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What is DNS?

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dns imageEach and every computer on the web is delegated a distinct address, called an Internet Protocol address. A traditional IP address resembles this: 199.123.456.7.

Domain Name Server (DNS).

It is very difficult to always remember the IP addresses of all the online sites we check out regularly. Words and phrases are much easier to recall than strings of numbers. This is where domain names enter the picture. When you head to a website, all you need to know is its URL. Computer systems remember numbers, and DNS helps them convert the URL into an IP address that the computer can recognize.

The traditional phonebook directory example, you have to find the company “Millie’s’s Pizza Delivery”, you look in the directory and see that it is located on 123 Church Avenue. You go to the address to visit the store.

When you key in domain.com into your browser, the browser first has to get the IP address of www.domain.com. The browser connects with a DNS server to query the location of the hosting server where the pages are stored. Imagine it as a directory service of IP address.

 

Moving and Packing

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If you are getting ready to move and concerned about safely moving your household goods this series of articles will show in details how to wrap your furniture for any small or large move. I have been in the moving business for over 20 years, moved hundreds of families personally as a foreman and driver, and then thousands more as an owner of a moving company, both moving locally and moving interstate.

We are not trying to cover 100% of the packing supplies, but only the most popular that are used by movers and that you can and should expect to find in a moving truck: Blankets, Boxes, paper, bubble wrap and Shrink wrap, plastic covers. With this set of supplies you can move any type and pack of china, artwork or furniture.

Regardless if you hire professional movers or do it yourself, it is good to know how to wrap the furniture and what to expect. We sell moving supplies and often hear questions: – How many moving blankets do I need? Which moving blanket should I use and how do I wrap my furniture?

The way to wrap furniture for moving depends on specifics of your move. Is it interstate move, across the country, or local moving around the block? Loading PODS or international shipping container, or moving to long term storage?

Another option is paper moving blankets. Most people are not even aware of paper blankets to be used for moving, meanwhile it is a very good alternative to quilted moving blankets, especially if you are moving only once or sending your goods to a long term storage or moving overseas.

Word of caution about shopping for a moving company: If you have valuable furniture to move – do not look for cheap movers, look for good ones. Inexperienced movers or movers with bad reputation compete on price, not on professionalism.

Plastic covers for moving would include Shrink stretch or wrap and Plastic mattress cover, plastic sofa cover or plastic chair covers. It is not at all better than a plastic mattress cover, but it is more profitable for a moving company: it cost much less to buy a roll of shrink wrap, but it takes longer to mover plus wrap can charge more for each item wrapped. Sometimes the color bleeds off the moving blanket onto upholstery.

Moving boxes can be single wall, such as Book boxes, Linen boxes etc. or double wall, such as China Boxes, TV boxes, Wardrobe boxes etc. Movers mostly use 0.5 inch bubble wrap 24 inches wide. Bubble wrap is good for wrapping electronics or large pieces of glass.

SUMMARY: When preparing for the move consider specifics of your move and consider the furniture you want to wrap. – Get space savers or paper blankets, need better protection – get premium quality thick moving blankets.

If you are moving locally and hiring a professional moving company you should expect them to show up with blankets and you should not be charged for it. If you are moving long distance (interstate moving) or to storage, then purchasing your own moving blankets might be a good idea. Moving Blankets can be of two major kinds: Quilted or padded moving blankets and Non-Quilted,, also called Skins or Space Savers.

Economy moving blankets provide adequate protection and do not take much room in the storage. For long distance or interstate moving where interstate carrier charges by weight the advantage is that these blankets are much lighter than regular moving blankets. If you move often, moving blankets with woven outer fabric much more durable moving blankets and will serve much longer.

Contrary to some statements I came across in other articles, Movers do care about your shipment, in most cases foreman is personally responsible to pay for your movers and damages also know that if something gets broken it is unlikely that they get any tips. It is important to make a foreman (moving crew leader) which items require special care.

The movers simply do not have time to consider how delicate each and every item might be. It is true that most damage occurs while carrying, unloading and loading, but it is also true that if movers (or yourself) do not load the truck properly some items will get damaged in transit.

Email: POP vs. IMAP?

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POP and IMAP are two diverse protocols (methods) used to gain access to email.

Here are the big differences between POP and IMAP.

POP – Post Office Protocol

POP downloads email from a hosting server to a single computer, then erases it from the server. Because your messages get downloaded to a single device or computer and after that deleted from the server, it can appear that email is disappearing or missing from your Inbox if you attempt to check your mail from a different computer.

  • You can use just one computer to check your email (no other devices).
  • Your mails are kept on the computer that you use.
  • Sent mail is saved locally on your PC, not on the mail server.

IMAP is Internet Messaging Access Protocol.

Of the two, IMAP is the more desirable option – and the suggested option – when you have to check your emails from multiple devices, like a work notebook, a personal computer, or a tablet, mobile phone, or other mobile device. Take advantage of your synced (updated) account from any device with IMAP.

  • You can use several computers and devices to check your email.
  • Your mails are saved on the server.
  • Sent mail remains on the server so you can view it from any type of device.

The simple summary questions:

Do you use more than one device for email (e.g. desktop & smartphone)? IMAP is your best choice– but watch out for disk over– usage on your hosting account.

Do you download email to just one device e.g. your computer? POP is an option.
IF  in doubt use IMAP.

Changing protocols:
When switching between protocols you will have to keep the following measures in mind:.

1) Make a local backup of the emails presently on the device – making sure that if the current protocol is IMAP that the emails being backed up include the full email body content along with the attachment.
2) Remove the existing account.
3) Recreate the new account selecting the new protocol.
4) Import or “drag and drop” the locally backed up emails and folders into the new created account.
5) If the recently selected protocol is the IMAP protocol, you will have to allow some time for the newly imported emails to re– synchronised (upload) to the server.

Email Backups.
SillyMoose Designs have automated daily email backups on the server going back fourteen (14) days. All emails on the server during the time a backup will be available for recovery for fourteen (14) days.

SillyMoose Hosting can help you get the backup replaced and restored (most popular request) or copied into a different folder on the server.

What is website hosting?

Hosting emails and websites

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Hosting is like having a box that stores your website and email

When you decide to create and host your website, you can get a custom domain, email addresses, and web hosting all bundled into one subscription.

When Web users choose to look at your online site, all they have to do is type your online site address or domain into their internet browser. Their computer will then be connected to your hosting server and your webpages will be delivered to them through the browser.

The majority of hosting companies require that you own your domain if you want to host with them. The hosting companies will help you purchase one if you do not have a domain.

Website hosting is a professional service that enables individuals and organizations to publish a website or blog onto the World wide web. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business enterprise that supplies the services and technologies needed for the website or webpage to get seen in the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers.

(Blog borrowed with permission from sillymoosedesigns.co.za)

What Is Web Hosting & Which Web Hosting Suits You the Best?

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In terms of security of your intellectual property, you also need to ask how secure the service provider is and how long they are in business for. Always go with the names that are in business since a long time and hold a good reputation. You should be questioning about the bandwidth that a particular service provider includes in your subscription.

If you are looking for cheap yet reliable web hosting, please visit: http://sillymoosedesigns.co.za/hosting-websites-email/

With the increasing trend of online shopping and e-businesses, it is not a surprise that the increase in the popularity of web hosting services is more than ever before. Even more interestingly, the rate at which small businesses are signing up for various kinds of web hosting services is breaking its own record every year.

You should be in good business if you keep these key factors in your mind before buying a hosting service.

There are quite a few services available in the market today to choose from. Your business ideas and goals are most likely be different from other businesses and hence not any web hosting service can cater your needs and your demands. You need to ask yourself a few questions before purchasing the subscription of any web hosting platform.

With the increasing trend of online shopping and e-businesses, it is not a surprise that the increase in the popularity of web hosting services is more than ever before. Even more interestingly, the rate at which small businesses are signing up for various kinds of web hosting services is breaking its own record every year. Your business ideas and goals are most likely be different from other businesses and hence not any web hosting service can cater your needs and your demands. You need to ask yourself a few questions before purchasing the subscription of any web hosting platform.

With millions of households in even a small city, you can’t even think of successfully marketing your business unless you use online means. It doesn’t matter how great is the idea, product, or service that you are trying to sell, you can’t succeed without leveraging the power of internet and social media. You need to have an online presence where you can market your products and service and give them an exposure they deserve.

7 Oven cleaning tricks

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Whenever you see the oven in a dirty state, you should take adequate cleaning action. Oven cleaning can become easy if you follow some proven tricks. White vinegar and baking soda has always been known as a working cleaning duo, but it does wonders on cleaning ovens. Clean shelves – some people don’t like to remove the oven racks to clean them. Use the right tool – cleaning the oven with an old toothbrush can save you a lot of time and effort.

You should take adequate cleaning action Whenever you see the oven in a dirty state. If you follow some proven tricks, Oven cleaning can become easy. Implement them all into your routine and you will find out just how easy this task can be.

Use cream of tartar to polish – using cream of tartar to polish may sound strange, but you should know it is very good for keeping stainless steel new and shiny. Add on a thin cloth, apply on the surface and then wipe.

Clean shelves – some people don’t like to remove the oven racks to clean them. If you want your oven interior to be as clean as possible, you should remove the racks and place them in a large sealable bag.

Using these tips in your oven cleaning routine should make things very easy for you. Remember to give them a try the next time you need to deal with the oven.

Banish grease with car wax – if built-up grease on the hob is giving you trouble, you can use car wax. Just apply it on a particularly greasy area and wipe away.

Use the right tool – cleaning the oven with an old toothbrush can save you a lot of time and effort. It will help a lot if you can remove the oven door to clean it properly.

Deal with smells – if you are not keen on the idea of tolerating cooking smells days after the actual cooking is done, you need to take action against smells. Add them in an ovenproof bowl and leave it in the oven till it cools off after cooking.

Scrubbing the oven is likely your least favourite household chore, and yet it is something that must be done. It should not only be done as part of your spring cleaning routine, but also on a regular basis.

Fight oil with oil – the greasy build-up inside the oven can be easily cleaned with oil. What you need to do is add a few drops of vegetable oil to a paper towel and run it over the greasy areas. You will be surprised by the cleaning outcome.

For Deep Cleaning that includes Ovens get a quick quote from Cleaning Chicks.

Mix your own cleaner – you don’t really need to resort to expensive commercial solutions when it comes to cleaning the oven. White vinegar and baking soda has always been known as a working cleaning duo, but it does wonders on cleaning ovens.

The Basics of email accounts

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email imageEmail accounts are a typical feature of hosting, particularly if you are hosting a domain. There are 3 primary kinds of email accounts: POP3, forwarding, and aliases.

POP3 accounts are the conventional inboxes. You have space on the server to store your emails, and simultaneously, you can use an email software to download your mailbox. Each login and password combination usually equates to a single account.

Forwarding mail accounts work if you are utilizing the service of another service provider to filter your emails for you. Instead of storing your email messages on your mail server, emails are rerouted to another email address.
Aliases accounts are very similar to forwarding mail accounts. Some hosts allow you to create a catch-all false names, which is often used to accumulate emails sent to addresses not recognized by your mail server.

POP vs IMAP email accounts?

Both POP (Post Office Protocol) and IMAP (Internet Message access protocol) allow you to get access to your email from a remote server; however, that is where most similarities end.

POP3 just downloads email to your computer, and usually (but not always) deletes the email from the remote server. The problems arise if you have more than one device where you read your mail (desktop, laptop, tablet or phone). Here’s why it’s bad: You have to delete or file the same email on every device

Logging into each device, you will see lots of unread emails with no indication of which you deleted, read, flagged or filed Any folders you created and organize on one device won’t be replicated on the other devices

IMAP allows you to store their email on remote servers. This two-way protocol also allows you to synchronize your email among multiple devices, which is extremely important today, when most people have at least two devices – their laptop and smartphone.

 

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