What is filesharing?
What is filesharing?
  • Know-how

Filesharing is when you share documents, music, videos, images, etc. on computer networks or obtain such content from other users. But what exactly is file sharing? And what are the different ways of sharing files with other people on the Internet and other networks? Everything you need to know about file sharing can be found here.

What is filesharing?
Creating Mac Backups
How to create a Mac backup
  • Configuration

You can use the native software Time Machine to create a complete backup of your Mac computer in just a few steps. We’ll guide you through starting and running the backup process and show you other ways to back up data on Macs – from manual backups to cloud-based services.

How to create a Mac backup
Dropbox alternatives for file hosting
Cloud storage providers: the best Dropbox alternatives
  • Tools

Dropbox is one of the most famous and most successful cloud storage services available. Its success is largely due to its many functions and ease of use. But when it comes to data protection and maximum free online storage space, this popular app isn’t the pick of the bunch. There are other file hosting services that offer different approaches. Here’s our collection of some of the top alternatives...

Cloud storage providers: the best Dropbox alternatives
What is an IP address?
IP addresses: Everything you need to know
  • Know-how

Without IP addresses, online communication wouldn’t work. After all, routers – the “post offices” of the internet – need a specific instruction on where to send a data packet. But the topic also has its drawbacks: what else are IP addresses used for, besides websites and emails? Employed as a tool by trackers and hackers, they’re increasingly attracting the attention of data protection advocates.

IP addresses: Everything you need to know
IRC server
IRC server: How to create your own IRC network
  • Know-how

IRC chats are popular today when things call for a quick and easy solution for internal communication. With your own IRC server, you can create the perfect basis for individual IRC structures that are only accessible to authorized persons and are safe from spam and bots. What needs to be considered in terms of hosting, installation, and configuration?

IRC server: How to create your own IRC network
Name resolution online: what is a DNS server?
DNS – the internet naming system
  • Know-how

Translating domain names to IP addresses is one of the central services on the internet. Your computer sends daily requests to the domain name system (DNS) without you knowing. Name resolution on the internet usually only captures our attention when something isn’t working properly. But ask yourself today: What is DNS? And what is a DNS server?

DNS – the internet naming system
Linux distributions
Linux distributions: the 25 best operating systems
  • Configuration

It can be difficult to keep track of all the Linux distributions available. Whether you are looking to switch your business to Linux or are simply curious about Linux and in the market for a new operating system, our article shows you the top distributions and discusses their different purposes. Read on to find out more.

Linux distributions: the 25 best operating systems
MX Linux
What is MX Linux? The reliable and lean Linux solution
  • Configuration

MX Linux mixes Debian and antiX components and has evolved to attract ever growing user numbers and popularity. It has become a solid alternative for the most successful of Linux systems. Find out more about the MX Linux distribution, which users it is most suitable for, and what special features the operating system has in store.

What is MX Linux? The reliable and lean Linux solution
Lubuntu
Lubuntu: fast and lean Linux distribution
  • Configuration

Lubuntu is an ideal solution for upgrading older computers due to its low hardware and memory requirements. But the Linux distribution is also suitable for other purposes. In our article, we take a closer look at the Ubuntu derivative, who it’s suitable for, and what Lubuntu’s system requirements are. Read on for more.

Lubuntu: fast and lean Linux distribution
Xubuntu
Xubuntu: the Linux distribution for maximum performance
  • Configuration

Xubuntu is a community-developed derivative of the Ubuntu operating system. The distribution is suitable for users who appreciate speed, ease of use, and an elegant look, and want to get the most out of their laptops, desktops, or netbooks. In this article we take a look at Xubuntu’s advantages and system requirements.

Xubuntu: the Linux distribution for maximum performance

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.