Getting started with WinSCP
Getting started with WinSCP
  • Technical matters

With WinSCP, you can safely create your ideal data transfer between your local Windows PC and a web server. The open source software supports all current protocols and its quick and simple installation process provides an experience that’s satisfying for the user. With the choice of two available user interfaces, you can benefit from a clearly laid-out data management system, which includes...

Getting started with WinSCP
Contao: the sleek CMS solution at glance
Contao CMS: a sleek alternative to TYPO3
  • CMS

The right content management system (CMS) is fundamental to the success of most web projects. Big names, like WordPress or TYPO3, dominate the market, but there are alternatives. With their sleeker yet-still-adequate range of functions, such options often prove to be the better choice. One such example is Contao. The open source solution wins over users with its accessibility and intuitive user...

Contao CMS: a sleek alternative to TYPO3
Encrypted data transfer with WinSCP
Get a more secure data transfer with WinSCP
  • Technical matters

Are you still transferring your data online over an unencrypted connection via FTP (File Transfer Protocol)? WinSCP offers a comfortable and secure alternative to the current FTP client programs for the operating system, Windows. The encrypted network connection is based on the implementation of Secure Shell (SHH) and enables a fast data transfer via SCP (Secure Copy) and the flexible remote...

Get a more secure data transfer with WinSCP
PHP 5.6 Support
PHP 5.6: Support stops at the end of 2018
  • Technical matters

Security support for PHP 5.6 ceases at the end of the year. Although developers had already postponed the end date by a year, many website operators still seem to be unprepared. A large number of websites still run on PHP 5.6. From January onwards, these websites will be at risk. However, many are dreading the update. How can you protect your website?

PHP 5.6: Support stops at the end of 2018
Graph database
Graph databases explained
  • Technical matters

There are plenty of models for processing and storing large quantities of data. However, conventional databases with their rigid tabular structures quickly reach their limits when modeling complex relationships. So-called ‘graph databases’ have proven themselves to be particularly efficient for dealing with intensely interconnected data. But what exactly can they do?

Graph databases explained
HTTP 408: How to fix the “Request Timeout” error
HTTP 408: how to fix the timeout error
  • Technical matters

Permanent availability is one of the most important things when it comes to a website. However, even the best technical conditions do not offer a 100% guarantee that a website will constantly run smoothly. Connection errors like HTTP error 408 regularly present websites with minor and major difficulties, especially since the causes are often found on the client side. Our guide looks at the causes...

HTTP 408: how to fix the timeout error
Databases
Databases – why do you need them and what kinds are there?
  • Technical matters

Databases are a fundamental part of our information society today. They organize electronic data and regulate access to it. Databases have a wide range of applications, both commercial and private. Each database system has a database management system based on a specific database model. While the history of the database began with the hierarchical model, today the relational database model is the...

Databases – why do you need them and what kinds are there?
Cross Browser Testing
Cross browser testing
  • Technical matters

Optimizing your website on all devices and browsers serves is an important badge of quality for both users as well as search engines. Due to the sheer amount of different web browsers, this aspect of optimization is often overlooked. Cross browser testing tools analyze how your website is displayed in different browsers, identify problematic codes, and support you with optimization.

Cross browser testing
HTTP 400 Bad Request | finding the causes
HTTP 400: Bad Request explained
  • Technical matters

Internet users are often confronted with error messages. HTTP status codes can be especially annoying, and even more so if you don’t understand what they mean. The message 'HTTP 400 – Bad Request' is a mystery for many internet users, but luckily it can be solved in most cases. We explain what the error message means and how to fix the error.

HTTP 400: Bad Request explained
Hostname
All you need to know: what is a hostname?
  • Technical matters

A computer’s unique name on a network is the hostname, site name or computer name. The hostname is part of the fully qualified domain name, which can be used (for example) to find and access websites on the internet. Here you’ll learn what a hostname looks like, and we’ll show you various ways to determine the hostname using an IP address or how to change it.

All you need to know: what is a hostname?

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.