Data Protection

MongoDB: Sharding vs Replication

MongoDB: Sharding vs Replication

In this set of scenarios we will explore the difference between MongoDB sharding and replication, and explain when each is the most appropriate solution. Both replication and sharding are forms of horizontal scaling to create a high availability (HA) setup.

PrestaShop – the modular system for e-commerce

PrestaShop: the shop platform with HQ in Europe and Miami

The search for the perfect software to meet your requirements of design and functionality for e-commerce can be a long and tedious affair. Some platforms just don’t quite give you the design you’re after, while others might look great but lack important shop functions like flexible payment methods, legal certainty, or optimization for mobile devices. PrestaShop was developed especially for...

Alternatives to Google

Google alternatives at a glance

Numerous companies and nonprofit organizations offer web search services beyond the Google algorithm. The competition is usually stuck with an outsider status when it comes to their alternatives to Google but they also present interesting approaches and innovative business models that don’t necessarily rely on the advertising industry. The trend toward anonymous web searches is also starting to...

Microsoft Exchange Zero Day Attack

Reaction to Microsoft Exchange zero-day attack

On March 6, Microsoft pointed out vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Exchange software. IONOS had already learned of the vulnerability on March 3 and immediately applied updates provided by Microsoft to all Exchange systems it operated itself in order to eliminate the vulnerabilities. IONOS systems were not affected by the attack wave.

What are session cookies?

What are session cookies?

What are session cookies and what’s their purpose when surfing the internet? Compared to regular persistent cookies, session cookies are temporarily stored on a device. That means once you close down your browser, they are automatically deleted. Since these cookies are essential in order to browse websites, they are permitted under the GDPR.

E-mail marketing trends

Email marketing trends 2021: 9 ideas for the new year

To ensure that your newsletter campaigns continue to be effective in the future, you shouldn’t miss these email marketing trends in 2021: more automation possibilities, new design options, stricter data protection, and things that are made possible thanks to artificial intelligence. In our article on this year’s newsletter trends, we explain what you should look for in your future strategies and...

What is metadata?

What is metadata?

Metadata is generated by many applications in the digital world. If this data is collected and analyzed en masse, it poses a serious risk to privacy. But metadata doesn’t have to be dangerous. The term is broad and encompasses a lot of useful techniques. In this article we’ll explore the meaning of metadata with some examples.

A case for thinking global: Germany’s Impressum laws

Impressum law: What you need to know about special website credits

Before a website goes live, website operators should have a legal notice in place, also called an “Impressum”. Most internet pages also require a provider identification. Depending on the industry and the contents of the website, special information must be provided. Otherwise, warnings and fines may be issued.

ePrivacy Regulation: About the EU’s privacy policy

ePrivacy Regulation and its shadow! What to expect

The EU plans to significantly tighten data security online: With the ePrivacy Regulation, the collection of personal data will only be allowed following explicit allowance. At this point, it’s not certain what exactly will be included in the ePrivacy Regulation: Here, we’ve consolidated what we already know. In this way, you can develop strategies now for complying with the regulation’s...


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