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SSH is a client/server protocol used for remote logins. Using cryptography for authentication, ssh provides an encrypted method to access your server. The two of the most popular methods of authentication are passwords based and public-key-based authentication. Public key...

With the internet growing as fast as it is, it is becoming increasingly dangerous. Not only to browse the internet but to host services on the Internet. A common type of attack performed with malicious intentions is a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. Essentially,...

A cPanel username is a significant portion of your Hostwinds hosting account. We provide users with a unique, randomly generated username to avoid possible brute-force attempts into your account and ensure account security. Changing a username for an account can cause...

How to Reset FTP Account Passwords in cPanel? Using FTP to upload files to your website or to download them from your website is very common. You may need to reset your FTP password in some instances, perhaps you have forgotten it, or perhaps you'd like to change it....

Security is an important aspect of managing a server. Ensuring that only particular authorized users have access to your server can be a key element to your server's security. There are a few ways to limit who has access to your server; however, one of the most effective...

In some instances, you may find that you need to secure content on your website and require authentication to access this protected content. This can be achieved by using the awesome flexibility of a little bit of code in your .htaccess file. In this article, we will cover...

Setting up some form of password authentication for a website can be crucial in sharing content with authorized users. In a different article, we discuss how to do exactly that using a few nifty .htaccess rules. If you'd like to read more about how this is done, you can...

How to Use the Virus Scanner in cPanel This article describes how to use the virus scanner in cPanel to scan your account files for viruses, trojan horses, and other types of malware. You can scan e-mail files, files in public web and FTP directories, or your entire account....

Virtualmin/Webmin is, above all, an open-source control panel that allows you to manage both your server and your websites with the familiarity and comfort of a GUI and makes use of Virtual servers to manage or separate each website that is running on a server. One of the...

Virtualmin/Webmin like WHM/cPanel has separate login pages to manage your server, website, and even WebMail. In Virtualmin, the WebMail interface is called Usermin. However, you can do more than just read your emails using this interface. You can also do things like change...

With Virtualmin, you can easily configure your system to ensure that any new Unix user automatically generates an SSH key. Let's take a look at what it takes to configure automatic SSH key setup in Virtualmin servers. Of course, you'll need to have Virtualmin installed to...

How Do I Stay Up-To-Date With New Security Patches And Updates? One of the best ways to stay up to date with updates or security patches is to update your server often and schedule to do so. Monthly updates are completely acceptable. However, it's better to run updates...

How do I make my server more secure? Here are some of the best tips to make sure that your WHM server is more secure: Use secure passwords Secure SSH Secure Apache Harden your system Restrict your system's compilers Disable unused services and daemons Monitor your system...

How Do I Scan My Linux Server for Viruses? You can run a Virus scan using ClamAV in a Linux-based environment, and you can scan for Malware using Linux Malware Detect. You can also use the ClamAV scan engine with Linux Malware Detect for better performance. How to Run a...

How Do I Protect Myself From a DDoS Attack With Cloudflare? A DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service attack, can do more than ruin your day. It can cripple your website, business, and vital information. Cloudflare rapidly can protect you through their service by turning on...

WHM access is not available for our Shared and/or Business shared clients as this requires root access and the license. For more information on how to log into your WHM interface, please review How to Get Started with your New cPanel Server. What Is Two-Factor Authentication...