WordPress: robots.txt
How to add and optimize robots.txt file for WordPress
  • Blogs

Search engines use crawlers to find new pages and index them for search. Although this is usually seen as a good thing, it can become annoying when parts of a website that aren’t meant for public eyes still get crawled. You can use robots.txt to exclude WordPress pages from crawlers. We explain how this works in our article.

How to add and optimize robots.txt file for WordPress
Podcast with WordPress
WordPress Podcast Plugins: Start a podcast with WordPress
  • Blogs

WordPress podcasts plugins provide many useful features that facilitate the organization and distribution of audio content. These are specifically suitable for those who want to enter the world of podcasts with WordPress. Synchronization options with platforms such as Spotify are possible, and the plugins are rounded off by analysis functions, which allow content to be constantly tailored to your...

WordPress Podcast Plugins: Start a podcast with WordPress
The WordPress Maintenance Mode
What is the WordPress Maintenance Mode?
  • CMS

When updating a WordPress website, perhaps with a switch to a new theme and the corresponding layout changes, or with an update to core files, you should utilize the WordPress Maintenance Mode. This prevents users from being met with an error message or even a blank page during the maintenance process. The maintenance mode allows you to create a static site that informs readers that the website is...

What is the WordPress Maintenance Mode?
Get Linux IP address
How to get your Linux IP address in different ways
  • Technical matters

If you want to check your IP address in Linux, you have a couple of options. In addition to the graphical route via the settings, you can also use commands to get the information you’re looking for. Here, we’ll introduce you to some of these commands, like “ifconfig”, the equivalent of the “ipconfig” Windows command in Linux.

How to get your Linux IP address in different ways
Creating a website with WordPress: a Beginner’s Guide
How to build a WordPress website
  • Blogs

Do you want to have your own website, but you have hardly any programming skills? With a content management system, you can create a homepage for yourself or your company without HTML knowledge. Our WordPress guide will guide you step-by-step through the website making process, from installing and setting up WordPress, to creating content and publishing your material.

How to build a WordPress website
MySQL version
How to check and update your MySQL version
  • Technical matters

Your database management system is not always kept up to date automatically. If this is the case, you should definitely perform the necessary steps manually for the sake of security. We’ll explain how you can check your MySQL version and what steps you can take to bring it up to date.

How to check and update your MySQL version
NoSQL
NoSQL: The trend toward structured data storage
  • Technical matters

NoSQL is a growing trend in the world of data storage. This should come as no surprise: NoSQL databases are considered more flexible, more powerful and more functional than traditional database models. For example, they are now the preferred database model for big data applications. But what is NoSQL and what are the advantages or relational SQL databases?

NoSQL: The trend toward structured data storage
MySQL vs. MongoDB
MySQL vs. MongoDB, which database is better?
  • Technical matters

Would you rather relational database management or a flexible NoSQL solution? When choosing the right tool for your data, it’s worth comparing MongoDB vs. MySQL. We’ll show you how the two software solutions differ from each other, what advantages and disadvantages they offer and who could win the MySQL vs. MongoDB duel.

MySQL vs. MongoDB, which database is better?
Encrypted data transfer with WinSCP
Get a more secure data transfer with WinSCP
  • Technical matters

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...

Get a more secure data transfer with WinSCP
Object-oriented databases
Object-oriented databases: the insider tip in database models
  • Technical matters

Most IT projects depend on relational databases, but alternatives exist. Object-oriented databases may only occupy a small niche, but the corresponding systems provide several advantages. Instead of distributing everything across different tables, all related attributes are brought together in one object. How does that work?

Object-oriented databases: the insider tip in database models

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.