cPanel/WHM License

Servers with cPanel/WHM require a cPanel license in order to be utilized. Hostwinds offers licenses for both our Cloud/VPS products, and Dedicated servers. When purchasing a new Cloud Server or Dedicated Server, the option to include the cPanel license during checkout is available. To purchase a license at a later time, users can navigate to…

Changing cPanel Main Domain

Occasionally, your website will need to change the domain that it uses.  Whether because the business has grown and evolved, the project has changed, or a more appealing or marketable domain name has become available.  In these cases, your website’s cPanel needs to have the old domain swapped out and the new domain assigned to…

Changing cPanel username

A cPanel username is a very important portion of your Hostwinds hosting account. We provide users with a unique, randomly generated username to avoid possible brute-force attempts into your account, and to ensure account security. Changing a username for any account can cause several issues, due to how cPanel uses the Username for your account.…

How to Check Inode Usage in your cPanel Account

What is an Inode? An inode (Index Node) is a data structure containing the information about a file in your server or hosting account. The inode stores all information regarding a file, except its name or the actual data. Inodes save information such as user and group ownerships and file permissions (read, write, execute) and…

How to Change a cPanel User Password from WHM

If you have access to WHM and a client who cannot log in to their cPanel on your server, you may follow these steps to reset the password for them. In order to begin, you will first want to log into WHM with your username and the password from your Client Area. Step 1:  Type the word list in…

A Beginners Guide to cPanel

This guide will introduce you to cPanel and help you find your way around.   Preferences / Update Contact Info   It’s important to keep this information updated, as it’ll be used by the server to notify you about completed backups and any errors cPanel might find. In the preferences section of cPanel you can…

How to Change a cPanel Password

If you have lost your cPanel password or want to change it, you can reset it easily from your Hostwinds client area.   You Will Need:   A Hostwinds account Any Shared or Business hosting plan   Procedure: Log into your Hostwinds client area. You can access this at https://clients.hostwinds.com/login.php Once logged in go to Services > My Services. Click on…

How to Get Started with your New cPanel Server

When you first purchase your server instance you’ll want to log into WHM to create your cPanel accounts – it’s your main interface for all essential tasks in a cPanel system. The format to connect to WHM is as follows: http://ip.address.here:2086 https://ip.address.here:2087   The ip.address.here marks where you need to replace with your actual IP, while the :2086  or :2087 specifies the…

Why Do I Have to Pay for cPanel on My Server?

Some control panels, such as cPanel, are supplied and supported by their own company who have developed and maintain the software. As a result, if you’d like to use this software you’ll need to purchase a license for each server that you want to use cPanel. On a shared server (Basic or Business) you’re splitting…