Monday, August 31, 2015
Go to the 'MediaFire' home page (See Resources).
Click the 'Login' link located at the upper-right corner of the website.
Enter your email address and password and click the 'Login to MediaFire' button.
Click the 'My Account' tab.
Select the 'Account and Billing' option.
Click the 'Cancel' link. You will continue to have access to your MediaPro account until the end of the current monthly subscription period. After your current monthly period ends, your MediaPro account will automatically delete from the MediaFire system.
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.
Go to the cPanel login webpage for your web hosting provider, then enter your username and password to log into your cPanel account. Click the 'Login' button to open the main cPanel window.
Click the 'Email Delivery Route' icon under the 'Mail' section on the main cPanel page.
Enter the email address that you want to find the IP SMTP address for, then click the 'Show Route' button. The resulting page will show all of the routing information about that email address, including the IP SMTP information.
Sign into a Windows account with administrative privileges.
Click the 'Start' button in the Windows taskbar. Click 'Control Panel.' Click 'Programs and Features.'
Right-click 'FileZilla' and click 'Uninstall.' Restart your computer after the uninstall to complete the process.
Log in to your Gmail account.
Click the gear-shaped icon in the upper-right corner of the screen and click 'Mail Settings' in the drop-down list.
Click the 'Accounts and Import' tab.
Click the 'Import mail and contacts' button. This opens an import mail wizard in a new browser window.
Type your GoDaddy email address in the text box and click 'Continue.'
Type your GoDaddy password in the text box and click 'Continue.'
Type 'mail.domainname.com' in the POP server box. Substitute the name of the domain that you registered through GoDaddy in place of 'domainname' in the above example.
Click the 'Start import' button to import all contacts and mail from your GoDaddy email account.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Click the 'Embed' button on the player on your video's Vimeo page.
Click the blue 'Customize embed options' link when the 'Embed this video' dialog box appears.
Go to the 'Intro' section. Uncheck the boxes for 'portrait' (your Vimeo profile picture), 'title' (the title of the video), and 'byline' (your name or your Vimeo user name) to customize titles as needed.
New embed code will appear in the box at the top of the window, based on your customizations. Copy the new code and paste it the appropriate sections on the website where you want to embed the video.
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.
Launch your Web browser and navigate to the GoDaddy website.
Type your GoDaddy username or customer number and password into the text fields at the top of the Web page, then click the arrow button or press 'ENTER' to log in.
Drag your mouse cursor over the 'Hosting' menu, then click the 'Hosting Management' link under 'My Account'.
Click the 'Launch' button under the 'Control Panel' column, next to the website domain where you want to remove the landing page.
Click the 'FTP File Manager' button at the top of the hosting control panel page. The FTP File Manager will automatically open in the main, or 'root,' directory of your website hosting server.
Click the 'Upload' folder icon near the top of the FTP File Manager page.
Click the 'Browse' button. Click to select an HTML file named 'index.htm', 'index.html', 'index.php' or 'default.html' in the 'Open' window, then click the 'Open' button.
Click the 'Overwrite Files' check box.
Click the 'Upload' button to upload the file to your website's root directory, taking the place of the GoDaddy landing page.
Friday, August 28, 2015
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
Open your Web browser and go to the Magento Admin Panel login page for your website.
Enter the admin user name and password, then click the 'Login' button.
Move the cursor over 'System' in the main menu and select 'Configuration' from the drop-down menu.
Click 'Advanced' located under the 'Advanced' menu on the left.
Click 'Disable Modules Output' to expand the list of modules.
Click the drop-down menu next to 'Mage_Tag' and choose 'Disable.'
Click the 'Save Config' button.
Type the IP number of your GoDaddy VPS or dedicated server followed by a (:) and the number '2087' into your browser window to access your cPanel. For example, if your server IP number is 188.8.131.52, type '184.108.40.206:2087.' Wait a few seconds for your cPanel login page to appear. If you receive a security error message, click the prompt that allows you to disregard the error and proceed to your cPanel homepage.
Enter your cPanel root user name and your password in the appropriate fields in the login box. Click the 'Login' button at the bottom of the box. Wait a few seconds for the cPanel home page to appear.
Type the word 'easy' into the 'Find' box at top of the left sidebar of your cPanel home page and click the 'x' in the square next to the box. Click 'Easy Apache (software update)' in the search results that you see.
Wait a moment or so for the Apache profile screen to appear. Make sure that the radio button for 'Previously Saved Config' is selected by default unless you wish to make other changes to your PHP configuration. Additional changes are not recommended unless you are experiencing problems with your hosted sites.
Click the 'Start customizing based on profile' box, which is furthest to the right at the bottom of the 'Profile' page.
Click the 'Next step' box at the bottom of the 'Apache version' page as soon as it appears. Do not change anything on this page.
Click the 'Next step' box at the bottom of the 'PHP major version' screen as soon as it appears without making any changes.
Click the 'Next step' box at the bottom of the 'PHP minor version' screen when it appears. Do not make any changes to this page.
Scroll down to the bottom of the 'Short options list' as soon as it appears. Click the 'Exhaustive options list' at the bottom right of the 'Short options list' page.
Scroll down on the 'Exhaustive options list' page until you see an entry for 'cURL,' which is preceded by a check box; check the check box. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the 'Save and build' box at the bottom right.
Click the 'Yes' button in the 'Confirm action' box when it appears in the center of your screen and then click 'I understand' in the confirmation box.
Wait until you see the green 'Build Complete!' message at the top of your browser screen above the log of the changes you've made to your server. This can take an hour or more, depending upon how much data is stored on your server. Do not interrupt the process or you will lose valuable data.
Click 'Home' in the left corner of the screen to return to the cPanel home page, if you wish to carry out other maintenance tasks. Exit cPanel by closing the browser window.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Navigate to your Web host's homepage and see if they offer free hit counters. If they don't, go to another Web host that does. Bravenet, for example, offers free hit counters and other Web tools even if you don't have a host account with them (see Resources).
Click the link to the hit counter tool. You may need to register with the Web host in order to download the code, but the registration should be free. If not, look elsewhere. Bravenet's hit counter is free.
Click the button to create a new hit counter. You will be prompted to enter a name for the counter and provide the URL of the page you want to add the counter to.
Choose settings and then the look for your counter.
Open Dreamweaver and open the Web page you want to add the hit counter to.
View the HTML code for your page by clicking the 'CODE' button at the top of the window, then click at the location where you want the counter to appear. Usually counters are placed at the bottom of the page above the closing 'BODY' tag.
Select 'Paste' from the Edit menu and the code for the hit counter will be inserted. Save changes, upload the page to your Web server and view it in your Web browser to test.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Double-click the BitDefender icon in the system tray to open the BitDefender Dashboard.
Click the 'Options' button at the top of the window and select 'Expert View.'
Click the 'Firewall' tab on the left side.
Click the 'Programs' tab at the top.
Click the 'Add Rule' button.
Click the 'Apply rule to all programs' radio button at the top of the window.
Click the 'Allow' radio button under 'Permission' near the bottom.
Click the 'Advanced' tab.
Type the port number that you want to open in the 'Port(s)' fields under 'Local Address' and 'Remote Address.'
Download and install the FireFTP FireFox add-on. (see Resources). Click 'Add to Firefox.' This will open the 'Software Installation' window. Click the 'Install Now' button. After it installs, close out and reopen FireFox.
Click 'Tools,' then click 'FireFTP in FireFox' to open the FireFTP program in the FireFox window.
Click on 'Create an account.' Enter your BlueHost FTP Web address, BlueHost FTP server in the 'Host' box and your user login and password for your BlueHost FTP server. Click 'OK.'
Click 'Connect.' FireFTP will connect to your Bluehost FTP server and present the files and folders on the right of the FireFTP screen.
Click 'Disconnect' to close out of the FTP connection when done.
Buy a domain name. You can think of the domain name as being the address for your internet web site. Whenever a surfer types your domain into the address bar on their web browser, they will be taken to your web site. Therefore, buying a domain name is the first step in the process of creating your forum. If you already have a web site and domain name, then you can skip this step.
Obtain web hosting. Now that you have a domain name, you will need to have a web hosting service to host the files associated with your forum. A web host is essentially a company that owns servers and other computer hardware, and allows you to lease space on their servers for a small monthly fee. The cost will depend on how much disk space and bandwidth your forum will require. Most new forums require few system resources, so you can always start out with the most basic hosting plan, and then upgrade your account as your forum gains popularity.
Create a MySQL database for your forum. After you have an account with a web host, they will provide you with access to a Control Panel on their server, which you will use to manage your account. From the Control Panel, there should be a link or button that you can click to create a new MySQL database. This is a very simple process that basically just requires you to fill out a short form and to let the server create the database for you. Once it has been created, you will be given the database name, user name and user password.
Choose a forum script to use on your web site. There are a large number of forum scripts to choose from. The three most popular are Vbulletin, phpBB and Simple Machines Forum (SMF). Vbulletin carries an annual fee for use of the software, but that money is used to hire professional developers to constantly work on improving the forum script. Both phpBB and SMF are free forum scripts that have received a large amount of international recognition for providing high quality message board software without charging anything for the product.
Install the script for your forum. After selecting a forum script in the previous step, download the files for the script and upload them to your web hosting account. The easiest way is to use an FTP program, such as SmartFTP. Once the files have been uploaded to the server, simply visit your site by typing the domain name into your browser’s address bar. The installation script should begin to run automatically. You will be prompted for the database name, user name and user password that you were given when you created the database during Step 3. Remember to delete the installation directory from your server after you have installed the forum. This will be a folder titled either “install” or “installation”. Simply right click on the folder from your FTP software, then select delete, and click “ok” when asked if you are sure.
Configure your forum. After your forum has been installed, log in to the forum using the administrator user name and password that was created during the installation process. This will take you into the administrative control panel, which is not seen by normal forum visitors. This is where you will create forum categories, define how many messages per page, set user permission and make other configurations that will govern how your forum runs. Once your forum has been configured, it is ready to be used by the general public.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Access an online file host such as ZohoViewer, MediaFire, YouShare, FileDen or YourFileLink (see Resources). If using FileDen, click the 'Register' link on the menu bar to sign up for a free account.
Click the 'Choose File' or 'Upload' button on the host's page and follow the instructions to select your Word document from your computer.
Click the 'Upload' button to finish adding your document to the host's server. With ZohoViewer, use the drop-down menu to specify how long you want your document available on the server, then click the 'View' button. YouShare does not require this step because your document is automatically uploaded after performing the previous step.
Copy the URL link that automatically displays after the upload process finishes. Using MediaFire and ZohoViewer, click the 'Share' link to get this information.
Log in to your Google account. It’s free to create an account if you don’t already have one.
Open Google Docs.
Click the “Upload” button. Click “Select Files to Upload” to choose your PDF files. Select “Convert Documents, Presentations, and Spreadsheets to the Corresponding Google Docs Format” if you want to be able to edit the documents later. Click “Start Upload.”
Open a PDF that you want to publish from your Google Docs list. Click “Share.” This will make the file public to other viewers. Check “Allow Anyone with the Link to View.” Copy the listed link so you can share it with others. Click “Save and Close.”
Log in to your web hosting account and access your 'File Manager.' Navigate to your 'Home' directory. Click the 'Upload' link.
Click the 'Browse' button and select your Word file from your hard drive. Click the 'Open' button. Wait a few moments for your file to be uploaded, then return to your home directory.
Check the box next to the name of the page into which you wish to insert a link to the document. For example, if you want visitors to your homepage to be able to access the document, choose the file 'index.html' from your file manager. Click the 'Edit' button.
Insert a link to your Word document within the HTML. For example, if you paste the test 'Click here to view my Microsoft Word document.' into your HTML, users who visit your website will be able to access your Word document by clicking on the word 'here.' Insert the text of your choice and click 'Save.'
Visit your website to make sure your document displays properly and that your link works.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For example, if your website is redroses.com, your email address would be email@example.com (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.