What is DBaaS

DBaaS (Database as a Service): databases in the cloud

Relational database systems such as MySQL no longer necessarily have to be hosted in-house. With Database as a Service – or DBaaS for short – one or more databases are outsourced to the cloud, saving costs and capacity. Here we explain how DBaaS works, what it’s suitable for, and what advantages and disadvantages it has.

Linux SED command

What is sed command on Linux?

Although Linux distributions can also be controlled via a graphical interface, many things can be done more quickly via commands in the command line. For example, you can use SED under Linux to revise complete databases with just one line. To do this, however, you need to be familiar with the options and functions of the command, as well as with regular expressions. We’ll make it easy for you to...

Linux SCP command

Linux SCP command

The Linux SCP command used to be the standard for securely copying files between computers in a network. These days, the tool has become outdated and eclipsed by more powerful alternatives. We explain how to use the command and give practical examples, before presenting two great alternative tools.

Windows: show hidden folders and files

Windows: how to show hidden files and folders

Want to know how to show hidden folders in Windows? By default, the Windows operating system hides numerous files and folders to prevent the user from accessing them. Most of these files are important system files that are protected for a good reason, but sometimes you need to display them anyway. In this guide, we’ll show you how with step-by-step instructions.

File extension overview

File extensions in an overview

From PDF to JPG and TXT, there are countless different file extensions out there. These extensions are the last part of a file name and are separated from the actual name by a dot. Nowadays, there are so many that it is easy to lose track of them. In this article, you will learn about the most important file extensions for image files, text documents, media files and more.

What is Gaia-X?

Gaia-X: the European digital project

Google, Amazon, Facebook, Alibaba, Tencent: Data infrastructure is dominated by a few large corporations, none of which come from Europe. Gaia-X aims to change that. A group of politicians, businesspeople, and researchers hope the concept will strengthen the development of European digital projects, and increase the importance of transparency, data protection, and cloud independence.

What is BIOS

What is a BIOS? A definition

BIOS has been around for almost as long as PCs themselves. If you frequently struggle with computer issues, you may have heard of the term, but few users know exactly what it is. Yet, the BIOS is fundamental to the operability of every PC. In this article, we discuss what’s behind the acronym, which functions the BIOS performs, and what its successors look like.

Install fonts on a Mac

Install fonts on a Mac

Getting bored by always using the same old fonts on your Mac? Want to install a new font? Luckily, Apple makes it easy to add Mac fonts. It takes just a few simple steps. Learn how to install fonts on your Mac manually or using Font Book, preview all fonts, and uninstall fonts.

Force quitting on a Mac

How to force quit on a Mac

Force quit applications on a Mac. Frozen applications caused by RAM overload or a program error can bring your entire workflow to a standstill. If the application does not respond at all, your only option is usually to force quit the program. Find out how to quit frozen applications on your Mac quickly.

How to create a new folder on mac

How to create a new folder on your Mac: step by step

Organize your documents, pictures, and other digital files on your Mac using different folders. This gives you a better overview and saves time. If you don’t know how to make a new folder on MacOS rest assured, it’s really easy. We show you three ways to create folders and add and delete files on your iMac or MacBook.

Server

IONOS Server Guide: professional tips on configuration and administration

Servers are what make up the physical basis of the internet. Setting up your own professional site, putting products online for sale, or connecting multiple company locations with one another: all of these tasks require the support of high-performance computers. And it doesn’t matter if you purchase hardware resources for your own data center or opt for the flexibility of cloud services: operating a server comes with the challenge of independently configuring and administering hardware components. But don’t worry, there’s a lot of support out there for these tasks. In the Server Guide of IONOS’s Digital Guide series, you’ll find regular articles, news, and tutorials on how to operate this indispensable component of today’s IT infrastructure.

Server information for businesses, developers, and tech hobbyists

 

Packed with practical tips, our guide covers a wide spectrum of topics primarily aimed at mid-sized companies, freelance developers, and tech hobbyists. While some articles, like ‘What is a server?’ or ‘DNS – name resolution online’ cater more to beginners, experts are by no means left hanging; there’s a wide range of detailed texts and tutorials on important tasks like choosing the best operating system, filling security gaps, or getting the best possible performance out of your software and hardware.

What you can expect in the IONOS Server Guide

 

If you take a look, you’ll notice our guide is divided into four different subcategories, each covering a different topic. The ‘KnowHow’ area sets out to familiarize beginners with the basics of operating a server. Details on different server types and how to use them are also laid out here. Tips and tricks on managing server software is found under the keyword, ‘Configuration’. The category, ‘Security’ is all about dealing with potential problems server operators may encounter from online threats. Conventional methods of attack, like viruses, worms, and Trojans, and what you can do to combat them are explained here. And the category, ‘Tools’, provides useful guidance on what resources can help make administering your server a more manageable task.


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