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So, you've decided to build a website. Great! Hostwinds is very proud to offer products that can help you get a site up and running. This guide is designed to help you decide what services we can provide you and which one may work best for you. What is a shared web hosting...

When looking for a web hosting service provider, you have many options to choose from. One of the most sought-after options is virtual private servers or VPS hosting that many Hostwinds clients really enjoy using. Even better, Hostwinds makes it easy to get started and...

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...

This guide is about figuring out if the connection trouble to your instance is from the instance or your local internet. This article is intended for Hostwinds Cloud and VPS clients who have access to the Cloud Portal. Troubleshoot a Local Network Connection For Linux: Step...

When you cannot connect to your server through SSH, there are a variety of causes that may have happened. This guide will walk you through troubleshooting some common things to check when unable to connect to your server through SSH. Is The Server On? While this does seem...

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...

Why use vnstat? Have you ever had bandwidth overage fees or had a compromised system and found high bandwidth usage and wonder where all the bandwidth went? Bandwidth usage tracking can avoid both issues or help catch usage problem before it gets out of hand (expensive)....

S3 File System (s3fs) is a utility that allows remote object storage containers, or buckets, to be exported as a local file system. This means that Hostwinds' Object Storage can be mounted to a VPS, and the user can have access to scalable, and static storage locally. Object...

Having S3 File System (s3fs) allows users to use remote object storage containers as a local file system. This means Hostwinds' Object Storage can be mounted to a Virtual Private Server (VPS), and users can have access to scalable, static storage locally. Object storage can...

A fairly common use for a VPS is to use it as a remote desktop, essentially acting as a remote computer available for use. For the preset Operating System Images, Hostwinds provides, by default, only Windows offers remote desktop out of the box. The Linux images are all the...

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...

SSH, also known as Secure Shell, is the preferred tool of server admins looking to administer their devices over the internet or any other network while maintaining their privacy. By offering an encrypted, remote command-line interface, the secure shell is the tool of choice...

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...