Robots.txt File Explained: Allow or Disallow All or Part of Your Website

Robots.txt File Explained: Allow or Disallow All or Part of Your Website

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, […]

Domain Traceroute Instructions

How to Do a Traceroute to a Domain?

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.

Troubleshooting E-mail Problems

Troubleshooting E-mail Problems

Check your Configuration The first thing to do is verify that you have configured your e-mail client correctly. CLICK HERE for detailed instructions. 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 […]

Understanding the Domain Name System

Understanding the Domain Name System

Let’s say you want a domain name — for the purpose of this explanation, we’ll use adomain.com. Let’s break down what a domain name is first. And to do that, we’ll need to break down and define what a URL is. URL is an acronym for Uniform Resource Locator, which in layman’s terms, means an internet address.

Protect your Domain Registration

Protect your Domain Registration

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 […]

How to Reduce Spam?

How to Reduce Spam?

Unfortunately, it appears that the problem of spam is here to stay. As if that thought’s not bad enough, the volume and the offensive nature of this questionable practice seems to be increasing at an exponential rate. We receive a lot of questions about this problem and its solution. The short answer is that there […]