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 […]

Protect Yourself Against Viruses and Worms

Protect Yourself Against Viruses and Worms

A new breed of viruses is rapidly spreading across the Internet. Many of these viruses and worms appear as deceptively-innocent e-mails, which accounts for their rapid spread. In addition to the damage they do to individual computers and networks, they also overload mail servers and networks, which can cause delays and other problem with normal e-mail delivery. […]

Configuring and Using FormMail

Configuring and Using FormMail

What is FormMail? This script is one from Matt’s Script Archive which we have installed and preconfigured for your domain. FormMail is a generic www form to e-mail gateway, which will parse the results of any form and send them to the specified user. This script has many formatting and functional options, most of which […]

How to Stream MP3

How to Stream MP3

[REMINDER: The transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United States Federal, State or local law is strictly prohibited under the terms and conditions of your hosting account. This includes copyrighted material used without permission.] To stream an mp3 file, upload your mp3 file to your www directory […]

What is PHP?

What is PHP?

What is PHP? PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language. Much of its syntax is borrowed from C, Java and Perl with a couple of unique PHP-specific features thrown in. The goal of the language is to allow web developers to write dynamically generated pages quickly.

MySQL Database Instructions

MySQL Database Instructions

You can create various number of MySQL databases depending on your host using the “Add MySQL Database” function of your Control Panel. Please note that most web hosts do not provide any support related to the use of this complex application beyond the information provided on this page. For more information, please visit the MySQL Home Page.

Using Miva Empresa (HTMLScript)

Using Miva Empresa (HTMLScript)

What is Miva Empresa? The Miva Engine makes building dynamic web sites as easy as writing HTML. Quickly develop server and browser independent dynamic sites using the XML standard. Dynamic sites that integrate scripting, database, and commerce can be developed and tested on a Microsoft workstation and deployed on Microsoft or Unix servers.