What Is An NFT? Non-Fungible Tokens Explained

NFTs (non-fungible tokens) hit the headlines recently when an artist named Beeple sold a digital image collage for $69 million. Depending on your taste in art, you might find Beeple’s image compelling, but would you pay millions for it? After all, you can “own” a copy of Everydays — The First 5000 Days by downloading the constituent images (although you might violate copyright laws).  That’s the problem NFTs …

What Is a Decentralized Domain Name System?

The domain name system (DNS) is a part of the internet’s plumbing users may not often think about unless it stops working. It’s a different story for web hosting providers and site owners; they deal with DNS directly because they depend on it to translate human-friendly web addresses into machine-friendly IP addresses. Every website has a domain name registered with a domain name registrar. The registrars work with registry operators, which manage registries—databases of domain …

How To Clone A Website In cPanel®

A cloned website is a perfect duplicate of a site hosted on your server. It has the same files, and the contents of its database are identical to the original. The only difference is that the cloned site is hosted at another domain or directory.  There are many reasons you might want to clone websites on your cPanel server. Because the copies are identical to an existing website, cloning helps deploy testing and staging sites. …

How To Reset the MySQL® Root Password And MySQL User Passwords

MySQL is the primary database software for sites hosted on cPanel-managed servers, including WordPress® and ecommerce applications such as Magento. Because MySQL has to manage read and write permissions for many different sites and databases, it is a multi-user system.  Each user account has a set of permissions that limit its access. The MySQL root user has no limits; as the database server’s administrator, the root user can create and delete accounts and modify any …

VPS Or Dedicated Hosting And Your Business

As illustrated by those early photos of the Amazon and Apple offices that we’ve all seen, most businesses understandably start small and then scale up. When and how to scale is an important decision, but ultimately the idea for any business is to increase overall growth. With this in mind, any online business that begins on shared hosting (where all server resources are literally shared between all websites on the server) will aim to migrate …

Accelerate cPanel® Web Hosting with NGINX® Caching

Faster is better where web hosting is concerned. Users want fast-loading pages and so do search engines. With the introduction of official support for NGINX caching in cPanel & WHM, web hosts and server administrators can quickly deploy server-side caching to all users, significantly improving web performance with minimal setup and configuration.  If you’d like to see NGINX caching in action, take a look at our recent cPanel LIVE! NGINX broadcast, which …

The Deprecation Of Retro

In 2015, we created Retro as a temporary style to help ease the transition to Paper Lantern for our X3 users. The Retro style has far outlived its life expectancy, and it has now come time to officially bid Retro a fond farewell. Starting with cPanel & WHM version 96, we are phasing out support for the Retro Style. Here’s what to expect: Brand new installations of cPanel & WHM will default to the Glass style for all new accounts. This update does not affect existing installations …

Reddit And Your Business

Per Backlink, Reddit sees over 400 million users a month and 52 million a day.  As the sixth most popular social network in the world, it’s something of a social media juggernaut. Its slogan, the front page of the Internet, is well-earned. We certainly enjoy interacting on the official cPanel Reddit; join us there if you haven’t already! If you understand how to leverage Reddit, it can be …

CloudFest 2021 In Review

CloudFest is an international Cloud Computing and Webhosting event drawing thousands of attendees from more than 70 countries. It was decided to cancel the 2020 conference due to the pandemic, but for 2021 CloudFest pivoted into a three-day virtual event.  Organizers launched the new online platform a day before the event officially started, allowing attendees to browse the virtual conference setup and reach out to sponsors and users alike. We began having visitors at the …

TikTok And Your Business

Even if you’re not a fan of TikTok’s short video format, you can’t deny that it’s gained immense popularity in 2021. With 689 million monthly users worldwide and over a million videos viewed every day — not counting China, where the app operates under a different name — TikTok is the most downloaded app in the iOS store. It’s also immensely popular amongst the younger demographic, with