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Introduction This tutorial shows you, in a step-by-step manner, how to install WordPress (WP) using cPanel's WordPress Toolkit . If you're not using cPanel, please see How to install WordPress for information on installing WordPress manually. If you'd prefer a video...

In this article, we'll show you how to use Google Analytics to identify the most important pages of your website. By "important", we mean pages that have (among other things): The greatest number of page views (a measure of visibility) The greatest average time on page (a...

Introduction In this article, we'll show you how to access your Linux computer (running Centos 7) via Windows Remote Desktop Connection . Condensed procedure To get a sense of what's to come (and for the power users out there), the following provides a condensed version of...

What is PowerShell? PowerShell is a cross-platform solution commonly used for automating the management of computer systems but it can be used for general coding as well. PowerShell is made up of a command-line shell, a scripting language, and a configuration management...

Introduction In this article, we describe how to create your first WordPress webpage. If WordPress (WP) has not yet been installed, please see Creating a WordPress site with cPanel and Softaculous to get started. Creating your first WP page Using your WordPress administrator...

Introduction This article describes how to set up a WordPress site using cPanel and Softaculous. As you may know, WordPress is a popular content management system used to build blogs and websites. cPanel is a web hosting control panel (created by cPanel, Inc.) that allows...

1-Click Application Templates Application templates are standard frameworks that users employ when they create applications, creating the foundation for the application developers to build. Depending on the template, developers can choose the application and environment...

What is Drupal? Drupal is an established and highly regarded CSM (Content Management System) offering flexibility and ease of use when managing websites. Drupal provides excellent performance and security for larger-scale systems and has found use by the United States...

LAMP is an acronym that stands for Linux (L), Apache (A), MySQL (M), and PHP (P). A LAMP stack contributes to many different web applications, providing the core fundamentals required for appropriate hosting. The LAMP stack construction supports established applications such...

Plesk is a web hosting control panel, similar to cPanel, used for hosting management. It typically runs on a Windows operating system and requires licensing to operate outside of offered free trials. Although Plesk is not entirely free, it provides multiple benefits for...

OWNcloud is software that shares files much like Google Drive and iDrive. Users can safely upload and download files with ease. However, OWNcloud gives ultimate control to the user that installs and uses it. Additional OWNcloud benefits include, but are not limited to:...

OpenVPN is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) software installed on a Virtual Private Server (VPS). VPNs take advantage of the network provided by the VPS without needing to connect through an SSH or RDP session. You can connect devices to the VPN server and use that network to...

FreePBX is a free, safe, and secure application that manages VOIP (voice over IP) services and acts as a telephone for a server. FreePBX undergoes quality assurance control by Sangoma and offers flexibility and scalability to help meet consumer needs regardless of their...

What is CentOS Web Panel (CWP)? CWP stands for CentOS Web Panel. CentOS is a respected, community-driven, direct competitor to cPanel/WHM. It was created for use in quick and easy management of Dedicated Servers and VPS servers without needing to use an ssh console for every...

MEAN Stack is a Javascript framework for assisting with developing websites and applications. MEAN is an acronym for the Javascript framework that stands for MongoDB (database), Express.js (software), Angular.js (web framework), and NodeJS (cross-platform backend environment...

Webmin is a system administration tool typically used on Linux operating systems. Webmin connects to a web browser offering multiple features, including managing users, tracking server usage, managing databases, setting up Linux Firewalls, configuring web servers for Apache,...