Linux Server Distributions
The best Linux Server distributions in an overview
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There are several Linux distributions available for a variety of needs thanks to the open source feature and the dedicated communities. In our overview, we’ll highlight the best providers, explain their advantages and disadvantages, and outline which operating systems are best suited for servers, desktops, or other uses.

The best Linux Server distributions in an overview
AlmaLinux: What does the new Linux distribution offer?
AlmaLinux: Everything you need to know about the Linux operating system
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AlmaLinux is a free Linux distribution that is binary compatible with RHEL and was designed as a direct successor to CentOS. The operating system has been developed in close cooperation with the community and there are no licenses. Keep reading to find out more about AlmaLinux, what advantages it offers, and what other Linux distributions are recommended.

AlmaLinux: Everything you need to know about the Linux operating system
openSUSE Leap
openSUSE Leap: What does this Linux distribution do?
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The Linux distribution, openSUSE Leap, has been impressing users worldwide for several years now. We’ll discuss what the operating system offers, for whom the Linux variant is suitable, and which advantages openSUSE Leap has. We will also look into the other Linux distributions that openSUSE offers. Read on to find out more.

openSUSE Leap: What does this Linux distribution do?
Introduction to netstat
Introduction to netstat: what is netstat and how does it work?
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Various computer networks are connected with one another via the Internet. In order to build up such connections, both the sending as well as the receiving systems have to provide transfer interfaces, or ports. The command line program netstat allows you to find out which ports are opened by your own system and which active connections exist — all of this helps reduce the risk of undesired access...

Introduction to netstat: what is netstat and how does it work?
Cloud disaster recovery
Cloud Disaster Recovery: well-prepared for worst case scenario
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One of the biggest tasks for IT managers is to ensure the long-term security of data, software, and hardware. Where issues arise, a rapid recovery is essential. Cloud Disaster Recovery (Cloud DR) is a concept that is ideally suited for these purposes. But what exactly distinguishes cloud protection and how does it differ from conventional backup solutions?

Cloud Disaster Recovery: well-prepared for worst case scenario
Partition a hard drive
How to partition a hard drive in Windows 10
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Partitioning a hard drive is relatively simple and has several advantages. It makes it easier to manage your disk space and makes your data more secure in the event of an accident. Our step-by-step guide shows you how to partition a hard drive in Windows 10.

How to partition a hard drive in Windows 10
Install SteamCMD
SteamCMD: how to install the command line client
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SteamCMD is the command line version of the well-known Steam client. Once you connect to a gaming platform, you can use the tool to download dedicated server applications for games, among other things. Learn how to download SteamCMD and how to install the software on Windows and Linux in our handy article on the topic.

SteamCMD: how to install the command line client
EPS file
EPS files: Everything you should know about the EPS format
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The EPS file format was developed in 1987 so that graphics and images could be displayed on desktops and printed without loss. Today, the format is considered too limited and is therefore rarely used. We take a closer look at what Encapsulated PostScript is and which programs you can use to open an EPS file. Let’s get started.

EPS files: Everything you should know about the EPS format
Encryption software
Encryption software: A comparison of encryption tools
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A good encryption software keeps your data secure. It enables you to easily protect a folder, hide hard drives, or sync encrypted data to a cloud, for example. Find out more information about recommended encryption tools and what they do, and get an overview of their advantages and disadvantages in our dedicated article.

Encryption software: A comparison of encryption tools
How to uninstall programs in Windows 10
How to uninstall programs in Windows 10
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Many programs and apps in Windows 10 are required for Microsoft’s operating system to function. On the other hand, there are some applications which are not necessary to have on your device and only serve to take up valuable memory space. Therefore, it makes sense to uninstall these programs and apps to free up some storage space. Uninstalling programs in Windows 10 usually only takes a few...

How to uninstall programs in Windows 10

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.