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If you need help right away, please contact us using Live Chat so that we can help you My Site Is Down This guide will help you look at various ways to identify why your website is down and help you get your website up as quickly as possible. Check if the issue is local to...

When you create your site, you will most likely want it to be on Google or other search engines. Luckily, they have their own bots or " crawlers " that scour the internet to index sites. These bots can be controlled in how they interact with your site through a text file....

General Information About Hostwinds VPN Service Do you log activity (IP or user name) that goes through your VPN servers? No, we do not log VPN activity. Please see more information about this in our Terms of Service, under the heading "Hostwinds VPN DMCA. How many...

Probably the easiest way of increasing page speed and reducing bandwidth is shrinking and optimizing your images. Compressing images will help you do that. If done right, it won't affect the quality of the images. It's becoming the norm, so thankfully, it's easy to do with...

Tips And Tricks For Speeding Up Your Website One of the most common questions we hear is, "How do I make my site faster?" And yes, making sure your site loads fast is important for your visitors' experience on the site. According to Akamai, nearly half of visitors will leave...

In this guide, we will learn how to make a simple landing page mobile-friendly. This guide requires you to create an index.html page with a CSS style sheet. We have previously covered this topic to follow this guide and learn how to create your own HTML landing page with...

Clearing your browser's cache is useful in many situations, especially after making website changes. If you have any difficulty seeing the latest changes to your website, clearing your browser's cache can be helpful. Mobile Browsers Android The steps to clear your cache,...

As far as control panels are concerned, Plesk offers its subscribers the ability to have a rich user interface to manage their servers. It is generally suggested to use a Windows hosting environment that many Hostwinds clients choose to use for their VPS. Minimum System...

Hostwinds offers several operating systems to choose from, either Linux or Windows, in various versions. This guide intends to list the minimum requirements each of these systems requires to operate to be successful while using your services. All of our current Dedicated and...

Having your website loading fast is a passion for most Hostwinds clients, and we know how important this is. This guide is to help with reviewing your website and its load speed so that optimization can be seen and tested by you or your website developer. We will also...

Hostwinds does not provide its own WordPress plugins, although we have been able to work with many clients who have seen success when optimizing their websites . As with all third-party plugins, please review the details provided by the plugin author and other user's reviews...

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...

WordPress can be run on any system that supports PHP, MySQL or MariaDB, and HTTPS. As long as you are running these services on your system, you can use WordPress. These requirements may change, so make sure to review the Server Requirements listed as this will continue to...

What Are WHM Tweak Settings Used For? WHM is installed with standard factory settings when it is delivered to you. Those settings can be altered through Tweak Settings. Tweak Settings include every category of function, tools, applications, and wizards that you can use in...

There may come a time when your DNS Zone Files become cluttered with useless records or even duplicates. Fortunately, cPanel has thought ahead on this and incorporated a feature into WHM to clean this up for us. WHM provides the ability to run a DNS Cleanup, which will clean...

What happens to make a Site Say Connection Timed Out? A connection timed out error typically occurs when a server takes longer to load than your browser settings allow. Additionally, it may occur due to personal hardware errors, data request errors, if the requested server...