I have participated in the creation and publishing of hundreds of websites. I have learned what are the crucial elements on every website to make it successful. Follow these tips and your website will likely attract a lot of visitors. Fail in more than a couple of them, and you will have a hard time […]
Selecting a hosting plan is a crucial part of building a successful website. Whether you are setting up a blog, e-commerce site, company website or otherwise, you need to be sure that your host is reliable, efficient and available to support you when you need them. Unfortunately, all hosting packages are not created equal, and […]
There are three possible reasons why your images are not showing up on your pages as expected: The image file is not located in the same location that is specified in your <IMG SRC=> tag; the image does not have the same path and/or filename as specified in your <IMG SRC=> tag; the image file is corrupt or damaged.
The sad reality is that most webmasters have no idea what a robots.txt file is. A robot in this sense is a “spider.” It’s what search engines use to crawl and index websites on the internet. A spider will crawl a site and index all the pages (that are allowed) on that site. Once that’s complete, […]
Connecting to your newly created website from your local computer involves your ISP, a series of outbound routers, a series of inbound routers, and your web host’s servers. Often, as many as 12 – 24 individual computers are involved in the transmission of data between your computer and your account on hosting servers.
There are several methods of archiving files and retrieving archives. I recommend using the “zip” function to compress your files for its ease of use and portability. (Files zipped in Unix can be extracted using various tools on various platforms including Windows). Below I have provided various “unzip” methods. The “right” unzip method depends upon the method […]
In many cases, you’ll need to see a traceroute from your computer to your domain in order to diagnose connection and other problems. To run a traceroute from your machine, follow the instructions below.
Check your Configuration The first thing to do is verify that you have configured your e-mail client correctly. At the very least, make sure that you have your POP (Incoming) Mail Server set to yourdomain.com (where yourdomain.com is your actual domain name.) Do not prefix your domain name with http://, www.,mail., pop3. or any other prefix. Also verify that your username and password have been entered correctly. […]
We often get frantic support calls like, “HELP! My web site is completely down!!!” We do a little checking and discover that the web site’s fine, but the problem is that the domain name registration has expired, so the registration agency has disabled the nameserver lookup. In some cases, the registration expired so long ago […]