Web-hosting is one of the most crucial parts of any website. A bad web hosting may bring lots of downtimes, and it’s not good for your online business. WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms and no doubt it’s memory hogging software.
Especially if you are using free web hosting, within some time, you might face lots of issues with your hosting. Best advice would always start by picking one of the best WordPress Hosting sites.
This tutorial is for all those who are looking to migrate their server from one host to another host. Migrating WordPress blog from one host to another is not some rocket science, and with a good piece of tech knowledge, you can perform the hosting migration yourself.
1) Taking Your Database backup
Login to your host cPanel
Go to your MYSQL/PHP MYADMIN, where you have the actual database of your site
Click on Export in PHPMYADMIN
Take a backup of all the tables in SQL format
2) Downloading a copy of Wp-content folder
Login to your FTP
Go to your WordPress files
Download Wp-Content folder to your hard drive (Even you can drag wp-content folder to your Desktop to download)
3) Installing WordPress on new server
Install WordPress on your new host (Automatically through Fantastico from cPanel or WordPress Manually)
Now login to your new host FTP
Delete wp-content from the set of WordPress files
Transfer the backed up Wp-content folder via FTP to your host
4) Import Database
Login to your new host
Go to MYSQL/PHP MY ADMIN
Click on Import
Select the exported file using CHOOSE FILE option
Click on ‘Go’ to import it
5) Change Name Servers
Login to your client area of Domain Registrant.
Go to Domain Management.
Look for DNS and go there.
Change the name servers to your new host.
Name server changes will take some to propagate and reflect worldwide. So wait for 2-24 hours for complete name server propagation.
I believe freedom to access any Website is a right that every adult person owns. Though despite all the freedom, in colleges, offices and many places many sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter other social networking site and entertainment sites are blocked.
Obviously, there are ways like Proxy sites but they are not very effective. Most of the firewalls, block such proxy sites and your dream of accessing blocked sites get shattered.
Now in this tutorial, I’m talking about another proxy software call Your-freedom. Like Ultrasurf, Jap, it is also popular desktop proxy software. Though it’s not light weight like Ultrasurf and not a plug and play software.
Your-freedom requires a couple of steps before this software start giving you access to all open blocked Sites. Though one thing which I liked about Your-freedom is, it works in the worse case scenario. In my college, other proxy software gets blocked later on but Your-freedom was the only proxy software which worked.
Anyways, now let’s get the real thing started and follow the guide to your ultimate destination to freedom from Internet censorship.
How to Configure Your-Freedom
Download Your-freedom from the official site. <Link> and install it. You can download the offline installer (12MB approx) or online installer. My preference would be offline installer as it will save bandwidth.
Once you installed Your-freedom click on Start your-Freedom. On the very first screen, you need to select the language.
Next screen would be a welcome wizard. Click on next to start with the configuration of Your-Freedom proxy software. If your internet requires you to use proxy settings to connect to the Internet, you can add proxy settings here. In my case, I’m leaving it blank as I’m directly connected to the Internet.
If you not sure that you need proxy settings or not, click on Try to autodetect. This will find proxy settings from your browser.
Tweak your settings:
Next option is tweaking your settings. You can select your Internet provider based on your country and if your ISP is not on the list, click on None and click Next.
Select Protocols to use:
If you are planning to use this software extensively, you can select protocols to be used. Though default options are good to start with. Here are the default protocols which are selected. Verify if your settings are same as mine and click on next.
Your freedom servers:
On the next screen, it will start searching for Your-freedom servers, and your screen will look like this.
Here you will find all the Your-freedom servers, and according to preference, you can select the best server from your location. Select the best server (Ex: ems22.your-freedom.de with Pref 10.0 in above screenshot) and click on next.
Login access for Your-Freedom:
Unlike other proxy servers, Your-freedom requires you to create an account to login to your server. Go to their homepage and sign up for a free account. Enter your-freedom login credential on the setting page, and you will see a screen like this:
Proxy settings for Your-Freedom:
Notice the proxy settings for Your freedom. You can connect using Socks 4/5 or normal Web proxy to connect to Your freedom servers.
In your browser change your proxy settings to 127.0.0.1: 8080. I used Socks 4/5 to configure my torrent client to connect to Your-freedom server. Socks4/5 setting would be: 127.0.0.1:1080.
Click on save exit and on the main screen of your freedom, click on start connection. If you have done everything as mentioned above, you will see a screen like this:
That’s it, and now you are all ready to access the unblocked internet using this useful free software.
Do let us know which proxy software are you using to open blocked sites at your end? If you have a problem connecting to Your-freedom server or have any question regarding configuration, do let us know via comments.
Facetime is one of the best free feature of iOS device. The best thing about Facetime free video calling service is, it’s available on all Apple devices. Be it, Mac, iPhone, iPad or any other iOS device with camera on it. First time user might get confused with how to use FaceTime, and in this guide I will exactly be talking about the same. This guide will answer all your queries regarding Facetime on iOS devices, right from activation to making calls.
Facetime is one of the most talked about features of iPhone 4. Yesterday, we posted some pictures from our first impressions of Facetime on iPhone 4 as Harsh and I tried a Facetime conversation. We were totally amazed by the quality of audio and video.
Facetime is also very intuitive and easy to use. In fact we are Facetime Ninjas now, in less than thirty minutes of video calling. Here’s how you can get started and most of other related queries answered.
How to Activate Facetime on your iPhone:
Though this guide is written for iPhone4, but if you are using any other version of iPhone/iPad, Facetime activation method remains the same.
Go to Settings > Phone > Facetime > On. The iPhone will automatically send an SMS(international for non US users) and within 10 seconds your Facetime will be active.
This only needs to be done once per sim card, and that too is automatic. No registration or user id required. Like Apple says, Facetime works out of the box.
Once the “Waiting for Activation” message goes away you are good to go. Please note that you will not be able to see the SMS sent for activation through your Messages app. If you have trouble activating Facetime, wait for our post which talks about activation issues for unofficial carriers.
iPod Touch users go to Settings > Facetime to confirm and verify your email address that will be used to receive calls. If unverified, follow instructions sent to email to get started.
Charges for using Fcaetime
No. We were not charged for our Facetime calls. It’s free for video calls between iPhone 4 and iPod touch devices. Both devices need to be connected to a wifi network with internet access(not necessarily same network).
How to start a Facetime video call
There has been a lot of doubt as to how the Facetime call is authenticated. Harsh and I tried the email address method yesterday but that failed and here’s why.
Facetime uses two ways to identify people – Phone number or email address. And the the type of device determines which one will be used.
When calling an iPhone 4: Use the phone number of the person you are calling.
When calling an iPod touch (4th generation): Use the email address designated for FaceTime of the person you are calling.
Please note that you need iOS 4.1 to make calls or receive them from users on iPod Touch.
How to Make a Facetime Call
There are two ways of initiating a Facetime call. You could make a phone call just the way you normally do and then once you are there on the call click on Facetime. If your friend accepts the Facetime request call, voice call will end and you will no more be charged for voice.
Another way is directly making a Facetime call. Go to your contacts page and tap Facetime. Choose a method of identification(phone or email). Your friend will receive a notification if he’s on wifi. If he accepts you are good to go.
On iPod touch, there is an additional Facetime app. You can use it to call any of your contacts or through the contacts app like mentioned above.
Can I switch Cameras
The Facetime call starts with your front camera. You can switch to the rear camera and back by clicking on the button in lower right corner.
Some other features of Facetime you might want to know:
The Mute button will only prevent your audio from going through. Your video will still be visible to the other person.
Just rotate the iPhone to switch to this mode.
Moving the preview window
The small window which shows your own Face can be moved around by dragging if it obstructs your view in the default position.
Do something else and get back to Facetime again?
If you need to check another app while you are on Facetime, no problem. Just hit home button and do your work. Your video will freeze on last frame and audio chat can still be continued. Once you click on the green bar similar to the one you get with voice calls, your video chat will be resumed.
Last Tip for Facetime Users:
You can also add Facetime to your Favorites list and start a Facetime call right from there. Facetime calls will also feature in your Recent Calls history.
So, that’s all we have gathered so far about Facetime. It’s been a great experience so far for us. Rumors are afloat that Facetime might soon come to iPads, Macs and Windows PCs too. We are really looking forward to that.
I hope this detailed Facetime usage guide will help you to start using this useful free service. In upcoming article, we will also be talking about iMessage, but for now why don’t you go ahead and try making a Facetime call to other iOS user in your contact list.
In the present world, internet is an important part of our lives, be it a normal guy or a geek. It’s literally impossible for some to live without internet connectivity. The most used services on the internet are Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia, Yahoo, MSN and few more. Having an e-mail account has become something important too, even though the idea of sending an e-mail is somewhat lazy. The latest growing phenomenon on the internet, after Search, is Social Networking.
The ability to stay connected with friends all around the world without having to actually see them or even move from your chair. It’s intriguing and it has caused a revolution since the day it was launched. Now, obviously every one wants to have a Facebook account as it’s hip and cool. The question ‘Are you on Facebook?‘ is asked every time someone meets someone new. So to make things easier for a newbie, here’s a complete and easy to follow tutorial to create Facebook account.
Step by step guide to create Facebook account
Signing Up for a New Facebook Account
The steps are simple and all you’d require is an existing e-mail id, internet connection, basic knowledge of internet and access to a computer.
Now, you’ll be able to see a Sign Up form and a Sign Up button in green. It’s simple from here.
Provide the required information and click on Sign Up. You may be asked to enter two words just for security purpose.
That’s it. You just created a Facebook account for yourself. Don’t forget to provide a valid e-mail address so that Facebook can send you a confirmation mail.
Open your e-mail account and then confirm Facebook verification e-mail by clicking on the confirmation link that you just received from Facebook.
That’s the first part. Now, all that’s remaining is adding and inviting friends, creating your Facebook Profile that has information about you and uploading your first profile picture. This is how you actually get started with Facebook.
Creating Your Facebook Profile and Adding/Inviting Friends
You can add or invite friends by selecting your existing e-mail contacts or by performing a manual search of your friends.
Creating your Facebook profile is also real easy, everything is laid out in a very easy to understand way so that you can complete the whole thing in no time.
Adding a profile picture can be very helpful for all your friends to find you and it’s real simple to add one too.
You can upload one from your computer or you can use your webcam to take one and upload it instantly. It’s that simple. Next part is to add more friends that you know, publish updates, edit your profile, take care of Privacy and sharing options and you’re done. Home is where you’ll find the latest things that you’re friends have been doing and you can go to Account to edit your profile and adjust Privacy settings.
I’m sure 900+ million Facebook user won’t disappoint you and more over, try finding all your high school and college buddies on Facebook.
If you need any specific tutorial related to Facebook, do let me know via comment. I hope this tutorial helped you to create Facebook account without any hassle. If you enjoyed this tutorial, don’t forget to share it with your friends.
Hope you found this tutorial real simple to follow and have successfully created your Facebook account. Have fun networking with your friends and family wherever you are with Facebook.
Being a blogger, I frequently write reviews about different websites, softwares, mobile applications etc. To make my posts more attractive and interesting, I always make sure that I include the screenshots of the app or website I am reviewing. Taking screenshots on a computer is very easy, as there are hundreds of tools available that enable you to do so. But, how do you take screenshots on an Android phone?
Well, I had to do a lot of Googling before actually finding a solution to this. Basically, there are 2 ways to take screenshots on your Android phone. The first method is a little tricky and involves the use of Android SDK to capture the screen. The second method involves installing apps on your phone to capture your screen. In this post, I will explain both the methods of taking screenshots on your Android phone.
Method 1 : Using the Android SDK
The Android SDK is basically a software development kit which enables developers to create applications for the Android platform. The kit contains a utility called Dalvik Debug Monitor. This is the software we will be using to take the screenshots.
Step 1 : Installing the SDK and other necessary files
Before you install the Android SDK you need to make sure that you have the Java Development Kit installed. If not, you can download it from here. Scroll down to the Java SE Development Kit bundles and download the “JDK x Update xx with Java EE”. Install the SDK and it’s various libraries, including the Android tools.
Once you have installed the Java Development Kit, head over to the Android Developers website and download the Android SDK. The SDK is available on Windows, Mac as well as Linux. If you are using Windows, it is better to download the installer rather than the zip file as it provides an easy way to install the Android SDK. In case you have downloaded the compressed file, just extract it’s contents into a folder.
Now, for the purpose of taking screenshots, these steps should be enough. But, those who want to develop applications for Android, can check out this comprehensive tutorial on how to install the Android SDK.
Step 2 : Getting your device ready
The SDK can communicate with your device, only when USB debugging is enabled on your device. To do this, just head to Settings->Applications->Development on your Android device and tick the “USB Debugging” option. You can also tick the “Stay Awake” option to prevent your device from going offline when plugged in.
Once you have enabled USB Debugging on your device, just connect your device to the computer. Your Android device is now ready to communicate with the SDK.
Step 3 : Launching the Dalvik Debug Monitor
To open the Dalvik Debug Monitor Service, just navigate to the folder where you have stored the SDK and go to tools->ddms. The Dalvik Debug Monitor window opens.
Here, in the left pane you will see the list of all connected devices. Just double-click on your device. Also make sure that your device is “online”.
Step 4 : Taking Screenshots
If you have followed the above steps correctly, your device should now be ready to take screenshots. To capture the screen of your device, just go to Device->Screen Capture or press Ctrl+S. The Device Screen Capture window opens with a screenshot of your device screen. This image is a static image, and hence you will need to hit the “Refresh” button in order to update the captured image.
If you want to change the orientation of the screen, just hit the “Rotate” button. You can save the screenshots as a PNG file or even copy the image to clipboard.
That’s it! You can now take screenshots of your device any time you want. Well, if you find this method a bit tricky you can always opt for the second method which is relatively easier.
Method 2 : Using third-party Android applications
Those who don’t prefer using the SDK for the purpose of taking screenshots, can use third party applications to do so. If you search for the term “sreenshots” in the Android Market, you will find that there are various apps available that let you take screenshots of your device. But the problem is most of them require you to root your Android phone. There are quite a few apps which lets you take screenshots without rooting. Below, you can find simple steps on how to root your Android device as well as a list of Android apps that lets you take screenshots.
Taking screenshots by rooting your device
Rooting is a process of modifying your phone to gain complete control over it. There are various methods to root your Android device. A very simple method is by using an app called Universal Androot to root your device. Using this app is very easy and you can root your Android phone with just one-click.
In case Universal Androot doesn’t work for your device, you can try the methods posted here.
Once you have rooted your phone, you can use any of the apps listed below to take screenshots of your Android device.
1. Screenshot It – Screenshot It is a simple app that lets you take screenshots of your phone’s screen and save it as a jpg or png file. It lets you take screenshots by setting a timer or by even shaking your phone. In addition to this, it also enables you to crop the screenshots and choose a custom directory for your screenshots. However, this is a paid app and will cost you $3.99.
2. ShootMe – ShootMe is a free app to take screenshots of your device. You can shake your device, shout or even use the light sensor to take the screenshot.
3. PicMe – Compared to the above apps, PicMe lets you control as well as take screenshots of your device from a remote browser. All you have to do is fire up the app and go to http://your_phone_ip_address:8082 to control your device and also take screenshots. This app too is available for free in the Android Market.
Taking screenshots without rooting your device
There are various reasons why people do not root their Android device. Well, in that case you can use the app below for taking screenshots.
No Root Screenshot It – No Root Screenshot It is a paid app that lets you take screenshots of your phone without rooting. It is similar to the app Screenshot It, both in looks as well as features, since it was developed by the same person. You can download this app from the Android Market at $4.99.
Well, these are the different ways I could find to take screenshots on Android. If you are experiencing any problems with the above listed methods or happen to know any other method to take screenshots on Android, tell us about it via the comments section.
So many times you must have come across iTunes and App Store Promotional Codes. If you did not know what to do with them or how to redeem them, this guide will tell you just that. Promotional codes may be used by artists and developers to provide free copied of their work to others as personal gifts or for promotional activities.
The promotional codes work only in the US Store. So if you don’t have one, you will need to create one first. Don’t worry if you reside in some other country. You can still create a free US Store based account without a credit card requirement. Once you are done creating the account you will be able to purchase free apps and also redeem promotional codes.
How to Redeem app Promo Code
Open iTunes. Head to iTunes Store. Now you can either click on “Redeem” on the right sidebar or on the footer at the bottom. If you find difficulty locating the button, take a look at our screenshots.
Alternatively, you can follow our direct link to the redeem page which will open up in iTunes automatically.
Redeeming App promo code on iPhone
Click on App Store. Once the App loads head to Featured and scroll down to bottom where you will see the Redeem button. Click on that and enter your code on the next page and hit Redeem again.
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Synergy is a nifty program that will allow you to share your keyboard and mouse with multiple computers across different operating systems. For example, a setup can be made between a Mac and a Windows 7 computer. Check the website often to stay updated with Synergy.
To setup Synergy follow these steps:
On a Mac:
1. Download Synergy and click OK when the box below pops up.
2. Click on the Synergy install icon to begin the process.
I would recommend installing Synergy for current user only to prevent any unwanted changes.
3. Open system preferences and click on the Synergy icon located in the other section.
4. Beneath the general tab, click on “share my keyboard and mouse.” It is important to set this setting on your main computer. Since I use my mac the most, I set it as the server.
5. Click the middle tab titled server configuration. At this point, add your computers so that Synergy will recognize them. You can move the monitors (pictured below) however you want them. This affects how the mouse tracks across both systems. In my setup I move my mouse to the right of the screen to access my PC and reverse to return to the Mac.
Click on the + box on the left hand side to add a computer. The name field is where you put the name of the computer. The name that is entered has to be the same as the computer name. If the names are different Synergy will not work.
To find the name of your Mac, go to system preferences, then sharing, and under computer name it will say “Computers on your local network can access your computer at: Andrew-Macbook.local.” What follows the colon is the name you want to use, without the .local on the end. For example, mine would be Andrew-Macbook).
To find the name of your computer on a Windows machine, right click on my computer and click on properties. In this box it will tell you the computer name.
6. Under the general tab click turn on Synergy. The status in the bottom left hand corner will change to waiting for connections.
On a PC:
1. Download Synergy and save the file when this box below pops up.
Click I Agree
Click finish and Synergy will be installed.
2. Configure Synergy to sync with your server.
Open Synergy and in the box where it says, “Other computer’s host name,” enter in the IP Address of the server (the server in my setup was the mac). Run a test to see if you have connection and once you do, click start and it will minimize and run in the background.
To find the IP Address on a Mac, go to system preferences and click network. Your IP will be listed here.
To find the IP Address on a PC, go to start, then run and type in cmd. Once the black box pops up type in ipconfig and your IP will be listed.
I recommend using static IP addresses on both the Mac and PC. If static IP’s are not used once they update, Synergy will not be able to connect the computers.
That’s it! Go give it a try and let me know how it went in the comments.