modify file or folder permissions due to a 403 error on your Website, or for a certain script or program to run properly. This can either be done using cPanel’s File Manager, which makes this an easy process or directly from the command line, for those who don’t have cPanel. As always, before making changes to your files and folders, we highly suggest taking a local backup to your computer so that it can easily be restored.   How To Change Permissions With cPanel   Log…

My Server is Not Working Correctly – What Should I Do?

If you find that your server instance is not working as expected, there are a few things that you can do to troubleshoot the cause. The steps required to troubleshoot this will vary depending on what OS you have installed and the issue that you’re experiencing with the server. This article will cover the required steps for a Linux based server with cPanel, however some of these steps can be utilized on a Linux server without cPanel.   Top Command The first thing that you can do is login to your server via SSH and check the output of the…

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…

What Are File System 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 Get the IP Address of Your Domain

There are a few ways to find the IP address that has been assigned to your domain. This article will cover 4 methods that you can use to find this information quickly. To utilize the steps outlined in this article you’ll need to ensure that your computer has access to the internet, and that you know the name of the domain that you’d like to lookup.   View the Server Information from within cPanel If you have a cPanel account, just login and click on the server information link on the right side of the page as shown below: The…

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…