Creating backups is a must for computer admins and private users. However, some backups don’t succeed because of the effort involved. If there is a large amount of data to be backed up, a backup can take hours. Incremental backups are the solution. That is because only the changes to the last backup are transferred. Read on to find out how an incremental data backup works.
You may have previously experienced one of the following scenarios: your computer got wet, you dropped a hard drive, or your server was hacked. Now the damage is done. Disbelievingly, the expert you called asks: “Don’t you have a backup?” Though creating a complete backup of all of your data can take a long time, it’s definitely worth it. We explain everything you need to know here.
What is a differential backup? Explore a definition of differential backups, their features and advantages as part of our series on backup methods and strategies. With differential backups only the changes since the last full backup are stored. This saves time and storage space. We explain how differential backups work and when they should be used.
Xubuntu is a community-developed derivative of the Ubuntu operating system. The distribution is suitable for users who appreciate speed, ease of use, and an elegant look, and want to get the most out of their laptops, desktops, or netbooks. In this article we take a look at Xubuntu’s advantages and system requirements.
Lubuntu is an ideal solution for upgrading older computers due to its low hardware and memory requirements. But the Linux distribution is also suitable for other purposes. In our article, we take a closer look at the Ubuntu derivative, who it’s suitable for, and what Lubuntu’s system requirements are. Read on for more.
What is LDAP and how does it differ from Active Directory? The LDAP Protocol is a lightweight variant of the DAP (Directory Access Protocol). With LDAP, directories can be searched in large quantities for data, information, devices, and resources. The basic idea behind LDAP is to quickly browse or make changes to a server-wide distributed directory tree.
In Last Oasis you travel through the desert in search of resources and challenges to escape the burning sun. When sharing in the fun with friends and acquaintances, a Last Oasis private server is recommended. Read on to explore the best hosting and installation tips and find out all you need to know to set up your Last Oasis dedicated server.
While you’re working on your computer, the background lighting in your environment will vary. To protect your eyes and prevent headaches, you should adapt the screen brightness to these changing conditions. Windows gives you different options for this. Our article shows you the various ways to set the brightness settings.
The DNS TTL value shows how long the results of DNS queries are saved for. Under certain circumstances, it may be useful for websites to check and/or change their DNS TTL values. Keep reading to learn about the best practices for DNS TTL, DNS TTL minimum and maximum values, and how to set DNS TTL values for your website.
When you direct data packets to the broadcast address, the data packet is sent from a single point to an entire network without you having to specify any recipients. We explain what exactly the broadcast IP is and how it is composed. In addition, our article explains how you can calculate the broadcast address. Read on for more.
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.