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How to Install Plesk on a Cloud VPS What is Plesk? Plesk is a web hosting control panel, much like its competitor, cPanel. It typically runs on a Windows operating system and requires licensing to operate outside of offered free trials. Although Plesk is not entirely free,...

What is OWNcloud? OWNcloud is software that shares files much like Google Drive and iDrive. Users can safely upload and download files with ease. However, unlike this similar software, OWNcloud provides the ultimate control to the user that installs and uses it. Additional...

What is OpenVPN? 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...

What is FreePBX? FreePBX is a free application that helps manage VOIP (voice over IP) services and acts as a telephone for a server. FreePBX is safe and secure as it undergoes quality assurance control by Sangoma. It additionally offers flexibility and scalability that help...

What is Webmin? Webmin is a system administration tool used on typically Linux operating systems. Webmin connects to a web browser offering multiple features. These features include managing users, tracking server usage, managing databases, setting up a Linux Firewall,...

What is the Visual Composer? Visual Composer is a plugin one can add through WordPress. Using WordPress as a CSM (Content Management System), installing Visual Composer provides user-friendly drag and drop functionality. Much like Weebly, or other drag and drop...

What is Vesta? VestaCP is an open-source Control Panel for Linux VPSs that is a cost-effective alternative to cPanel. It comes with User, DNS, Mail, Database, Backup, Firewall, and Server Management. It also provides visual graphs, statistics, and a File Manager. You can set...

What is PrestaShop? Prestashop is an e-commerce framework built on PHP and MySQL. It provides a theme-type interface, an easy-to-organize catalog of products, and ties into many different payment and shipping platforms. Additionally, it tracks statistics, metrics and...

`SLUG: install-mean-stack-on-cloud-vps How to Install Mean Stack on a Cloud VPS What is Mean Stack? 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 (...

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...