The best TeamViewer alternatives

Alternatives to TeamViewer

 

You don’t always have to use the market leader – this also applies to remote access. TeamViewer is still the most widely-used solution for remote management and online meetings, but there are numerous alternatives on the market which can be considered. We present some serious...

 

An introduction to gRPC

gRPC – Paving the way to the client-server communication of the future

Remote procedure calls have long played a critical role in inter-machine communication when it comes to client-server architectures. For several years now, gRPC has proven to be a worthy successor. This framework uses powerful strategies to fulfill the increased demands of global networking and end-to-end digitization.

Error 651

Error 651: explanation and troubleshooting

“Error 651: The modem (or other connecting device) has reported an error.” You’ll run into this message in Windows when the LAN connection between your computer and modem (or other network device) is interrupted. In this article, we advise you on the various possible causes for the problem and how you can troubleshoot Error 651 in Windows 10, 8, and 7.

DNS over HTTPS

DNS over HTTPS: more security on the net

The Domain Name System (DNS) is considered “the phone book of the Internet”. You can use it to find the right IP address for each URL. However, the system traditionally works without any encryption. Virtually anyone can listen in when you send a request. Not only is this slightly worrying, but it can also be dangerous. DNS over HTTPS tries to close the decade-old security gap.

TCP ports and UDP ports

UDP and TCP ports: A list of the most important ports

Protocols control communication on the Internet. Doors have to be opened so that packages of data can get into systems and come out of them. These ports are an important aspect of the Internet. There are over 65,000 possible UDP and TCP ports, which are broken down into well-known ports, registered ports, and dynamic ports. Which ports are important?

What is Kubernetes?

Kubernetes: what can this tool do?

Container technology has revolutionized software development. However, working with multiple containers at the same time can quickly become confusing. Kubernetes provides a solution to this. This orchestration tool allows developers to monitor all containers, effectively scale them and automate lots of work processes. How does Kubernetes do this?

Open and restore a TMP file

Open or restore a TMP file: How it works

Temporary files with the extension are used by many different programs, including the operating system. If you come across cache files that are seemingly no longer used, you can open the respective TMP file to check its content. The following guide explains why there’s no standardized tool for this and how to open TMPs.

TMP file

TMP files: what is the deal with temporary files?

TMP files are automatically created and then deleted when they are no longer needed. They help to free up memory and are used to back up data. So, what exactly are temporary files, which programs create them and do these files also have disadvantages? In the following article, you will learn all you need to know about the function of temporary files.

What is FIDO2?

FIDO2: The new standard for secure web log-in

Passwords are not an ideal way to surf the World Wide Web safely. They are either so complex that they are hard to remember, or so simple that they can be guessed in next to no time. FIDO2 takes a different approach and relies on modern technology. The open standard has the potential to make surfing the net safer and more convenient at the same time.

Deleting and disabling hiberfil.sys

hiberfil.sys: deleting and disabling the hibernation file

Microsoft Windows offers many power-saving options. For example, in Hibernate mode, your operating system shuts down almost all components that consume power. Windows uses the data from hiberfil.sys file when you restart your system. However, this file is created even if you never use Hibernate mode.

A comparison of different servers

Web hosting: servers by comparison

Carry out a server comparison and you will notice that website operators have a large selection to choose from. Professional hosts offer virtual, dedicated, and cloud based servers in different performance levels. How do these server models differ from one another? What features does a root server have in comparison to a managed server? Which type of hosting is best for your web project? Take a...

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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