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 Address
Growing sums of data require cost-effective, high-performance storage solutions. One option for fulfilling this requirement is a network attached storage. In business contexts, this model has already established itself as a viable alternative to file servers, hard drives, and the cloud. Private users have also caught on and use NAS systems at home. But what is a NAS? Read on, and we’ll show you...Network attached storage (NAS)
Multicloud refers to the parallel use of multiple cloud services, such as public, private, or hybrid clouds. This allows you to use different cloud models at the same time and choose the best variant for each application. The individual cloud models can even come from different providers.Multicloud
Virtualizing is becoming more and more important: Its basic concept is that one imposes a virtual, abstract system onto an actual real system. Both software and hardware can be depicted in this way. In order to create a connection between the actual and the virtual system, one requires an additional layer – the hypervisor.Hypervisor
Being able to access your home computer from another location is no longer a complicated matter thanks to remote connection. It is handy to be able to use your computer from the office and swap files. But IP addresses change often and this throws a spanner in the works. DynDNS (DDNS) services are the solution. In this article, we explain what these are and how you can access your computer via the...Dynamic DNS (DynDNS)
With Active Directory, Microsoft has created the non-plus-ultra of central IT management for corporate networks. Comparable to an address book, but with significantly more capabilities for administrators, Windows Active Directory can manage and monitor user accounts and privileges, computer groups, services, and enterprise IT resources. Learn more about what Windows AD can do.Active Directory
IPv6 is the newest version of the internet protocols, and should overcome the central issues of its predecessors. Included in these issues is the impending shortage of IPv4 addresses as well as the violation of the end-to-end principle by the strict separation of public and private IPs. This article gives an overview of the functions of IPv6 as well as the structure and distribution of address...Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
The equation is simple—without it, there’s simply no web content: when a web server is out of order, then it’s no longer possible to call up any websites that are connected to it. Web servers are what allow online presences to reach the internet in the first place. But just how do these systems work? Which functions do the programs responsible for this task offer? And what’s an example of a good...What is a web server?
Anyone who deals with networks will come across the term WAN (Wide Area Network) sooner or later. Lots of people confuse WAN with WLAN or LAN. But a Wide Area Network clearly differs from these two other network types. We explain what a WAN is used for, how it’s structured, and compare it with related networks.WAN (Wide Area Network)
Virtual machines are extremely practical and versatile: Do you want to set up an isolated test environment, run a Linux application on your Windows computer, or provide different operating systems for cross-platform software tests? With the right virtualization software and an appropriate image file, this is easy. We will introduce you to the basics of hypervisor-supported hardware virtualization...Virtual Machines
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.