National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 15th, 2011 | Posted under BounceWeb Company, Internet Trends, The Internet | No Comments »


Bounceweb is proud to spread the news this month of October.

Today is the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), conducted every October since its establishment in 2004 in the United States of America. This is an annual awareness-raising production that aspires to encourage all and sundry to safeguard their networks and our nation’s critical cyber foundation. It will be sponsored by the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) within the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). The Department offers tips, and best practices concerning how to stay safe online.

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RSS Feeds using Joomla!

June 9th, 2011 | Posted under Internet Trends, The Internet, Web Design Tutorials | No Comments »

RSS Feeds using Joomla!

RSS

RSS Feeds using Joomla

RSS stands for Rich Site Summary, and is a format which is used to deliver regularly altering web content. For example, several news-websites, blogs and online publishing sites provide RSS links so that internet users can easily get to know about any updates in their websites. For people who regularly surf the Internet, RSS feeds are an efficient and simple way of staying updated about the latest news, without having to visit the websites every time. The RSS feed automatically retrieves the latest updates from the websites and displays it in the feed. RSS users can protect their privacy, by not having to join the websites mailing list and be victimized by hundreds of unwanted newsletters, just for the sake of staying informed. There are several different RSS readers available on the Internet which can support different platforms like Linux, Windows or Mac.

RSS Feeds using Joomla

Joomla

RSS Feeds using Joomla

Joomla, on the other hand, is a popular Content Management System (CMS), which is utilized for developing and building web sites and other web based applications. It is hugely popular due to the fact that it is simple, flexible and easy to use, even by people without extensive technical knowledge. Joomla is an open source platform, which is freely available. Joomla has an inbuilt RSS aggregator, called the ‘syndicate’, so there is no real need of downloading any extension. However, there are a couple of other options also, which may be used to include RSS feeds in a website. The Syndicator can display news or updates ordered by categories.

The first step is to log into the administrator account of the Joomla web page, and go to the News Feeds option from the Components option. From the Manage Categories option, a new category is added by clicking on the New option. A page appears where the administrator will have to provide different information regarding the new feed category that is to be included in the web page. The different fields that need to be filled up include the Category Title, where the user needs to enter the name of the category as he wants it to appear in the menu; the Category Name, which shows the name of the feed in the web page; the Image field can be used to insert any image related to the feed category; the Access Level can be used to limit the access to the feeds only to certain users. All the field names are self-explanatory. After all the required fields have been filled up, the page is saved.

The next step is to find a suitable website, which provides the facility to syndicate their content, and then decide on the feeds that should be included in the site. Websites which have the RSS logo, provide the RSS feed facilities. Most news sites, blogs, fan archives, and gaming forums provide RSS feeds. After selecting the required RSS feed, paste the link in the Link field in the Manage News Feeds page. There are a number of other parameters, such as maximum articles or updates allowed, or cache time. Then the settings are saved. After this, the website is ready to receive RSS updates.

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Setting up Fantastico on your Joomla

January 18th, 2011 | Posted under The Internet, Web Design Tutorials | No Comments »

Setting up Fantastico on your Joomla

Fantastico which has derived from the name Fantastico Deluxe is the most popular auto installer for web servers. This auto installer Fantastico takes the help of Cpanel to carry on its natural activities. Netenberg is the original inventor of Fantastico. After this much hard work he was able to invent this wonderful auto installer Fantastico, today which is serving millions of people over the World Wide Web. This is actually a web application which is included as a free add-on in most of the popular web hosting providers. This is a collection of various scripts and gets auto installed depending on the demand of the user.

Joomla is also a very well known web designing application serving millions of people worldwide. Most web designing companies and also web designers have general support of various open source software to design and maintain various websites of that company, Joomla is one such popular software used by millions of such companies for managing their internet activities.

Integrating Joomla with the help of Fantastico

Most web hosting service providers uses Cpanel for managing the accounts of their users in an easier way. This can be done by using a special feature of Cpanel that is Fantastico. This Fantastico provides a simple way to install various open source applications at a single click. Joomla is also a very well know web application software and the feature of Cpanel that is Fantastico provides us a very easier way to auto install Joomla on to the system, though many advanced users prefer to install this software manually.

Minimum system Requirements for setting up of Fantastico on your Joomla are as follows

The system should be integrated with PHP 4.2.x or more advanced version.

It should also be integrated with MySQL 3.23.x or more advanced version.

It should also be integrated with Apache 1.13.19 or more advanced version

Steps to install Joomla with Fantastico

First one need to login to his or account of the control panel like Cpanel.

Then the Fantastico icon has to be searched from the various features offered by the control panel. Then one need to click on that option.

setting up fantastico on your joomla

Then the next step is to find the Joomla application and after finding that option click on that option.

setting up fantastico on your joomla

On clicking that option a lot of applications will appear to be installed but one must look for “CMS or sth” applications for installation.

Then the next step is to fix the path of the installation. One should make sure that the path for Joomla application must be the root site not the linked page of the original site.

setting up fantastico on your joomla

The set the administrator username and password which should be completely secured to prevent unauthorized access.

Then the next job is to set the name of the original site and email id of that authorized person.

Then on filling all the above details click on the install option to complete the installation procedure.

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Creating cool Joomla themes on your own

October 4th, 2010 | Posted under Content Management Systems, Web Design Tutorials | No Comments »

Creating cool Joomla themes on your own

Creating cool Joomla themes on your own

Joomla is a famous award winning Web Content Management System (WCMS), which allows you to design websites and build powerful online applications. It is one of the most popular web-site software, its features like extendibility and easy to use has made its popularity to rise up. It is an open-source software, which is easily available to anyone free of cost. It helps you to keep track of each detail available on your website. The biggest advantage of joomla is that you almost do not need any technical skill or knowledge to operate and manage it.

Joomla can be easily installed manually from a source code from a system, which is running a web server that supports PHP based applications. Several companies provide a control panel that is used to manage a Joomla website.

Creating joomla themes are pretty easy. There are several tutorials available over net. You just need to go through them to understand and know how to work in a text editor such as Adobe Dream Weaver. You just need to download the software from internet and install it into your machine.

A template is the basic layout and overlook of a site. Once you install Joomla several templates are automatically installed. More than thousands of Joomla templates are available free of cost. The special features that can be implied using a template are:

Interesting layout

you will have the power to develop various layout and improve the overall outlook of the site.

Choosing Background

You can choose between as possible variants of colour for the background and other details.

Display Images

Images can also be displayed on the pages and you will also have the privilege to select the desired fonts.

Some basic templates are available over internet. You can download these templates and after some editing you can create your own theme. Else you can also create a basic template of your own. You can even upgrade a template just by few clicks. The next step is to create a basic index.php file.

Now the index.php file consists of a header and main body and sometimes with footer if essential.

The main features that Joomla provide are that it is easy to use and versatile and inexpensive. You can create any sort of website using the Joomla software. Commercial sites, forum, business directory sites, e-commerce sites, article directory sites, learning sites you can build any of them. You can sell eBooks using this software, you can launch coaching classes, and you can even make booking. Hence you enjoy complete freedom with this one piece of software. Even free Joomla training tutorials are available over net which will teach you as beginners and help you make your Joomla website up and running..

Creating cool Joomla themes on your own

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What makes a good web hosting service?

June 9th, 2010 | Posted under Content Management Systems, Web Hosting, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

What makes a good web hosting service?

There are plenty of web hosting services available in the market in different packages. While some of them offer free service, others need you to pay fees for their web hosting service. However, one needs to zero-in on one of these service providers based on a few criteria. But, what criteria can decide a good hosting service from a bad one? Here are some of the points that a good host should fulfill

It should provide reliability and have maximum uptime

Uptime is the percentage of total hours the server is accessible in the Internet. It indicates the performance of the hosting server.

Compatibility with most web components

Scripting languages like PHP, Perl; databases like MySQL, mSQL and framework like Ruby-on-Rails must be supported by the hosting server.

Interface for managing the server and database

An easy-to-use interface that helps in accessing, modifying and viewing of server files and database, like cPanel should be provided.

Excellent customer-support

They should provide support to their customers 24 x 7, and be competent to handle all kinds of issues.

Support for content management systems (CMS)

Modern content management systems like Drupal and Joomla should be supported in order to facilitate users who are comfortable in using them.


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Top five Joomla extensions

June 6th, 2010 | Posted under Content Management Systems, The Internet | 1 Comment »

Top five Joomla extensions

There is no denying the fact that the modular approach of Joomla has made it one of the most popular of its kind, as both users and developers have made the most out of it. There are several extensions available in Joomla, courtesy the huge community of developers. We pick some of the best and most popular of the extensions, chosen on the basis of user feedback!

JoomlaXplorer

This is a better version of the default FTP client, with lots of enhanced features and functions. One can view, edit, upload, and download files easily with this extension.

JoomlaPack

The web server is always vulnerable to attacks that can put it down for hours and can even result in loss of data. This extension helps in taking backup of the data and also helps in restoration of the backup data.

RSS Factory

This extension is a great SEO tool as it generates meaningful keywords for your websites and helps you get more visitors.

Security Images

This secures the registration process for Joomla sites, as it adds the functionality where users need to type in the text written in a distorted image.

VirtueMart

This is for all website owners who require e-commerce software enabled for online transactions. This extension has great features and is extremely secure too!

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Five things you can do with cPanel

May 22nd, 2010 | Posted under Content Management Systems, Software, The Internet | 1 Comment »

Five things you can do with cPanel

Cpanel or the control panel is an integral part of the web hosting service as it offers a lot of features that makes it easy for admins and owners to handle the technical aspects of web hosting without getting into the details. There are several reasons why cPanel is indispensable for fast and efficient maintenance of a website, and some of these are discussed below:

It gives you more flexibility in handling web files

There are provisions for uploading, editing, deleting, renaming web files instantly, and changes are updated on the website in a real-time basis. Moreover, features like uploading a zip file and unzipping it in the server makes website building an easier process.

Cpanel lets you use Content Management Systems (CMS)

The popular CMS like Drupal, Joomla, WordPress are generally available in cPanel, and anybody willing to use them to create their website can use it without much hassle.

It employs efficient methods for handling mailboxes

Managing email addresses and mailboxes become extremely easy on cPanel due to the large number of applications that help in setting up and maintaining mailboxes.

Cpanel maintains your website statistics

There are features and application, which help in monitoring the performance of a website.

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Installing Joomla in a few easy steps!

May 22nd, 2010 | Posted under Content Management Systems, Web Hosting | 1 Comment »

Installing Joomla in a few easy steps!

Joomla is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) used all over the world. One of the reasons of its popularity is its free availability and extremely easy installation. You don’t even require a paid hosting account to install and test run Joomla on your system.

The first thing that one needs to check whether the system has the following: PHP (4.4.3 and above), MySQL (3.23 and above) and Apache (1.13.19 and above). Generally, the requirements are met if one has a good web hosting account.

Once the requirements are fulfilled, here are the extremely easy steps that would help you install Joomla on to your machine!

Download the Joomla files

The Joomla files can be easily downloaded in the form of zip files from the download section of the official Joomla website.

Unzip the files on your server

Joomla would not run anywhere like EXE files do, and needs to be unzipped onto the server for further installation.

Name the unzipped folder according to your convenience

The unzipped file should be given a short and simple name, say Joomla.

Access the Joomla folder through the web browser

The unzipped folder at the server must now be accessed through the web browser as the first installation page appears!

Follow the simple instructions in the following pages, and your system would be loaded with Joomla!
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Five great applications based on PHP

May 17th, 2010 | Posted under Content Management Systems, Internet Trends, The Internet | No Comments »

Five great applications based on PHP

People often talk about how PHP is being slowly eclipsed by other upcoming APIs that are not only about programming, but provide a complete environment for application development. However, the fact is, most of the popular applications and software are developed on PHP itself. Here, we discuss the top applications that have been made using PHP

Drupal

One of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) is completely based on PHP, which gives users and developers the flexibility and the ability to manipulate the system according to their requirements

Joomla

Another CMS that uses PHP for its core libraries as well as the modules developed by thousands of developers worldwide. The simplicity and efficiency of PHP gives Jooma a great advantage.

FFmpeg

The video-sharing module owes most of its development to PHP, and thus faces no compatibility issues with most systems it is implemented on.

Wikipedia

The user-interactive section of the famous knowledge-sharing website has been written in PHP, and has facilitated millions of user entry, apart from filtering the unwanted ones.

Facebook

The most popular social networking website makes use of PHP for user interaction, and thus most applications developed on the Facebook API are also written in PHP


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Make mobile-friendly view on your Joomla hosted website

June 22nd, 2009 | Posted under Computer Advice, Content Management Systems, Web Design Tutorials, Web Hosting, Web Hosting Tips | 1 Comment »

Make mobile-friendly view on your Joomla hosted website

With the number of mobile devices going past the number of desktop machines by a large margin, making a website viewable in a mobile phone is of utmost importance. However, making mobile-optimized website views are not easy because of the phone screen size. For the millions who use their cell phones to browse the web, it is a pain to zoom in and out to check things or access the mail. Moreover, the limited speed is a big factor as pages having a big size will take huge time to open, and may not open at all.

In general, mobile viewable sites should be trimmed off extra scripts, images, and should concentrate on the content representation than the design. However Joomla, one of the most popular Content Management System (CMS) has a solution to all the problems of mobile browsing with the help of its extensions, namely PDA Plug-in and iPhone Auto-template Switcher and many more. Joomla is a web-content management system that is structured into different extensions. Once an extension is added to the core part of Joomla, a new feature of that extension starts working.

The PDA Plug-in comes with two different files – the original plug-in and a template. Both of them have to be installed and then some options needs to be set on the Plug-in Manager console. Some web developers like the idea of giving the users a choice between the regular version and the mobile-optimized version while the site is being visited from a mobile device. These options can be set from the plug-in manager, and if a choice is being provided, the control panel of the web space must be configured likewise. The template view of the Joomla extension would let you manipulate how the site would look on a mobile device. You can set the modules that would come up in the mobile-optimized website, with the minimum number of modules being one and the maximum being five. However, the challenge for the extension right now is to support newer mobile platforms that are being launched currently.

The other extension that was mentioned earlier takes care of the problem mentioned above. The iPhone Auto-template Switcher is specifically made for iPhone, which have revolutionized the process of mobile Internet browsing. Although it is targeted to the iPhone users at large, it is not exclusively for iPhone. Its basic functionality is that it can toggle between three different templates according to user preferences and browser choices. It currently supports the popular Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and the iPhone browser. However, users of a few other browsers can also use it. The installation to Joomla is very simple, but you need to make some modifications in the core Joomla package and also install templates since the original extension does not come with one.

Joomla has certain other extensions like simulators to help one see whether the plug-ins are working properly or not. Besides, they also have a huge collection of mobile optimized templates to choose from. Mobile websites have definitely become easier to make, courtesy Joomla!

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