638 ViewsCommon network troubleshooting commands
When trying to diagnose a problem accessing a website or server there are a number of command prompt commands that can be used to determine what may be wrong.
485 ViewsEditing the hosts file
Sometimes you may want to access a website hosted on a server before it's live, you can accomplish this by updating your operating system's "hosts" file to point a domain at a given IP and override the public DNS records.
459 ViewsMissing padlock
Once an SSL certificate is installed a website displays a certificate, if something is wrong however it won't display this and may warn the site is insecure.
457 ViewsRedirect HTTP to HTTPS
Once you have installed a valid SSL certificate on your website, you'll most likely want to ensure that any visitors are accessing your site securely.
421 ViewsEnable HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)
HTTP Strict Transport Security is a header that your website can send to visitors to inform them to never connect to your site without encryption for a set time period.