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How do I Transfer Web Hosts? Transferring hosts can often be a daunting task that can leave you feeling frustrated. At Hostwinds, our goal is to eliminate the frustration of migrating to us by managing every aspect of the transfer process and ensuring that the transfer is as...

The world of web hosting is vast. Every hosting company offers a lot of the same, but slightly different. So how do you know what's what? This guide will work to explain one common hosting option. Hostwinds offers our Shared Web Hosting Overview. What Is Shared Hosting?...

First 60 Days of Service Within your first 60 days of service for a product, Hostwinds will assist fully with migrations. Submit a website transfer support ticket so that your migration request is received and so that we can begin on this right away. Hostwinds will migrate...

What Is Business Hosting? Business hosting is a web hosting package on a server shared between other users who have purchased a business hosting package. These packages provide an affordable solution for individuals or businesses setting up their online presence. With...

If you have the Hostwinds Cloud Backup service, it shouldn't be more than a few days before you see that the Object Storage being used is a different size than the data being backed up. Why is my Object Storage larger than my data? For Shared and Business hosting, this is...

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...

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...

Domain hosting and web hosting are the two different services that make your website or email work. While they work in conjunction, the two hosting types are very different in their function. Web Hosting Web hosting, fundamentally, is a service that stores your website files...

If you want to set up a website or have one set already, you may have noticed that you need two services to host a site effectively. If you're curious about what you need both to run a website, this guide will explain why each one, in turn, is needed. Let's start by looking...

Web servers are often thought of as big, black machines with many wires, buttons, and lights. But, on the other hand, maybe you think of a long, flat device that fits into a rack somewhere, whirring and beeping as the lights on the front of it twinkle. While this is a good...

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...

So you've purchased hosting, and you are wondering what the first steps are. This guide will assist you on how to begin your journey by exploring cPanel and how to upload files for your website. Before setting up the host, if you do not already have a domain name registered,...

Why Can I Ping My Server But Not Load My Website? This issue indicates that your server is online and available to the internet, but something is specifically causing the website to fail. Usually, that results from one of the following three issues: Web server is n't...

One of the many benefits of becoming a Hostwinds Client is that we offer a Migration to your new account. This is done for clients who qualify for our Migration Policy. This allows you to submit a migration request after placing your order to begin this process. It is...

Password resets can be confusing, and there are many usernames and passwords to manage. This guide will assist you with resetting various passwords for several different Hostwinds services. We will cover the following: Email Accounts Hostwinds Client Area Cloud VPS Servers...

Port numbers are part of the addressing information used to identify the senders and receivers of messages. Ports are additions to IPs associated with TCP/IP protocols. Ports are typically hidden (like HTTP). However, some are appended on the end of your IP (ex...