Setting up a WordPress

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Starting a new website can be tricky. A lot of the time, it can be intimidating to choose what kind of site you want to have. There are plenty of options available to you depending on what kind of site you are trying to run. For example, if you have a small business, you will want to make sure that you have a site that allows for vending and pages that show all of your products or services available. However, if you have a site that is more like a personal blog, then you will want to have a site that provides easy access to all of your posts. It might be helpful to include some links to most recent posts or a search bar. While these are all things that you will need to consider, there are some things that you will need to do first before you start with your site. Keep reading to find out more information!

Getting started

Setting up the basics

When you have a hosting service, you will need to have a WordPress installed via cpanel. What you will do is look for the software installer on cpanel. Once you find that, you will be able to choose to install WordPress. You will need to decide whether or not you want to have the “www” in your website. Most installers will give you the option to choose to have the “www.” After you do that, you can decide the username and password for your security on your WordPress.

Picking the Right Antivirus

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If you are a PC owner, then you know what its like to be on the defense from an onslaught of viruses. In this day and age, high speed internet makes it very easy to get around and obtain information. However, it can also be very easy to get a virus. This will result in your computer not functioning in the way it should. Typically, the speed will decrease noticeably. Consequently, you will not be able to do the things that you want to do with your computer.

Viruses

What is a virus?

A virus is a piece of software that people will engineer to take control of your computer. Oftentimes, the software will cause your computer to malfunction. The other thing that is terrifying about viruses is that they can also send information from your computer to other computers. This is bad because you are in danger of having your personal information compromised. This can lead to all sorts of things, such as fraud and identity theft.

Fighting viruses

Fortunately, there are ways that you will be able to combat viruses that you can get on the internet. The best way to do this is by getting an antivirus software. This kind of software prevents viruses from attacking your computer. It contains software that will detect when foreign or unwanted viruses are trying to enter your computer. This is helpful to keep your computer and your information safe. As a result, you need to install antivirus on your personal computer if you want to stay safe on the internet.

Setting up Your Website

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If you are starting a new business, you know how much work you have to do in order to get everything running properly. This can be very time consuming if you don’t have a good game plan for approaching a good business setup. As a result, you will need to take great care when it comes to planning out your steps for starting your business.

One of the most important foundational steps for setting up a business is having a good website. This can be time consuming but is essential in establishing your new business. Setting up a website can be done in a number of ways. This post will enumerate these ways and help you get your website off to a great start. Keep reading to find out more information!

The process

Domain name

One of the things that you will have to do first is to figure out your domain name. You will want one that is short and easy to remember. This will help customers access your site more easily. The other thing that you should be aware of is that you might want to include terms in your website that are very popular on the internet. This is because common terms oftentimes will rank more highly in a search engine. For example, if you are a tree service Wilmington, you’ll want to have terms in your domain name that might be suggestive of commercial tree removals. This is very helpful if you want to direct internet traffic to your site.

Site design and advertising

Once you get the domain name set up, you will need to figure out your advertising strategy with your website. There are several ways that you can approach this. For example, some people will want to have a more commanding tone in their approach. Going back to the tree service as an example, some websites might have a very assertive statement on the website close to the title such as “Help trim my trees!” This kind of message can go a long way because people identify with the necessity of having their trees trimmed or removed. Another helpful hint is to have a link attached to the phrase that takes the visitor directly to a page of your services. This will ensure that you have the optimal chance for getting business on your website. Remember, drawing the visitor in to your business is the goal of the website.

Your Laptop Battery

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In this day and age of mobility, you are only as good as your battery life. This is because so much of our work and communication these days is base on the on the go lifestyle that can be difficult to accommodate without a good battery. In order to get work done while you are on the road, you will need to have a great battery to last you for all those long transits that you take.

Unfortunately, we all know that batteries die at some point. This can be hard if you need to finish a project in a certain amount of time and do not have the battery power to complete the project. If you want to make sure that you have the juice to finish your work while you are out and about, we have some great tips in tricks to maximize your battery life. Keep on reading to find out!

Extending the life

Tactics

When it comes to saving power on your laptop, the name of the game is low power operations. If you do things that are very demanding of your computer’s performance, then you might experience a very short battery life. This will not be conducive to finishing projects.

If you are doing something that is very performance heavy, then consider closing all other programs and turning the brightness down on your laptop screen. If you have your brightness turned up all the way on your computer, then you will have a shorter battery life.

Starting from Your Flash Drive

 

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Sometimes, you will want to run a program of your own on a public computer. In other instances, you might feel the need to bring your own operating system with you.

For many people, the possibility of having that kind of mobility is out of the question. However, there are ways that you can bring large files and programs with you on the go. One way to do that is by using your flash drive.

Don’t believe it?

Now I know that some of you are surely incredulous. You know that you can carry large files, but can you actually execute programs? The crazy answer to that is yes. You can even store an operating system on a flash drive and use it.

Specifics

While it is definitely doable, it is a little bit difficult to make these things work. You will need to have the right knowledge on what executable files to transfer. This can also differ if you are using different kinds of operating systems. For example, on a Mac, you typically do not ever run executable files for computers. However, through using certain software, you can circumnavigate this issue. Again, this is doable from your flash drive as well.

One of the things that you will need to keep in mind if you are going to run programs off of your flash drive is that you may have a hard time fitting everything onto the drive. To avoid a storage problem, make sure you are using a suitable capacity for the programs you need.

Startup Disk

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If you are a Mac owner like myself, you usually don’t run into a lot of computer problems. Macintosh computers are built well and have operating systems that run very smoothly. As a result, you will typically not have too many issues with your computer as long as your system is not too old. However, if it does get old, you may run into some performance or compatibility issues.

One of the issues that you might run into with having an older computer is that your startup disk might be full. This means that the memory allotted in your hard drive has been used up. There are several consequences to having a full startup disk. One of them is that you will experience a slow startup. This can happen also when your computer is coming back from being asleep. As a result, you will experience a decreased response time when you open up your Macbook.

There are several ways that you can combat a full startup disk. This post is meant to help you diagnose the problem and find a solution to fix it. Read on for more information!

Fixing the startup disk

Cleaning out the old data

The most important and effective thing to do is to clear out old data that might be on your startup disk. You can do this buy looking in your finder for large files that might exist on your hard drive. If you locate old large files such as movies, photos, or even applications, then you can delete them by sending them to the trash.

Your Processor Power

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Owning a computer can be an involved situation. Sometimes your processor will not be able to handle the kind of work that you are doing on your computer. This is something that you will need to take into account when you purchase a computer. This post will go through some of the things that you will need to consider when buying a personal computer. Keep on reading to find out information on what your processor can take.

Can your computer handle it?

What will you be doing?

For people who are doing some kind of correspondence work, there is good news. Most computers have the processing power to be able to run a text editor or Microsoft Word program. Additionally, the processor will probably be able to send emails without much of a problem.

The issue comes when you do more technical things with your computer. For example, if you are doing video editing, you will need a powerful processor. This is because doing video editing means running through a large amount of data at a single time.

If you do computer programming, you will also need to have a hardcore processor. This involves changing programs and writing code, which is processor heavy and taxing.

Your operating system will also play into how much processing power you need. For example, if you have an older processor and a newer operating system, then you might have trouble because a lot of the newer operating systems require a lot more power than the older ones.

Improving Your Browsing Experience

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In the age of high speed internet, even the tiniest fraction of a second can make a difference when you are trying to find information. We need to get our facts and our info as soon as possible. Time is of the essence, and we need to be as efficient as possible. In fact, some of us even depend on our internet speed for our jobs!

The question “how can I get faster internet” is a very common one these days. Obviously, there are faster services to which you can probably subscribe. However, if you do not live in an area that has all of those options available to you, what on earth are you to do?

There are several things that you can do to speed up your internet that actually have nothing to do with the internet. They are things that pertain to your computer. Keep reading to find out about improving your internet speeds at no cost!

Improving your speed

Clear your cookies

What if somebody was running a footrace with a backpack that contained a forty five pound weight? You would probably assume that they would be slower than without the weight. You would assume correctly (by the conventional laws of physics, of course). The same thing happens with your internet browser. Sometimes, your browser stores temporary files to try to access things more quickly. However, this can actually slow down your computer and result in lackluster internet speeds. If you want to experience your bandwidth to the fullest potential, delete your cookies!

Back up Your Files!

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Most of us have worked really hard on something at some point in our lives. At the end of that project or class, I’m sure that you felt very proud of whatever you spent time to make or accomplish. How would you feel if all of that was taken away from you?

If you are like me, I would feel pretty devastated. I’ve worked on papers all day long only to have them accidentally deleted. This is one of the worst feelings in the world! While you can obviously compulsively press the save button after every step (which is great advice by the way), there is definitely more that you need to do if you are working on your computer. That thing is backing up your files. This post will tell you about some of the ways that you can back up your files and keep your hard work and data protected. Keep reading for more advice on backing up your files!

Backing it up

External

Obviously, the first thing that you should do is have an external drive available so that you have a second physical place for your files. You can purchase one of these external hard drives at any kind of computer store. The great thing is that they are relatively inexpensive.

Cloud

The second option that you can choose to back up your files is to do so online. There are plenty of online storage services that you can subscribe to for a very low price. Try it out!