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.
Locate your podcast's RSS feed address. An RSS feed is an XML file that contains information about your podcast and the addresses of each individual podcast file. Consult your hosting provider's documentation for information on locating your podcast's RSS feed.
Click the 'Advanced' menu in iTunes and select 'Subscribe to Podcast.'
Type, or copy and paste, your podcast's feed address into the Subscribe to Podcast box and click 'OK.'
Verify a page for your podcast appears in iTunes and attempt to play an episode of your podcast. Apple declines podcasts with technical problems that don't appear in iTunes. If the podcast's page doesn't appear, your podcast's feed isn't compatible with iTunes. Contact your hosting provider with information about the problem.
Click 'iTunes Store' at the left side of the iTunes window and click 'Podcasts' at the top of the page that appears.
Click 'Publish a Podcast' at the right side of the Podcasts page on the iTunes Store page.
Type, or copy and paste, your podcast's feed address into the box on the Publish a Podcast page and press Enter.
Log in with your iTunes account's username and password.
Purchase a domain name for your online pawn shop. A domain name identifies your website and is the address people type into their web browser to reach your website. Choose a name that is easy to remember and spell. Online domain registrars typically charge from $2 to $14 per year or more as of 2010.
Purchase web hosting for your website. Because your online pawn shop should have a lot of images, you may have to pay more for your web hosting services. Web hosts are responsible for maintaining the servers that handle your content and the traffic to your website. Web hosts typically charge from $3 to over $100 per month as of 2010. TheSiteWizard website offers hints on how to select the appropriate web hosting service.
Determine the structure of your online pawn shop. One option is a system in which customers mail a product to you so you can sell the product online. You also may set up an escrow account from which funds are released to the customer only after the product is received. Avoid a system in which you may have to mail products back to your customers; that is costly.
Determine the appearance of your website. Sketch a design for your proposed website. Use word-processing software to write the welcome message, frequently asked questions and other content for your website. Ensure there are no spelling or grammatical errors.
Create your pawn shop website. Your website will be an e-commerce site where people can view items and add them to a virtual shopping cart to make purchase. Free or paid website templates are availabe online. You also may hire a website designer. A directory of designers is a available at the GetAFreelancer or Elance websites.
Produce images of items already in your possession you would like to pawn. Use a digital camera and use the same background for all images, if possible.
Attract customers. Besides using the typical social networking methods, advertise in forums your target market is likely to visit. Consider using advertising conduits such as Google AdWords.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Find a website that will allow you to get URLs for your MP3s. A few websites that offer this service for free are Mailbox Drive, File Den, and MP3 Upload.
Select the option to register for a new user account. Create a username and password and provide a valid email address during the registration process.
Log in to your new user account. Click on the option to upload files.
Locate the MP3 file on your computer that you would like to generate a URL for. Double-click the MP3. If the upload process does not start immediately, you may have to click on the 'Upload' option again to complete the process.
Copy or write down the URL generated after your MP3 has finished uploading. You can now use the URL to play your music online. Websites such as MixPod and My Flash Fetish will allow you to paste the MP3 URLs inside a music or audio player that can be placed on your website.
Sign in to your GoDaddy Account Manager (see Resources).
Click 'Web Hosting,' and then click your account.
Click the 'File Manager.' Select the WordPress folder, and click 'Delete.'
Click the 'Hosting Control Center' link to return to the main Control Center page.
Click 'Install Apps,' then 'WordPress.' Click 'Install Now' and then continue with the wizard to create the new WordPress site, and thus resetting it.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Open Microsoft Outlook and select 'Tools > Email Accounts' from the menu. In the 'Email Accounts' dialog box, select the option: 'Add a new e-mail account' and hit 'Next.'
Select POP3 as the option to connect to a POP3 e-mail server and download your e-mail and hit 'Next.'
Type in the name you would like to appear in the 'From' field for your outgoing emails and enter the email address you're setting up in the 'E-mail Address' field. Add the user name and password from your Internet server for your email account.
Add your incoming mail server (POP3) and outgoing mail server (SMTP) information under 'Server Information' and place a checkmark by 'Remember password.'
Select the 'More Settings' button. In the 'Internet E-mail Settings' dialog box, select the 'Outgoing Server' tab. Place a checkmark beside 'My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.' Leave the 'Use same settings as my incoming mail server' option selected and click OK.
Hit the 'Finish' button to complete the set up.
Uninstall all Joomla extensions before removing the actual back-end software. If you do not have any extensions, skip to Step 3. To uninstall extensions, login to Joomla. If you do not remember your Joomla login information, consult the confirmation email you received when installing the software. This email contains the personalized link that will allow you to sign-in to the Joomla service.
Click the drop-down menu in the left-hand side of your Joomla screen. Select 'Extensions' from the menu. Click the name of each extension that you have running. Joomla will then display the extension's settings page. Click the uninstall icon, which looks like a trash can. Joomla will alert you when the uninstall process is complete. Repeat for each extension.
Launch your FTP software (e.g., Cyberduck for Mac or Fetch for Windows PCs). Login to your web host server. Wait for the FTP software to load a list of all of the files and folders for the web site. Right-click the folder entitled 'Joomla' and select 'Delete' from the pop-up menu. This will delete all of the program files for the software.
Login to your web host account and access the MySQL database page. The location of this setting varies according to your web host provider. If you are unsure of where to find the settings for your databases, contact the customer service department at the hosting company.
Delete the database you used to operate Joomla. Joomla is now completely uninstalled.
Log on to the server's host computer and press 'Windows-X' to launch the power user menu. If you're using a different computer to host the server than you will be to play, you need to perform these steps on the host computer. The IP address of the computer you'll be playing on won't be useful for this process.
Select 'Command Prompt' from the power user menu and enter the 'ipconfig' command when it loads. It may take a moment for your computer to load all the IP information, including the address you need.
Make a note of the 'IPv4 Address,' which is your computer's local IP address. This is the number you'll need to give out to the other players, as well as the IP address you'll need to connect to if you're going to play on a computer other than the host computer.
Start up your 'Minecraft' server software and bring the server online. Once the server is up and running, you need to get in contact with the other players and give them the IP address so that the game can begin.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Open a Web browser and navigate to the Google directory, MP3 download section.
Right-click on a link on the directory page, and select “Open Link in New Tab.” The page for the site will open in a new browser tab, but will keep the directory page in the contents of the first tab for easy reference.
Click the new tab and explore the site. Download free MP3s and listen to streaming music.
Log in to your web hosting CPanel or equivalent. This will vary depending on your host. A common example is http://www.yoursite.com/cpanel. If you do not have these details, you will need to contact your web hosting provider.
On your hosting CPanel, find the section labeled 'Databases.' Click the icon marked 'phpMyAdmin.'
Select the name of the database you wish to restore from the list of databases on the left side of the phpMyAdmin screen. In this example, the database is named '_test.'
Select the option marked 'Import' that is above the details of your database.
On the import page, press the 'Browse' button, and locate the SQL backup file from which you will be restoring. Compression will be automatically detected. Once the backup file is selected, press 'Go.' The backup may take some time to import successfully.
Open Dreamweaver, and then click 'Site' from the main menu. Click on 'New Site' from the site menu to start setting up the new site.
Enter the name for the site that will appear in the Dreamweaver site manager on the 'Site' tab. You can use the website's domain name as the site name to help identify the site. Click on the folder icon next to the 'Local Site Folder' box, and create a directory on your computer's hard disk to store the site files. This directory mirrors the site directory on the remote server.
Click on 'Servers' from the menu on the left of the window to view the 'Servers' tab, and then click on the '+' button at the bottom of the box.
Type in a server name to identify the server. Select how Dreamweaver should connect to the server from the 'Connect Using' drop-down menu, such as through FTP or SFTP. Leave this set to 'FTP' if you are unsure of the connection method. Type in the FTP address of the server, as a domain name or IP address, and enter the FTP user name and password in the relevant boxes.
Type in the directory that corresponds to the root directory of the website in the 'Root Directory' box. For example, if you have to change to a directory named 'public_html' to upload files to the website, enter '/public_html/' in the box. If you are automatically located in the root directory of the website when you log in through FTP, leave the box blank. Type in the root URL of the website in the 'Web URL' box, such as 'http://www.domain.com/.'
Click the 'Test' button to test the FTP connection. You should see a notification appear that the connection has been successful. If the connection fails, double-check all the settings with your Web host to ensure they are correct. Click the 'Save' button to save the settings and close the server window. Click the 'Save' button again on the main window to save the site and close.
Select the new site from the site drop-down menu on the Files panel. Press 'F8' to display the panel if it is not already visible. Select 'Remote Server' from the drop-down menu at the top right of the Files panel, and then click the 'Connect' button to connect to the server. You see all the files held on the FTP server for the site displayed in the 'Remote Server' box.
Click on the file or directory at the top of the remote files list to select it, and then hold down the 'Shift' key while clicking the last file or directory to select all files. Right-click on the highlighted files and click 'Get' to download the files to your computer. You can now edit the files in Dreamweaver and upload changed files to the remote server using the 'Put' command.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Visit the website of the registrar where you want to transfer your domain name, such as GoDaddy or NameCheap. Go to the page on the site for transferring a domain.
Enter the URL of the domain that you want to transfer in the open field. Select the length of time that you want to register it for and pay for the transfer. When you transfer a domain, you usually get a free one-year extension.
Check your email because you will get an email from the registrar after you pay. This email will contain a transfer authorization code and ID. Log into your account with the registrar and go to the 'Domain Manager' area. Go to the 'Domains' menu and select 'Pending Transfers.'
Click on the 'Authorization' button and enter in the authorization code and ID from the email. Click 'Next.' Your domain name will be listed and it will ask for the transfer authorization code from BigCommerce.
Log into your BigCommerce account and click on 'Tools' and then 'Move Domain.' Select 'Transfer Domain To New Registrar.' Once you do this, you will see a transfer authorization code.
Go back to your new registrar account and enter in the transfer authorization code from BigCommerce. Click 'Finish' after you have entered it. It can take up to seven days for the transfer to complete. The new registrar will send you an email after the transfer is complete.
Locate the file manager section of your hosting service.
Choose the folder you want to save your PDF file in, and then click upload. Select your PDF file from you computer’s hard drive and click “OK” or “Upload” again to begin the uploading process.
Record the link of the file so that you can point to your PDF in emails, blog posts or other Web content. The link, in most cases, will be in accordance with the location of your file. So if you uploaded your PDF file to your “Private” folder under the domain “example.com,” the link would be http://example.com/private.pdf.
Log in to your Go Daddy virtual server with an administrator username and password. Click the Windows 'Start' button on the host and type 'php.ini' in the search text box. Press 'Enter' to open a window with the PHP.INI file's folder location.
Right-click the file and select 'Open With.' Choose 'Notepad' to open the current PHP.INI data in the editor.
Press the 'Ctrl' and 'F' keys to open the 'Find' dialog box. Type 'php-imap.dll' and press 'Enter' to scroll directly to the PHP.INI IMAP line item.
Remove the semicolon at the beginning of the IMAP entry. Click 'Save' to save the changes to the file. Removing the semicolon removes the comment statement, so the IMAP service becomes active.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Click on the 'Create a Free Account' link on MediaFire's website. Enter your name and email address. Next, select a display name and password for your account. Click the 'Create Account & Continue' button. When the plan options menu appears, select the 'Basic' plan.
Click the 'Upload Files' button. The 'Select files to upload' message box will appear. Select the audio files you want to upload to MediaFire. You can select multiple files by holding in the 'Ctrl' button on your keyboard and individually selecting each file with your mouse. You can also upload multiple files by clicking the 'Add More Files' link and individually selecting each music track.
Click the 'Begin Uploading Files' button.
Check the box next to each file you want to share. When you're finished selecting your files, click the 'Share' button.
Click on the 'Share by Email' tab. Enter your email address, as well as your recipients' email addresses, and click the 'Send Link' button. A link to your audio files will be automatically sent to your friends or family members. You can also share your audio files on social networking websites, such as Facebook and Twitter. Click the 'Facebook/Twitter' tab, check the box next to your preferred social network, enter a message and click the 'Send' button.
Open your Joomla! Administration Interface.
Click 'Components' and 'VirtueMart' from the drop-down menu.
Select 'Configuration' from the list of options.
Click the 'Global' tab near the top of the screen.
Click the 'Show Prices' checkbox. The check mark disappears, turning off prices.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Log in into your iPage account. Click on the 'Scripting and Add-Ons' hyperlink in your iPage control panel, and then click on the 'CGI and Scripted Language Support' link.
Click on the 'PHP Scripting' hyperlink in the CGI and Scripted Language Support menu. Set your PHP.INI file's version type. Select either 'PHP4' or 'PHP5' from the menu box in beneath the 'Select Default PHP Version' heading. Click 'Set.'
Edit the values next to each directive you'd like to alter in the PHP.INI file. For example, you'd set your maximum post data and upload size by editing the values next to the 'post_max_size=' and 'upload_max_filesize=' field.
Click on the 'Save' button to store your changes to the PHP.INI file.
Upload the image to be placed in your ProBoards signature to an image hosting site such as Photobucket, or your own website if you have the space available. Once you have the image uploaded, make a note of the address that links directly to the image by right-clicking on the image and selecting “Copy Image Address.” This saves a copy of the image location, known as a URL, to the clipboard.
Browse to the ProBoards account where you want to put the image into your signature. Log in to your account if you are not already logged in, and select the 'Profile' link to access your profile for this account. Click “Add Signature” and select the “Add Signature to All Posts” option. This will ensure the image you add to your signature is automatically added to the end of all your posts.
Click on the text box for your signature. Enter the opening tag for the image code, '[img]' (without quotes), which tells the software that you want it to load an image. Right-click after the closing square bracket and select “Paste,” or press 'Ctrl+V' to paste the URL of your image. Enter the tag '[/img' (without quotes) to close the image command and click “Save Changes.”
Go to the Go Daddy website and log in to your account with your username and password. Click on 'Domain Manager' in the 'My Products' section.
Go to the Tools menu and select 'DNS Manager.' The DNS dashboard will come up on the screen. Choose the domain name for which you want to create a subdomain record and click 'Edit Zone.' View the Zone File Editor screen.
Click 'Add New Record' to display the DNS Record window. Select 'A (Host)' from the record type list.
Enter the subdomain you want to use in the Host Name field and make sure it doesn't exceed 25 characters. You can't use periods as the first or last character nor can you repeat them. Enter the IP address where you want the subdomain to point in the 'Points to IP Address' field and select the cache length in the TTL field. Click 'OK.'
Click on 'Save Zone File' and then 'OK.' Your new subdomain should display in the A (Host) section.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Log into your account at the website of the company where you purchased your domain name. If you have a Web hosting account with another company, and you transferred DNS management to the new company's name servers, log into the Web hosting site instead. If you're not sure which company controls your DNS settings, first try the Web hosting company and then the domain registrar.
Find the website's DNS management page. Depending on which company you use, the location of this page on the website will vary. You can often find it by selecting 'DNS Management,' 'DNS Settings,' 'DNS Hosts,' 'Zone Editor' or something similar. On some sites, you may have to first select the 'Domains' option and then select the name of your domain.
Find the section of the DNS settings page that allows you to add a new record. In some cases, you may need to click 'Add Record,' 'Edit' or something similar. The website will ask you for up to four pieces of information: a record type, a host name or alias, a value or destination, and a time delay or 'TTL.'
Set the record type to 'CNAME,' and then enter the new domain prefix in the host name or alias field. For example, if you are creating the 'pictures.mywebsite.com' subdomain, enter 'pictures' in this field. Do not add a period at the end of your entry -- you DNS editor will do this automatically.
Set the value or destination field to the location or address to which the new subdomain should point. For example, if you are creating a subdomain called 'pictures.mywebsite.com' that should point to an image folder on your Web server, you might enter 'mywebsite.com/data/images' as the value or destination. You can also point subdomains to other websites. For example, if you have Tumblr blog and want readers to be able to access it from your own website, you might create the subdomain 'blog.mywebsite.com'. In this case, you would enter 'domains.tumblr.com.' (including the last period inside the quotes) as the value or destination.
Leave the TTL setting at the default value and then save the new entry. The CNAME record should become active within four hours, although it can sometimes take up to eight hours for the new information to propagate to all of the other DNS servers on the Internet.