Website optimization: tips and tricks for more speed

Website optimization – the biggest obstacles

When it comes to website development and maintenance one aspect is often missed: website speed. Despite mobile-first approaches and responsive designs, many websites still have loading times that are too long, which can prove off-putting for visitors. Yet, loading time is one of the key reasons why consumers abandon a website. Our guide reveals what you can do to make your website faster.

Update PHP version and cancel PHP Extended Support

Update PHP version and cancel PHP Extended Support

PHP has long been a popular tool for web development. In order to meet the evolving needs of developers, the scripting language is regularly updated and new versions are published in the form of major and minor releases. We will show you how to update your PHP version and what PHP Extended Support from IONOS is all about.

PHP 7.3

PHP 7.3 End-of-life (EOL) in December 2021

The popular web programming language PHP is developed by a community of volunteer programmers. Version updates are usually released by the end of each year. Every major release tends to be actively developed for two years, followed by 12 months of security updates before the PHP version reaches its end-of-life (EOL). For PHP 7.3, the EOL date is just around the corner.

XPath Tutorial

XPath Tutorial for Beginners

XPath provides you with a syntax that clearly addresses the elements of an XML document. As a path description language, XPath is the basis for query languages such as XQuery or the transformation of XML documents via XSLT. We’ll introduce to you the XPath data model and use examples to illustrate XPath syntax.

Dark Web

What is the dark web?

The dark web is the dark side of the Internet – a digital sphere without rules or laws. But what’s behind this space where criminal activity runs rampant? How does access to the dark web work and what are the dangers?

Deep Web

What is the deep web?

The Internet is huge. When you search for content on Google only a fraction of what is really there can be found – the content in the so-called “deep web” is access-restricted. Read on to find out what lurks in the deep web and why and how content is hidden here.

PHP 8

PHP 8: What you need to know about the latest version

PHP is one of the most important languages on the Internet. Many content management systems like WordPress, TYPO3 or Joomla are based on PHP. With the release of PHP 8, various new features were introduced. Also some old features were reworked, meaning that errors may occur if the code is not up to date. You can find all the important information about the new features of PHP 8 here.

What is a zettabyte?

Zettabyte – the storage capacity unit explained

Most of us are already well-acquainted with storage units such as megabytes, gigabytes, and terabytes. But a much larger unit needed to measure the data capacity in use worldwide. The zettabyte has been mapping global data traffic since 2012. But how much data is in a zettabyte? We explain the relationship to better-known units and how their conversion works.

Esc key

The Esc key and its most important functions

The Esc key at the top left of a PC keyboard is basically a relic from the days of command line-based operating systems such as DOS and UNIX. But even today, the Escape key proves extremely handy for many situations. It terminates processes in Windows, shuts down windows and menus, and, in combination with other keys, can launch Windows system functions.

Android emulator

Free Android emulators: 3 programs compared

Android emulators are used to add smartphone and tablet applications to desktop PCs. Installing them is quick and operating them is not particularly complicated. Even games and apps from Google's Play Store can be used. We compare three Android emulators for Windows 10 that are freely available and discuss their security risks.


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