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…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…

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…

What is a Cloud Server or VPS?

…you need. They can also be created on a temporary basis to deal with immediate needs, and removed once those needs are met. Our VPS servers also include both Managed and Unmanaged service, allowing expert users to save money to improve their current infrastructure.   Related Articles: How to Monitor Your Resources in ZPanel How to Create an Email Account (Virtualmin) What is A Dedicated Server How To Remove An IP Block From Your Server How to Change Your Hostname In Linux Cloud Control Overview cPanel/WHM License Hostwinds’ Scheduled Maintenance Events How do I delete hourly storage? Adding a Member…

Understanding Addon and Parked Domains

…account. For example, you can have golf.com as your main domain and also host cooking.com on the same account. Both will display their unique content on the different locations.   Note: Addon domains are available at Hostwinds depending on the hosting plan you have.   What is a Parked Domain?     A parked domain is one that forwards the information along to the main domain registered in your cPanel account, it is not unique. For example, when you use subdomains of the same name, like cooking.net to show the same information as cooking.com, or pass through to cooking.com. Here…

How To Remove An IP Block From Your Server

…from your server, you can also enter the IP Address in this field to remove any blocks against another IP other than your own.   Of course, if you have any questions at all or need any help with this, please contact our support team in Live Chat, send us an email ticket with your IP Address and server name or give us a phone call so we can help you with this.   Related Articles How To Find Your Dedicated IP On Shared/Business Plans Resetting My WordPress Admin Password How to Change a cPanel Password Managing My Account Information…

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…

Resolver Configuration For Networking Setup

…resolver are required, and a tertiary one is optional.     By default, these will be populated with the default resolvers provided by your service provider. Some common popular alternatives are: Google’s Public DNS: 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4 OpenDNS: 208.67.222.222 208.67.222.220   Once you have entered in the resolver IPs you wish to use, simply click Continue to apply the changes. You will then be brought to a success/failure log page, and if successful, it will list the resolvers you just updated to.     Related Articles cPanel and WHM Overview Definition of WHM Functions How to Change Your Hostname in WHM…

How To Setup Products & Services In WHMCS

cPanel, SSL Certificates, Plesk, etc. The setup varies slightly based on the module being configured, but it is as simple as supply the input fields with what their name/description is asking for. The few settings that are the same for every module are as follows: Module Name: Specifies the module being configured. Server Group: Specifies what server group the module being configured belongs to. Automatic Setup Options: Specifies if and when the product and modules should be automatically setup.   Custom Fields This section lets you make custom fields to be filled out for this product. Field Name: The name…

MySQL Databases and Users Overview

Around the web, sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more use the world’s most popular open source database MySQL to help them run. MySQL is a database management system that allows a database filled with all kinds of data to add, access and process that data. Databases make it easy to store all kinds of information and data sets from video galleries to corporate files in tables. In cPanel you’re given tools to administer a variety of functions with MySQL databases via the Databases section. You’re capable of creating, modifying and deleting databases, adding new users and attaching them to…

Troubleshooting with Server Status Information

…populated results.   Apache Status: Apache is a web server daemon that responds to HTTP requests, and then delivers web pages Daily Process Log: Shows information about your server’s consumption of processing power and memory, averaged out over the length of the day Server Information: Shows information on your hardware configurations and lets you look at things like the speed of your processor Service Status: Shows a list of the services that you watch     Something relevant that you can learn and is useful to know is that this does this that the other thing.   Related Articles: cPanel