Beginner Basics

Web Hosting: Types and choosing the right one for you.

In the world of web hosting there are a lot of choices and it can be confusing to make a decision. You might wonder what the difference is between $10 a month hosting versus $150 a month hosting. There are three basic kinds of hosting the average person will care about: Shared Managed Private Server…

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Chrome and Safari are showing old pages!

Question I had some issues getting my new website to show up. When you went to my website it said it couldn’t find the server. It has since been fixed, but now my Chrome and Safari browsers are both saying they can’t find the server –  will this will clear up after a very short…

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How to Create an Alias on your Macintosh

Question Can you tell me how to create a short cut to a folder? Answer “Short Cuts” are called an “Alias” on a Mac. You can make one by using any of the techniques below: Select the original folder and hold down Command + Option and drag it to a new location. Then you can…

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I want a new email address

Question I would like to change my e-mail address,  do you have a suggestion on how I do this? Answer The first thing you need to do is decide if you like your domain name or want to change it. Keeping Your Domain Name If your email is nancywidgets@comcast.net and you want to change it…

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Recommendations for Teaching Yourself Web Design

Question I’ve been planning on talking to an IT counselor at my local college about taking a class or two, or three… in web design. I don’t want to take the wrong classes and in the wrong order, but quite a lot can be learned for free via web. Much of what I know now…

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Passwords: How do yours stack up?

How many passwords do you have? With so much business on the internet now from banking to social events, most of us have a lot of passwords. But, how good are your passwords? Are they secure? Or easy to guess? Or worse, do you have a single password for all of your accounts? Top 10…

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Parental Controls on iPhone or iPod Touch?

Question: My son’s top Christmas request is an iPod Touch. Am I able to put parental controls on Internet content if I get him one of those? Answer: Yes! Here is how: With your iPod Touch (or iPhone) on, go to “Settings”. Scroll down to “General” Select “Restrictions” Select “Enable Restrictions”. You will be prompted…

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How and Why to Clear Your Browser Cache

What is cache? Cache Memory (pronounced “cash”) is quick memory that is used to store files you frequent so that your internet experience is quicker. The first time you go to a website to view it, all the images and words are stored on your computer. The next time you go to view that same…

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Find Me By IP – What Browser Am I?

I discovered this site through one of my friends and thought it was kinda neat. It’s called “Find Me By IP”. It’s simple to use, you just click the link below and you will get a page telling you all about: Your IP address — identifies and allows devices the ability to communicate with each…

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Web Hosting: Types and choosing the right one for you.

In the world of web hosting there are a lot of choices and it can be confusing to make a decision. You might wonder what the difference is between $10 a month hosting versus $150 a month hosting. There are three basic kinds of hosting the average person will care about: Shared Virtual Private Server…

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What does "hosting a web site mean"?

Question What does “hosting a web site mean”? Answer If you were hosting a party, it would probably mean that the party was being held at your house and you were providing everything needed to have a successful party: food, chairs, music, house, etc. Hosting a web site is similar. The host provides the server,…

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What is my SMTP?

What is an SMTP? Your SMTP controls your outgoing mail. Your POP controls your incoming mail. What is my SMTP? Usually your SMTP contains your domain name and is formatted like this: smtp:YOURDOMAINNAME.com (i.e. smtp.lenashore.com) or this YOURDOMAIN.com (i.e. lenashore.com) Sometimes your ISP (Internet Service Provider) will want you to use their smtp instead of…

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