Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Last updated: May 14th 2021
On this page Webdock Support will continuously add the most frequently asked questions by our customers across our support channels. Usually if you have a question you will find an answer here. The questions are ranked in the order which they are most frequently asked.
How do i access/use SSH or execute commands as root?
Usually you can just use our Web SSH terminal which is quick and easy in Webdock. If you want to use your own SSH client then we have instructions for that as well. Please click here for an overview of all our SSH guides.
Can install something other than Ubuntu on my server? Debian, CentOS, Windows?
No. Webdock only supports Ubuntu as our operating system. If you are considering Debian, be aware that almost all software that runs on Debian will run just fine on Ubuntu as well.
How do I Reset / Reinstall my VPS Server?
You can reinstall the software on your VPS server and keep your IP address and server name/domain as-is by simply clicking on the context menu (three small dots) below the Overview card on the main Server Information screen.
I would like to add Disk Space, RAM, IP Addresses or other hardware resources to my server.
In the Webdock dashboard you can seamlessly switch between any of our profiles on the Upgrade/Downgrade screen. We are working on an interface which will enable you to add bespoke amounts of hardware resources to your server profile as well. In the meantime, please refer to our Additional Products page for information on prices and how to order.
I am having problems with SSL Certificates / Certbot
Please refer to our Common Certbot Errors & Solutions page.
Can I run more than a single Website on a Webdock server?
The Webdock control panel is - by design - geared towards a single website per Webdock VPS. If you want to have more than 1 website/domains on a Webdock server you have a number of options available, please see this page which outlines all of them.
Are you just using Hetzner in Finland?
Yes and no. We are in co-location with Hetzner in Finland meaning we lease rack space from them where we deploy our own hardware. We are not using Hetzner hardware. In addition, we operate our own IP blocks and reverse-dns so your VPS server will be shown as being with us (Webdock) in Finland and not Hetzner.
The only exception are the servers that power the Webdock.io dashboard. These are actually leased Hetzner servers. We opted to not run our dashboard and monitoring servers inside our own IP ranges as if something goes wrong, we'd have a better chance of keeping C&C infrastructure operational and information pages such as our status page. So that's simply for redundancy.
My Domain Registrar is asking for Nameservers (NS Records) - what do I enter?
Your Webdock server IP address is not your nameserver. Nameservers are supplied by the vendor that sells you the domain typically, or you get this service from a 3rd party. We recommend Cloudflare as it is easy, free and feature-rich.
So, simply sign up to Cloudflare, add your domain there and they will supply you with Nameservers. Finally you'd point A and AAAA records in your DNS Zone to your Webdock server ip, some more info here:
Can I run X software on a Webdock Server?
Please check the requirements of the software you want to run on Webdock. If Ubuntu is listed as supported, it will run on Webdock. If Debian is listed as supported you can try those instructions and there is a very good chance it will run just fine on Webdock.
How do I send / receive email with Webdock?
Please view this page which outlines all your options for sending and receiving email with Webdock.
Why am I getting a 404 Not Found error when visiting my Webdock Server web page?
This simply means that the webserver software on your Webdock server is not aware of the domain you are using to visit the server. For example, if you are viewing your Webdock server with your own domain "mydomain.com" you need to add it to Server Identity (find it in the main Server Menu) and finally run the SSL Certificates tool.
Once you have completed these two steps, adding all the domains you want your webserver to know about, then you will be able to view your website using your own domain in your browser.
I have lost access to phpMyAdmin
The way our phpMyAdmin installation works is simply that it's installed in /var/www/phpmyadmin and then we symlink to that directory from your web root. If you have lost access, this probably means the symlink was removed. You can fix this by running the Change Web Root tool and just leave the web root entry as-is - this will recreate the symlink - or you can execute the following command (if your web root is /var/www/html - modify accordingly):
ln -s /var/www/phpmyadmin/ /var/www/html/phpmyadmin
I have decided not to use Webdock. Can I get a refund?
If you paid with a credit card with Stripe you will be refunded directly to the card used once you delete your server.
If you pre-paid for Service Credits these are non refundable other than to your Webdock account credit, as is stated on all the screens you went through when you made the payment as well as in our Terms and Conditions.
For more information, please see our information page on Billing & Pricing.
How do I cancel / delete my Webdock Account?
In order to cancel all billable services with Webdock, simply delete any servers you may have in your account. After which you can delete your Account under the Account menu item once logged in.
This will remove all data and knowledge we have of your data as per EU GDPR regulations.