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How Do I Make My Site Faster?

…API for Insights and a guide to the PageSpeed extension.   Cache and Compress   Use a caching service or plugin. If you’re using WordPress, SuperCache and w3 Cache are just a couple of popular ones. You should also compress images, especially if you’re using lots of JPEG images. There are plugins that help you do this right on your site and plenty of free 3rd party services. You can also use cPanel’s Optimize Website, which can help clean up clutter from your site and make it run faster.   Reduce the Number of Elements   Much of the time…

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…

Help for Using the CloudFlare Plugin

is a caching reverse proxy with CDN-like properties that allow it to provide the following features. The CloudFlare plugin can:   Increase security and repel attacks on your website Improve performance by adapting Add applications to websites Show deep analysis from requests to website Automatically configure itself by determining which objects are static and which are cacheable Create a bridge between IPv6 and IPv4 Be used with a single-click SSL installation   If you’d like to instructions on how to install the plugin on a Cloud server with cPanel, please follow this step-by-step guide, Setting up CloudFlare inside cPanel Guide….

Common WordPress Issues – Problems

…backup your databases before making any changes so that Hostwinds can easily restore your account from a backup Turn on Debug Go to your cPanel’s File Manager or connect through FTP Go to your WordPress document root or folder where this is installed Open the wp-config.php file Add the following line: define(‘WP_DEBUG’, true);   Take note of any errors that show up, if any so that we can help Plugins The second thing we recommend is checking your plugins.   Go to your cPanel’s File Manager or connect through FTP Go to your wp-content folder Rename the plugins folder See…

CentOS 7 Web Panel Overview

…launch time when your server first boots. It’s also where you can setup service monitors to be alerted if a service stops, fails or otherwise does not function as intended. User Accounts Settings for user accounts This area is where you are able to create, manage, edit and delete user accounts for the server. Typically, it is not recommended to perform routine tasks as the root user, and this is where you would navigate to create a non-root user for every-day purposes. It’s also where you can manage permissions, import and export backups, and work with cPanel backups. Domains Settings…

The Hostwinds Knowledge Base

…our VPN service, SSL certificates, etc. General Guides: This section is where you will find all our guides on some common third party services and utilities that are used on or work in combination with our services. This is where you’ll find information and instructions on using things like various operating systems, control panels (cPanel, Plesk, Virtualmin, etc.), etc.   Search the Knowledge Base From any page in our Knowledge Base, the search box is available at the top of the page. From there you can search for the article you wish. What you type in the search box will…

Reinstall Application From The Cloud Portal

…Free Web Hosting control panel designed for quick and easy management of (Dedicated & VPS) servers minus the chore and effort to use ssh console for every time you want to do something and offers a huge number of options and features for server management in its control panel package LEMP Stack – LEMP is a variation of the LAMP stack used for developing and deploying web applications. LEMP consists of Linux, Nginx, MySQL, and PHP. Virtualmin – A Webmin module for managing multiple virtual hosts through a single interface, like Plesk or Cpanel. It supports the creation and management…

How To Use MySQL / MariaDB From Command Line

While tools like phpMyAdmin make interacting with MySQL / MariaDB databases very easy, sometimes one must access the database directly from the command line. This article will touch on getting into a database and some common tasks, but will not provide a full education on SQL syntax, database management, or other high-level topics. The examples in this guide are for CentOS 7 and MariaDB as included in our WordPress VPS image but should work on our cPanel VPSes, LAMP stack, and others. This page assumes you have Connected to Your Server with SSH. # prompts indicate something that should be…

How To Change Root Password in WHM

…YourServer’sIPAddress:2087, YourServer’sHostName/whm or YourServer’sHostName:2087   Step Two: From the Server Configuration menu select Change Root Password Step Three: Type in your new root password and confirm it Step Four: Click the Change Password button     Related Articles How to Configure Dreamweaver FTP for Connection Change Email Address How To Configure Weebly General Settings How To Create Your Own Custom Windows VPS Instance(s) How To Select And Manage Theme Options With Weebly How to Change Your Hostname In Linux How To Remove An IP Block From Your Server cPanel License Expired Banning Traffic to Your Site LAMP Stack Application Overview…

How To Install Virtualmin On Cloud VPS

You can install an impressive number of software applications onto your Hostwinds Cloud VPS with the click of a button. If you want to have your own web hosting server for multiple websites, we offer Virtualmin on our cloud services.   What is Virtualmin? Virtualmin is a domain and web hosting software that lets you set up automation tasks and virtualize individual environments for your websites. It is an alternative to cPanel or Plesk, and is based on the Webmin web hosting software. Our guide will explain how to both create a new server with Virtualmin’s free edition, as well…