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. 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]