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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…

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 to Reset FTP Account Passwords

How to Reset FTP Account Passwords in cPanel? Using FTP to upload files to your website or to download them from your website is very common. In some instances you may need to reset your FTP password, perhaps you have forgotten it or perhaps you’d just like to change it. Whatever the case may be this article will show you how to change your FTP password using cPanel. Please note that you’ll need to be logged into cPanel before proceeding.   Click the FTP Accounts icon     Locate and select the Change Password link     Enter in the…

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…

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 custom landing page using HTML and CSS

In this guide, you will learn how to create the basic ‘under construction’ landing page below using HTML and CSS.     In order to create a landing page, you will need to have a text editor, either the one provided in your cPanel file manager, Notepad++ or any text editor of your choice will work fine to follow along in this guide. If you are using a control panel such as cPanel you will add these files to either your public_html directory or the document root for your domain name. If you are not using a control panel you…

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 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…

Unable To Send Email Through WordPress

If you are having trouble sending email from your Shared or Business Web Hosting account with Hostwinds, we recommend using a plugin so that you are able to authenticate to the mail server and send your emails. This will ensure that your WordPress is configured to authenticate with a email account’s username and password and send emails using your forms with the desired result. To continue with this guide, be sure you are able to login to cPanel and have been able to install WordPress and are in the admin area to follow this guide.   As always, please be…