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What is a 503 service unavailable error? This error is normally only temporary and may resolve itself. It means exactly what it says in that the server is temporarily unable to handle the request, although it is functioning as normal otherwise. Common Causes In cases like...

The Problem: 500 Internal Server Error Help This error usually will look something like this: Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact the server administrator, webmaster @...

What causes a 404 error page not found? The most common cause for a 404 error is the page has been taken down or moved to a new URL – it's simply a dead link. But other circumstances could lead to 404 errors, as well. The URL of the link you're trying to view may be wrong or...

Softaculous is software that is included with Hostwinds Shared and Business Hosting packages. Softaculous licenses can also be purchased for any Cloud or VPS servers that Hostwinds offers, along with cPanel installed. This allows our client's easy installation of hundreds of...

A Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate, when installed, encrypts information and transactions to transfer it from browser to web server safely securely. They work by using a cryptographic system where two keys bind to the data, padlocking it. The first key is a private key...

Why Is My Server Not Responding To Pings? The reason you're unable to ping your website or server is that the server as a whole is either unavailable to the internet or offline entirely. To double-check if your server is offline, try one of these free services: Geopeeker...

In cPanel, you're able to set up any necessary redirects through a sample submission form.  Head to your cPanel account, Home > Domains section, and locate Redirects . If you are not familiar with locating or logging in to your cPanel, please review: How To Access cPanel....

Out-of-memory errors in WordPress are one of the most common errors that can occur with sites running on WordPress. WordPress themes and plugins are notorious for hogging up site resources and bogging down your site, especially if you have many of them. Un-optimized code can...

Softaculous can help you keep most applications up to date with the latest versions. Keeping software up to date is considered best practice and critical for a web-based application, such as WordPress. The following guide will show you how to enable automatic...

How do I set up a MySQL Database in cPanel? Setting up a database for your website can be done with just a few button clicks. Let's go over the steps to create a MySQL Database from your cPanel account. To start, look under the Databases section on your cPanel main page, and...

Several different statistical tools in the cPanel analytics and metrics section for monitoring help administrators with their hosting accounts. Here is the list of tools the Metric section displays: Visitors: Shows details of the most recent visitors Errors: Collects, counts...

How Do I Use FileZilla And cPanel? Create Your FTP Account To create your FTP account in cPanel, please refer to the following article. Creating An FTP Account In cPanel How Do I Connect Filezilla To cPanel? You can connect your account and access your site via FTP with...

How Do I Change Admin Password on Windows 2008 Server? The following guide will show you how the Administrator password for Windows Server 2008 can be updated. If you can't log in, please contact us so our techs can help. Changing Your Windows Server 2008 Password Through...

Setup LEMP LEMP stands for Linux, Nginx (replacing the Apache server), MySQL (which acts as the database storage), and its dynamic content is adapted by PHP. Simply put, a LEMP stack is a convenient way of bundling open-source software that enables a server to host web apps...