What is HTTPS?
HTTPS: what it means and why it’s important
  • Technical matters

Current web browsers are increasingly refusing to accept unencrypted websites and insist that the encrypted version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (i.e. HTTPS) be used. Why is this important? What is actually encrypted? What information can my browser provide me with about this? Here you will find the answers to these questions.

HTTPS: what it means and why it’s important
HTTP request
HTTP requests: methods, syntax, and explanation
  • Technical matters

We encounter HTTP requests daily, even if we do not notice them. Every time we click on a link in an Internet browser, the browser sends an HTTP request to the address of the webserver. Did you know that HTTP requests can even be used to delete files on a server? In this article, you will learn about the different HTTP methods.

HTTP requests: methods, syntax, and explanation
What is HTTP?
What is HTTP?
  • Technical matters

Every web address begins with the letters HTTP. But what does HTTP mean? And why is it important? We’ll show you what you need to know about the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, one of the oldest and most important internet protocols that is required for your web browser to communicate with the web server. So, how exactly does it work?

What is HTTP?
Object-oriented databases
Object-oriented databases: the insider tip in database models
  • Technical matters

Most IT projects depend on relational databases, but alternatives exist. Object-oriented databases may only occupy a small niche, but the corresponding systems provide several advantages. Instead of distributing everything across different tables, all related attributes are brought together in one object. How does that work?

Object-oriented databases: the insider tip in database models
Green Computing
Green Computing: The Utilization of Sustainable Technology as a Necessity and Competitive Edge
  • Technical matters

Have you ever heard of green computing? This buzzword refers to measures that are intended to shape the production, use and disposal of hardware and software in a more sustainable way. Green IT is a social responsibility for companies; however, it also offers benefits to those who implement it: anyone who does will gain advantages both in terms of cost and competitiveness.

Green Computing: The Utilization of Sustainable Technology as a Necessity and Competitive Edge
Finding a website host: how to search successfully
Host: how to find out which provider is most suitable for your project
  • Technical matters

If you want to release a new web project today, you need to find the right host. Hosts have become a popular alternative for large companies, since they enable convenient outsourcing of certain work areas or data, saving company resources. But how do you know which host and which hosting package best meets your needs? And why is the provider’s security concept such a crucial criterion nowadays?

Host: how to find out which provider is most suitable for your project
Self-host your blog or use a hosting provider?
Free blogging service or hosting on your own?
  • Blogs

Theoretically, starting a blog is a manageable task for anybody. Once registered on a blogging platform, you are just a few clicks away from sharing your first entries. Those looking to operate a professional blog with the goal of making a profit are advised to invest a bit more time and money into their electronic enterprises. Deciding to self-host a blog allows users to exercise greater control...

Free blogging service or hosting on your own?
What are cookies?
What are cookies?
  • Technical matters

Recently, a new EU directive has highlighted the importance of cookies, as these small text files sometimes store sensitive user data. But how do cookies actually work, and why do we need them? We will look at the small data packets that are exchanged and stored between web browsers and websites and how cookies affect every internet user today, whether for business or private purposes.

What are cookies?
CouchDB introduction
An introduction to CouchDB
  • Technical matters

The creation and continued development of web applications require numerous data sets. How exactly these datasets are stored in databases is crucial for the user. The CouchDB database management system stores data in a way that is schema-free and document-oriented. Non-structured or half-structured data can be virtually filtered and structured without any issues.

An introduction to CouchDB
The best browsers for Windows and Mac
The best browsers for Windows and Mac
  • Technical matters

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, or good old Microsoft Edge? The debate about which web browser is number one has been going on for years in online communities. But what is a browser exactly? And is there one that can trump the competition and be touted as the best browser?

The best browsers for Windows and Mac

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.