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If you want to set up a website or have one set already, you may have noticed that you need two services to host a site effectively. If you're curious about what you need both to run a website, this guide will explain why each one, in turn, is needed. Let's start by looking...

When browsing the Hostwinds website, you might notice that we offer Cloud, VPS, and Dedicated Servers. The difference between them may not be obvious initially, but they are two very different products. What is a Dedicated Server? A Dedicated Server is very different from a...

When you choose to buy a Dedicated Server from Hostwinds, you will notice the option to include RAID as part of your server. There are various types, or "levels" of Raid, which are different in what they do and why they're used. We'll walk through them here. Raid Levels Raid...

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...

There are many different use cases and tools for running virtual machines within a host server. For example, common virtual machine host software, such as VMware, SolusVM, etc., could be used for configuring and running virtual machines off a host server. For the servers...

Restic will display all of your available snapshots that your server has taken, along with the date and timestamp, directory, tags, and Snapshot ID. As with any interaction with Restic, you must first initialize the repo to perform actions within restic. To view your...

Restic is a backup client written in the Go language. It is highly secure and efficient. Each Restic backup is a snapshot of the server/files/directory, deduplicated from what was stored before. Any restore to a given backup will restore the server/files/directories to the...

Restic backups store changes over time as a series of de-duplicated 'snapshots' of the server. Any given snapshot can restore any given file as it was at that time. If you make a lot of data changes, the backups in Object Storage can be quite large, and sometimes you want to...

Performing restorations, as with any process with restic, is incredibly easy and quick. As with any interaction with Restic, you must first initialize the repo to perform actions within restic. The restore command has multiple options available, as shown below - The below...

With Linux (unfortunately, this feature is not available for Windows), you can mount your restic repo to a location of your choice to navigate ALL of your snapshots in a directory tree. As with any interaction with Restic, you must first initialize the repo to perform...

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...

When you lose your password, you have a couple of options to find or restore it to gain access and full functionality back to your server. The two options we offer are laid out below. Lost Password, But Still Functions This is where you have an active password that works but...

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...

Any interaction with Restic requires you first to initialize the repo to perform actions. To do so, follow the instructions below - Windows With Windows Servers, from PowerShell, run the following command to initialize the restic repo (you must include the periods) - Linux...

Cloud Backups for a VPS or Dedicated server use the restic program to provide de-duplicated backups of (most of) the filesystem in the server. When viewed through an Object Storage link or s3 browser, it may look like many randomly numbered directories, but this is the...

We offer several different CPU options with our Dedicated servers. We have created this article to provide a more comprehensive comparison chart of their specifications to help you choose among them. CPU Comparison Chart (sorted by Release Date) CPU Model # of Cores...