Perhaps the most difficult thing to understand when it comes to making your new website live, is the DNS configuration. DNS helps your browser know where to go looking for your website content. Nameservers are where the DNS records are stored. The biggest challenge you can face when going live is knowing where your nameservers are hosted because they can be moved around by anyone with access to your registrar (GoDaddy, Network Solutions, etc.).
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All our sites are built with best-practice workflows on Pantheon. Here’s why you should keep it there.
Pantheon ensures your website will continue to perform at high speeds, with minimal need for support. The platform automatically does much of the work required to keep professional-grade Drupal sites fast, secure, and scalable.
Squeeze More ROI from Your Investment
Every dollar you spend on web development should contribute to the growth of your business. Using open-source CMS like Drupal brings you closer to that goal, as developers don't need to start from scratch. However, they must still spend many hours on system administration. Pantheon allows you to funnel 100% of your investment in web development directly to the high-value features and strategy that grow your business. And not just while your website is in development, but for its entire lifetime.
Working in the tech support industry, I've worked with everyone from the super tech savvy to the computer illiterate. One thing I've noticed with people of all skill levels is that many people are afraid to update software, hardware, firmware, etc. You name it; they don't want to do it. Here, I will share with you why you should update and some best practices.
Updates: They Won't Hurt You
A leading reason for update aversion is fear. I have heard so many stories from noob users and power users both, who have had an update go bad, and now they are nervous about updating anything. Don't let one bad experience ruin the beautiful world of updates.
Web forms on your website can be very helpful tools. They can be used to gather data about potential customers or give current customers a convenient option to ask for help. On the other hand, they can be the source of some inconveniences as well. Spam is an ever-increasing problem, and having web forms on your site is an invitation to spammers everywhere to fill your inboxes with garbage.
What is a Spambot?
A spambot is an automated computer program designed to assist in the sending of spam emails or populate website forms. These programs continue to get more intelligent and now people have become a big part of spamming in recent years. Where there is cheap labor, people can be hired at an extremely low cost to do nothing but fill out forms and send emails.
In my last blog I mentioned that you should not use Internet Explorer....ever. As far as browsers go, there are worse options than IE, but no one uses those. Internet Explorer doesn't have as many extension or add-ons as other browsers like Chrome or Firefox. Also, Internet Explorer (IE) does not receive updates as frequently. Meaning, if you have a sweet new feature or moving graphics on your website, even if your IE is totally up to date, the new feature/moving image may not display or work correctly.