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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...

There may be times where you are required to create a private nameserver. For example, you may want to do this to add another layer of customization to your web hosting services. This article will walk you through creating custom nameservers that you can use for your domains...

What Is Business Hosting? Business hosting is a web hosting package on a server shared between other users who have purchased a business hosting package. These packages provide an affordable solution for individuals or businesses setting up their online presence. With...

As a Hostwinds affiliate, it's important to know how to find or create the various types of links we have available for you. Whether you want to use one of our banners or need to create custom, keyworded links that you can track and generate reports for, this guide will help...

The use of VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, has exploded in popularity within recent years, but you might ask why you would want to have one. The answer varies a lot based on what you use your computer for and what you want to do with it. The most common answers are below....

If you have the Hostwinds Cloud Backup service, it shouldn't be more than a few days before you see that the Object Storage being used is a different size than the data being backed up. Why is my Object Storage larger than my data? For Shared and Business hosting, this is...