SSH: Secure Shell

What is SSH? The secure shell simply explained

If you want to establish a secure connection to your server via the internet, you will need SSH. Whether sending commands, uploading files, or during remote maintenance, secure shell ensures that criminals cannot gain access to your sensitive data. Effective encryption and correct authentication are essential for this. To help you understand what is behind the SSH protocol, we reveal how it works...

File manager for Android: The best apps

File manager for Android – the best alternatives to the standard app

Managing files and folder on Android devices can quickly become a tedious affair. One the one hand, the integrated file manager app (only since Android 6.0 “Marshmallow”) is well hidden in the settings of the operating system, and on the other hand, it only has the basic functions available – which is why many users rely on third-party applications from the Google Play Store. But what exactly sets...

Setting up server backups with rsync

Server Backups with rsync

Server backups are the best way to save vital data from your online projects and avoid losing data. A sophisticated backup strategy including all terminal devices is essential, especially in server environments. To do so, you need reliable backup programs. In addition to software solutions and online services, which are often very expensive, free applications like rsync offer an alternative.

Alternative file managers for Windows, Linux, and Mac

The most popular file managers for Windows, Linux, and Mac

A central program on every operating system is the file manager. Whether on Windows, Linux, or macOS – in order to perform file and directory operations conveniently and efficiently, you should rely on a file manager that meets all your requirements. The pre-installed programs like Windows Explorer, Apple’s Finder, or Nautilus on Ubuntu, on the other hand, come with a greatly reduced range of...

Single sign-on

Single sign-on – one-time registration for everything, please!

Online activity could be so simple – just enter your access data once and automatically be logged in for all accounts and services on the web, instead of having to remember dozens of passwords. This is, in fact, a reality for many websites, and the process is called SSO – single sign-on – and is becoming ever more popular among private and professional users. But what are the benefits of SSO, and...

XAMPP tutorial: create your own local test server

XAMPP tutorial: installation and first steps

The software packet XAMPP is a collection of popular applications like the web server Apache, a leading database management system (either MySQL or MariaDB), the scripting languages PHP and Perl, and more – all together in a compact test server. Our XAMPP tutorial will take you through the installation and configuration process, with the aid of clear instructions and screenshots, to help you set...

nslookup

nslookup: Here’s how the useful DNS check works

Those who want to access computer systems and applications in networks need host (or rather, domain) names. As long as the Domain Name System, which is responsible for the name conversions, is functioning normally, users remain unaware that machine-readable IP addresses are hidden behind these names. However, if complications with the DNS and the involved name servers arise, they can be quickly...

Microsoft Access alternatives at a glance

Microsoft Access alternatives: are there any free applications that achieve the same result?

MS Access is widely used office software and enables people with no prior programming knowledge to work with databases. The license for the program, however, is not exactly cheap. Several free alternatives to Microsoft Access promise to do essentially the same thing. But which are the best Microsoft Access alternatives? And can they actually keep up with the range of functions and standard of...

Telnet – the system-wide remote protocol

What is telnet?

Remote access to remote computer systems has always been a part of well-organized networks. Administrators can manage individual users as well as work on the move since a remote connection enables access to company data. One of the first protocols developed specifically for this purpose was Telnet.

Continuous Ping

Continuous ping in Windows, Linux, and MacOS

The ping command line program is among the basic tools for network diagnostics on all relevant systems. In Linux and MacOS, ping is already run in the default configuration as a continuous ping. In Windows, the program must first be activated with the appropriate parameters for continuous tests. We’ll show you what to take into consideration when you do this.


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