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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 used across the Internet. An IPv4 Address contains four different sections (classes): A, B, C, and D. An example is the IP address 192.168. 1 .2, where number one is the C class. When you purchase a C-Class IP from...

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...

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...

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...

Have you ever tried or thought about trying to host something on a server? For instance, It could be a game server, a website, an email server, a database server, or even your own custom app. To give people access to a service you want to connect to using the internet, you...

Hostwinds has two virtual private servers (VPS) available for purchase from our main website: Cloud and VPS. Due to this, you may find yourself asking, "what is the difference?" or "which one is best for me?". This guide will answer those questions. Cloud vs. VPS At its core...

A dedicated IP address is like having your own home address, as opposed to sharing one address with others. Shared Hosting, Business Hosting, and our VPS web hosting services all include 1 dedicated IP by default. With VPS, Cloud Hosting, and Dedicated Servers, you have the...

A Cloud Server or VPS (Virtual Private Server) is a server built through software to create a smaller virtual server from larger, more powerful physical servers. They're entirely virtual and can be created instantly. Cloud Servers can be easily re-imaged or managed at will...

While running a website may be one of the most popular reasons for using an independent server, there are actually many other things they can be used for too. Pretty much anything you can run on your PC can be done on a Cloud instance (assuming it isn't anything against our...

The max CPU load for your server will depend on what package you have and the resources allocated. Technically speaking, you could use your server up to 100% usage, but if you suddenly had a spike in traffic to your site, you could be looking at trouble. Everything would...

Hostwinds allows purchasing many IPs for your Cloud, VPS, or Dedicated server with Hostwinds. It's up to you how many you wish to purchase, and this can be done easily through your Cloud Portal. How Do I Add More IPs To My Cloud Server? If you want to add more IPs to your...

Sometimes circumstances arise, leading to the need for a fresh, clean start on your server instance. The guide below will show you how to rebuild your Windows server. This guide can also be used if you decide you'd like to switch from one version of Windows Server to another...

When purchasing a VPS or Dedicated server plan at Hostwinds, you have a choice between using HDD or SSD drives. For faster performance, we recommend using SSD drives. This guide will help understand the difference between these two types of drives that we offer. What Is The...

How to Change Windows VPS Administrator Password Whether you have just purchased a new Windows VPS or are simply wishing to update your administrator password to make accessing your server easier, you would want to follow the steps of this guide. There are 2 places that you...