What is a session ID?
What is a session ID?
  • Technical matters

When a website is visited, the server generates a session ID and assigns it to the user. This session ID is temporarily created by the server and assigned to the user for a during their active session to identify the user and their data exchanges throughout the session.

What is a session ID?
What is etcd?
etcd: A database for key-value pairs
  • Technical matters

Conventional systems in which the front end and the database run on the same machine are a thing of the past and ever more providers are choosing cloud-based systems instead. These systems come with their own challenges, such as how to handle small components and transport data as securely as possible. One promising solution in this field is etcd, a key-value store. Read on to find out more about...

etcd: A database for key-value pairs
Err_Connection_Timed_Out
Correcting the error “Err_Connection_Timed_Out”
  • Technical matters

The error message “Err_Connection_Timed_Out” appears frequently on Google Chrome and means that an error has occurred when trying to access a webpage. This is usually caused by the target server taking too long to send a reply, which results in the browser terminating the communication attempt. Find out in our guide what “Err_Connection_Timed_Out” means, what measures you can take to correct the...

Correcting the error “Err_Connection_Timed_Out”
What are third-party cookies?
What are third-party cookies?
  • Technical matters

Anyone who encounters personalized advertising on the internet might at first find it odd. How does the internet know that I am interested in going on vacation? Most users leave clear footprints on the net that can be used to create virtual “user profiles”. Third party cookies placed by advertisers are responsible for this. But how do they work, can you have a say in the use of cookies, and what...

What are third-party cookies?
Memcached vs. Redis
Memcached vs. Redis: a comparison
  • Technical matters

If you’re looking for a powerful open-source solution for in-memory data storage, you’ll almost certainly find yourself asking “Memcached or Redis”? The two databases have a lot in common, but there are some fundamental differences too. Read on to find out which system best meets your requirements.

Memcached vs. Redis: a comparison
What is Memcached?
Memcached: the in-memory store in simple terms
  • Technical matters

Memcached is a cache server whose function is to store and quickly retrieve data from memory. This popular open-source solution is well-suited to support demanding web applications since its response times are just a few milliseconds. In this article, you will learn how Memcached works and what advantages and disadvantages it has.

Memcached: the in-memory store in simple terms
Change WordPress Username and Password
How to Change Your WordPress Username and Password
  • Blogs

Learn how to change your WordPress username and password. With this guide we will show you how to easily change your WordPress username and/or password.

How to Change Your WordPress Username and Password
Blogging tools: Which programs are really worth it?
Blogging tools: The best work tools for bloggers
  • Blogs

There are lots of tools for bloggers – and anyone who runs a blog can certainly use some good tools. But it’s difficult to decide on the right blogging tools, especially for beginners. In our guide you’ll find an overview of the most popular applications for bloggers with comprehensive explanations of their functions, so that you can start your personal blog right away.

Blogging tools: The best work tools for bloggers
‘Noisy Neighbor’ effect: explanation and solutions
The ‘noisy neighbor’ effect: disruptions in shared and cloud hosting
  • Technical matters

Shared hosting offers are very popular with many users because of their affordability. But the benefit of loaning resources and sharing hardware with other users can also cause problems, particularly if one of more of the hosted applications puts too much of a strain on performance. What exactly is the ‘noisy neighbor’ effect and how can providers and private hosts avoid this issue in cloud...

The ‘noisy neighbor’ effect: disruptions in shared and cloud hosting

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.