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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...

Issues Receiving Email If you're having problems receiving email, but you can send an email, here are some possible common causes that will be explained in more depth below: Over email quota DNS problems Mail client problems Over Email Quota Each email account is assigned a...

Webmail through cPanel makes email easy - most of the time. However, some common issues can creep up. Here are a few that you may encounter and what you can do about them. This article is intended for clients who have WHM access and can perform root functions. Database error...

How Do I Suspend An Account In WHM? Suspending an account in WHM is a straightforward process. Log in to WHM Go to Manage Account Suspensions under Account Functions You can locate this section by searching for "manage account" in the search bar. Choose the account you want...

This guide is intended for Hostwinds clients who have access to WHM on their VPS, Cloud, or Dedicated Server. Shared, Business and Reseller hosting clients will want to ensure they have the Web Hosting Cloud Backups addon enabled to manage backups and have these available at...

This article is intended for VPS, Cloud, and Dedicated Server clients with access to Web Host Manager (WHM). cPanel licenses can be purchased with your VPS, Cloud, or Dedicated Server for an additional cost to give you the ability to use cPanel and WHM to manage your...

cPanel provides you the ability to connect to the databases on your account from another location. We are happy to offer Hostwinds clients the ability to use this feature in our Shared and Business web hosting services. Additionally, you can use any software that can connect...

PHP may need to upload large files, and there may come a time when you need to increase the size limit for your files. This is most common when using WordPress or another CMS and trying to upload a theme or plugin, or if you need to upload a large file to your account using...

Softaculous is an application installer used in conjunction with several different control panels (including cPanel, CentOS Web Panel, and other Control Panels) to install easily, manage, clone, and stage web 400+ supported applications and frameworks such as WordPress....

cPanel is a fully-featured web-based control panel that provides you with tools to manage your website(s). How Do I Access My cPanel Account? There are a few ways that you can access your cPanel account, the first of which is adding /cPanel to the end of your domain name in...

Some services, such as CPVLab, require you to update the "A" record for a DNS zone. If you're using Hostwinds or another company for DNS hosting services, the following information should prove helpful in successfully updating your DNS zone appropriately. General Procedure...

Greylisting is a great way to defend users against spam coming into their email accounts. When greylisting is enabled on your account, it will automatically block any senders that the server does not recognize. If the sender is legitimate and not spam, then it will try after...

Engintron is a free plugin that can be easily installed on your cPanel/WHM server. With Engintron installed, you can use Nginx as a reverse proxy to serve your web content in front of the Apache webserver. This can greatly improve load times and resource usage. Engintron...

What is DNSSEC? DNSSEC or Domain Name System Security Extensions is a security level that you can put on your domain to protect your visitors from different attacks. This is done with digital signature records or DS records. The DNS server will compare its DS record to the...

How to Create A Duplicate cPanel Account If you find the need to create a new cPanel account with the same or similar settings as a current account on your server, this can be done in a few simple steps on your Hostwinds Cloud VPS or Dedicated Server. Use the pkgacct script...

Hotlink Protection is a security measure that you can enable in your cPanel to prevent external sources (i.e., other websites) from fetching and loading certain filetypes that you want to be protected for use only on your site. This can be a good way to help prevent other...