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.
Register for an account at Photobucket. Photobucket is a free picture hosting site.
Click on Albums + Uploads on the left side of the page.
Choose 'Add More' if you have more then 3 pictures to upload.
Use the 'Browse' button next to each field to select the pictures from your computer hard drive that you want to put into your eBay auction.
Upload you pictures to Photobucket by clicking on the 'Upload' button after your pictures are selected.
Copy the HTML tag onto your clipboard. The HTML tag is found in the third field underneath each picture in your Photobucket album.
Paste the HTML tag from your clipboard into your eBay auction description.
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.
Open the Internet Explorer Web browser on the Windows computer and click the address bar near the top of the 'Windows Internet Explorer' window that appears.
Type 'http://router_ip_address' into the address bar except replace 'router_ip_address' with the IP address of the MikroTik router and press the 'Enter' key.
Click the 'Winbox' link in the Web page that appears. Click 'Open' in the window that displays and confirm that you wish to run the 'Winbox' program if prompted.
Type the IP address of the MikroTik router into the 'Connect to' text box of the 'Winbox Loader' window that appears. Enter 'admin' into the 'Login' text box and write the Administrator password into the 'Password' field. Click the 'Connect' button.
Click 'IP' item in the left pane and then click 'Firewall' and then click the 'NAT' tab in the window that appears. Right-click empty space and click 'Add.' Click the 'General' tab and type the public or Internet IP address of the MikroTik router into the 'Dst Address' field. Type the port number that you wish to open into the 'Dst Port' box.
Click the 'Action' tab. Click the 'Action' drop down box and click the 'dst-nat' option. Enter the private network IP address to which you want the port traffic forwarded into the 'To Addresses' box. Write the port number to be forwarded into the 'To Ports' box. Click the 'Apply' button and then click the 'OK' button to save the setting.
Open a Web browser and navigate to GoDaddy's Web mail interface at email.secureserver.net.
Sign in with your email address and password.
Hover over 'Help' in the toolbar at the top of the page to bring up a list of options. Click 'Email Client Settings.'
Jot down the POP3 and SMTP server information that appears in a dialog box.
Log out of your GoDaddy account.
Go to Wordpress.com. If you already have an account there, log in. If you don't have an account, click the 'Sign Up Now' button. Follow the prompts in the sign-up process.
Mouse over 'My Blog' in the menu that now appears at the top of the screen and click 'Dashboard.' Configure your Settings and Appearance options according to your preferences. Under 'Pages,' edit your 'About' page to provide your visitors with information about what you're selling.
Create a blog post for each item you're selling. Enter the title of the sheet music as your post title, e.g., 'Moonlight Sonata Sheet Music for Clarinet.' On each page, include the following: a photo representing the sheet music; a description of what your customer is purchasing; any special instructions your customers should know before ordering; a Paypal shopping cart button (see section 2 below). Assign a category to each post to help shoppers navigate your inventory.
Click 'Publish' when the post is complete. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all of your sheet music inventory is included on the site.
Click 'Appearance' in the left-hand sidebar of your Wordpress dashboard, then click 'Widgets.' If the 'Category' widget doesn't already appear in the blog sidebar, locate it in the list of widgets and drag it to the sidebar.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Conduct an online search for a free hit counter, such as 123counters.com, sitecounters.info and easy-hit-counters.com.
Read the terms/agreement for using the free hit counter.
Choose a style for your hit counter.
Register your account by including a user name, password, starting count for your hit counter, a valid email address and the URL of the page where the hit counter will be added.
Accept the terms/agreement and follow them. A html code will be generated for your hit counter.
Copy the html code provided. It may be similar to:
http://easyhitcounters.com/' target='_top'>Free Counter Or another provided by http://www.gobblerhosting.com, which allows you to track 'all hits' or 'unique visitors':
http://www.gobblerhosting.com' target='_blank' style='text-decoration: none; font-size: 9px; font-family: Verdana; color: #000000'>Website Hosting Services
Open your preferred text editor (such as Notepad or WordPad) and scroll to the area of your page where you want the hit counter to appear. Most hit counters are placed on the bottom of the page, just above the
Paste the hit counter code to each page you want to place the hit counter and save your HTML file.
Print the advisory on company or organization letterhead. This gives greater credibility to your advisory and immediately identifies who is hosting the event. While you're typing, leave room at the top of your document for the letterhead.
Type the words 'MEDIA ADVISORY' at the top of the page in all caps. Follow this with contact information for the person the media can speak with for more information. Include the person's name, title, phone number and email address.
Create a catchy headline that grabs the reporter's attention and accurately conveys the event's main idea. Use strong verbs and avoid unnecessary adjectives or filler words.
Cover all the important details of the event. Answer the main questions, such as: what the event is; where it's being held; who's sponsoring it and who will attend; what will happen; what the main events are; and, most importantly, why the media should be there to cover it. Explain whether there will be photo opportunities. Describe any subjects who will be available for one-on-one interviews.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Purchase an additional domain that you want to add to your GoDaddy.com hosting account. Domains can be purchased at GoDaddy or elsewhere and then transferred to your hosting account at GoDaddy. Once you’ve purchased a domain name, go on to the next step.
Log in to your GoDaddy hosting account. Click on “Hosting” from the menu on the left side of the page. Click 'Manage Account' on the next page that appears. Your hosting control panel opens.
Mouse over the 'Settings' tab and a drop-down menu opens. Click 'Domain Management.' A page will come up listing your domains currently hosted at GoDaddy.
Click on the “Add Domain” button in the upper right corner of the page. A dialog box opens asking you to type in the name of the domain that you want to add and the directory into which you want to install it. If you click the 'Browse' button, you can create a new directory for the domain.
Click 'OK.' Allow a few hours for your domain to become fully functional.
Get your domain name. The first step is to purchase your domain name. This is the web address that visitors will use to get to your website. You can purchase domain names online from websites like Go Daddy and BuyDomains (see Resources below).
See if the domain server will set up the page. Sometimes your domain server will set up an 'Under Construction' page for you. When you're looking for a domain server, ask whether this is part of the contract.
Create your own 'Under Construction' page if your domain server doesn't provide one. Use a simple program like Page Maker, or follow these steps:
• Open a text editing application like Notepad or EditPad.
• Type '
'. (Include only the keystrokes in between the quotation marks here and below). This will tell the browser that you're creating an HTML document.
• Add '
' to indicate that the document's information is starting.
• Add a title by typing '
' followed by '
• Start the body of the webpage by typing '
Site Under Construction
'. The viewer will see this text; so add all pertinent information.
• Close the webpage by typing
and save as trial.html.
• Open your browser and click on 'Open' from the 'File' menu. Locate the file and click 'Open' to view your 'Under Construction' page.
Add basic text and information. To make sure your 'Under Construction' page is useful, include not only a statement that the site is under construction but also information like the site's name. If you know when the expected completion date is going to be, include that as well.
Insert a graphic. Within your page-making program, insert graphics that show the site under construction. Most sites use a graphic that resembles a road construction sign.
Post the 'Under Construction' page. When the page is finalized, post it at your domain name. When someone visits your Web address, they will now know they should keep checking back.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Open your Web browser, and log in to the GoDaddy Account Manager.
Click the 'My Products' link on the left side of the page, and select 'Email.'
Click the 'Manage Account' link next to the GoDaddy account associated with the address for which you need to reset the password. This will open the Email Control Center.
Click the '+' to open the list of e-mail addresses.
Click the address for which you want to reset the password. An Edit Mailbox pop-up window will open.
Enter a new password into the two password field boxes, and click 'OK.'
Open your browser, navigate to the Tumblr.com homepage and log in with your email address and password.
Click the 'Preferences' gear icon at the top of the Dashboard, scroll to the bottom of the Preferences page and click the 'Themes' link.
Click the 'Submit a theme' button near the top of the page.
Click the 'static file uploader' link in the 'Requirements' box on the right side of the page.
Click the 'Choose File' button and select the document you want to upload to the Tumblr servers.
Click the 'Upload File' button.
Copy the direct URL to the file to use it in your Tumblr theme.
Log into your 1and1 control panel according to the instructions you received when you set up your VPS account. Click 'Domains' in the control panel to make sure the domain you want to use with Magento is properly set up on your VPS account. Change the nameservers in your domain registration account to match your VPS nameservers, if necessary, before adding your domain to the list of domains you host on your server.
Click the 'Server administration' icon in the control panel menu. Wait a few seconds for the administration icons to appear. Click the 'Server access data' icon to obtain the log-in information for your Plesk and Virtuozzo server control panels as well as your SSH log-in.
Log in to your Virtuozzo control panel and click the 'System services' icon. Click the 'PSA' and 'mysqlid' icons and start the respective services. Enable auto-start when starting both services.
Set up your domain on your Plesk control panel if you have not done so already. Log in to your Plesk control panel and click the 'Domains' icon followed by the 'Create domain' prompt. Wait a second for the text fields to appear and enter your domain information according to the instructions. Create your FTP account in the specified text field and click 'Next.'
Wait for the next page to appear. Uncheck the 'PHP safe_mode' check box and click 'Finish.'
Download the latest version of Magento from the download page. Choose the Community Edition page for the free version or the Enterprise or Professional Edition page if you have purchased one of the paid Magento packages. Enter your user name and password in the proper fields of the log-in page to access your Enterprise or Professional account.
Uncompress the '.tar' archive containing the Magento files by right-clicking it if you are using a Mac computer or by opening your archiving software and choosing the name and location of your '.tar' file if you are using Windows.
Launch your FTP client. Enter your domain, username and password in the appropriate fields and click the server connection button or prompt. Choose the folder into which you have uncompressed your Magento files as the local folder and the directory into which you want to install Magento as your remote folder.
Drag the files from the local folder into the remote folder and wait about five minutes for the transfer to complete.
Type your domain address, including a slash and the name of the directory into which you installed Magento, if necessary, into your browser text window. Proceed with the on-screen installation procedure if you do not see an error message. Complete the remaining steps if you see an error message stating you have an invalid PHP version.
Connect to your server with SSH through the 1and1 control panel or with an SSH client. Use your root user name and password as provided in Step 2.
Type the following command at the first SSH prompt you see after entering your information. Omit the quotation marks and the period at the end: 'wget -q -O - http://www.atomicorp.com/installers/atomic.sh |sh.'
Type 'yum update' without the quotes as soon as the next prompt appears. Choose 'No' when you are asked whether you want to install the updates.
Type the following commands and select 'Yes' after each subsequent prompt appears:
yum update php
yum update mcrypt
yum update mhash
yum update php-mcrypt
yum update php-mhash
Restart Apache by typing ' /etc/init.d/httpd restart' without the quotation marks as soon as the last 'yum update' is finished.
Type the full domain address for your Magento installation in your browser text window. Follow the on-screen installation prompts. Repeat Steps 11 to 15 if you still see an error message.
Log in to your website's administrative panel and locate the Fantastico icon, which is usually a smiley face. Click this icon to begin the Joomla installation process.
From the main Fantastico Web page, locate and click on the Joomla 1.5 hot link and select the new Joomla installation option.
By default, a new installation will assume that you will be installing Joomla into the root directory of your website (www.yoursite.com), which is usually the case. If your requirements dictate a different directory, the process does allow you to do so easily.
Assign an administrator user name and password. These credentials will be used to log in to the back end of the website, where most of the work will take place (www.yoursite.com/administrator).
Assign the administrator email address, administrator full name and the name of your website. This information can all be changed later if needed.
Lastly, you are presented an option to install sample data. If you lack Joomla experience, the sample data will be invaluable to help you learn where everything is, what it does, and how it was configured. Then, click the Install button.
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.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Log into your 'cPanel' on your 'Hostgator' account through the website that you are going to uninstall 'Wordpress' from. This can be done by typing in your domain name with a '/cpanel' a the end and substituting your website address for the domain. Type in your login, password and press 'OK.' This will bring you into the 'cPanel' which is used to manage the contents of the website.
Scroll down on the page until you see a symbol labeled 'Fantastico' and click on it with the left mouse button. You will now launch the script manager which is used by 'Hostgator' to install and uninstall various programs and plug-ins such as 'Wordpress.' To the left of the screen, 'Fantastico' will display the list of programs which has been installed on the hosting account. There is a 'remove' link located next to each of the programs.
Click the 'remove' link next to 'Wordpress' in order to completely uninstall it from 'Hostgator.' This process will take a few minutes, wait until it is completed before doing anything else on the computer. Once it is done, exit out of the cPanel and log into your website to check whether the website or blog is still visible. On certain occasions, the uninstaller will miss several files that will need to be uninstalled manually. This can only be done by the staff of 'Hostgator' which can be contacted via phone, email or instant messenger.
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.
Make a decision on whether to host your site on a university server or your own hosting space with your own domain. For an established academic with tenure, university hosting may make the most sense. For a graduate student or early career academic generally personal hosting is going be the better option. Even though you may have to pay out of pocket for personal hosting, if you are going to be or might be at a different institution in the future you don't want your Web presence tied to an account you can lose.
Start laying out how you want your site to look. Academic sites generally tend to have fairly conservative layouts, which is not a bad thing. Some are a simple one- page affair with contact information and a list of prominent publications. Several page layouts aren't out of the question, though, as long as you can find reasons for creating each page. Less established academics are generally going to benefit from having a larger Web presence, but it should be fairly conservative in style.
Give some thought to how you are going to handle the problem of displaying your CV online. A lot of CVs are simply going to be too big to put online as a single HTML document. While the CV can be good start for outlining your site, the CV itself may best be offered as a .pdf download from one of your pages. The reason I suggest the .pdf format is that it looks much more professional, and is much more of a standard than a word processing document. It ensures that someone printing out your CV has it looking as you intended it; other file formats may put the appearance of your CV at the hands of a stranger's print driver (or Web browser if you offer it in HTML).
Start assembling your site. Make sure you understand the File Transfer Protocol (ftp) for the page or pages you create for your hosting provider. After seeing how your idea looks live on the Internet, you may find it doesn't quite looks as your imagined. Just tweak things and publish the page again.
Once your site is up and running, link it to your profile on your department's site. If policies require you to host your site on university space to get linked, put up a place holder on the university server and link it to your external site.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Install the Apache web server software. Follow the installation wizard to complete the automated process.
Test the web server software by typing \'http://localhost\" (without quotation marks) in your web browser. You should see the Apache web server test page. This means you've successfully installed web server capabilities on your computer.
Open the web server configuration file using the text editor. The configuration file is stored in C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\conf\httpd.conf.
Search for \'#DocumentRoot \'C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/htdocs\'\' in the configuration file. Under it, enter the following text: DocumentRoot \'LOCATION HERE\'. Replace the capital text with the folder that you would like to share on the server, such as C:/User/My Documents.
Search for \'#
\' in the configuration file. Under it, enter the following text:
Change the capital text to the shared folder you entered in Step 4.
Search for \'AllowOverride None\' and change to \'AllowOverride All.\' Close and save the file.
Test your web server by navigating to the server host. You should now be able to access the folder you set to share in the configuration file. Your web server is now set up on your computer.
Click the 'I understand the risks' link on the warning page that opens in Firefox when you come to an untrusted connection.
Click the 'Add Exception' button to open the Add Security Exception dialog.
Review the message. If you think this will not pose an undue risk to your computer, click 'Confirm Security Exception' to go to the site.