Easy steps to get a website for yourself or your business…

Naturally we are happy to help you out by setting your domain up for you (drop us a message) as part of our Website Package, though if you have a little bit of time and technical skill you can with relative ease manage it yourself by following our steps below.

All in all allow 30 minutes or so to get setup and registered and up to 24 hours for the domain to go live.

As always we highly recommend the hosting company we use LetsHost.

And that is where we start the process by (depending on your computer) the following steps –

Windows: [Right Click on Link] – [Open Link in new Window] – Position new Letshostbilling.com window side by side with this window.

Mac: [alt] + [Click on Link] – [Open Link in new Window] – Position new Letshostbilling.com window side by side with this window.

We’ll do a search for your preferred domain. I’m using my own domain as the example. This will usually be your business name (registered) or your personal name or blog name that you have chosen (eg. www.kidsintheclouds.ie is a personal blog)

As you can see below the preffered .ie form of domain for Irish businesses is gone (it’s registered to me anyway) so I can setup a second or third or more domain with “socialmediamatters” if I want. This is worth bearing in mind if you have a good business name that you want to protect. By claiming all the domain extensions it means nobody can clone your website for their own gain. (Think of all the counterfeit websites used in scams)

For demonstration purposes lets assume I want the .org version so I select that and [ADD TO CART]

For first time registrations you will also need a hosting package otherwise you have an address but no location for it. Again I have an existing Hosting Package with LetsHost but assume I don’t so like most setting out I only want it for email and a simple blog or small online shop.

I would recommend either the Starter Hosting from €7.95/mo (business or online shop) or the WordPress Hosting from €6.95/mo (for blog or simple information purposes). [ORDER NOW] will add this to your cart.

We’re obviously going to use the Hosting with our new domain so pick that…

Pick your Billing Cycle on the next page – annual is far more economical so lets go with that. For €4.99/yr I’d go with the extra ID Protection.

For .ie domains there is a little more required at this point to protect the integrity of the much sought after .ie extension.

You are asked for your applicant class…

…and the Category Type of your website:

 

I have selected this as if it was a personal blog in my own name. If you are thinking of setting up a business then go with the Discretionary Name otherwise for established businesses you should fill in your CRO (Companies Registration Office) and or RBN (Registered Business Name).

A comment is obligatory. Again simple and to the point – if discretionary – a comment stating you are exploring the opportunities for a potential business idea  or a personal blog is mostly adequate. The IEDR may come back to you for more clarification but instead of seeing this as an annoyance think of it as protecting your business idea.

Review your Cart and go to Checkout. At this point because I have gone with a .org domain the Checkout is pretty straightforward – simply fill in the information and on you go and make payment.

This information is used to document the legal owner of the website and to provide Account details for your log in to the LetsHost account where you carry out the remainder of the website setup once the domain is active.

We’ll move on to that in the next post. If you have any questions please feel free to ask in the comments, on Twitter or via Facebook.

 

 

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What Social Media platform should I start to use?

To answer this you have to first consider what you want to achieve.

Naturally your sales & marketing plan will have all your customer demographics worked out, who you want to sell to, where they are and how you are going to let them know about you.

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Fisherman’s guide to Social Media Management

I could make it easy and just recommend you to give me all your Social Media responsibilities and I’ll look after them but that would achieve little and fall under the old adage of:

“Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you’ve fed him for a lifetime.”

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Choose POP3. Choose IMAP. Choose Email. Choice made..

POP3 and IMAP are two different protocols (methods) used to access email.

Of the two, IMAP is the better option – and our recommended option – when you need to check your emails from multiple devices, such as a work laptop, a home computer, or a tablet, smartphone, or other mobile device. Tap into your synced (updated) account from any device with IMAP.

POP3 downloads email from a server to a single computer, then deletes it from the server. Because your messages get downloaded to a single computer or device and then deleted from the server, it can appear that mail is missing or disappearing from your Inbox if you try to check your mail from a different computer.

To learn how to get your email on individual mobile devices, please visit our help articles in the How do I ? series.

Here are the differences between POP3 and IMAP:

POP3 – Post Office Protocol IMAP – Internet Messaging Access Protocol
You can use only one computer to check your email (no other devices) You can use multiple computers and devices to check your email
Your mails are stored on the computer that you use Your mails are stored on the server
Sent mail is stored locally on your PC, not on a mail server Sent mail stays on the server so you can see it from any device.

As always if you have any queries or need more help with deciding the right choice, simply email us.

Setting up your Email on – Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge

You’re all set to add your work or personal email accounts to your smartphone but are not quite sure how to go about it and are wary of making a mistake.

Well, help is at hand with our handy “How do I ?” series of guides to the most common smartphones and tablet devices currently on the market. First up is my own personal favourite handset the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Setting up Email Account on your Galaxy S7

Before you start, have ready all the necessary information including your username, password, incoming, and outgoing server settings, port numbers, and other required settings for a POP3, IMAP, or Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account. If you don’t have this to hand you can access it through your Hosting Account or if we have established your domain with LetsHost we’ll provide this information to you.

  1. To get started, tap Apps from the Home screen.
  2. Tap Email.

Note: If you can’t find the Email app shortcut from the Apps screen, open the Samsung folder. On some GS7 variants, the Email app is located in the Samsung folder.

  1. On the next screen, tap Add New Account.

Note: If there is already an account registered on your phone, just tap an email address in the above-given list.

  1. Type in your email address and password.
  2. Tap MANUAL SETUP to proceed with manual account setup. Or, if you want your phone to complete the setup process by automatically searching for your email server settings, tap SIGN IN.
  3. Select MANUAL SETUP to proceed with this guide.
  4. Tap to select the type of email account you want to set up. You may choose any from POP3 account, IMAP account, and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
  5. Enter the required server settings for your email account.
  6. Tap SIGN IN to continue.
  7. Wait for your device to verify if the server settings you enter are all correct. If your device successfully connects to the server using the settings you entered, you will be prompted with the Sync schedule screen.
  8. Configure sync options according to your preference.
  9. Tap SIGN IN.
  10. Enter a name for the account. If you want to create a signature to all your outgoing messages, you can enter your name or any signature you want to indicate on the appropriate field.
  11. Tap DONE to complete the process. After that, you should see email messages populating your inbox.

Adding Exchange ActiveSync or Work Email Account on your Galaxy S7

If for example you are using Microsoft Outlook or Outlook for Android then the Galaxy S7 embeds some powerful Exchange features, allowing you to set up an Exchange ActiveSync, sync your phone with your work email, then read, manage, and send emails in the same easy manner as with your personal email account. Itemized below are the steps on how to set up a work email on your new Galaxy device.

Note: Before you begin, secure all required account settings information such as username, password, exchange server, and the like. Please contact the Exchange Server administrator or network administrator of your company to ensure you have the correct information. If you have everything ready, then you may start right away with these steps:

  1. Tap Apps from Home.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Tap Add account.
  5. Select Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
  6. Enter the email address and password for your work email on their designated fields.
  7. Tap Manual setup.
  8. Enter all necessary information for your email account settings such as the domain name\username, password, exchange servers, and the like.
  9. Follow the onscreen instructions to configure more options for the account.
  10. Specify an account name as well as a display name (signature) for your outgoing mails.
  11. Tap Done to complete the setup process.

Adding Personal (POP3 and IMAP) Email Account on your Galaxy S7

There are two ways for you to add personal email account(s), either POP3 or IMAP on your Galaxy S7 (for help deciding which to choose our article Choose POP3. Choose IMAP. Choose Email. Choice made will help.) One is directly from the stock email application and the other is through the Settings menu.

  1. Through the stock Email App
  2. Tap Apps from Home.
  3. Tap Email to launch the app. If necessary, tap to open the Samsung folder and then tap Email to launch it.
  4. From the Inbox screen, tap Menu.
  5. Select Settings.
  6. Tap Add account.
  7. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete setting up your new personal email account. After the setup, you should start getting emails for that account.
  8. Through the Settings Menu
  9. Tap Apps from Home.
  10. Tap Settings.
  11. Select Accounts.
  12. Tap Add account.
  13. Tap Email.
  14. Enter the email address and password for the email account on the designated fields.
  15. Tap Sign In to proceed with automatic setup and prompt your device to test the incoming and outgoing servers and attempt a regular email setup. Otherwise, tap Manual setup and enter your settings such as email type, username, password, security type, and server settings.
  16. Configure Sync settings as you prefer.
  17. Tap Next to continue.
  18. Specify an account name for the account and a display name (signature) for your outgoing mails.
  19. To complete the setup, tap Done.