How To Login To Your SHOUTCast Control Panel

Before you can start jamming out and putting content out for your listeners, you will need to first login. The steps to login to your SHOUTCast Control Panel are very similar to logging into a cPanel account, however the SHOUTCast plans do not have a dedicated IP address.   How To Login Through The Client…

What Is The wp-config.php File?

If you have installed WordPress, you may see that there is a file called wp-config.php. The name of the file actually gives away it’s purpose. This file is meant to be a configuration file for your WordPress installation. In it, you will find the database connection details and various other configuration options. While it may…

What Are Permissions on Linux?

If you are working through cPanel or on any Linux machine, you may have heard the term permissions. This is odd to hear at first, but essentially these are what determine who has access to what files. For example, if you have your website, you will want visitors to view your website, but not make…

Restore Database Using PHPMyAdmin

This article is about restoring your databases from a backup. This guide is intended for clients who wish to restore their database using PHPMyAdmin. If you want to do this, you’ll need to have access to cPanel such as with Hostwinds Shared Hosting and Business Hosting, Cloud, VPS or a Dedicated Server and be using cPanel.…

Database Backups using a cron job

This article is about creating a cron job in cPanel to make a backup of your databases. This article is intended for Hostwinds clients who use cPanel and have access to create a cron job through the cPanel interface. Hostwinds clients are encouraged to keep a working backup before performing any upgrades, site maintenance or before…

Banning Traffic to Your Site

When you have a web site you want to bring in as much traffic as possible. But sometimes you find that there’s a few bad actors out there that don’t necessarily have the best of intentions. In times like these you have the option to protect your site by blocking individuals who you deem malicious.…

Glossary of Terms

In the world of web hosting services, there may be times when you want to know the definition of a term so that you can feel more educated. Hostwinds tries our best to not use jargon that you may not understand and this Glossary of Terms is used to help you as you seek to…

Getting Started with Hostwinds

You gotta start somewhere and when you compare all of the features, speed, support and everything Hostwinds can offer you, we are consistently at the top of the list of choices. There are many benefits to having your own domain name, email address and website for business or personal use, and Hostwinds helps you get…

How to Install a WordPress Theme

WordPress uses themes to change the overall look and layout of your site, and there are quite literally thousands of free themes available for you to use online. Most themes are going to offer a demo site so you can see how it all looks in action before you install on your site. Ideally you…

Enable HTTPS In WordPress

When you have users visiting your site, you want to make sure they feel safe with information they provide. That’s why it’s usually deemed necessary that your site has an SSL Certificate. The SSL Certificate allows your site to utilize the HTTPS protocol.  Your users will still be able to visit the HTTP version of…