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A Cloud Server is a Virtual Private Server (VPS) on Hostwinds' Cloud platform. Cloud Servers are virtualized within our Cloud platform using Enterprise drives and hardware for dedicated resources your server utilizes. They can be quickly created in just a few clicks of your...

A C-Class IP is a semi-static range of IP addresses that are used across the Internet. An IPv4 Address contains four different sections (classes): A, B, C, and D. An example of this would be the IP address 192.168. 1 .2, where number one is the C class. When you purchase a...

How do I Transfer Web Hosts? Transferring hosts can often be a daunting task that can leave you feeling frustrated. At Hostwinds, our goal is to eliminate the frustration of migrating to us by managing every aspect of the transfer process and ensuring that the transfer is as...

You can transfer your domain registrations to Hostwinds by following this guide: Step 1: Create a Hostwinds Account Step 2: Unlock your domain at your current registrar Step 3: Request your EPP code (Authorization Code) and have it ready. Step 4: Log in to your Client...

Rclone is a program that allows you to sync your server's files and directories with Hostwinds Object Storage. It can be mounted locally so you can write directly to remote Object Storage. Commands like rclone sync can sync your local directories with directories in remote...

The world of web hosting is vast. Every hosting company offers a lot of the same, but slightly different. So how do you know what's what? This guide will work to explain one common hosting option. Hostwinds offers our Shared Web Hosting Overview. What Is Shared Hosting?...

Domain registrations are essential to having your sites and services be unique yet easily memorable. This guide goes over how to register a new domain through us. Step 1: Create a Hostwinds account Step 2: Log in to your client area and navigate to Services -> Order new...

This guide walks you through setting up and configuring an SSH key in the Hostwinds Cloud Control Panel, assuming you don't already have one setup. If you are unfamiliar with locating your Cloud Control Panel, please let us know via Live Chat, and we could help. Creating an...

Unlike popular languages like C and Python, which have GCC and CPython bundled in most Linux releases, Rust does not (yet) have native support on Linux and must be installed separately. This guide will help if you want to install the Rust development toolchain. You'll need a...

cPanel is the most widely-used web-based control panel in the web hosting industry. Shared and Business web hosting and reseller web hosting plans with Hostwinds include access to cPanel to manage the web hosting account from an easy-to-use Control Panel. Hostwinds Cloud VPS...

What is rDNS? A Reverse DNS lookup (also called rDNS) is where the DNS of an IP address is checked to see what domain name is attached to that IP. This is the opposite (or reverse) of what normally happens when a domain name is checked for which IP is assigned (called a...

Here at Hostwinds, you can install many software applications onto your Cloud VPS with the click of a button. One of the applications available to One-Click Install on your server with Hostwinds is Magento. What is Magento? Magento is an eCommerce platform that allows you to...

First 60 Days of Service Within your first 60 days of service for a product, Hostwinds will assist fully with migrations. Submit a website transfer support ticket so that your migration request is received and so that we can begin on this right away. Hostwinds will migrate...

You should never experience delivery issues with the Enterprise Email from Hostwinds. If you do, please contact us as soon as possible to resolve any issues immediately via Live Chat or submit us a ticket. If you're experiencing delivery issues with your Enterprise Email...

Bash Environment Customization Being able to customize the Bash environment on your server has a multitude of benefits, such as adding aliases for common commands you use, customizing the prompt displayed when connected, as well as displaying login information. This article...

How to Pay With Bitcoin Or Other Accepted Crypto? Step 1: Go to the invoice you wish to pay by selecting invoices from the billing tab dropdown. Then select the column of the unpaid invoice you wish to pay. Step 2: Head to the drop-down invoice page and select Cryptocurrency...