Website News and Tips


February 2017 News and Tips


Updated: February 5, 2017

Domain name scams – Just got this email

domain-name-scam

Looks pretty legitimate but I what is a domain name search engine registration? It isn’t a domain name registration renewal notice.

Remember your domain name registrar should auto renew your domain name. You should be seeing something like this.

You might also receive written renewal offers and even invoices see this UK gov article


Good resource for those interested in CSS – PDF CSS cheat sheet


Google will introduce new security features into chrome to flag unsafe websites. –link

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Redirecting a Web Page


Updated: October 24, 2016

Web Pages sometimes get moved,renamed or deleted, but they still may have visitors, and search engines trying to access them.

Unless you redirect the visitor to another page they will simply get a Page not found 404 error. Continue reading

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SSL and SSL Certificates on 1and1


Updated: May 31, 2016

1and1 are offering free SSL certificates with their hosting packages.

Here is an article by 1and 1 covering SSL and their certificates.

Although it may seem like an easy switch to make it isn’t easy if you have an established website.

Here is a good article from MOZ that you should read before you consider making the switch.

Personally I’m waiting a little more before moving my sites to https.

If you are creating a brand new site then you may want to go straight to SSL and avoid the switch in the future.

 

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Editing Web Page Source Code


Updated: May 31, 2016

All WYSIWYG web page editors offer the ability to edit a web page in source or HTML mode.

If you are using WordPress the tabs are labelled visual and text. Text mode is what is usually known as source mode.

edit-source-wordpress Continue reading

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Understanding Web Space on Bluehost


Updated: October 24, 2016

bluehost-hosting-spaceIf you have web hosting from Bluehost then you need to understand how that web space is arranged and where you place your files.

Your Web space is in effect a folder on a Bluehost server and like any folder it can contain files and other folders. Continue reading

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1&1 WebSpace -Website Hosting Guide


Updated: October 24, 2016

hosting-spaceBefore you can install and set up your website on 1and1  you will need to organise your web hosting space.

How hosting providers structure their hosting accounts varies, but what is important to remember is that your Web space is simply a folder on a web server, and like any folder it can contain files and other folders. Continue reading

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