Monday, August 31, 2015
Determine what you plan to use your Web site for. GoDaddy hosts small business and personal Web sites. Visit the GoDaddy 'Hosting Plans' Web page to view your options (see Resources below).
Decide how much storage and transfer capacity you need as well as how much you're willing to pay. Your storage and transfer needs will be dictated by how large your Web site will be and how much traffic you expect to get. You will also need to decide whether you will be using a Linux or Windows platform for your site.
Come up with a plan for your classified website. Figure out what type of classified ad site you want to set up. Go online and do your research of various online classified scripts before you make your purchase. Look in Resources for recommendations.
Register your domain name (see Resources). The domain name registrar will give you access to your domain's control panel.
Purchase a hosting package. Make sure your Web hosting package meets all the requirements of your script for it to install and work properly. If you are not sure, contact tech support. Setting up the hosting will give you access to your FTP server and your DNS server entries.
Purchase a classified script. Download and unpack the script on your computer, following the manufacturer's instructions.
Log into your domain's control panel and change its DNS settings to point to your Web host's server.
Log into your Web host's CPanel and look for the MySQL icon. Open it to create a database for your classified script. If you are not sure about how to do this, contact the script's tech support team for help.
Download an FTP program. An FTP program transfers files between your computer and your Web host.
Log into your Web host's server using your FTP program and its authentication settings. Now upload the script files to your Web host's server.
Open your Web browser, type your Web address in the Search box and click 'Search.' You should see your new classified website.
Open your Web browser, and log in to your cPanel area.
Click the 'Web Disk' icon under the 'Files' heading.
Scroll down and click the 'Access Web Disk' button.
Select your operating system and click 'Go.'
Go back to your computer, and click 'Save,' 'Open' and 'Run.' You are now viewing your remote website files from your local computer.
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
Visit the GoDaddy and log into the 'Account Manager.' Enter your 'Login Name' and 'Password' into the relevant text fields and click on the 'Secure Login' button.
Click on the 'Web Hosting' option in the 'Products' section.
Click on the 'Launch' option in your Web hosting account.
Click on the 'File Manager' option, which is located in the Content section. This will automatically open the file manager in the root directory of the Web hosting account. Typically, this is the location in which your index file will be located.
Click on the 'Upload' option in the menu bar and then the 'Browse' option to select the index file to upload your index file. The file will be labelled 'index' and will have one of the following file extensions: htm, html, php, asp or aspx; for example, the file might be 'index.html.' Finally, click on the 'Upload' button to confirm the upload of this file.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Download the HFS File Server installer (see Resources).
Open the file to begin installing HFS. Use the default options.
Run HFS once setup is finished.
Click on the button that reads 'Server is currently OFF.' This will activate HFS.
Read the series of numbers next to the 'Open in Browser' button. This is the IP address of the server.
Open your favorite web browser and enter the IP address given by HFS. If you see text indicating you are in HFS, you have properly set up your server.
Enable files to be shared over the file server by dragging folders into the program's window. Be sure to specify 'Real Folder' when confirming its usage.
Go to the 'Menu' option on the server, and click 'Save File System.' This will make your changes permanent.
Browse to the IP address used in Step 6. You should be able to download any file located in the public folders.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Open your web browser, and go to a free collage creating website. Sign up for free membership.
Upload your photos, and create your collage using the free collage builder.
Save your new collage as “collage.jpg” and remember where it is saved.
Purchase a domain name for your store. A domain name is like the street address to a business. For example 'www.BestBuy.com' or 'www.apple.com' are domain names. You can purchase domain names from sites like 'godaddy.com' and pay a yearly amount. Prices for domains can be as low as $1.99 to $14.
Purchase web hosting for your online store. A web hosting company provides a shared or dedicated server for your website. Search for web hosts specifically for e-commerce sites--for example, ehostpros.com. Web hosting fees can start at $4 a month.
Find a web designer for your online store. A web designer will take your concept, images, and ideas for your website, then create your online store for you. You can locate web designers by going to freelance sites, such as 'Guru.com,' 'Elance.com' or 'getafreelancer.com.'
Determine what method of payments you can and will accept. PayPal and Google checkout are third-party processors that will accept checks and credit cards on your behalf for a percentage. Approval can take place in minutes.
Consider opening a merchant account. Instead of a third-party processor, such as PayPal, which costs more, you can actually open your own merchant account to accept credit card payments. You then can deposit funds into your checking account. You can go through your local bank to determine if it offers merchant accounts.
Advertise your online store. You can create banner ads, purchase ads via Google or utilize pay per click advertising. Pay-per-click advertising is a form of marketing where you only pay a certain amount of money if customers click on your ad to see your website. You can also advertise via online forums and online magazines.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Select and register your domain name. To do this, go to a domain-registration company, such as GoDaddy.com, and perform a domain name search to make sure your desired domain name is available. Your domain should end in .org (which stands for organization) for this type of site. Once you've found a unique name, register it.
Select your hosting company. The hosting company you select will depend on the services you will need. You can either select a discount hosting company, such as GoDaddy.com, which will offer fewer features for a lower fee. On the other hand, you can choose a full-service option, such as CharityAdvantage.com, which will design your Web page, host your site, collect donations and provide information on your donors.
Write your site content. The most important aspect of your site is the content you provide your readers. You will want your readers to know all about your cause at first glance. On your home page, you will want to tell your readers the name of your charity and the cause it is dedicated to, what your charity provides to its recipients, if your charity is tax deductible, your 401(c) number, how to donate to your charity (covered further in step 5) and any other pertinent information. On other pages in your Web site, you will want to provide your readers with your charity's history, some testimonies of what has been accomplished and the charity's vision for the future.
Design and upload your new Website. You may choose to design the site yourself (if you have the technical skills), use a Web site building application (available through most hosting companies) or hire someone to do this. If you wish to hire someone for this task, freelance companies, such as RentACoder.com, can help you find someone with the skills you need. Using photos will give your new Web site a more personal feel. Your Web site's written content needs to be used together with the design features (colors, photos, etc.) to convey your message.
Collect donations. Now that you have created your site, you will want a way for your readers to provide donations online. This can be easily done through PayPal.com. This option will not require to you open a merchant account to accept credit cards, which usually requires both high start-up costs and monthly fees. To accept payments through PayPal.com you will need to open an account and add a 'Donate Button' to your new Web site. Although online payments are the most convenient for most people, it is always good to provide a mailing address for those who prefer to mail in their donations.
Brainstorm a list of 5 to 10 possible domain names related to the focus of your micro website.
Decide on a domain name from your list. This is the official address of your website, such as eHow.com. A micro website must be tightly focused on one single product or idea, and the domain name should reflect that focus.
Type in the name of your favorite domain registrar into the address bar of your Web browser, and use the registrar's website to search for your favorite potential domain name.
Choose a Web host. Since you are only creating a micro website with one or two pages, you do not need to be concerned with how much space and bandwidth comes with your hosting account. Your main concerns when shopping for a Web host should be uptime guarantee and price. Read reviews of Web hosts on a reliable hosting review site, such as the one listed in the Resources section of this article.
Find out the Web host's domain name servers. Log into the domain registrar's website and follow the online instructions to set up the proper DNS for your new domain name. You will need to put the DNS addresses of your Web host's domain name servers into a form on the registrar's website. This will point your domain name to the Web host's server, where your website's files will be located.
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.
Open Windows Movie Maker. Import your Windows-compatible video file (such as .avi or .wmv ) into Windows Movie Maker. Go to the Movie Tasks pane, click 'Send to the Web' under 'Finish Movie' and the Save Movie Wizard appears. If you choose, you now may type a name for your movie. On the Movie Setting page, select the type of Internet connection you believe most of your viewers have. Then click 'Next.' Movie Maker saves your movie, which might take several minutes, depending on the length of your movie. You then have the option to save your movie to your chosen video hosting account, such as YouTube. Follow the onscreen directions. The Save Movie Wizard uploads your movie to your video hosting provider. On the 'Completing the Save Movie Wizard' page, select 'Watch my movie on the Web after I click Finish,' then click 'Finish.'
Open iMovie on your Mac-based computer. Import your Mac-compatible video file (such as .mov) into iMovie by choosing 'File,' then 'Import
Open Final Cut Pro on your Mac-based computer. Import your Mac-compatible video file (such as .mov) into Final Cut Pro by clicking 'File
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Choose a desirable name for your domain based on the purpose of your webpages. The top domain registry service in the U.S. is Network Solutions. At the Network Solutions site or the site of another domain registry service, search for available domain names.
Acquire the desired domain name (either for free or for a fee) from the present owner of the domain name.
Register the domain name with the domain registration service or registrar.
If you do not have a Web server, get a free or paid Web-hosting service online. There are thousands of providers from which to choose. The Web-hosting service provides an Internet Protocol (IP) address for the server that will host your Web domain.
Inform the registrar that registered your domain name of the new IP address of your server or the host Web server.
Now your domain name and server information are registered together. When you type in the Internet address of your network domain into a browser, your computer will communicate with the client server. In turn, the client server will send your webpages over the Internet for your computer to display in the Web browser.
Pick a domain name for your website, which is the title that follows the www in the address bar. Register your domain name at a site, such as Godaddy.com, Register.com or Dotster.com. Also, check with the Web hosting service to check if it offers domain registration as a service.
Visit a teen friendly site, such as Webhostingchoice.com, and review the free Web-hosting services like Homestead.com, Freeservers.com or Freewebs.com. (See References.) Freewebs.com allows users over the age of 13, making it a good selection for teens. Creating a website requires the same basic steps regardless of the web hosting service, but to use Freewebs.com, register with the site by entering your email address, password, name, birthday, referral and gender.
Enter your site address or domain name in the next area. Name your site by placing the name in the site title section. Choose an age-appropriate name for teens.
Choose a template that meets your personal needs based on style, color and content. Bright colors, such as purple and bright green, are available and make nice choices for a teen website. You can change the template later if you decide to. Read the terms and conditions statement and click in the box indicating you agree with them. Click the green box; this will allow you to continue to the next step.
Begin creating your site by adding pages in the site builder. Name the pages logically, such as a “Home” page and “Contact” page. Click on the “Edit page” button. When the page opens, begin adding information.
Click on “Add paragraph” button to add text to your Web page. To add an image, click the “Upload image file” and select an image from your computer. Move the text or photo by using the toolbar to grab the edge and slide it.
Save the information by clicking the “Done” button. Go back to the site builder page and click “Publish page” to make your Web page active for others to view. Edit your site by logging in and using the site builder to make changes, update pages or add information.
Click Start and open the Run program.
Type in 'cmd' to open the command box.
Type 'ipconfig' in the cmd box and a list of addresses will appear. Search for the address called 'Default Gateway' and copy it down, then close the cmd box.
Open your Web browser and type in the Default Gateway address found in Step 3.
Enter the user name and password for your router.
Click on the tab labeled 'Port Forwarding/Port Triggering.'
Select the Protocol format and type in the port numbers, in the Inbound and Outbound columns, that need to be opened for 'GMod.' The list of ports that need to be opened are (in the order Protocol Inbound/Outbound); UDP 1200/1200, UPD 26901/26901, UPD 27000/27015, TCP 27020/27039, UDP 27015/27015, UDP 27020/27020 and TCP 27015/27015.
Save the settings and close the router configuration page.
Make sure you have a domain name set up for your business. Your domain name is the address that people will type into their browser to reach your inventory system. (Yourinventorysystem.com) domain registrars can charge between $1 and $14 per year.
Obtain web hosting for your online inventory system. Online web hosts are responsible for providing the memory and web-space for the content and traffic for your website. Web host can charge anywhere from three dollars and up per month. If you already have a website for your business, then you already have web hosting.
Determine if you like to use inventory software that has already been created or if you need to hire a programmer to integrate your inventory system into your website. Use sites like Getafreelancer.com and Elance.com to locate freelance computer programmers to make a custom inventory system for your site. Based on your budget, programmers from around the world will be on your project.
Purchase online inventory software to integrate with your website. For example visual inventory is a software that does not require you to create a website as it will automatically integrate to your web or network server. You will be able to input the type of products you have and customize the software to maintain inventory for either multiple owners, departments, locations, etc. Pricing for various inventory software can be free or you can pay over $5000. Purchasing inventory software is an alternative to hiring a computer programmer.
Make sure you and other colleagues test out the inventory system before going live. Test out the software for glitches and other issues that may need to troubleshoot. You may need to conduct a training session who will be accessing your inventory system to ensure they know what they are doing.
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.'
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Choosing the right niche can be the key to success for your business. Spend some time researching what people are searching for and buying. Be sure that your niche is populated by enough buyers with money to spend in the market.
Carefully evaluate your competition. No competition might mean that there are no buyers. Are there areas in which you could excel over your competition? How will your site be better than theirs? Create a unique selling position for your business.
If you do not already have products to sell, consider carefully what kind of products you will promote. Physical products that you ship yourself require an investment of both money and time. Affiliate products are popular because they offer easy entry into the market and availability.
Affiliate products are available from many different providers. Clickbank is one of the largest and most popular sources of digital information products. If you prefer to promote brand-name products, Commission Junction is a good place to begin.
You will need to purchase hosting from a web hosting provider. You can obtain free sites in many places around the web, but you don't own the site in this case. It would be a setback to build a successful business and lose it because you did not own the site. Once you have a hosting account, register a domain name for your site. Try to acquire a name that has your niche keywords in the name.
Build your website around your products, offering lots of information to attract buyers. Product reviews, purchasing guides and other content that would be of interest to your customers will bring traffic to your site and help you make sales.
Use a good shopping cart. If you are selling affiliate products, you will be sending your customers to their checkout and can skip this step. But if you are selling your own products, you need to install a shopping cart on your site. A good place to start is using the PayPal shopping cart. PayPal acts as your merchant account and completes the transaction for you. Customers can check out through the PayPal shopping cart using their credit cards; they do not need a PayPal account.
You are now ready to set up your products in the store. Each of your products needs compelling sales copy to entice the buyer to purchase, and each needs to be enabled in the shopping cart. It is a good idea to test each product and be sure that it is checking out properly.
Advertising your site is an ongoing process. You have many options available to you, and you should probably take advantage of all of them to some extent. Paid advertising is the easiest and most expensive. Be careful to know your profit margins when purchasing advertising.
One of the most effective free advertising methods is article writing. Write articles about your market and link them to your site content. This will naturally create links and draw people into your site.
Establish a link-building campaign and trade links with sites similar to yours. Incoming links coupled with good onsite content will help you to rank high with Google and other search engines and can bring more visitors to your store.
Open your preferred Web browser.
Log in to your Go Daddy 'Account Manager' by typing your 'Customer No. or Login Name' and 'Password.'
Click 'Web Hosting' under the 'Products' section.
Click the 'Launch' button next to the hosting account you wish to modify.
Navigate to the 'Server' section. Replace the existing 'Absolute Hosting Path' with the new one. Click 'Save.'
Open a text editor. Click 'Start.' Then navigate to 'All Programs' and 'Accessories.' Select 'Notepad.'
My School Project
This is the first paragraph.
This is the second paragraph.
' are the opening tags while '
' are the closing tags. Most tags need to be opened, then closed. For example, all Web pages start with
and close with
. For example 'My School Project' means than you open the '', or heading 1, tag, then write the text of the heading, then close the heading tag.
Save the file as 'index.html.' Remember, however, to specify the 'Save as type' as 'All Files' rather than 'Text Documents' when saving the file.
Register your website for free at any of the free hosting websites that exist on the Web. You can find two such websites in the Resources section of this article. The registration process is easy. After you register, you'll get a username and password to be able to upload your 'index.html' file. When registering, write down the domain name of your website (for example, http://somehost.yourname.com).
Log onto the password-protected area of the hosting website with which you registered. Click 'Upload' and select the 'index.html' file you saved in Step 3.
Go to the domain name that you received when registering your free website (e.g., http://somehost.yourname.com). You should see this: My School Project (large letters)
This is the first paragraph.
This is the second paragraph.