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FTP Configuration Files in cPanel

You can connect Filezilla to your cPanel either manually or with a script that automatically configures Filezilla for you. You may also use CoreFTP or Cyberduck in the exact same way.   Configure Filezilla Manually Download and install Filezilla Open Filezilla Put in the same username and password as you use to login to your cPanel Port should be set to 21 – if it’s not, enter 21 Enter in your domain name such as domainname.com Click connect   Configure Filezilla automatically Download and install Filezilla Go to cPanel Go to FTP Accounts under File Manager Click Configure FTP account…

cPanel License Expired

If when logging into WHM on your VPS, Cloud or Dedicated Server you receive a message stating that the license is expired there are steps you can take to attempt to resolve this issue.   Renew cPanel License You can check if your license is valid at http://verify.cpanel.net by entering the IP address of your server Log into your server via SSH using a client such as PuTTY Execute the command /usr/local/cpanel/cpkeyclt Refresh your browser or log out and back in to your WHM panel Confirm that the message has cleared If the license is not renewed, the issue may…

Configure cPanel/WHM Backups For Your Server

Configuring your cPanel/WHM server to take backups regularly is a necessary aspect of keeping your data intact and protected in case you need to restore your account. Having backups in place before making changes, performing upgrades and for emergency purposes is highly recommended.   Backup Configuration cPanel/WHM have excellent tools that will help you maintain backups for your website. Follow WHM >> >> Backup >> Backup Configuration. Following this guide will allow auto backups of all accounts and databases and are an important part of your web hosting services. You can enable Backup Configurations in Global Settings for your backups…

cPanel Visitors Metrics

cPanel offers many ways to track the various metrics you can measure your site by. One useful metric to check is the Visitors tracker, which logs the IP address of every visitor to your websites, all the files and pages they viewed and the time the access was attempted. You will also see the links that directed them to a page or file.   How Can I Track My Site Visitors? The Visitors tracker is located under the Metrics section on your cPanel home page.   If you click on the Visitors option, you will be directed to the Visitors…

How To Add Cron Jobs in cPanel

Creating cron jobs make it easier to automate common tasks that can be scheduled to run by the system. In most cases, a cron job is benefical when you need to run simple tasks from a script. Many website owners utilize cron jobs to save time and automate tasks.   Create A Cron Job In cPanel Step 1. Log into cPanel Step 2. Select Cron Jobs from the Advanced Section   Step 3. Scroll down the page to common settings and select the frequency and duration for your cron jobs. The drop down menu has prefilled settings to choose from….

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. This can result in your websites no longer functioning correctly, as several configuration files depend on the username, and are not updated upon changing of a username. As such, it is Hostwinds’ policy that once an account has been created, we will not provide support…

cPanel Analog Stats Metrics

When it comes to tracking web statistics such as bandwidth or visitors, Hostwinds believes more options are better. As such, we provide you AWStats and Webalizer, and also provide Analog Stats to help you keep track of all of your metrics. How Do I Use Analog Stats? The Analog Stats tool can be found under the Metrics section on your cPanel home page.   Upon clicking on the Analog Stats option, you are greeted with the Analog Stats page. The page lists all of your domains, subdomains, and their SSL equivalents.   Under the Actions column, you can click on…

cPanel Web Disk Configuration in WHM

to customize the SSL/TLS settings for cPanel’s DAVFS, WebDisk, CalDAV, and CardDAV services. You can access the cPanel Web Disk Configuration within the Service Configuration section of WHM.     On this page, there are two lists available to edit: TLS/SSL Cipher Suite: Specifies the OpenSSL cipher specifications for the SSL encryption in the connection negotiation. TLS/SSL Protocols: Specifies the SSL/TLS protocols supported for the client-server connection negotiation. Both of these settings let you specify multiple entries. The Cipher Suite entries are separated by colons (“:”) and the Protocols are separated by spaces.   Related Articles cPanel Web Services Configuration…

Increase Maximum Number of Simultaneous Connections in cPanel/WHM

cPanel/WHM offers two FTP servers; Pure-FTPD and ProFTPd. Pure-FTPD is the default FTP server that’s installed with cPanel/WHM. The following steps are for Pure-FTPD and should allow you to increase the maximum number of simultaneous connections.   Log in to WHM Type “ftp” into the search bar that is located in the upper left section of WHM’s main interface Below the search bar, you’ll see the matching results to your search. Select “FTP Server Configuration”     Scroll down and locate “Maximum Connections” and “Maximum Connections Per IP Address”. You can increase both of these values, however it’s recommended to…

How to Setup a Subdomain Using cPanel

What is a Subdomain? A subdomain is the use of an existing domain with a prefix change of the www to another title. This creates another website that contains it’s own unique content without an entirely new domain needed to be created. Assuming you own the domain already, a subdomain looks like mail.example.com or blog.example.com.   How do I Create a Subdomain in cPanel? You can setup a subdomain in cPanel by heading to Home > Domains > Subdomains.     This simple guide will show you how to create and manage subdomains. Follow the instructions below to complete your…