Posts made in October, 2011

Creating a Multilingual Site

Posted by on Oct 10, 2011 in Tech Posts

Creating a Multi Lingual site might seem like a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be. There are a few options. Lets go over some of the options. Direct Translation Direct Translation means you write the content for your language and for all the languages you want to include you have a translator translate your original content. This is the most accurate option and the best option if your content must be right. Web Translation With Web Translation you write your content and then use a online translation service to translate that content into the other languages. This can be a little less accurate for the other languages but is still an option for displaying your content for these other languages. Translation Buttons You can also add translation buttons which the user decides the language they need and a web service translates all the text elements into their language which is just as accurate (or inaccurate) as the web translation and a little less convient for your user. Local Domains Local domains are useful for the first two translation options since you can post your information for those local languages to the local domain. This can be accomplished by allowing the user to pick a language or flag...

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How can a church manage their own website?

Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Church Web Tech

Churches general have someone tech savvy but that doesn’t always mean there is a web designer or someone who can manage the churches website. Well guess what. There is an easier way. CMS (Content Management Systems) allow you a place to simply log in with a username or email and a password and allow you to edit the content as easy as working with a Microsoft office document. Does this sound like something that would be useful for your church? WordPress and Joomla are content management system that can be used. Here are a few things about each to think about when choosing. WordPress WP is natively a blogging platform so if you’re looking to blog this is your choice and blogging is a great way to draw in traffic. WP has an easy to use backend for updating pages and editing menus yourself. WP has a great community that can help if you have questions about features and functions. Joomla Joomla has a great article organization system which makes it great for a church with mostly just pages. Joomla also has a community behind it for expanding the function of your site and being able to look up questions you may have. Joomla’s backend may be a bit...

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What is IPv6? What does it mean for me?

Posted by on Oct 3, 2011 in Tech Posts

First off IPv6 stands for Internet Protocol version 6. Why is there so much talk about this and why am I bringing it up? Well because the world currently runs on IPv4 (well not necessarily since we’re piping over to IPv6). IPv4 is 32bit like 255.255.255.255 but we’ve run out of addresses! Its official that we’ve run out of IPv4 addresses. So we’re making the new standard IPv6 which runs at 128bit addresses like 2001:db8:85a3:8d3:1319:8a2e:370:7348 we’re not going to run out of these. Well at least for now. So the big deal isn’t that we’re moving to IPv6 but that it isn’t just going to be like changing your address at the post office. Its going to mean changes to hardware and networks all over. But there is no fear for Big J Hosting has all the latest IPv6 hardware for your hosting. You don’t have to worry about your hosting with us falling behind. Check out this video for more information on...

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