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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...

cPanel is a Linux-based dashboard GUI created to help manage all aspects of your website and web hosting needs. Using cPanel gives its users the ability to create email accounts, organize their web file structures, manage their DNS, and publish multiple websites. cPanel is...

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,...

Visual Composer is a plugin that one can add to a WordPress site. Visual Composer provides drag-and-drop functionality options to create blogs, e-commerce sites, personal portfolios, and more. Much like Weebly, Visual Composer makes customizing your websites faster and...

VestaCP is a cost-effective, open-source Control Panel for Linux VPS as an alternative to cPanel. It provides User, DNS, Mail, Database, Backup, Firewall, and Server, management. It also offers visual graphs, statistics, and a File Manager. You can set up Crons, configure...

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 is translated into almost...

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 Area...