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How To Create A Mailing List in cPanel

Mailing lists are a great way to keep your clients up to date on events going on with your site updates. Luckily, creating a mailing list is easy to do for Hostwinds client who are using cPanel.   How Do I Start A Mailing List For My Website? Step 1: Login to your cPanel account Step 2: Scroll down to the EMAIL section Step 3: Click on the “Mailing Lists” option   Step 4: Create a name for the mailing list, this will be the name on the email sent to your clients Step 5: Create a password for that…

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…

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…

Fetch cPanel Email Using Gmail

Hostwinds suggest to Fetch your email in Gmail as opposed to setting up an email forwarder in cPanel to prevent your domain from being rate limited, blocked or very slow when checking email. This can happen if you receive SPAM and forward this to another email service provider as forwarding SPAM counts as sending SPAM   Fetch cPanel Email in Gmail   On your computer, sign in to the Gmail account you want to import to. In the top right, click Settings and then Settings. Click the Accounts and Import or Accounts tab. In the “Check mail from other accounts”…

cPanel Raw Access Metrics

In some cases, website developers and site owners may need to take a direct look into all of the access logs for the website. In such a case, cPanel offers the Raw Access metrics in order to let the account holder download the log files of their site. Raw access logs are plain text files that contain all of the information about your site’s visitors and all the the pages and content they visited.   Where Do I View My Access Logs? The option to view the raw access logs can be found under the Metrics section of your cPanel

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…

Definition of WHM Functions

manager SQL Server (MySQL) – Restarts SQL Server SSH Server (OpernSSH) – Restarts SSH Server   Development   Apps Managed by AppConfig – Display apps that are installed/registered with AppConfig cPanel Development Forum – Link to the cPanel Development Forum cPanel Plugin File Generator – Creates plugin files Manage Hooks – Manage hooks that already exist on your server Software Development Kit – Link to the Software Development Kit for cPanel/WHM     WHM official documentation can be found here.     Other Related Articles: cPanel and WHM Overview How To Get Started With Your New cPanel Server CPanel/WHM License…

Managing MySQL User Permissions in cPanel

There are times when a database user does not need to have full permissions to a database in order to interact with a MySQL Database. If you ever need to create a user with restricted permissions, this guide will help you do just that. How do I Create Permissions for MySQL Databases? MySQL users can be setup with certain permissions to regulate their access. What users are allowed to do include SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE. This guide will show you, the administrator, how to set or revoke those privileges through your cPanel account. To get started, you will want…