Most Recommended WHM Tweaks

What are the best WHM Tweak Settings? WHM gives you incredible access to tweak and configure settings how you see fit. In the Tweak Settings section of WHM, the spectrum ranges from cPanel Addons to System settings. Adjusting your system performance to maximize your speed is vital and these recommendations will help you get the most out of your applications. Below is a list of the most recommended Tweak Settings in WHM. To get to Tweak Settings login into your WHM account and go to Home > Server Configuration > Tweak Settings.       Turn off Mailman Set email…

DNS Record Types Explained

…TTL value. For example, a 3600 value tells servers to check your website every hour for new updates.   TXT Machine readable data that includes sender Policy Framework, DNS-SD, DMARC, DKIM and opportunistic encryption. This started originally as random human readable text.   URL Record A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is the web address of the website on the Internet. This is information you type into your browser to direct it to a specific website, like, www.hostwinds.com.   Helpful Related Articles cPanel Zone Editor Advanced Zone Editor (CPanel) A General Overview Of DNS How Do I Find My Nameservers?…

Generating a CSR Request (and What it is)

Now that you’ve purchased an SSL through Hostwinds , you’ll receive an email with the link to configure your SSL. The link will send you to a form and after a few steps, requests that you generate a CSR. This will be the next major step you need to take towards setting up SSL for your site. How do I create my SSL?   Click on link in your SSL purchase email Choose your Web Server Type from the dropdown menu Most common types are cPanel and Microsoft IIS 5.x Start your CSR Request   What is a CSR? A…

Setting a Service to Automatically Restart Upon Failure

You don’t have to adjust or add settings for this because cPanel and WHM already automatically restart a service when it fails. The chkservd constantly monitors all the services to make sure they are working properly. Every 5 minutes the chkservd decides which services are online and which need restarting. Services monitored include those such as, MySQL, Apache, BIND, Interchange, Webmail, Exim, etc. To see results from the chkservd look through: The /var/log/chkservd.log log file contains the results from each check that it performs. WHM’s Server Information interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Status >> Server Information) displays the results…

WHM Statistics Software Configuration Overview

…Statistics Status Summary – Shows important information about the server’s statistics software     Process Statistics for User – Shows individual account statistics     Generators Configuration – Lets you pick which statistical analysis software your cPanel accounts can use. The three statistics options are Analog, AWStats and Webalizer     User Permissions – Sets the permissions on which cPanel users can adjust their statistics software     Schedule Summary – Lets you set when the software will be updated     Schedule Configuration – You can decide how often WHM processes that statistics information on your server    …

CPV Lab Setup Guide

…and access the lib folder i. Set write permissions 666 to “db_params.php’ file b. Open the license folder i. Set write permissions 666 to “license.php” c. Set write permissions 777 to the following (Not needed if server uses SUEXEC): i. phpbrowscapBrowserCache ii. WURFLres iii. WURFLresstoragecache iv. WURFLresstoragepersistence Create MySQL Database a. Go to your cPanel b. Head to MySQL Database c. Fill in database name and Create Database d. Add a New User to the database e. Add the New User to your New Database f. Set user permissions Open Install Page a. Head to root in your website and…

Enterprise Email Setup Guide

How Do I Setup My Enterprise Email? You can setup your Enterprise Email with Hostwinds by following the steps outlined below. After completing your order, account details will be sent to you via email. Refer to them throughout this guide to enter the correct information.   Note : In this example we’ll be showing you how to set up email through your Nameserver.   Head to your DNS controls for your website a. For example, CloudFlare or where the DNS is controlled for your website such as your cPanel Login to your account where you’ll be making these changes Locate…

How To Stay Informed About Breaking Security Updates or Patches

How Do I Stay Up-To-Date With New Security Patches And Updates? One of the best ways to stay up to date with updates or security patches, is to update your server often and have a schedule to do so. Monthly updates are completely acceptable, however it’s better to run updates weekly or twice a week. This will ensure that your server is always as up to date as possible. WordPress, cPanel and WHM will often tell you if there is a critical or new update available. If you aren’t sure how to update your current system, you should check out…

Softaculous Application Updates

How do I Update Softaculous Applications? Updating your Softaculous-installed applications is easy and important to do. Applications, software and scripts are always being updated with new features, but more importantly, fixes to possible security risks. Here’s how to update them:   Once logged into cPanel go to Home > Software > Softaculous Apps Installer     If there are updates available, there’ll be a message at the top of the Softaculous section highlighted in yellow     Click the message It will show the applications that have updates available – click the little blue icon next to each one to…

PHPMyAdmin Overview

What is PHPMyAdmin?   The administration of a MySQL database throughout the internet is managed by a tool written in PHP called PHPMyAdmin. The database itself is first setup in cPanel but PHPMyAdmin manages its functions. For example, PHPMyAdmin can create and alter databases. You can use it to add, edit, delete fields, drop entire databases, run SQL statements or even transmit information into different formats and administer keys. Basically, any table command you would run from shell at the mysql prompt can be accomplished here in this graphical user interface.   How Do I Access PHPMyAdmin?   To find…