Monday, August 31, 2015
Access the command prompt on your computer. In Windows, click on the 'Start' button, select 'Run,' type in 'cmd' (without the quotes) and press 'OK.'
Type 'ping www.thedomainname.com' (without the quotes) in the command line. Replace 'thedomainname' to the domain name that you wish to convert into an IP.
Press 'Enter.' The IP of the domain name will be displayed on your screen.
Press 'Windows-X' to open the power user menu, and select 'Command Prompt' from the list. Pinging a server doesn't require administrator access, so you can ping Minecraft servers from any user account on your computer.
Use the ping command, followed by the server's address. An example would look like this:ping example.minecraftserver.comThe ping may take a second or two to complete, at which point the screen will display several reply results from the ping test.
Look for the average time; it should be the last piece of information displayed on the screen. The average represents the most likely ping time for your server latency, measured in milliseconds. While it may not be reflective of your exact latency at any given time while connected, it's a solid measure of what you can expect.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Use a content management system if you are new to web development. Install a content management system on your web server. Web hosting services often have automatic install options for popular content management systems such as WordPress and Joomla.
Install pay per view controls. You'll need to install software on your web hosting service to provide pay per view access controls. For example, if you are using WordPress, you can install a membership plug-in (or add-on module), such as WishList Member, that allows you to charge visitors (or members) for viewing content.
Generate your pay per view content. Create compelling text, video, audio or multimedia content that will motivate your site visitors to pay for viewing it. Reduce user frustration by providing your content in standard formats viewable by a majority of Internet users.
Build pages to hold your content. Your content is placed within a page of your website. If you're building your site by hand, then code pages in HTML or another mark-up language. Or, simply add pages if you're using a content management system. Content management systems make adding new pages easy and fast, especially for novice web developers.
Place your content pages under pay per view control. Control access to your pages with pay per view content by placing code on them to indicate to your pay per view system that the pages can only be accessed by paying visitors.
Transfer your content pages to your web hosting service. Upload your pages and content via FTP if you're building the site by hand. If you're using a content management system, simply publish your content pages using your system's publishing method.
Test your pay per view system. You'll need to make sure that your pay per view pages are secure from non-paying visitors and that you can actually take a payment and make the content viewable to a paying visitor. Approach your site as a new visitor would and test the pay per view features thoroughly.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Open your Internet browser. Enter the URL for your website into the browser address field, adding a forward slash and then 'cpanel.' You will see a window prompt asking for your user name and password. If you do not have this information, contact your webhost -- most webhosts provide these credentials in a welcome package you would have received when you initially paid for your webhost package. Entering your credentials will gain you access to the control panel menu of your website.
Scroll down through the cPanel menu to find the 'Files' section. Beneath this section, click 'File Manager.' Select the 'Home' directory and click 'Go.'
View the list of files and folders in the home directory of your website. You will see a detailed list of each file and folder under the 'Name' column of the table. To the right of each file and folder, you will see a 'Size' column with the size of each item listed in the table.
Double-click on any file or folder to open it. You can then see the size of each item inside the file or folder by looking at the 'Size' column.
Find a group of friends, co-workers or classmates who want to participate and find a time and place that is convenient for everyone. The group can be as big or small as you want it, but a group of 5 to 8 people usually works out the best. If you are doing the reading on a weeknight, a 6:30-7:00 start time is usually best.
Choose a play. You can pick any play you want, but play-reading groups are especially popular for Shakespeare. Whatever play you choose, just make sure that are a sufficient number of parts for the participants and that everyone has access to a copy of the play. If it is one that would be hard to find at the bookstore or library, try to find a free copy online (see Resources) and send it to everyone. Also make sure that it is a play that can be performed in 2 to 3 hours.
Assign parts so that everyone will be performing for approximately the same amount of time. A good idea is to try to give everyone a major character role and then one or more smaller parts. Try to avoid assigning two characters who talk to each other to the same person. Also, don't be afraid to cast cross-gender, meaning assigning male parts to women and vice versa.
Send out an email with everyone's parts (and copies of the play if necessary) a few days before the reading. Encourage everyone to look over their assigned parts, but don't read the entire play, as a 'cold read' usually makes the performance more fun.
On the night of the reading, have everyone get in a circle, introduce themselves and who they are playing, and begin reading. There is no movement or props, the performers just read their parts while sitting. Plan an intermission somewhere halfway through the play (if you are doing Shakespeare, the end of Act 3 is usually a good stopping point).
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Decide upon the reason for starting a photography website. Evaluate its mission (e.g. to teach about photography, promote your services as a photographer, share your art with the world)
Decide upon a domain name and visit networksolutions.com to check its availability. Purchase the domain name. The cost is about forty dollars a year. Choose a web hosting company by assessing the following: amount of web space for content, and advertisements, FTP access needs (this determines whether you can upload your website or use a hosting company's website builder), and reliability and speed. Look for an uptime (time website is live) of 99.5%, according to web designer Hiro Kizuka. Start by visiting web hosting websites such as Yola.com, Justhost.com, and Webhostingpad.com.
Decide on the content and make a blueprint of your pages and content (e.g. 'About the Photographer,' 'Work,' etc.)
Build your website through companies such as Webs.com or Microsoft Frontpage. Pay particular attention to the 'look' of your website.
Add photos to your site. Make sure you are adding it to the appropriate page.
Create a photo blog to promote and write about your photos. Download Wordpress for free and begin to develop your blogs.
Upload your website using the file manager utility provided by your web hosting company. FTP can be quite sophisticated. For file manager, look under the Control Panel of your web hosting account. Scroll down to the document root directory. It should read public_html. Click on the small folder image located in front of the directory name. Click on the upload files folder. This will allow you to upload files from your system.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Sign up for free website hosting with a host of your choice. Two popular hosts that offer free website hosting are Yahoo! Geocities and 50Webs.
Design your free website. Most of the free website hosts allow you to design your site using free templates. Some knowledge of HTML code may be required, depending on how creative you want your free website to be.
Create your own radio show with Blog Talk Radio. The radio show will be hosted from your computer. You will be given a telephone number to dial in and access your control panel to begin hosting your show. You will be given a separate telephone number for listeners to call in live to speak with you on the air.
Embed your Blog Talk Radio HTML code into your free website to promote your radio broadcast. Listeners can click on the link on your website to listen to your show.
Create your own Mogulus television channel by creating a new account with Mogulus, which is an online company that will allow you to create your own Internet television channel for free. After setting up a new account with Mogulus you can start broadcasting your own live television show or play old video clips on your website. You will need to connect your digital camcorder to your computer using a Firewire or USB cable to show the live video or upload old video clips.
Embed your Mogulus television channel HTML code into your free website to promote your live broadcast. Viewers can click on the link on your website to watch your broadcast.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Create your website files using Notepad or an HTML program. Save the files on your computer and remember where you saved them.
Log in to Cpanel. Use the information your hosting provider gave you to log in to your Cpanel account.
Access the main directory. Click on the icon that says 'File Manager' and then select the 'Document Root' folder for your domain. Next click on ''public_html'.
Upload your website files. You will see a split screen. One side represents your computer's drive, the other side represents the Cpanel tool. Transfer your website HTML files from your computer to Cpanel by highlighting the files and clicking on the transfer arrow.
Test your website. To ensure that your files have been properly uploaded, type your web address in your browser window.
Speak with the board or session of your church to decide what kind of website you would like to create. Decide on the content, images and any contact information that you would like displayed on the website. It is best to have a blueprint before starting to develop the church website.
Take digital pictures of the front and inside of the church. Have one of the members who hase access to a digital camera do this task so you do not have to pay for photographs. Upload them to your computer. Scan samples of Sunday bulletins from your church that display worship information.
Sign up with a free hosting website such as 000webhosting (see resources). There will not be any banner ads or pop-ups on your website. They also offer free domains so that you will not have to pay for one.
Find a volunteer or somebody within the church or community who would be willing to help design the church website if you do not have any web page designing skills.
Display images of your church on the website. Add information about worship times and Sunday school or Bible studies held at the church. Be sure to include contact information such as telephone numbers or an email address where visitors can forward their questions to. It also would be wise to add directions to your church for out-of-town visitors. Add a link to an online guest book for those who visit the website.
Include the link to your website on all of the church's business cards, brochures, email signatures and fliers. This will give more exposure to the website.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Log in to your web hosting account to access the cPanel.
In the cPanel interface, look for a section titled 'Preferences.'
Look for a text link or icon labeled 'Change Password.' Click it.
Type in your old password.
Type in your new password twice; or, have the password generator create a new password for you. Save your changes.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Start a new account with the web hosting service of your choice, but do not close your account with your current host. Otherwise, you risk permanently losing your website and email information.
Make a note of every email account hosted on your website. Write down each email address–and password if you want to keep them the same–or type them in a file and save the file. Keep this information private so that no one can access your email accounts without your permission.
Back up your website. Access the backup tool on your user panel with your current hosting service and select the options necessary to do a complete site backup, rather than any kind of partial backup. Save the resulting file on your computer.
Access the backup tool on your user panel with your new hosting service. Select the option to upload a complete site backup. Find your site backup, upload it and select the option to complete the backup upload process.
Create all the same email accounts you have on your current server on your new server. Use the passwords you saved in step 1 if you wish to keep them the same, or make up new passwords if you prefer. Be sure to use passwords that you will remember but that would be difficult for someone else to guess.
Close your account with your current hosting service.