Enable Remote MySQL Connections in cPanel

Reading Time: 2 minutesRemote 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. Continue reading “Enable Remote MySQL Connections in cPanel”

How To: Update the Right DNS Zone File

Reading Time: 4 minutesOne 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? Continue reading “How To: Update the Right DNS Zone File”

Featured Freeware: MTR

Reading Time: 4 minutesFeatured Freeware highlights some of the Liquid Web staff’s favorite free software. This week we are covering a treasured favorite, MTR.
Note: This post assumes you have a working knowledge of traceroute.
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E-Mail Forwards and cPanel

Reading Time: 2 minutesForwarding e-mail from one account to another using cPanel is a simple matter, but how you set it up can have a big impact on your server! Continue reading “E-Mail Forwards and cPanel”

How To Set up Any Email Client

Reading Time: 4 minutesSetting up an email client for the first time can seem a little complicated, but once you know a few key pieces of information, you can get almost any client up and running quickly. Continue reading “How To Set up Any Email Client”

Htaccess Redirects

Reading Time: 2 minutesSay 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! Continue reading “Htaccess Redirects”

How To Flush Your Local DNS Cache

Reading Time: 2 minutesIf 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. Continue reading “How To Flush Your Local DNS Cache”