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What is Drupal? Drupal is an established and highly regarded CSM (Content Management System) offering flexibility and ease of use when managing websites. Drupal provides excellent performance and security for larger-scale systems and has found use by the United States...

LAMP is an acronym that stands for Linux (L), Apache (A), MySQL (M), and PHP (P). A LAMP stack contributes to many different web applications, providing the core fundamentals required for appropriate hosting. The LAMP stack construction supports established applications such...

OWNcloud is software that shares files much like Google Drive and iDrive. Users can safely upload and download files with ease. However, OWNcloud gives ultimate control to the user that installs and uses it. Additional OWNcloud benefits include, but are not limited to:...

OpenVPN is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) software installed on a Virtual Private Server (VPS). VPNs take advantage of the network provided by the VPS without needing to connect through an SSH or RDP session. You can connect devices to the VPN server and use that network to...

FreePBX is a free, safe, and secure application that manages VOIP (voice over IP) services and acts as a telephone for a server. FreePBX undergoes quality assurance control by Sangoma and offers flexibility and scalability to help meet consumer needs regardless of their...

What is CentOS Web Panel (CWP)? CWP stands for CentOS Web Panel. CentOS is a respected, community-driven, direct competitor to cPanel/WHM. It was created for use in quick and easy management of Dedicated Servers and VPS servers without needing to use an ssh console for every...

MEAN Stack is a Javascript framework for assisting with developing websites and applications. MEAN is an acronym for the Javascript framework that stands for MongoDB (database), Express.js (software), Angular.js (web framework), and NodeJS (cross-platform backend environment...

Webmin is a system administration tool typically used on Linux operating systems. Webmin connects to a web browser offering multiple features, including managing users, tracking server usage, managing databases, setting up Linux Firewalls, configuring web servers for Apache,...

Visual Composer is a plugin that one can add to a WordPress site. Visual Composer provides drag-and-drop functionality options to create blogs, e-commerce sites, personal portfolios, and more. Much like Weebly, Visual Composer makes customizing your websites faster and...

VestaCP is a cost-effective, open-source Control Panel for Linux VPS as an alternative to cPanel. It provides User, DNS, Mail, Database, Backup, Firewall, and Server, management. It also offers visual graphs, statistics, and a File Manager. You can set up Crons, configure...

Prestashop is an e-commerce framework built on PHP and MySQL. It provides a theme-type interface, an easy-to-organize catalog of products, and ties into many different payment and shipping platforms. Additionally, it tracks statistics, metrics and is translated into almost...

A C-Class IP is a semi-static range of IP addresses that are used across the Internet. An IPv4 Address contains four different sections (classes): A, B, C, and D. An example of this would be the IP address 192.168. 1 .2, where number one is the C class. When you purchase a...

Unlike popular languages like C and Python, which have GCC and CPython bundled in most Linux releases, Rust does not (yet) have native support on Linux and must be installed separately. This guide will help if you want to install the Rust development toolchain. You'll need a...

Here at Hostwinds, you can install many software applications onto your Cloud VPS with the click of a button. One of the applications available to One-Click Install on your server with Hostwinds is Magento. What is Magento? Magento is an eCommerce platform that allows you to...

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...

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...