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Changing the hostname of your VPS is a very simple process and only takes a few minutes to complete. In order to do this, follow these instructions: * Login to your client area at https://my.hawkhost.com/clientarea.php [https://my.hawkhost.com/clientar...
TO CHANGE THE ROOT PASSWORD ON YOUR VPS VIA SSH: * Login to your VPS via SSH as the root user * Once you're logged in as root, issue the following command to the terminal: passwd * Follow the appropriate prompts to change your root password * If ...
To disable APC cache via .htaccess, you'll need to complete the following steps: Connect to your account through FTP or cPanels file manager Navigate to your domains public_html/ directory Locate your .htaccess file and open it in a text editor...
You'll need to do the following to login to your VPS (SSH): 1) Download an SSH client (PUTTY DOWNLOAD [HTTP://WWW.CHIARK.GREENEND.ORG.UK/~SGTATHAM/PUTTY/DOWNLOAD.HTML]) 2) Get all of the information regarding your VPS, namely the root password and IP....
To rebuild (or reinstall) your VPS with a brand new OS, follow the steps below. Please note that _REBUILDING YOUR VPS WILL COMPLETELY REMOVE ALL OF YOUR FILES, SOFTWARE, AND SERVER CUSTOMIZATIONS_: * Login to your client area at https://my.hawkhost.com...
EasyApache is a utility built into cPanel/WHM to help recompile your PHP/Apache configuration. It is most often used to compile in new extensions/modules, upgrade versions, or modify your server configuration files. While EasyApache can be accessed throug...
You can download PuTTy here: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
If you receive error(s) similar to these you will likely need to re-create /dev/urandom as it's a known OpenVZ kernel bug: [root@vps ~]# yum updateLoaded plugins: fastestmirrorerror: no dbpath has been seterror: cannot open Packages database in /%{_dbpa...
We currently support the follow distributions for VPS servers: * CentOS 6.X / 7.X * Fedora * Debian * Gentoo * Open SuSe * Ubuntu (LTS) If you're interested in an alternative distribution please contact support [https://www.hawkhost.com/supp...
We currently utilize OpenVZ [http://www.openvz.org] with our own custom in house VPS panel as our front-end customer panel.