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List Of Useful Ports To Know At Hostwinds

mind that the below ports may not be available or opened depending on the service you purchased.   Name Port HTTP 80 FTP 21 Secure Shell (SSH) 22 Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) 25 MySQL 3306 (by default) cPanel 2083 WHM 2087 Webmail 2096 Domain Name System (DNS) 53 Outgoing SMTP (secured) 465 Receiving IMAP (secured) 993 Receiving POP3 (secured) 995 Outgoing SMTP (unsecured) 587 Receiving IMAP (unsecured) 143 Receiving POP3 (unsecured) 110   Related Articles   Common Commands (Centos 7) Common Linux Commands cPanel and WHM Overview   Related Resources   Service Name and Transport Protocol Port Number Registry… […]

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How To Select And Manage 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… […]

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Minimum System Requirements

Hostwinds offers several operating systems to chose from, either Linux or Windows, in a variety of versions. This guide’s intent is to list the minimum requirements each of these systems require in order to operate so that you are successful while using your services. All of our current Dedicated and VPS server plans meet these requirements.   cPanel Minimum Requirements are not included in this guide   Linux OS Minimum Server Requirements   CentOS 6   512MB of system memory (RAM) 1GB of disk space   CentOS 7   512MB of system memory (RAM) 10GB of disk space   Note:… […]

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Enable HTTPS In WordPress

…for your WordPress site if you have already installed WordPress using Softaculous. Modify The URL Directly in the Database With phpMyAdmin Aside from setting the Protocol to be HTTPS when WordPress is initially installed. The best way to make sure that this is updated for all the URLs in your site is to do this directly from the Database.   First you will want to start off by logging into your phpMyAdmin installation. This is available in the Databases section of cPanel. Once inside of phpMyAdmin, you will want to click on the database that your WordPress is using from… […]

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How To Configure Your 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… […]

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How To Publish Your Site With Weebly

…on Yes, un-publish, and Weebly will begin the process of Unpublishing your site. When Weebly un-publishes a site, it will remove any files that were previously published to your sites file folder. This will not revert it to what it was previously. If you want to revert back, you will need a backup of what the site previously was and restore from that. With our Backups addon, you can get Nightly backups of your full cPanel, including your sites files.   Related Articles Weebly Store Overview – An indepth look at the Store feature as offered with the Weebly Website… […]

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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… […]

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Cloud Instance Overview

…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 running… […]

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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… […]

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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… […]

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