Problems in setting up my own website (hosted by ProZ.com)
Thread poster: Sheila Hardie
| | Sheila Hardie
Local time: 15:10
Catalan to English
I wonder if anyone can help me. I hope so! I\'ve already sent in a support request but, as it\'s the weekend, it might take a while before they can answer.
Today I have been trying to set up my proz-hosted website and have had a few problems (to say the least!). Unfortunately, I am no expert at these things
I am using a Mac PowerBook G4 with OS 9.1.4, Internet Explorer 5.0 and Netscape 4.7. Initially, I tried setting it up in IE (the browser I generally use) but that was impossible (it kept crashing). Jason (at proz) kindly advised me to try Netscape, saying it would be more stable with Mac. I did this and actually managed to edit my webpage, uploading some pictures and adding some text etc. Happy that I had at least managed to accomplish *something* (with my very limited skills), I decided to check to see how it looked by going to the list on the hosting page. To my suprise (well, disappointment - I might have expected that it was too good to be true), I couldn\'t see the changes I\'d made to the blue template.
Maybe I have to wait a few hours to see them? Maybe there was something I did wrong when uploading the files and working on the site? The domain was registered on 22nd September, so I don\'t suppose it has anything to do with the 36 hour (or so) wait announced on the hosting page - I quote:
\"How long does it take to setup?
The sign up process takes less than 5 minutes to complete, and you will be able to start building your site immediately. The domain registration process takes 24-36 hours to be completed, so you won\'t be able to access your domain or email addresses until then. You are still able to create and view your site in the meantime using the online site creator\".
Has anyone ANY ideas at all what I have done wrong or why this is not working?
The only way I can see what I have done is by going to this page:
But I\'d like to be able to see this from my normal webpage:
But I don\'t know how!!! (
Thank you in advance for ANY ideas ANYONE has that can help me
(an extremely website-challenged) Sheila(
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| | Florence B
English to French
| | Ralf Lemster
Local time: 15:10
English to German
| Name servers vs. search engines || Sep 29, 2002 |
Thanks, Arterm and Elena for your suggestion too - maybe that\'s why it doesn\'t show when I search for my site on Google? I suppose these things take a while.
What Arterm and Elena referred to are DNS (domain name servers) - these store the numeric address information (IP address) that allows web users to find your domain. That seems to have happened - your domain is associated with an IP address (use the \'nslookup\' command to check for yourself - on a PC that\'s executed by entering \'nslookup http://www.sheilahardie.com\' into a system request window... no idea how to do that on a Mac).
Search engines take much longer (unless you\'re prepared to pay for an express entry) - it took up to two months before my site got referrals by Google & Co.
[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-09-29 10:56 ]
| Administrator || Sep 29, 2002 |
Thanks for the explanation, Ralf
I have another question. If I want to add a counter to the site, the instructions tell me very clearly what I should do. Hovewer, my *administrator* does not appear to have enabled this option, as the icon they mention does not appear on my list in the Preview Area. Please excuse my total ignorance (, but I am not sure what they mean by *administrator*. Can anyone tell me what it is and how - if possible - I can change the settings and add a counter to the site? Please excuse me for being so dim, but these things don\'t come very easily to me
Thanks in advance
\"Web User Guide
The Editor: Counter
If your administrator has enabled this option, you can add a counter to your web page. This will count all visits to your web site so you can see how many people have viewed your site. You can only have one counter in your website, but you can place it on as many of your pages as you wish.
Click the Add icon in the Preview Area where you want your counter to appear, then click the counter button in the Properties Frame.
The counter will be displayed in the color, size and font set by the nearest Font element before the counter. To change the font, size or color, insert another Font element just before the counter.
Display length: Set the number of digits that will be displayed, from 1 to 9.
Reset: Select Yes if you want to reset your counter to zero, then click Save.
When viewed in the editor, the counter does not display the actual page count but simply displays the number of digits you have selected. Remember to click Save when you are finished\"
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