I am trying to build a website and am using iweb which i find really easy and fun! There is one thing i cant figure out how to do no matter how hard i try!! I want to put a site badge on for dreamstime but im not working with HTML, so how do i go about it?
Any help would be really great!! Thank you very much for your help!!!!
I understand the problem is you want to add HTML code but the iweb system does not give users any access to the HTML source. As far as I know there is a tool called iWeb Enhancer that does that. More details here.
Thanks guys. I have finally figured out how to do it.
For anyone else in the future with the same problem, you just have to drag the HTML snippet from the Widgets page in the Media section of iweb onto the page where you would like to put the banner and then copy and paste the html code into the box that widget provides and thats it!!! easy (like everything else on iweb!)
Quoted Message: I found a good hosting package from Thexyz, you get easy one-click installs for pro softare
The domain registration costs 50% more than on registrars Godaddy or Namecheap, and it's not a good idea to mix hosting with domain name registration.
As to software installation, large hosters like Hostgator and Bluehost have Fantastico or alikes that install your chosen software (CMS, blog, galleries) automatically too. Plus they have unlimited space/bandwidth.
Quoted Message: So Fleyeing, which domain would you recommend then? And why? What are the positives and negatives of each site, if you know them?I want to start a website soon and that`s why I am interested in this thread.
Never take the offer of a "free" domain with a hoster, since most of the time the domain will belong to the hoster and not to you.
That's fine as long as you stay with that particular hoster but if you find a better one, your previous hoster might not let you take the domain name with you and you will lose all your Google karma, page rank and external links. I had this problem 5 years ago and I lost the domain name involved.
Rule 1 hence, is to separate the registrar of your domain name and the hosting company for your site.
1. Register a domain
Determine your name (e.g. calyx.com) and check first if it is free.
The best known registrars are GoDaddy (12$/year for a new .com) and Namecheap (10$/year for a new .com). Personally I prefer Namecheap, not only for its lower price but also because of the well-designed interface and the free whoisguard protection for the first year. Name serving (attaching your physical site on the hoster to the name of your site in the DNS system) is very transparent.
2. Register an account with a hoster
There are many hosting companies, and some are better than others. Competition is fierce but make sure to read all the fine print. Factors determining an informed choice are server load, space, monthly bandwidth, number of mysql databases, php version, security, number of domains on one account, security, automatic install of the common Open Source CMS environments.
For a single photographer, the cheapest plans are more than enough, and they hover around 8-9$/month. Known hosters are Hostgator (my referral link) and BlueHost.
I chose Hostgator since:
- It has unlimited space, bandwidth, mysql databases, FTP accounts, domains on one account.
- I didn't experience any downtime in 5 years.
- Support was great and immediate at one time I had a malicious mysql injection.
- It has automatic install of most open source CMS packages.
Other sites might be better from time to time but I didn't try those.
3. Pick a CMS and upload to your hosting account by FTP or install automatically
CMS = Content Management System, like
- WordPress or Drupal for blogs.
- SMF for forums.
- Joomla for article-based sites.
- Coppermine or Gallery2 for galleries.
4. Upload content in the CMS
Either directly by FTP (if you do tweaks) or via the admin backend.
Quoted Message: I tried to go to your website but it`s blocked by my firewalls here for "adult content"
Well, if you are around the Gulf States (as your images suggest), even godaddy.com is filtered out in Qatar, as I experienced there. Not much you can do about it, I guess. If you like to try things out on a free site first, I would recommend multiply.com to get the knack of it. Before I mastered PHP/MySql I used a flat HTML gallery that is fine for testing out locally on your PC and you can also upload the HTML/JS to free sites that don't have PHP/MySql: Arles Image Web Page Creator.
Thanks Fleyeing! I'll try godaddy, it might work here. The firewall is very arbitrary in my opinion, LOL. And yes, I'm in the GCC, in KSA, one of the strictest of all, unfortunately. I'll try different things over the next couple of weeks and see what I can do. Ugh. Always a hassle here.
I recommend Thexyz Hosting for your domain and hosting, you take full ownership and get free privacy protection. Something that costs an additional fee with godaddy. This prevents your private information from being searchable on the whois database.