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What is a Learning Management Solution (LMS)? An LMS is a site that focuses on Education. This application is something that will manage the administrative, documentation, delivery, tracking, and reporting of educational materials, courses, training programs, or learning and...

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....

What Is WordPress? WordPress is one of the most popular CMSs (Content Management System) available today. It is also available as a free, automatic installation for our Shared, Business, and Reseller hosting clients! Listed below is a step-by-step guide for logging into...

If you have installed WordPress using Softaclous Apps Installer and need to edit the details of an existing WordPress installation for your Hostwinds service, this guide is for you. Regardless of if you are using your hosting plan's access to Softaculous or are using cPanel...

This details the steps for both the normal reinstall and the manual reinstall if that is preferred. Run these commands on your server to reinstall Softaculous: That's it! Manual Reinstallation If you prefer a manual reinstall, you can follow the directions below for a manual...

While WordPress might be the most popular script in Softaculous, many people want to set up a shop without a blog framework. PrestaShop, similar to WordPress, is written in PHP and uses MySQL. It's available in Softaculous and works well with our Shared or Business web...

Drupal is one of the most popular content management systems in use for building websites today. Flexible, scalable, customizable, and secure, Drupal is used by colleges and universities, local and national governments, entertainment industries, and major research...

How To Edit A Post In WordPress To edit a post within WordPress, you will already need to have a post or posts created within your WordPress website. To see if you have posted, click on the Posts tab within your WordPress admin menu bar, typically found on the left-hand side...

How Do I Install Magento Easily With Softaculous? First, you will want to Go to your cPanel, which can be accessed from the Hostwinds Client Area or yourdomain.com/cpanel. Next, you will want to navigate to the Software section of the cPanel interface (usually near the...

Hostwinds offers licensing for Softaculous Instant Installer, which is software that greatly simplifies the installation of several scripts and applications on your server. Softaculous is available as a free or a premium installer. The free installer is limited to 55 scripts...

How Do I Install Joomla Easily With Softaculous? First, you will want to Go to your cPanel, which can be accessed from the Hostwinds Client Area or yourdomain.com/cpanel. Next, you will want to navigate the Software section of the cPanel (usually near the bottom) to find the...

If you use Softaculous, in some instances, you may need to refresh your license should it ever lapse. This can be done by logging into WHM and following the steps listed below. This guide is intended for those who have a Linux VPS with Centos + WHM/cPanel installed. Step 1:...

How do I Update Softaculous Applications? Updating your Softaculous-installed applications is easy and important to do. Applications, software, and scripts are always being updated with new features, but more importantly, fixes to possible security risks. Here's how to...

What Apps are Included in Softaculous? Softaculous offers over 400+ different applications that can help you be successful. You can find some of the plugins that are available through Softaculous below. Softaculous will usually sort these by category on what the Script would...

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...

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...