How to Download and Install Software (Ubuntu 14.04)

When installing software in a Windows based environment you’d typically use the Windows GUI and an installation wizard. However, when installing software in an Ubuntu based server you’d typically do this using the Linux shell or terminal (command line). It may seem a bit daunting at first, however the focus of this article is to…

Create a Sudo User (Ubuntu)

Executing certain tasks or commands with elevated administrator (root) permissions can be an absolute necessity when managing your own server. However you may not have access to the root account itself or you may have that type of access limited on your server for security reasons. This is where the sudo command comes in to…

What Is Plesks System Requirements?

As far as control panels are concerned, Plesk offers it’s subscribers the ability to have a rich user interface to manage their server.  It is generally suggested to use on a Windows hosting environment that many Hostwinds clients choose to use for their VPS.   Minimum System Requirements   RAM The minimum amount of RAM…

Minimum System Requirements

Hostwinds offers the several operating systems to chose from, either Linux or Windows.  This articles intent is to inform about requirements each of these systems require in order to operate and/or operate efficiently.   Linux OS Minimum Server Requirements    Ubuntu (CLI) (applies to majority of versions up-to 16.04)   256MB of system memory (RAM)  1.5 GB…

How To Install MongoDB on Linux

A database is a great and easy way to store information for your site or application. One of the most common database engines you may hear about is MySQL. While this is a common solution, and viable, some may choose to use MongoDB. MongoDB is similar in that it provides an easy to use database.…

How to Add UFW Rules

Uncomplicated Fire Wall or UFW for short is a piece of software that manages your default netfilter firewall on your Ubuntu system. The following steps will walk you through the process of adding different rules that will secure your server.   Setup Default Rules When managing your system’s firewall one of the first things you…

How to Run Malware Scan on Linux

There are many available malware scanning tools, but the easiest to install, configure, and use is Maldet.   CentOS Install Instructions To begin your installation, simply copy the below text as is, and paste into your SSH client.

Once this completes, update to the latest virus signatures and update:

It is recommended to…

How To Set or Change PHP Time-zone

This article is intended to provide guidance on how to set-up or change the PHP timezone for Linux based services here at Hostwinds; setting and/or editing through cPanel, WHM or commands within Linux.   How To Edit PHP Time-zone With Hostwinds Shared and/or Business Hosting Services   Step 1:  Log into your cPanel account (How…

Create Instance

Creating an Instance from your Cloud Control is a quick way to launch a new Virtual Machine inside the Cloud very, very quickly. This feature is fantastic and this article is intended for Hostwinds clients who have purchased a VPS or Cloud and are able to access the Cloud Control Panel.  Creating A New Instance…

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…

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