WordPress: the best alternatives in profile
The best WordPress alternatives: an overview
  • Blogs

These days, there are many options for aspiring web developers. Out of all the homepage toolkits and content management systems available on the net, WordPress is without a doubt the most popular, thanks to its all-rounder qualities. Originally intended to be blogging software, over the years the program has evolved to include a wide range of plugins, making it a suitable platform for almost any...

The best WordPress alternatives: an overview
Magento extensions
Overview of the best Magento extensions
  • CMS

Selling goods online is no longer difficult. When using the open source program Magento, you can set up a powerful online shop. You can go even further by adding extra Magento extensions: more functions, easier operation, increased performance. You can find both free and paid Magento extensions easily on the market. But which Magento plugins are worth your time? We will walk you through it.

Overview of the best Magento extensions
Shopify vs. WordPress
Shopify vs. WordPress: The Online Store Platforms Compared
  • CMS

Shopify or WordPress - this is one of the most important questions to think about before setting up an online store. There is no simple answer to which system is better. It is important to narrow down the project first, as well as be aware of your own time and tech know-how capacities.

Shopify vs. WordPress: The Online Store Platforms Compared
WooCommerce vs. Magento
WooCommerce vs. Magento: A direct comparison of the two online shop giants
  • CMS

Nowadays, there are a large number of applications available to you for creating and managing your own online shop. The two options WooCommerce and Magento show that these different applications do not always follow the same approach. In our comparison article, we will highlight the advantages and disadvantages of both of these shop options and compare key features, such as ease of use for...

WooCommerce vs. Magento: A direct comparison of the two online shop giants
Shopify vs. PrestaShop
Shopify vs. PrestaShop: A thorough comparison
  • CMS

Choosing the right store system is almost as important to e-commerce success as the products. If the technical setup is not right, selling online can become a burden rather than a blessing. In the following comparison “Shopify vs. PrestaShop”, we compare two solutions in more than just their licensing.

Shopify vs. PrestaShop: A thorough comparison
Shopify vs. Magento
Shopify vs. Magento: Both solutions compared
  • CMS

Having your own online store is an excellent option for those who want to sell their products to a wider audience. However, the tech behind your own e-commerce ideas can be tricky and requires the right software – which is easier said than done, but Shopify and Magento make it easier. Here’s a comparison of the two.

Shopify vs. Magento: Both solutions compared
Vendor Lock-In
What is vendor lock-in and how can you avoid it?
  • Technical matters

The term vendor lock-in has traditionally been used in connection with the use of proprietary software. But vendor lock-in also plays a crucial role in the age of the cloud. How exactly does vendor lock-in happen and what measures can a company take to protect itself? Read on to find out how to prevent it.

What is vendor lock-in and how can you avoid it?
WordPress vs Joomla
WordPress vs Joomla: CMS in comparison
  • CMS

All CMS come with their own strengths and weaknesses. Should you go for WordPress or Joomla? The differences between the two CMS lie in user friendliness, security, and the available templates, plug-ins, and other extensions. Keep reading to find out which system is best suited to your needs.

WordPress vs Joomla: CMS in comparison
Shopify alternatives
Which Shopify alternatives are there?
  • CMS

Never has it been so easy to create an online store. Often, a few steps are all it takes. Shopify has perfected simple configuration and is now a top player in the online shop software market. But depending on your needs and wishes, alternative software may be more suitable for you and your web shop. In this article, we round up the best Shopify alternatives.

Which Shopify alternatives are there?
MySQL/MariaDB database import
Import a MySQL/MariaDB Database
  • Technical matters

Learn basic MySQL/MariaDB disaster recovery and preparedness: How to import databases from an exported MySQL dump file.

Import a MySQL/MariaDB Database

Hosting

The IONOS Web Hosting Guide: advice for website administration

Hosting an internet presence (web hosting) is getting easier and easier thanks to the variety of tools and increasingly user-friendly content management systems. But it’s still good to familiarize yourself with the finer points of online service administration: and this is where our Web Hosting Guide comes in. In our Digital Guide to hosting, you’ll find in-depth information and recommendations on programs, tools, plugins as well as general hosting tips. These useful articles are designed for all levels, from beginners to professional users: with relevant content and comprehensive detail, the IONOS Web Hosting Guide offers expert knowledge to a broad readership.

CMS, blogs, and technical matters

The ‘Hosting’ category is one of six sections of the IONOS Digital Guide. This is then split into three further subcategories: ‘CMS’, ‘Blogs’, and ‘Technical matters’. The first of these is devoted to content management systems, looking at the considerable number of options available for website creation and administration. The ‘Blogs’ subcategory offers advice and guidance on the establishment and operation of a successful weblog. Here, we also introduce the many extensions and tweaks available for the most widely used blogging and CMS application of all – WordPress. Our final section focuses on information and tips on ‘Technical matters’. This subcategory explores the different sorts of web hosting, the various programs which lighten your web hosting workload, new hosting opportunities, and everything else you need to know about the administration of internet resources.

From beginner to expert: hosting tips for every ability

Our Web Hosting Guide isn’t just for checking basic requirements and techniques of site administration – trained professionals can also expand upon their existing knowledge by reading our articles. Articles like ‘What is shared hosting?’ or our ‘Blog with success’ series are suitable for readers who are new to web hosting, whereas specific posts like ‘Indexing management with robots.txt’ or ‘The top ten .htaccess tricks’ require prior knowledge and experience. This variety makes our Web Hosting Guide attractive and accessible for anyone interested in website administration. Whether you’re a small to medium-sized enterprise, a blogger, a developer, or simply a technology enthusiast: IONOS has got you covered.