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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… […]

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Softaculous License

Hostwinds offers licensing for Softaculous Instant Installer, which is a software that greatly simplifies the installation of several scripts and applications on your server. Softaculous is available as a free or a premium installer, the free installer is limited to 55 scripts, while the premium installer has 443 scripts available. Softaculous works on several web hosting control panels, including cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, H-Sphere, ISP System, Interworx, CentOS WebPanel and Hosting Controller. When purchasing a new Cloud Server or Dedicated Server, the option to include the Softaculous license during checkout is available. To purchase a license at a later time, users… […]

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Set a Temporary (302) Redirect Using .htaccess

…been created you’ll need to edit the contents of this file using the method that best suits your needs. Typically the options available to edit your .htaccess file are as follows.   Use a file editor built into a file manager such as cPanel’s file manager Download or create the .htaccess file locally and then re upload it via FTP Edit the file directly using a text editor via SSH   Regardless of the method that you’re using, the code that you’ll be adding is the same. To redirect your entire website to a different URL you’d use the following… […]

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How to Create a PHP Info Page

…be creating a PHP script that will execute when you navigate to the page in your web browser. To do this, you’ll need to create the file in your website’s web root. This can be a few different places depending on if you’re using a control panel like cPanel or not. For the purpose of this article I am using a CentOS 7 server with no control panel, so my web root is located at /var/www/html/. With that in mind the command I would then run to create the info.php file using nano is:   nano /var/www/html/info.php   With the… […]

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How to Login to Joomla

…find the dashboard link from within the Softaculous Apps Installer. First you will want to login to your cPanel account Once you have logged in, you will be able to scroll until you find the Softaculous Apps Installer. From the Softaculous Apps Installer page, next you will want to select the “Installations” button to view current installations. From the next page, you will be able to view all installations that are on the account via Softaculous. Scroll until you find the Joomla installation. Then you will want to click on the Pencil Icon to the right of the site’s name…. […]

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WordPress System Requirements

WordPress can be run on any system that supports PHP, MySQL or MariaDB and HTTPS. As long as you are running these services on your system, you should be able to use WordPress. These requirements may change, so make sure to review the Server Requirements listed as this will continue to change and be updated.   How do I find my version of PHP, MySQL and MariaDB? cPanel   First: Login into your account Second: Find Server Information on the right side     Third: Review the versions of all the software on the server Ubuntu First: Find PHP Version… […]

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How to Change Your Usermin Password

Virtualmin/Webmin like WHM/cPanel has separate login pages to manage your server, website and even WebMail. In Virtualmin the WebMail interface is called Usermin, however you can do more than just read your emails using this interface. You can also do things like change your password and set up auto responders. The focus of this article is to teach you how to change your password using Usermin exclusively. This article implies that you have already installed Virtualmin, if you have not done so yet, or if you’d enjoy a little light reading, please take a look at the following article: How… […]

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How to Create an FTP Account in Virtualmin

Virtualmin is a Webmin module that is typically used to manage multiple virtual hosts through a single interface, similar to cPanel. It supports multiple functions such as managing Apache virtual hosts, MySQL database management, generating DNS zones, managing mailboxes, and much more. Virtualmin/Webmin is an open source control panel that allows you to manage both your server and your websites with the familiarity and comfort of a GUI. In this article we will go over how to create an FTP account using Virtualmin’s very intuitive interface. This article implies that you have already installed Virtualmin, if you have not done… […]

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