Monday, August 31, 2015
Change the main website password (also known as the web hosting plan password) once a month. Use a combination of numbers, letters and symbols to form a secure password that is hard to guess or crack through hacking programs. For example, the password 'N3409Fn29aa' is harder to guess than 'sunshine29,'
Log in to each PHP script installed and in use (guestbook, blog, mailing list) and change their administrator passwords. Form difficult administrator password for each script that you're using on the website.
Update all scripts that are in use and are planned to be parts of the website in the future. Upgrade to latest available and stable versions by downloading them from the developers' websites. Update any security patches available through the developer. Outdated PHP scripts have insecure coding and are often hacked and injected with malware code.
Remove any scripts that are outdated and no longer in use. Delete the files off the web server or follow uninstall directions if available through your website's control panel.
Disable global directives and variables (which can be used to gain access to administrator panels and inject malware code) from your web hosting account. Alter the '.htaccess' file to secure the website and protect it from this common malice.
Log in to Plesk as the administrative user.
Click on the domain with the document root that you want to change.
Click on 'Web Directories,' then click on 'Preferences.'
Move to the Documents section and set the document root to a location you want to have it set as.
Click 'Save' to apply the settings.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Sign up for a Google Apps account by clicking on the link in Resources, then click 'Get Started.' Enter your domain, or choose to purchase a new one. Follow the signup process through creating a username, setting a password, entering contact information and accepting the terms and conditions.
Activate your account by verifying domain ownership. Log in with your new account, and click 'Activate Google Apps' in your control panel. Choose between creating a CNAME record and uploading an HTML file, and follow the instructions. Once you have completed the process, click 'Verify' on the control panel to finish activation.
Create user accounts for each employee or email address you wish to set up by logging in to your control panel and selecting the 'Users and Groups' tab. Click 'Create New Users,' and enter the required information. Multiple users can be added at once by uploading a CSV file.
Update your MX records to direct your Email traffic to the Google servers. The process to update DNS records varies based on your host; log in to your hosting service or domain name provider, and search for DNS settings. Set your MX record to 'ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM' with a priority of '1.'
Set up custom URLs for each of the Google Apps by entering CNAME records for each service. To set up a custom URL for Email, click on 'Email' on the control panel. Click 'Change URL' in the 'Web Address' section at the top of the page. Enter your desired Web address, and click 'Continue.' Create a CNAME record for this new address by editing the DNS settings the same way you changed the MX record. Repeat this process for the remaining services.
Configure additional settings using your control panel. Easily enable or disable and change preferences to features including Calendars, Contacts, Docs and Sites.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Join an advertising program. Write down your username and password; you will need them each time you sign in to the program website.
Log into the advertising program website and set up your account. Read the support pages to learn how to generate HTML code for ads and to select the types and sizes of ads you want to display on your web page.
Generate and copy the HTML code for an ad or ad group. You can copy the code by selecting the code and then choosing “Copy” from the 'Edit' menu of your web browser.
Open your web page in an HTML editor. Paste the copied HTML code into your web page at the place you want the ad to appear. You can control the position and appearance of the ads on your web page. Paste in the copied code by selecting “Paste” from the 'Edit' menu of your HTML editor. Save the file when you finish making changes.
Upload the web page to your web hosting account. View the page online to make sure the ads appear correctly. If they don’t, revise the HTML code, save the file and upload it again.
Open the slideshow software program on your computer. Go to 'Start' and click 'Programs.' Select your slideshow software program.
Import the media into your slideshow software. Arrange the images and photos that you want featured. Select the 'Upload' function in your software. Upload the photos and images into the application.
Arrange the images and photos in the order you want. Add 'Transitions' and effects to enhance the slideshow.
Save the slideshow to your computer.
Log in to your website server. Enter your username and password to gain access. Select your website's hosting location. Open your website's file folder utility. Select the saved slideshow on your computer. Upload the slideshow to your website hosting files.
Log in to the administration panel of your website. Enter the username and password to access the backend. Click the embed button to copy the slideshow code. Paste the embed code into the website. This links the slideshow from the server to the site. Save the website settings.
Click the slideshow presentation on your website to test and view.
Go Daddy is an Arizona-based company that registers millions of Website domain names and hosts many sites as well as providing email, analytics and business tools.Log in to your Go Daddy Account Manager by typing your customer number or login name and password.
Click 'Web Hosting' from the 'Products' section.
Locate your hosting account and click 'Launch' next to it.
Type your external domain in the 'Enter domain' field.
Use the automatically generated user name in the 'FTP user name' field. If you wish to change your user name, click 'Change.' Enter your preferred FTP user name.
Type and retype a password that you wish to use to access the hosting account with FTP.
Log in to your cPanel control panel. cPanel is generally located at yoursite.com/cpanel. (Replace 'yoursite.com' with your website address.)
Click on 'IP Deny Manager,' located under the 'Security' tab.
Type the IP address that you wish to block into the box. If you would like to block a domain, simply add the domain address into the box. cPanel will automatically attempt to locate the IP address of the given domain. Click the 'Add' button.
Friday, August 28, 2015
If you host your own Wordpress.org Blog then you will have complete access to edit and customize your Wordpress Themes. However, if you have a free blog application through Wordpress.com then you will have limited blog editing capability. Wordpress.org is for self hosted users which means that you pay for your own blog domain name and hosting. The benefit to setting up your own self hosted blog is that you have complete control of how your blog looks. Wordpress.com users can only choose their blog theme, they can't customize them.
To customize your Wordpress.org blogging application you will want to log in to your blog admin panel by going to www.yourblog.com/wp-admin - use the user name and password you setup when you first installed your blog and login to the admin area. Once inside the admin section of the blog you will want to go to the Appearance tab on the left hand side of the page on click on Appearance to drop down the options unless it is already opened then you just want to click on Editor.
From the Editor page you have the ability to edit any Wordpress themes you have uploaded to your server. On the right side of the page are different pages that you can customize or modify to meet your blogging needs. The most common files you can edit are the style sheet, header, footer, main index or home, archives, search, comments, pages, single page, theme functions, and sidebar.
If you want to change the color of your blog or alter images then you will want to do so using the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS). Most of the other files are a combination of advanced HTML and PHP so you will have to know how to read some code before attempting to edit a Wordpress theme. This is where you can change how your blog looks and decide what type of layout you would like to have. Once you learn what you would like to add or subtract from your WP blog you will most likely use this editing section to create a custom design that will set your blog apart from other bloggers.
Back up all your data currently on the Yahoo! servers. Once you cancel your hosting account, you will no longer have access to the hosted files and data.
Log in to your Yahoo! Business Control Panel (see Resources).
View your current hosting plans. Select 'Cancel Plan' beneath the hosting plan/account you'd like to end.
Follow the on-screen directions to complete the cancellation. Before confirming your cancellation, be sure you no longer want or need the service. Double-check that you have backed up all your files.
Locate the URL of the remotely hosted image. This URL may vary depending on whether you have your own website host or you are using a free image hosting service.
Copy the image’s URL.
Log into your IMVU account and navigate to your homepage. While logged into your account, you will have access to the “Edit” mode of your homepage.
Click on the “Background” widget.
Paste the image’s URL into the text box under “Background Image URL.”
Choose if you want the image to be a “Tiled image” or a “Non-scrolling image.” A tiled image will recreate multiple copes of the same picture to fill up the background. A non-scrolling image will place one fixed copy of the image in the center of your homepage.
Click the “Save” button and allow the changes to take effect. You should now see your remotely hosted image used as the background on your IMVU homepage.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Create a Web page using your HTML editor and name the home page 'index.html.'
Go to the online File Manager page (see Resources) and log in using your Telus Internet Web Service username and password.
Click the link for 'public_html.'
Click on the 'Browse' button to select the files that you wish to upload. Click 'Confirm.' Repeat this step until all of the files for your website are uploaded.
View your website to see if it has been successfully uploaded. In your browser, type in 'www3.telus.net/public/[yourusername]' replacing [yourusername] with your Telus username to view the page.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Purchase a domain name and web-hosting services for your lingerie Web site. The domain name should include keywords that are relevant to the lingerie you are selling, such as pinkcamisoles.com, sheerbras.com. or sexylingerie.com. By incorporating keywords, you have a greater chance of being found by search engines.
Obtain a payment gateway, by using sites such as Paypalcom, Charge.Com, or PaySimple.Com (no endorsements). The payment gateway will allow you to receive and process credit card payments from your Web site customers.
Log into your Web-hosting account. Go to the file directory to create a frontpage/homepage for your lingerie Web site. To make shopping easier for your customers, consider creating Web site links to the different lingerie categories on the front page, by using terms such as bras, panties, teddies, gowns, chemises, and camisoles. Save the front page after you have finished designing it.
Create other pages for the different categories that were created in Step 3. For example, on the 'bras.html' page, you should upload pictures for all of your bras. The gowns page will contain pictures of all of your gowns. Along with the lingerie pictures, you should also include a short product description and pricing information. Save all of your pages as you complete them.
Place payment buttons on your Web site so that your customers can click on the buttons to purchase your lingerie. You will need to setup pricing for your items inside of the payment gateway tool that you chose in Step 2. After setting up pricing, you will receive the HTML code to go along with the button. Note that this method will require a little knowledge of HTML coding.
Promote your lingerie Web site by submitting the address for your site to all of the major search engines.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Most Internet users pay a hosting company to handle the technical details of keeping a website or blog online. Depending on the hosting company, changing your CNAME record can be a self-serve matter or an email request.
Users of the GoDaddy domain hosting service, for example, can change a CNAME record in a few steps. Log into your Account manager, select My Products > Domain Manager.
In Domain Manager, pick the domain for which you want to create an alias. Click the 'Total DNS Control and MX Records' link and add the new CNAME record.
CPanel is another common interface used by some web hosting firms. CPanel allows you to forward a sub-domain to another domain, but most do not allow you to create a domain alias using CNAME.
CPanel users without the ability to change a CNAME directly will need to contact support personnel who can edit the CNAME entry for the particular domain. Once edited, the domain redirection should be active.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Log in to your GoDaddy account (see Resources).
Click 'Free Products' followed by 'Starter/For Sale Web Page.'
Click 'Setup Starter Web Page' and select the domain name that you want to use from the list.
Click 'Build Web Site' and then 'Next.' Select 'Under Construction' template and then 'Next.' Select an image or upload one of your own before clicking 'Make it Live.'
Decide where to host your mirror site. If you only need local access to your site, you can host the installation locally on your personal computer. Using a local host allows instant changes without an Internet connection. Remote hosting, through a web server, gives you access from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. It is best to test user functionality before moving a change to your production site.
Set your mirror URL. Log into your domain name control panel and add a sub-domain for your mirror site. If you are using a local host, install a program like WAMP and set up a directory localhost that you can access through your web browser. If you are using a remote host, choose a domain like mirror.yoursite.com or test.yoursite.com to use for hosting.
Install WordPress into the mirror directory. If you are skilled at editing databases and php files, you can copy the database and WordPress directory directly to the new host. If not, use the WordPress installation wizard or your hosting WordPress installation tool to setup a new WordPress site hosted at your new URL.
Copy your production WordPress site to the new installation. WordPress has a user friendly export/import function that will automate the data transfer. In the WordPress administration panel, you can find the export and import functions under the 'Tools' menu.
Copy your template and set your file permissions. Using an FTP client, copy your theme files and set your file permissions on the mirror site to match your production site. Also, make sure you have a .htaccess file that is writable by WordPress with 775 file permission so your new site will function properly.
Log into the phpMyAdmin interface on your Web space. You will need the username and password assigned by your Web-hosting provider.
Find the text 'Create New Database' on the main frame of the page.
Enter a name for your new database into the blank text field provided.
Click 'Create.' You will get a confirmation page telling you that your database has been created.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Login to the GoDaddy Email Server. Enter your email address and password and click the 'Log In' button. Your email address is in the form of email@example.com. For example, if your website is redroses.com, your email address would be firstname.lastname@example.org (replace 'yourname' with your actual name or the name your email account was set up with).
Click 'Inbox' from the email dashboard.
Double-click the email message you wish to read.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Purchase a domain name and web hosting for your preschool website. When choosing a domain you can use the .org domain extension instead of .com since your school is an organization and not a commercial entity. However, the extension choice is completely up to you.
Try to incorporate the word 'preschool' into your domain name to help your website get higher search engine rankings. For example, you can useKidsrkidspreschool.org instead of kidsrkids.com. This is referred to as part of the 'Search Engine Optimization' (SEO) process.
Log into the control panel of your web hosting account to begin creating your preschool pages.
Create an 'About Us' page that gives the history of the preschool. You can advise the parent how long the preschool has been around, the preschool motto, curriculum, teaching philosophy, director's name and qualifications, staff qualifications, student-teacher ratio, and any honors or awards the preschool has received.
Create a 'Tuition' page that tells the parents how much it costs to send her child to your preschool. Indicate whether or not tuition payments are due weekly, biweekly, monthly, or annually.
Create an 'Enrollment' page that tells the parent how to go about enrolling her child in your preschool. Let her know what immunization shots her child must have before being accepted for enrollment, the age requirements for the child, the length of the preschool terms, and any other documentation that is needed such as a birth certificate and social security card.
Place an 'Application' page on the website that instructs the parent how to apply for enrollment. For example, she can walk in and apply or click on a website link that has a downloadable enrollment application. Let her know the deadline for an application to be submitted.
Create a 'Materials' page that advised the parent what materials she should buy for the child if she plans to enroll him in your preschool. For example, paper towels, wet wipes, beach towels, sleeping mats, crayons, and paper.
Create a 'Contact Us' page that includes the telephone and fax numbers for the preschool as well as the address and school hours.
Choose the name for your website. Search for a domain hosting service which offers a control panel (CPanel), such as HostGator or GoDaddy.
Search for your chosen domain name at the hosting site of your choice. Pay the domain registration fee.
Choose from the hosting service's monthly plan options. Pay the first month's hosting fee. Note down your username and password in a safe place.
Log into your CPanel using your username and password.
Locate the Fantastico Suite Smiley Face icon near the bottom of the page. Find the WordPress download link on the top left of the next page. Click to start your new WordPress installation.Upload WordPress to your new website. Save all of the usernames and passwords as you upload the program.
Email a copy of the installation data to yourself. Check your Inbox to locate the installation data email. Save it in a safe place for future reference.
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.