WordPress: the best alternatives in profile

The best WordPress alternatives: an overview

These days, there are many options for aspiring web developers. Out of all the homepage toolkits and content management systems available on the net, WordPress is without a doubt the most popular, thanks to its all-rounder qualities. Originally intended to be blogging software, over the years the program has evolved to include a wide range of plugins, making it a suitable platform for almost any...

Flat file CMS: the alternative to WordPress, etc.

The flat file CMS: flat hierarchies for faster access

Do you sometimes believe that less is more? CMS heavyweights such as WordPress, Typo3, or Drupal, aren’t always the best choice. They simply have too many features for small projects, simple blogs, or streamlined corporate websites. In cases like these, a flat file CMS is the best solution. These systems work without a MySQL server running in the background, and they provide surprising...

WordPress plugins

The best WordPress plugins of 2020

WordPress is particularly popular because it allows inexperienced users to create a fully functional blog or website relatively quickly. Even if you want to use the content management system for the realization of complex web projects, that’s entirely possible too: With the appropriate WordPress plugins, the open source platform can easily be adapted to individual needs and expanded to include...

CNAME Record

CNAME Record: Explanation of the DNS Record Type

The Domain Name System and name resolution enable hassle-free surfing for users on the World Wide Web. Here, the DNS has recourse to several types of resource records. One of these is CNAME. This allows different domains to be linked together with one IP address. But how do CNAME records work and how can you check the records?

PTR Record

PTR record: How does the DNS record work?

PTR records turn the DNS on its head: Instead of getting from a domain name to the corresponding IP address – as is normally the case – with reverse DNS the opposite occurs. Which domains belong to an IP address? You can acquire this information using PTR records, which are a special type of DNS record. How do the DNS records need to be structured for this?

SOA Record

SOA Records: The Basis of Every Zone File

The Domain Name System enables the use of domain names for surfing and is based on zone files. These in turn are made up of different records. The first DNS entry you encounter in such a data file is always the SOA record. This determines authority within the zone. We explain how the records are designed and how you can perform an SAO record check.

A Record

A Record: Explanation & Example

The Domain Name System makes it easy for every user to navigate the internet. One of its most important components are A records, which link a domain name to an individual IP address. Only a line of text is needed. But what does this kind of record look like, and how can you perform an A record check?

Encrypted data transfer with WinSCP

Get a more secure data transfer with WinSCP

Are you still transferring your data online over an unencrypted connection via FTP (File Transfer Protocol)? WinSCP offers a comfortable and secure alternative to the current FTP client programs for the operating system, Windows. The encrypted network connection is based on the implementation of Secure Shell (SHH) and enables a fast data transfer via SCP (Secure Copy) and the flexible remote...

Contao: the sleek CMS solution at glance

Contao CMS: a sleek alternative to TYPO3

The right content management system (CMS) is fundamental for every successful web project. Known names, like WordPress or TYPO3, dominate the market, but there are alternative CMSs. With their sleeker yet-still-adequate range of functions, such options often prove to be the better choice. One such example is Contao. The open sources solution wins over users with intuitive user interface, selection...

ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED Error

“ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED”: how to fix this DNS error in the Google Chrome browser

Chrome has recently become the most widely used browser in the world. However, this Google application is just as helpless as its competitors Firefox, Opera and Safari when it comes to technical problems on the server or client side. For example, if the domain name cannot be resolved by the DNS, Chrome will simply display the error message “ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED”. In the following article, you...

Hosting

The IONOS Web Hosting Guide: advice for website administration

Hosting an internet presence (web hosting) is getting easier and easier thanks to the variety of tools and increasingly user-friendly content management systems. But it’s still good to familiarize yourself with the finer points of online service administration: and this is where our Web Hosting Guide comes in. In our Digital Guide to hosting, you’ll find in-depth information and recommendations on programs, tools, plugins as well as general hosting tips. These useful articles are designed for all levels, from beginners to professional users: with relevant content and comprehensive detail, the IONOS Web Hosting Guide offers expert knowledge to a broad readership.

CMS, blogs, and technical matters

The ‘Hosting’ category is one of six sections of the IONOS Digital Guide. This is then split into three further subcategories: ‘CMS’, ‘Blogs’, and ‘Technical matters’. The first of these is devoted to content management systems, looking at the considerable number of options available for website creation and administration. The ‘Blogs’ subcategory offers advice and guidance on the establishment and operation of a successful weblog. Here, we also introduce the many extensions and tweaks available for the most widely used blogging and CMS application of all – WordPress. Our final section focuses on information and tips on ‘Technical matters’. This subcategory explores the different sorts of web hosting, the various programs which lighten your web hosting workload, new hosting opportunities, and everything else you need to know about the administration of internet resources.

From beginner to expert: hosting tips for every ability

Our Web Hosting Guide isn’t just for checking basic requirements and techniques of site administration – trained professionals can also expand upon their existing knowledge by reading our articles. Articles like ‘What is shared hosting?’ or our ‘Blog with success’ series are suitable for readers who are new to web hosting, whereas specific posts like ‘Indexing management with robots.txt’ or ‘The top ten .htaccess tricks’ require prior knowledge and experience. This variety makes our Web Hosting Guide attractive and accessible for anyone interested in website administration. Whether you’re a small to medium-sized enterprise, a blogger, a developer, or simply a technology enthusiast: IONOS has got you covered.


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