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.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Click the 'Start' button and search for 'Command Prompt' in the search bar. Alternatively, click on 'My Programs' and navigate to 'Accessories.' The 'Command Prompt' application is second on the list.
Right-click on 'Command Prompt' and select 'Run as Administrator.' A dialog box will open asking you to confirm your action. Click 'Yes.'
Type 'ping' (without quotes) followed by the domain you wish to ping. For example, to ping eHow.com, you would type 'ping ehow.com' (without quotes). Press 'Enter' to input the command.
Customize the ping command for extra functionality. Ping a domain indefinitely by appending '-t' to create 'ping -t ehow.com.' Add '-n' followed by a number to set a specific number of pings. To ping eHow 10 times, you would type, 'ping -n 10 ehow.com.'
Friday, August 28, 2015
Make a list of the basic features your website needs. Examples include a description of what the ministry does, details of events, Christian resources such as videos and articles and contact information. If you do not run the ministry yourself, collaborate with the pastor or ministry leader on this step.
Make a list of between five and 10 key words or terms that describe your website and the ministry. They should be simple words and phrases that Internet users are likely to type into a search engine. For example, if the ministry is a women's outreach in L.A., your key words might be 'women's ministry,' 'Bible teaching,' 'Christian growth' and 'Los Angeles.'
Write a short description of the website. It should feature key words and summarize the ministry and the content of the website. It will be the first thing people read when they find your website through a search engine.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Create a web hosting account for the site. This involves getting server space and registering the domain name. It is important to find a web host that supports third party software to use during site development. As of August 2010, reputable hosts are offering this variety of hosting for around $4 per month.
Choose e-commerce software to run the site. There are many available choices. Explore the options before choosing. Packages range from open-source to commercial. If in doubt, ask the web host for their recommendation.
Install the e-commerce software on the server. Most hosts offering third party software hosting, use Fantastico De Luxe to install this software with. From the Fantastico options, choose the software package's name and click 'New Installation.' Follow the installation wizard until complete.
Configure the e-commerce software settings. This includes selecting the theme of the site to give it a customized look and feel. You will also add items for sale to the site's catalog at this point.
Setup a payment processing account. This will allow customers to pay online with credit cards and other forms of payment. Many small businesses choose to use PayPal and Google initially, but there are also several other inexpensive choices for payment processing.
Integrate the payment processing setup into the e-commerce software. This is usually as simple as copying and pasting some code provided by the payment processor into the administration area of the e-commerce software.
Open the site to the public. When the site is prepared, go into the administration settings, set access to public, and save the configuration. The site is now ready to begin selling products.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Run a manual cron job. Cron is a task that is set up on the server-side to tell your server to refresh its database and other core aspects and functions of your Website. The easiest way of running a cron task through Drupal is by typing in this URL: http://www.yoursite.com/cron.php. Hit enter and let the cron job run manually.
Set up the cron interval. Most cron jobs need to be triggered in intervals. For example, a Website with a lot of user-updated content may need to re-index the content search by running cron jobs once a day. The best way to do this is though the server's crontab function on your hosting control panel.
Type the following into your hosting panel's cron section: 0
wget -O - -q -t 1 http://www.example.com/cron.php0 represents the top of the hour, and the other asterisks refer to the day, month and day of the week. This example runs cron once an hour.
Use the Poormanscron module as an alternate option for re-indexing the website. This module can be found at: http://drupal.org/project/poormanscron. At this time of this writing, Poormanscron is now part of the latest installation of Drupal, which is Drupal 7, and therefore the module does not need to be installed. For Drupal 6 and below, this module must be set up and configured for the desired cron job intervals.
Login to the machine using remote desktop.
Go to the Inetpub\AdminScripts directory. This is typically on the same drive you installed windows, so c:\Inetpub\AdminScripts
Run the command
adsutil.vbs set /MSFTPSVC/PassivePortRange 'xxxx-yyyy'And replace xxxx with the starting port and yyyy with the ending port range.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Parboil the scallops in the boiling pot. This is done to remove any fishy smells or grit on the scallops. Parboiling involves first heating water to the boiling point. Drop in the scallops and allow them to boil until they are soft. Remove them and then run them under cold water for quick cooling.
Crack the egg and pour it into the mixing bowl. Whisk the egg. Add salt, self-rising flour and wine into the mix and whisk it again until the texture is smooth. This will serve as the batter.
Put the scallops in the bowl and coat them in the batter. For extra flavor, you can let them sit in the batter inside the fridge for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oil until it is 325 degrees F.
Drop the scallops into the oil when it reaches the optimum temperature. Allow them to fry until they are golden brown. You can turn the scallops in the oil intermittently to ensure an even coating. Once they are golden brown, remove them and place on paper towels for draining.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Click 'Start,' then 'Run' and type 'cmd' in the box that appears.
Press enter. A command window will appear.
Type 'ping,' a space and then the name of your SMTP Server. For example, type 'ping smtp.server.com' and press 'Enter.' The window will then try to contact the SMTP server by the IP address. It will say, 'Pinging x.x.x.x with 32 bytes of data.' The 'x.x.x.x' will be the SMTP server's IP address.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Select a company that registers domain names. There are many to chose from, including GoDaddy, Network Solutions, NameCheap and MyDomain (See Resources). There are several criteria that will influence your choice:What is the cost to reserve a domain name?How often do you have to renew the name?Does the site offer any discounts to reserve multiple variations (.com, .org, .net, etc.)?Does the site offer any discounts to run your site on its server?
Decide what domain extension you want to use. There are many to chose from, all intended for specific purposes and costing different amounts. Some of the more popular ones are:.com (commercial site).net (network site).org (organization).edu (educational).gov (U.S. government).biz (businesses).info (informational)Many Web developers purchase many different extensions so that no matter what someone types, their page will come up.
Decide your domain name. It should be as short and concise as possible so that it is easy to remember. For example, www.johnsmithsstotallyawesomesite.com is clunky and easy to type incorrectly. The name www.johnsmith.com is more user-friendly.
Check whether your chosen domain name and extension are available. Most domain-name companies have a search on their main page. If the name is not available, try a similar variation or go with a second choice.
Enter your personal and payment information, following the on-screen instructions with the company you have chosen, to reserve your domain name.