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.'
Go to the Windows server computer hosting the pages and hostname for which you want to create a split DNS. Click “Start” and enter “Services.msc” in the search box. Press the “Enter” key. The Services window appears on the screen.
Scroll down to the “Domain Name Server (DNS)” listing. Double-click the service name. In the DNS Properties window, click the “Startup type” drop-down list and select “Automatic.” Click the “Start” button, then “OK.” Restart the server computer and wait for it to boot into Windows.
Click “Start,” “All Programs,” “Administrative Tools” and then “DNS.” In the server list, right-click the name of the Windows server machine, and then click “Properties” on the popup list.
Click the “Forwarders” tab. Add the IP address of the remotely hosted machine on in the “All Other DNS Domains” area. This causes regular HTTP requests from outer-world network computer to redirect to the IP address of the server hosted by your hosting provider or ISP. Click the “Add” button.
Enter and add additional ISP IP address as needed. Click the “Apply” button to save the DNS changes.
Click the “Internal NAT IP Addresses” tab. Enter the IP address of a server computer on your network hosting Web services meant only for internal use or viewing. For instance, if the computer is on the same internal network, you might enter “192.168.0.2” or “10.0.0.2” depending on the IP scheme your network uses. If the services run from the server computer on which you are working, enter “127.0.0.1” in the field and click “OK.” Note that if the service uses a specific port -- for instance port 118 -- enter the local IP address in the “192.168.0.2:118” format.
Click “Apply,” and then restart the server. Wait for the server computer to restart and boot into Windows. Setup of the split DNS service is complete.
Find a web host that you can create your website on. There are numerous web hosts available that will allow you to create one at little or no charge.
Decide what type of fan fiction will be on your website. Will you have a wide variety of titles, or a few select like Buffy, Star Trek or Harry Potter?
Upload your own fan fiction stories to start your site's library. Organize them so they are easily accessible. Organizing by genre and title usually works best.
Allow other writers to submit their stories and upload them onto the site. This can easily be done through an email link. You should eventually have a whole community of fan fiction writers providing you material.
Make sure your website can be easily found by web surfers. Create a header that includes the words 'fan fiction' so a search engine will quickly pick it up. You can also include your most popular (or exclusive) titles for those looking mainly for them.
Friday, August 28, 2015
First you need to carefully sit your margarita down. Be careful not to slosh it onto your laptop or get any sand down in the keyboard. This will only take a few minutes and you can go back to living large. The next thing you need to is log into your godaddy.com account in order to manage your domain names.
After you are logged in, hover your mouse over the 'domains' part of the menu. Then select 'My Domains' from the drop down menu. This will take you to the domain manager where you can view all of the domains that you have registered. Chances are if you have made a fortune on the internet you will see several domains listed that are generating you some nice passive income. Carefully select the domain name that you need to transfer by clicking on the box to the left of the domain name.
Now that a domain name is selected the control menu will become available. Choose 'Account Change' from the menu. A new menu will appear where you must enter the new registrant's customer number or login. You must also enter the new registrant's email address. Once complete click the next button to continue.
The next menu will ask you to confirm details about the organization you are transferring your domain to. You will need to fill in details on the organization's name, first and last name of your contact, the new company's address and their phone number.
After this information is entered you will be shown a list of the godaddy.com services that will be canceled when the domain is transferred. Please review that list carefully because it cannot be reversed once the transaction is completed.
Next you will see the 'Domain Name Change Registrant Agreement'. Read through this document and confirm that you have read and agree to the details listed. Then confirm that you do want to transfer the domain and click 'Finish'.
Godaddy will then send a transaction ID and a security code to the new registrant of your old domain name. They will have about 10 days to act on the transfer before the ID and security code expires.
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.'
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.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Highlight the project name in the 'Solution Explorer' in the Visual Studio workspace.
Click the 'Project' menu at the top of the window and select 'Properties.' This opens a window that lists project designer properties.
Click the 'Signing' tab.
Click the 'Create Test Certificate' button.
Enter a password for the certificate. This step is optional. If you do not enter a password, the certificate is created with no password encryption.
Confirm the password and click 'Ok.' If you entered a password in step 5, a window prompts you to confirm the password selection.
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.'
Monday, August 24, 2015
Create your website files using Notepad or an HTML program. Save the files on your computer and remember where you saved them.
Log in to Cpanel. Use the information your hosting provider gave you to log in to your Cpanel account.
Access the main directory. Click on the icon that says 'File Manager' and then select the 'Document Root' folder for your domain. Next click on ''public_html'.
Upload your website files. You will see a split screen. One side represents your computer's drive, the other side represents the Cpanel tool. Transfer your website HTML files from your computer to Cpanel by highlighting the files and clicking on the transfer arrow.
Test your website. To ensure that your files have been properly uploaded, type your web address in your browser window.
Select the album you wish to upload to, and click the 'Browse' button (the three buttons inside the red box with the arrow pointing to it). You will need to browse for each photo uploaded.
Browse your computer for the photos or images you would like to upload (red box and arrow), and then select the actual file from the larger area in the middle of the screen (green box and arrow in caption).
Click the blue 'Upload' button (outlined in red with arrow in caption) when you have selected all the photos and images you wish to place on Photobucket (green box and arrow).
Wait while your images are uploaded to Photobucket (progress can be seen in the blue status bar outlined in red with an arrow for the caption).
Choose which link to share with others (the four bars in the red box with arrow) and left click it with your mouse to automatically copy the location. Then paste wherever you want and have fun sharing images.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Log in to the domain computer you are adding to the forest. Click on 'Start,' open 'Run,' type 'dcpromo' and then press 'Enter.'
Click 'Next,' select the 'Domain controller for a new domain' option, click 'Next,' click 'Child domain in an existing domain tree' and then click on the 'Next' button again.
Type in your administrative network credentials, click 'Next' three times, click 'Browse,' choose where you want to store the database and log folders for the forest and then click on the 'Next' button.
Click 'Browse' and select the 'SysVol' folder for the domain computer, click 'Next' two times, select what type of permissions you want to give the new domain server, type in what password you want to use for the domain server, click 'Next' two times and restart the computer. The computer is now added to the existing forest on your network.
Log in to your Magento Admin Panel, navigate to 'Catalog' and select 'Manage Products.' Click the item you would like to copy.
Click 'Duplicate' in the upper right-hand corner. You should see the text 'The product has been duplicated.'
Click the 'Back' button next to the reset button. (Do not click the back button in the browser.) You will now see the same product with a new ID.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Navigate to the GoDaddy email login website (see Resource 1) and then log in to your account.
Click the 'Settings' menu on the Web page that opens and then click 'Personal Settings.'
Click the 'Auto Reply' tab and then click to select 'Enable Auto Reply.'
Click to select either 'Default' or 'Custom' option below 'Reply From.' If you choose 'Default' then the auto-response email will be sent using the email address from which you normally send emails. On the other hand, if you want the email to be sent from another email address, choose 'Custom' and then type the email address.
Click to select either 'Default' or 'Custom' option below 'Reply Subject.' If you choose 'Default' then the auto-response email will be sent using a subject as set in the GoDaddy mail server. On the other hand, if you want the email to be sent with your specific subject, choose 'Custom' and then type the subject of the auto-response email.
Click to select either 'Start Now' or 'Start On' option below 'Start Time.' 'Start Now' will start the auto-responder immediately. 'Start On' allows you to specify the time from which you want the auto-responder to automatically become active.
Click to select either 'No End Time' or 'End On' option below 'End Time.' 'No End Time' will keep the auto-responder active forever and 'End On' lets you specify the time from which you want the auto-responder to automatically become inactive.
Click to select either the 'Once per email message' or the 'Once per email address' option below 'Reply Frequency.' The 'Once per email message' option will send an auto-response email for every email that is received. On the other hand, the 'Once per email address' option will only send one auto-response email to a particular address irrespective of how many emails come from that address.
Type you auto-response message below 'General Reply Message' and then click 'OK.'
Log in to your 1and1 control panel and click the hosting package on which you want to install WordPress.
Click “MySQL” under the Database heading on the hosting panel and then select “MySQL Database.”
Enter a description for your new database in the field provided. Something as simple as “WordPress Database” is fine, provided you only plan to have one iteration of WordPress installed on your 1and1 account.
Create a password for the database in the “Password” field and then verify it in the “Repeat Password” field. Make a note of this password as you will need it when installing WordPress.
Click “Set Up” to finish creating your database. When creation is complete, 1and1 displays the details of your database, including the database name and username. Make a note of both of these values as you will need them when installing WordPress.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Point your browser to a free file host website like FileFactory, MediaFire, File Dropper, YouShare or FileDen.
Click the 'Browse' or 'Upload' button to select your video file from your computer.
Follow the provider's prompts to add (upload) your media to the host's server. A server enables your media to be seen on the Internet.
Copy the resulting URL address that automatically appears when you finish the upload process.
Access the online area where you want to upload your video. Type in the '' tag. To illustrate:Video'>http://www.filehost.com/folder/video.wmv'>Video Name HereYour video is now uploaded to the Web page.
Check that your anti-virus and anti-spyware software is up to date. Run a system scan if you receive an alert while browsing your website. Delete any spyware or virus traces from your computer and do not load the website in any browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome) until the malicious code is cleaned out.
Login to your website's control panel and click on File Manager. Select 'Show hidden files' and click on public_html (or root on some systems). Allow for file and folder lists to update and look for the .htaccess file inside of your public_html folder. Click on .htaccess and select 'Edit' or 'HTML Editor.' Browse the file once a new window opens up, and look for any malicious redirect code or HTML code that indicates an
. Delete those codes and save .htaccess file.Use the alternative method of uploading a blank .htaccess file to public_html. Open up Notepad as a new document. Click on 'Save as' and select 'All files' under 'Save as type.' Type in .htaccess as File Name and click on 'Save.' Upload the new file and select 'Overwrite' when prompted.
Download all HTML and PHP files from public_html to your computer. Create a folder on the Desktop named 'Website' and use the Download feature on your FTP program to move the files from public_html to the newly created folder. Open up files such as index.php or index.html in Notepad, by right clicking and selecting 'Open With' and 'Notepad.' Look for malicious code that starts with
tags. Delete the entire line of code and save the file. Upload cleaned out files back to your public_html using an FTP program and select 'Overwrite' when prompted.
Delete any free scripts from your HTML pages, especially counters, guestbooks and any widgets. Free scripts can contain virus coding and redirects, as well as sponsored pop-ups that can be falsely read as viruses by your anti-virus program.
Update all scripts and programs that are installed on your website. Go back to the website's control panel and click on 'Site Software.' Check if there is anything listed as 'Installed.' Select 'Update' on the right hand side and follow instructions. Go back to main menu and click on 'Fantastico DeLuxe' (if available) and repeat the same procedure. Manually upgrade any scripts that have been installed through an FTP program by you directly. Download the updated version or patches from the developer site and update according to directions.