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A favicon is used to show your website image or logo at the top of the browser when a website visitor visits your website. Many applications, such as Joomla, come with a file named favicon.ico included with the files, so you may consider changing this to something that...

LAMP stack is a popular open-source web platform commonly used to run dynamic websites and servers. It includes Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. You'll need to ensure you have a user set up that is not root that has been granted Sudo privileges. If you need assistance in doing...

Many factors determine speed across the internet. For your convenience, Hostwinds provides the ability to test speed to our current data centers by supplying an IP to our Seattle, WA, Dallas, TX, and Amsterdam, Netherlands locations. All of the services Hostwinds provides...

This guide is intended to guide how to set up or change the PHP timezone for Linux-based services here at Hostwinds, setting and/or editing through cPanel, WHM, or commands within Linux. How To Edit PHP Time-zone With Hostwinds Shared and/or Business Hosting Services Step 1...

This article is about taking a backup of your database. It is intended for clients who have PHPMyAdmin installed on their Hostwinds Shared Hosting, Business Hosting, Cloud, VPS, or Dedicated Server account. Before making any changes to your databases or updating your...

The message for website owners 508 Resource Limits Reached may happen for Shared Hosting Clients due to a couple of reasons. This error, in general, means that it may be time to continue growing your website and upgrade to a Business Web Hosting plan so that your website...

This is a common question for many folks that are new to Linux or hosting in general. In the world of Linux, you have many file systems, and one of the things that remains constant among them is the inode. Data is stored on a Linux file system in two different ways – data...

cPanel offers many ways to track the various metrics you can measure your site by. One useful metric to check is the Visitors tracker, which logs the IP address of every visitor to your websites, all the files and pages they viewed, and the time the access was attempted. You...

This article is about using cPanel to manage the indexing of your folders. To prevent the listing of the contents of your folder, this is a way to ensure your website visitors are not able to view the contents of a folder that does not contain an index file such as index.php...

What is a 550 5.7.1 error? A 550 5.7.1 commonly refers to the IP sending the email, currently blocked from the recipient's email service. It is normally blocked because the IP was used to send spam to the recipient's IP at one point in time. If this example is the case, the...

When choosing a hosting provider, it is important to understand what software they directly support and offer. We're often asked if we support PHP, MySQL, and Perl on our services. The short answer to this is yes, we do. A few more definitive points regarding this are listed...

After installing Joomla on your server, you will need to log in to make any changes. Similar to WordPress, Joomla has an administrative dashboard. To make changes to the site and its contents, you would use the Dashboard. You would have specified the directory of where...

There may come a time when your domain name needs to be changed for your Joomla installation. Whether it be for your new website or if you have chosen to use a new domain name for SEO purposes. Either way, this is entirely possible with Joomla and fairly simple to get taken...

Hostwinds suggest to Fetch your email in Gmail instead of setting up an email forwarder or alias to prevent your domain from being rate limited, blocked, or very slow when checking email. This can happen if you receive SPAM and forward this to another email service provider...

What is SHOUTcast? SHOUTcast is an application that allows anyone from around the globe to host their own Radio station. Essentially it works like a personal Internet Radio. You can do a lot of things with this. With a SHOUTcast Radio Station, you can, Host your own talk...

When installing Joomla, there are certain requirements that Joomla must meet to run as there are different versions of Joomla. This article is written to be useful for the newest version at the time of writing. This is Joomla 3.x, where' X is a number that helps to describe...