websites

Why Can't I Use VPN on Some Websites?

Norton

Episode 1618

Jim from Maui, HI

Jim uses Norton Secure VPN, and sometimes his internet website will say "we can't find your server." So he'll turn it off and it works. Leo says that sometimes internet security can get in the way and prevent connecting. The hotel he's connecting to may be blocking VPNs at the server level. But if they're using https, and Google is pushing most sites to do so, then he'll be OK. Just look for a small lock next to the URL. That means the traffic is encrypted. 

How Can I Stop Someone from Copying my Website?

copyright

Episode 1573

Michele from Los Angeles, CA

Michele is about to launch a startup, and she has a website for it, but she found out that her website has been copied from another company. What can she do? Leo says that unfortunately, that kind of stealing can't really be prevented. She does have intellectual property copyright and it would help to have that expression on the website to spell it out. But the bottom line is it is difficult to prevent. She could write a cease and desist, but it's kinda like "wack a mole." Shut one down, and another pops up. If they're a well-known company, she can shame them or threaten to sue.

How can I Market my Website?

Ebola

Episode 1572

Jacob from Birmingham, AL

Jacob runs a website that monitors the Ebola outbreak in Africa. Nobody seems to be paying attention to the issue, so he's got a website for it.
Leo says that marketing is tough. He can create a site, but how does he get people to give it attention? Leo says that Jacob should send a press release to every news station and radio station in the country.

Why can't I log into a website?

Username and Password

Episode 1455

Joy from Santa Cruz, CA

Joy signed up for a recipe website. She can log in with one computer, but not another. It says her password is wrong. Leo says it may be that the num lock is enabled. She should see if she can type into a word processing program to make sure she has the right password, and then cut and paste it into the password field. If that works, then it may be that the site thinks it's uppercase and therefore can't accept it.

Could browser history be used to prove a student attended class?

Browsers

Episode 1450

Deborah from California

Deborah knows that when you log into website, it gets logged somewhere. Leo says it's in the browser history. Deborah is wondering if her daughter could use that information to prove that she attended a class that her professor is claiming she was not there for. Leo says the browser history would only prove that she was on that specific site, which she could have been on from home. Deborah says that if it keeps track of when the site was refreshed, the timing of that refresh could prove that she was there.

Could browser history be used to prove a student attended class?

Browsers

Episode 1450

Deborah from Rancho

Deborah knows that when you log into website, it gets logged somewhere. Leo says it's in the browser history. Deborah is wondering if her daughter could use that information to prove that she attended a class that her professor is claiming she was not there for. Leo says the browser history would only prove that she was on that specific site, which she could have been on from home. Deborah says that if it keeps track of when the site was refreshed, the timing of that refresh could prove that she was there.

How can I move an old website to a new one?

Episode 1451

Walter from Tallahassee, FL

Walter's partner passed away recently and he's trying to transfer everything from the old Expression website to a new site. He needs to use something that will transfer and develop the site.

Leo says that when using something like Expression Web, it's not standard. Leo says that if there's an export to HTML command, that would be a good idea to do. His ISP may have a tool that can do it as well. If so, that's the way to do it. But he'll have to get it back to a standard so it can be managed.