Today, every operating system has a graphical user interface, where we can navigate our computers using a mouse, stylus, or graphic tablet. But that wasn’t always the case. The first operating system used on personal computers, DOS, required users to enter commands into a command line using their keyboards. Keep reading to find out how a disk operating system works and what the best-known DOS are....
With the spread of Windows, DOS commands have become less important. Launching a program, copying a file, or creating a directory – this can be done using a mouse and the graphic interface. However, it’s still useful to know some basic DOS commands should you ever have any problems with the Windows display. Keep reading for an overview of the main commands.
Learn how to improve your website's performance by setting up HTTP content caching in Apache. Apache is capable of several kinds of caching, including key/value and file caching. This tutorial will focus on basic HTTP content caching, which is the most commonly used form of caching with Apache.
In the KVM console, the keyboard language is set to English by default. To use a different keyboard language in the KVM console, you have to set the same keyboard language on your local computer, on your server and in the KVM console.
The Apache web server is the most popular web server due to its power and versatility. However, as traffic to your website scales, Apache performance can become a significant issue for your visitors. Learn three easy ways to improve the performance of your Apache web server.
Ruby on Rails uses SQLite as its database by default, but it also supports the use of MySQL. SQLite is an excellent alternative to a traditional database like MySQL, but it has some limitations, particularly with regards to concurrency and scaling to a high load, which may make MySQL a better choice for your project.
Learn how to use PostgreSQL with your Ruby on Rails application, instead of the default SQLite database. SQLite is an easy-to-configure, lightweight product which ships with Ruby on Rails by default. However, PostgreSQL is a more robust solution which provides more advanced features, scaling, and stability, which may make it more suitable for your Ruby on Rails project.
Learn how to write a basic Bash shell script. Although shell scripts can be long, complicated scripts which perform complex tasks, you can also learn how to write a simple shell script in 10 minutes. If you can run commands at the command line, learning how to write a basic Bash script is easy.
PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database system with over 15 years of active development and a reputation for reliability. Learn how to install PostgreSQL on Windows Server 2016.
Memory (RAM) influences a system’s overall performance. Every activity requires devices to perform and create data that is processed. To make sure that data is quickly exchanged, working memory is needed. But what is RAM? We’ll explain how random access memory works, introduce various types, and clear up the question of how much RAM makes sense.
IONOS Server Guide: professional tips on configuration and administration
Servers are what make up the physical basis of the internet. Setting up your own professional site, putting products online for sale, or connecting multiple company locations with one another: all of these tasks require the support of high-performance computers. And it doesn’t matter if you purchase hardware resources for your own data center or opt for the flexibility of cloud services: operating a server comes with the challenge of independently configuring and administering hardware components. But don’t worry, there’s a lot of support out there for these tasks. In the Server Guide of IONOS’s Digital Guide series, you’ll find regular articles, news, and tutorials on how to operate this indispensable component of today’s IT infrastructure.
Server information for businesses, developers, and tech hobbyists
Packed with practical tips, our guide covers a wide spectrum of topics primarily aimed at mid-sized companies, freelance developers, and tech hobbyists. While some articles, like ‘What is a server?’ or ‘DNS – name resolution online’ cater more to beginners, experts are by no means left hanging; there’s a wide range of detailed texts and tutorials on important tasks like choosing the best operating system, filling security gaps, or getting the best possible performance out of your software and hardware.
What you can expect in the IONOS Server Guide
If you take a look, you’ll notice our guide is divided into four different subcategories, each covering a different topic. The ‘KnowHow’ area sets out to familiarize beginners with the basics of operating a server. Details on different server types and how to use them are also laid out here. Tips and tricks on managing server software is found under the keyword, ‘Configuration’. The category, ‘Security’ is all about dealing with potential problems server operators may encounter from online threats. Conventional methods of attack, like viruses, worms, and Trojans, and what you can do to combat them are explained here. And the category, ‘Tools’, provides useful guidance on what resources can help make administering your server a more manageable task.