Create your own visitor counter: How it works
Visitor counter: Create a counter for your website
  • Website creation

At the start of the internet, a visitor counter on a website was a classic marketing instrument that significantly helped the success of a web presence. Today, the practical scripts are primarily used for presenting click numbers on specific content, such as videos or blog entries, as well as for collecting basic user data for web analysis. If you don’t want to rely on free or paid downloads, or...

Visitor counter: Create a counter for your website
How are websites accessed?
How are websites accessed?
  • Web development

In order to access a web page in a browser, you just have to enter the URL into the address bar in your web browser and the requested website will pop up on your screen. This seems simple enough, but the process that’s taking place in the background is a highly complex one. Learn about what happens when you access a website – from the URL translation to the relevant IP address via data transfer,...

How are websites accessed?
Spring Boot Tutorial
Spring Boot Tutorial: Developing Java apps with Spring Boot
  • Web development

For years, Spring has been one of the most popular Java frameworks. When combined with Spring Boot, it provides developers with an excellent and easy-to-use basic framework for a wide variety of applications. In our Spring Boot tutorial, we will highlight the requirements for installing and using this framework, as well as show you how to get started with your own app.

Spring Boot Tutorial: Developing Java apps with Spring Boot
Binary code
Binary code: what do you use the binary system for?
  • Web development

Computers use binary code which is made up of all “ones and zeroes”. But why? Why don’t PCs and smartphones work in the decimal system that we are all used to? The answer can be found in the technology as well as in the sheer elegance of the binary system. It is a lot simpler than many people think. Can you perform calculations with binary code too?

Binary code: what do you use the binary system for?
Python logging
The Python logging module: How to locate script errors
  • Web development

Python logging is a module in the Python library. Since it is integrated into the source code, developers can use several commands to carry out Python logging to file, i.e. create a log file and send notes to this file that are logged when an application runs. Python logging can be used, for example, for code debugging or error communication.

The Python logging module: How to locate script errors
What is XSS (a.k.a. Cross-site scripting)?
How to prevent XSS/cross-site scripting and close security gaps
  • Web development

Have you ever heard of cross-site scripting (XSS)? This is when unauthorized users take advantage of security gaps in internet browsers and on web servers to plant malware and run it anonymously. But what lies behind these attacks and how can website operators and users protect themselves?

How to prevent XSS/cross-site scripting and close security gaps
Cool and creative 404 pages: tips and examples
Tips and examples to help create great 404 pages
  • Website creation

When surfing the web, users are often stopped in their tracks by 404 pages. This error message means that the page the user is trying to reach doesn’t exist. Most of these webpages are standardized, but some operators choose to create their own, individual 404 pages. So how do you go about creating a memorable, innovative 404 error page? We’ll take you through the dos and don’ts of making a 404...

Tips and examples to help create great 404 pages
Find, view and download old versions of websites
View old website versions: a look at the Wayback Machine and two alternatives
  • Website creation

You want to find old versions of websites? Travel back in time with us - almost to the dawn of the internet. Or perhaps you’d rather visit your own old website to track its progress. If you save your website in a web page archive, the contents are not lost and can still be viewed years later. Archives like the Wayback Machine are an amazing resource for all web users- whether SEO experts,...

View old website versions: a look at the Wayback Machine and two alternatives
How to embed a video with HTML
Embedding videos on your page
  • Website creation

With HTML5, uploading video content onto your website is easier than ever. The most recent version of this popular markup language defines a new native element, video, and the associated programming interface. Website operators can also embed audio-visual content onto their online presences using video platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo.

Embedding videos on your page
What exactly is a website?
What exactly is a website?
  • Website creation

What exactly is a website? Who needs one, and what are the different options available for private users and businesses? There are solutions for beginners, which require no programming knowledge. These solutions, especially content management systems, have established themselves in the last few years due to their flexible content management. Professionals, however, still swear by self-written...

What exactly is a website?

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.