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How To Manage SSH Keys With WHM

WHM access is not available for our shared and/or business shared clients as this requires root access and the license. For more information on how to log into your WHM interface, please review How to Get Started with your New cPanel Server   Managing SSH Keys with WHM To manage SSH keys, follow this guide as it will show you how to add, import and manage them with your server. SSH keys will be divided into two types: public and private. Step 1: Log in to your WHM account Step 2: Click on the Security Center button     Step…

Definition of Advanced Icons

The Advanced section in cPanel allows users to setup and manage more advanced functionality for their website(s).     This article will go over a brief explanation of the icons that can be found in the Advanced section of cPanel.     This interface will allow you to create custom crons to help automate certain tasks.     This will allow you to perform a domain lookup or run a trace-route.     The Index Manager allows you to customize the way a directory is viewed on the web.     You can create custom error pages for common error…

Generating a CSR Request (and What it is)

…your Hostwinds account. Step 2: Choose your Web Server Type from the drop-down menu Most common types are cPanel and Microsoft IIS 5.x   Step 3: Start your CSR Request   What Is A CSR? A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is an encoded chunk of text generated during your SSL application. To complete your SSL you must copy the Encoded CSR provided during the application process and send it to the Certificate Authority. The CSR is used by certificate authorities (CA’s) to generate your SSL.   Generating A CSR Request Enter your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) from the drop-down menu…

Increasing Maximum Number Of Simultaneous Connections Beyond 10 In FileZilla

…as Host, Port, Protocol, Logon Type, User, and Password…A brief explanation of these values are as follows:   Host: Your domain name or IP address Port: The default FTP port is 21, and the default ssh port (for SFTP) is 22 Protocol: FTP or SFTP Encryption: This should be set to “Use explicit FTP over TLS if available” Logon Type: Typically this should be set to Normal User: The username that you’re using to connect, this can be root or your cPanel username Password: The FTP password for the user you’re using to connect   Step 5: Once you’ve entered…

Allow Editing of Hidden/System Files

Some files you want to edit may be hidden by default. A common file like this is the .htaccess file. You can choose to show these files in both cPanel and FileZilla by performing the following steps:   How do I Show Hidden Files in FileZilla?   Click Server at the top Click Force show hidden files from the dropdown   How do I Show Hidden Files in cPanel?   Go to File Manager     Click Settings (In paper lantern theme, this is a button at the top right)     Click the box for Show Hidden Files (dotfiles)…

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?…

What’s the Difference Between Horde, Roundcube and SquirrelMail

Choosing a default Webmail application can be a bit confusing, especially if you do not really know the differences between the applications that cPanel provides. These differences are fairly subtle and the choice generally comes down to your personal preference and what you find useful in a mail client. In this article we will discuss these differences as well as visually illustrate them so that you can make an informed decision without the need to scour the internet for this information. The first time you open Webmail, you will notice that you can set any of these Webmail clients as…

Set a Permanent (301) Redirect Using .htaccess

…  #Redirect www to non www RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.(.*)$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%1/$1 [R=301,L]     There are other variations of redirection rules/code, however these are generally the most commonly used. Don’t forget to save your .htaccess file once you’re satisfied with the edits that you have made.   If you have access to cPanel, you can create 301 redirects in your .htaccess file by using the Redirect option under Domains   Related Articles Creating and Editing an .htaccess File Change the Default Index Page Using .htaccess Optimize Website Using .htaccess File How To Access cPanel

Definition of Databases Icons

The Database section in cPanel allows you to administer every aspect of your MySQL database. Using this interface you can do things such as create new databases, add users to existing databases, and manage database tables to name a few. It is suggested to create all new databases through cPanel before working with them directly.     In this article we will briefly overview each option that is available in the database section.     phpMyAdmin allows you to view or edit your databases directly if you need to create new tables, import a databases, execute SQL queries directly, and…

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…