PHP Composer on Ubuntu
Install and Use PHP Composer on Ubuntu 16.04
  • Web development

PHP Composer is a package management system for PHP which prevents users from having to "reinvent the wheel" when it comes to commonly-used website components like user authentication or database management. Composer is modelled on other popular package management systems like Ruby's Bundler.

Install and Use PHP Composer on Ubuntu 16.04
Change the PHP Version on a Plesk Server
Change the PHP Version on a Plesk Server
  • Web development

Learn how to change the PHP version for a server with Plesk. This tutorial includes instructions on how to find the PHP version your Plesk server is using, change to a different PHP version, and install a different PHP version if necessary.

Change the PHP Version on a Plesk Server
SSL certificate
SSL certificates: What they are and what they’re for
  • Website creation

Security on the internet is always paramount: regardless of whether you run a website yourself or just surf the web, you should always understand the basics of internet security. Here we explain exactly what SSL certificates are, what you need them for, and the different types of certificates that are out there.

SSL certificates: What they are and what they’re for
Website navigation
Good website navigation: How to increase web usability
  • Web design

Want to make your website more attractive for customers? With a well thought out website navigation structure and a few basic optimizations, you can win plus points not just with users, but also with search engines. A good overview, an appealing design, and useful content will all go a long way towards making your website the first port of call for your target group. Here you can find out how this...

Good website navigation: How to increase web usability
Registering a website: submitting URLs to Google
How to submit your website to Google, Bing, and Yahoo!
  • Website creation

Did you know that you can submit your site to Google, Bing, and Yahoo! in order for it to be found more easily in the search results? These search engine providers allow web operators to submit their URLs so they can be added to the search index. We’ll show you how to register your web project – a simple procedure that can increase its online visibility.

How to submit your website to Google, Bing, and Yahoo!
Image file format types
Image file formats: An overview of 10 image file types
  • Web design

JPG, PNG, TIFF, and more: there are many image file formats out there. Most users don’t know the exact differences and fall back on a standard image file type. It’s worth looking into the differences, so that you can make sure you’re presenting your pictures in their best possible quality. We’ll explain which image file formats exist and dig into their advantages and disadvantages.

Image file formats: An overview of 10 image file types
Optimizing your website for mobile devices
How to make your website mobile-friendly
  • Website creation

The internet is becoming increasingly more mobile, which is proving challenging for website operators. There are still many websites which aren’t properly optimized for smartphones and tablets and can only be partly displayed. Since Google’s mobile update, these sites can expect significant visibility losses. Separate mobile websites, adaptive and responsive designs, and mobile plugins for content...

How to make your website mobile-friendly
Photo editing software: testing free tools
Testing the best free photo editing software
  • Web design

If you want to edit images, you don’t always need to pay for a pricey tool like Photoshop. The market offers various image processing programs that are both free and highly functional. As well as classic desktop programs, online applications are playing an increasingly important role. But how do you find the software that best suits your needs? Our guide provides you with information and tips...

Testing the best free photo editing software
How do I convert my site to SSL and HTTPS?
Internet security: secure websites with SSL and HTTPS
  • Website creation

The topic of data security is becoming increasingly important for both private users as well as in the business world. As a website owner, you should take all the necessary precautions to ensure that a visit to your site is as secure as possible. Converting your site from HTTP to HTTPS or SSL is an important first step to securing your website and gaining your customers’ trust.

Internet security: secure websites with SSL and HTTPS
What is a vector image?
What is a vector image?
  • Web design

What is a vector image? This image format allows you to resize a graphic while maintaining its quality. This is of the utmost importance for logos, which need to look good across a wide range of media from a letterhead to a huge billboard. Keep reading to find out more about what vector images are, when they are used, and what programs you can use to create them.

What is a vector image?

Websites

IONOS Website Guide: website advice for all

A website isn’t just a website – these days, there are countless ways to create an online presence in a way that matches your expectations. The ‘Websites’ section of the IONOS Digital Guide offers detailed information about creating, managing, and optimizing websites as well as facts and general background information on the World Wide Web. For a closer look, you can also explore one of several subcategories about different topics. Here, we present website advice for everyone, from mere enthusiasts to qualified professionals.

What’s in the IONOS Website Guide?

The ‘Websites’ section is one of six main categories in the IONOS Digital Guide. ‘Websites’ is then broken down into four further subcategories: ‘Website creation, ‘Web design’, ‘Web development’, and ‘Digital law’. While ‘Website creation’ focuses primarily on the technical aspects of internet sites, ‘Web design’ articles look at the optical makeup of content, in particular the use of text, images, and responsive displays through HTML or CSS. ‘Web development’ covers the use of scripting languages, like PHP or JavaScript, as well as specific tools for the development of internet services. But basic information about the standards and trends of website development can also be found here. The subcategory ‘Digital law’ presents online laws and practices, like image usage rights and privacy policies.

Website advice for beginners, advanced users, and professionals

The Website Guide serves as an information portal for small and medium-sized companies, along with developers, web designers, technology lovers, and general internet enthusiasts. Many articles on the IONOS Digital Guide require little background knowledge, though some are also aimed at more experienced users. Beginners can enjoy posts on topics like ‘What exactly is a website?’, ‘The basics for modern web development’, or ‘How are websites accessed?’, while more advanced readers can broaden their knowledge of specific topics with comprehensive articles and tutorials. So whether you are a novice, an advanced user, or a professional: our handy Website Guide has plenty of useful tips and tricks to help you become an expert on the World Wide Web.