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Increase Max Upload Size (MultiPHP Manager)

PHP may need to upload large files and there may come a time when you need to increase the size limit for your files. This is most common when using WordPress or another CMS and trying to upload a theme or plugin, or if you need to upload a large file to your account using … Read More…

Learning Management Solution with Softaculous

What is a Learning Management Solution (LMS)? An LMS is a site that focuses on Education. This application is something that will manage the administrative, documentation, delivery, tracking, and reporting, of educational materials, courses, training programs, or learning and development programs. This guide will cover what Softaculous offers for these solutions. Softaculous is available through … Read More…

Installing CentOS 8 (SSD Cloud)

As part of Hostwinds Cloud infrastucture, we offer a variety of different operating system images that are preconfigured to run on our SSD Cloud VPSs. These images can be viewed and easily installed to a VPS through your Cloud Portal, which you can access by logging in to your Hostwinds Client Area, and navigating to … Read More…

Setting Up DNS for iRedMail (CentOS 7)

This guide will cover how to create A, MX, SPF, DKIM, DMARC, and rDNS records for your iRedMail server. iRedMail will add a DKIM key to your server during installation, and this can easily be retrieved to create the DNS record. The examples below will demonstrate how to add these records in Hostwinds’ Cloud DNS … Read More…

How to Mount Object Storage to a VPS (Ubuntu 18.04)

S3 File System (s3fs) is a utility that allows remote object storage containers, or buckets, to be exported as a local file system. This means that Hostwinds’ Object Storage can be mounted to a VPS, and the user can have access to scalable, static storage locally. Object storage can be used for storing backups, for … Read More…

How to Mount Object Storage to a VPS (CentOS 7)

S3 File System (s3fs) is a utility that allows remote object storage containers, or buckets, to be exported as a local file system. This means that Hostwinds’ Object Storage can be mounted to a VPS, and the user can have access to scalable, static storage locally. Object storage can be used for storing backups, for … Read More…

How to Change Your Hostname (DirectAdmin Control Panel)

With DirectAdmin, your server’s hostname can be changed by any  Administrator on the server. This guide will walk through the necessary steps for this procedure. Step 1: Access your Administrator account at http://YOUR-IP:2222 Step 2: Navigate to Server Manager > Administrator Settings. Step 3: Select the Server Settings tab, and change your server’s hostname. Your … Read More…

Why Am I on an Email Blacklist?

This guide is intended for Hostwinds clients whose service is older than 30 days and have found that their IP has been blacklisted. Reasons If you find yourself on an email blacklist there could be several reasons: The previous owner of your service’s IP you’re using had been blacklisted for sending email. Legitimate emails you … Read More…

What is a Blacklist?

Generally speaking, a blacklist is any list of domains, IP addresses, or computers that communication is not allowed from. Many kinds of blacklists are used in computing, and this guide is about blacklists from third parties that are maintained to prevent spam, bulk, and otherwise unwanted email messages. Many third party companies and organizations such … Read More…

IP Blacklisted On A New Service (Hostwinds)

If you have ordered a new Hostwinds service and are receiving bounce back messages about being on a blacklist and your service is within the first 30 days, please open a ticket to our Technical Support with the details below. This guide is intended for Hostwinds clients who have ordered a new service within the … Read More…