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You may find that you're asked to or need to edit your hosts file in some instances. At this point, you may be wondering what a host file is? A hosts file is a plain text file that is used to link hostnames to IP addresses. This article will cover how to locate and edit your...

How Do I Connect to Windows Server From A Mac? This guide will walk you through Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to connect your Mac to your Windows Server with Hostwinds. Step 1. Download the Microsoft Remote Desktop app on the Mac App Store if you have not already. Step 2....

How Do I Install .Net Framework for 2008 and 2012 Servers? This guide will walk you through the installation of the .NET Framework on Server 2008 or 2012. Note: Don't get frustrated trying to install .Net framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2008 or 2012. It's actually easy… It...

Read through the following guide to learn how to install IIS on your Windows server. Step 1: Open the Server Manager from the taskbar Step 2: Right-click on Roles and select Add Role Step 3: Click Next on the Before you begin page Step 4: Check the Web Server (IIS) box and...

Certain folders, file types, and drives are normally hidden by default. This can make it tricky if you need to edit one of them or at least view them. How Do I View Hidden Files In Windows? Here's how to view hidden files in Windows, depending on which version of Windows you...

This guide will explain how to remote (RDP) into a Windows server. We will also cover how to change your Administrator password. Step 1: Find the Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) on your PC and open it. You should do a search within Windows for "RDP," which will launch...

How Do I Change My Server Password Using Windows 2012? The following guide will show you how to change the password for Windows Server 2012 in two different ways. If you're unable to log in, please contact our support department for assistance. Changing your Windows Server...

How Do I Change Admin Password on Windows 2008 Server? The following guide will show you how the Administrator password for Windows Server 2008 can be updated. If you can't log in, please contact us so our techs can help. Changing Your Windows Server 2008 Password Through...