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How to Create a Test Version of Your Website

When creating a site, or making changes to your existing one, you need an efficient way to test any alterations you make in real time – without running the risk of breaking your live site. Some people choose to make their changes directly onto their live site, but if you . . . Read more

How to access web server error logs

Web servers do a good job of maintaining logs of any errors the server has. However, for people who are not used to using Linux systems, it can be hard to know where to find these logs. Hopefully this wiki article will help you by listing their locations in the . . . Read more

How To Install iotop in Linux

Overview If you’re a regular Linux user, you’ve probably used top before to see a process list. However you may not have used iotop, which is similar in some ways to top, but monitors disk read, write, swap and I/O for each running process.   Installation RHEL, CentOS and Fedora . . . Read more

Installing NewRelic Monitoring Software

Overview NewRelic is a web-based server monitoring system used by many organizations, from small businesses to large corporations including Groupon, Nike and HP. It can be used to view Here are a few screenshots of the interface:   Installation Before we start, you need to log in to your server . . . Read more

Installing ownCloud on a VPS or Dedicated Server

An Introduction to ownCloud You’ve probably heard of Dropbox, Google Drive, and maybe even Box, but there’s a newcomer to the cloud-based storage game. ownCloud. ownCloud is a cloud storage application, but a key difference between ownCloud and the examples mentioned above is that rather than your files being stored . . . Read more

How To Install htop on Linux

If you’re a Linux guru, you’ve probably already heard of ‘top’, which is a simple process monitoring program which runs in command line. However, if you find top a bit boring and like the idea of a more colorful and interesting UI, ‘htop’ might be for you. Here’s a screenshot of . . . Read more

How to Update WHM/cPanel Version

If you have reseller, VPS or Dedicated Server hosting, you’ll probably be using WebHostManager/cPanel. As security is of great importance when it comes to web hosting, this software is often updated on a regular basis, and it’s important that you keep it up-to-date. To update your WHM/cPanel version, complete the following . . . Read more

WordPress backup plugins

As mentioned before, we at WebHostingBuzz believe that backups is a server job, not something WordPress should be taking care of. However, we also understand that it ‘s not always possible to use server-side backup routines. There can be several reasons of not being able to use external backup tools: . . . Read more

How to backup a WordPress website

Data loss is probably the worst nightmare… Bad news is that there’s no guaranteed way to avoid it – hacking, hardware failure, human error (could be even yours!) do happen. After you’ve invested time and money to build and develop your website, it’s important to protect your investments – make . . . Read more

Set Up Email in Outlook 2011 for Mac

This article covers setting up an email account in Outlook 2011 for Mac OS X. Outlook 2011 is a new version of Microsoft Outlook specially for Mac. You can set up Outlook 2011 to send and receive email via your email service at WebHostingBuzz. Make sure you have the latest . . . Read more

Install Wowza on CentOS

Wowza Media Server is the high-performance, high-value unified streaming media and video software. It is used for live or on-demand streaming to websites, computers, mobile devices and IPTV/OTT endpoints. [alert style="info"]Wowza isn’t a free software, however they offer limited developer licences and free trial licences for 30 days.[/alert] This tutorial . . . Read more

Clear Browser Cache

So you have just made some changes to your website but they are not displaying immediately when you look at the page.The very first thing you should try in this case is to either ‘force’ the page to reload from the server, or clear browser cache on your computer. Force . . . Read more

No-www to www redirection

Add the following snipper to your .htaccess file in order to have your domain redirect to www. even if typed without that part. Just make sure where it says “” to fill in your actual domain on both lines 2 and 3. RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 . . . Read more


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WinSCP Guide

WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client, SCP client, FTPS client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality.