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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…

WHM Security Checklist/Best Practices

How do I make my server more secure? Here are some of the best tips to make sure that your WHM server is more secure: Use secure passwords Secure SSH Secure Apache Harden your system Restrict your system’s compilers Disable unused services and daemons Monitor your system Enable a firewall Stay up-to-date If you’d like to see more information about how to do any of the above, please visit: https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/CKB/Tips+to+Make+Your+Server+More+Secure…

Configuring WHM Automatic Backups

How do I Configure Automatic Backups with WHM?   One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself (and any clients you might be hosting) against security threats and data loss is ensuring everything is properly backed up and saved. Luckily, it’s easy to setup WHM automatic backups.   This feature is currently only support on a cPanel / WHM Instance That Is installed on either a VPS, or dedicated server.   Login to your WHM, and Go to the Backup section you can do this by searching for the word backup in the search bar Go…

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…

Choosing Your Windows OS Version

…if you have any more specific questions in regards to which OS suits your needs best, please contact our 24/7 Live Chat and we’ll be happy to work with you towards the best personalized solution for your needs.   Related Articles: Minimum System Requirements cPanel Minimum Requirements Setting Up The Hostwinds VPN On Linux Hostwinds Tiers of Support Hostwinds’ Scheduled Maintenance Events Installing FTP in Windows Server How To Add A Site To Your Windows VPS What is a Cloud Server or VPS? How To Create Your Own Custom Windows VPS Instance(s) How to Enable Chrome Remote Desktop on a…

How To Delete A DNS Zone

WHM makes it quite easy to delete a DNS zone. This article is intended for Hostwinds clients who have access to WHM as a Reseller or have a cPanel/WHM license for their VPS or Dedicated server. To delete a DNS zone, follow the steps in this guide:   As always, we suggest that you take a snapshot backup before making changes or deleting any DNS Zones   Login to WHM Head to Home > DNS Functions This can be located quickly by searching for “DNS” in the search bar Select the Delete a DNS Zone option     For the…

Perform a DNS Cleanup

There may come a time when your DNS Zone Files become cluttered with useless records, or even duplicates. Fortunately cPanel have thought ahead on this and incorporated a feature into WHM to clean this up for us. WHM provides the ability to run a DNS Cleanup, which will clean up nameserver configuration settings. This is helpful for eliminating duplicate nameserver configuration files that can lead to issues with the server and in the case a BIND configuration file becomes corrupt. Before following through with the steps below, it would be recommended that you take a backup of your current Zone…

Server Management Panel Overview

…create a backup of the server at any time.     Reinstall When selecting the Reinstall action, a new window will be opened (make sure pop-ups are allowed on this page). This new window will provide you with all of the operating system choices available from Hostwinds for your VPS under the Operating Systems tab and includes several different versions of cPanel, CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian and Windows.     There are also a number of available pre-built applications such as WordPress, LAMP Stack, Joomla!, Minecraft, CPVLab, CentOS Web Panel (CWP), LEMP Stack, VirtualMin, Webmin, Plesk, Vesta Control Panel, Magento,…

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…