Windows

DNS server not responding – what’s next?

DNS server unavailable? Here’s what to do

‘DNS server not responding’ is a typical error response on Windows. Its presence indicates that some sort of problem is occurring with your internet connection. This phenomenon can be the result of many different causes. In addition to network problems, routers, Windows Firewall, and the web browser are also taken into account when troubleshooting.

Alchemy CMS: the CMS based on Ruby

Alchemy CMS: the open source project based on Ruby on Rails

While most content management systems are based on the PHP scripting language, Alchemy CMS uses a less common but more dynamic programming language: Ruby. There are also countless add-ons available from Ruby on Rails that can help to extend your web framework to create complex projects like company websites or online shops. Find out what makes this intuitive CMS a good bet for beginners.

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...

0x80004005 error

0x80004005: The Best Ways to Solve the Windows Error

The big problem with many Windows error messages is that users hardly ever understand them. For instance, messages with the code “0x80004005” indicate an “unspecified” error. Since these kinds of errors can occur in all sorts of scenarios, we present a range of solution strategies that can prove helpful.

Resolving 0x80070bc2 Errors

0x80070bc2: How to Resolve the Windows Update Error

Microsoft regularly provides its users with the latest features and security improvements via the Update Center. What’s more, the update packages also remove known errors and issues. But the update process doesn’t always work without a hitch: For instance, error 0x80070bc2 occurs when an update fails to install. We reveal how you can fix this problem.

Exchange server: Microsoft’s groupware at a glance

What is Exchange Server?

Microsoft Exchange Server is considered the standard solution for business e-mail traffic and computer-supported collaborative work. The software has many different usage models of available and these require purchasing special licenses. We’ll show you the licensing model here and give you an overview of the different functions of the collaborative software.

Hosts File

What is the hosts file and how do you edit it?

The hosts file used to resolve website names so that certain IP addresses could be accessed. The method was largely replaced by the DNS (domain name system). However, the hosts file is still indispensable for local networks. In addition, certain rules can be set for websites e.g. to block them. We show you where you can find and edit the hosts file in your operating system.

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.

Outlook won’t start

Outlook won’t start – what now?

You cannot start Microsoft Outlook, your calendar is no longer accessible, an important e-mail can no longer be retrieved – when Microsoft’s popular and useful e-mail program fails, you have to laboriously access your inbox via your e-mail provider’s website. Usually, a defective Navigation Pane, outdated add-ins, or a profile in need of repair are at fault. Even with issues lacking clearly...

Buying Office 365 online

Buying Microsoft 365 online: Microsoft 365 – part one

Microsoft 365 is Microsoft’s way of offering its beloved productivity software in the cloud. Users can benefit from numerous functions that enable central data storage and collaborative editing of documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more. When it comes to buying Microsoft 365, you’ll need a subscription – instead of a one-off payment like the traditional desktop installation of Office,...


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