Remote MySQL connections are disabled by default in cPanel servers because they are considered a potential security threat. Using the tools in the Web Host Manager (WHM) and the domain-level cPanel interface (usually http://domainname.com/cpanel) remote hosts can be added which the server allows connecting to the MySQL service.
Before using either of the following techniques, you will need to open up port 3306 in your server’s firewall.
Changing an existing domain name and the associated account on your server is a task that most users don’t think about until it becomes necessary. Thankfully the tools provided by cPanel make this relatively easy.
One of the first problems people encounter when they are new to DNS is where to start looking when they need to make a DNS change. Say you want to add a new subdomain for a piece of server software you are trying out, but where exactly do you add that new A record the instructions keep talking about?
Many customers tell us how overwhelming setting up their first website feels. Between DNS, e-mail, document roots, software versions, and all the other details involved in setting up a website there is a lot to keep track of.
This guide will help you understand the core items you need to know about your domain and server, what they do, and why they are so important.
Say you have decided to change domain names, or you have one address on your site that you want to redirect to a completely different location. Using htaccess redirects you can send visitors to the new site automatically!
If your computer has trouble reaching a certain web site or server this may be due to a corrupt local DNS cache. This guide will show you how to clear your local DNS cache (“flush” it) for several operating systems.