iCloud alternative
The 5 best iCloud alternatives
  • Tools

iCloud isn’t just practical cloud storage for files, pictures and videos. It’s also a virtual drive from where you can access your personal and business data no matter your location. However, not everyone’s a fan of iCloud’s data protection. Similar services offer more storage, comparable features and store data on GDPR-compliant European servers. Here are the best iCloud alternatives.

The 5 best iCloud alternatives
POP OS
What is Linux POP OS capable of?
  • Configuration

Plenty of Linux-based distributions already exist on the market, and new ones are being added regularly. One of them is the free POP OS (Pop!_OS). Developed by US-based team System 76, it offers a slim, intuitive user interface that runs on any Ubuntu-compatible hardware, is easy to set up, and is particularly suitable for gaming. Read on to find out more about POP OS.

What is Linux POP OS capable of?
ownCloud alternatives | Which host has the most?
Alternatives to ownCloud: an overview of the best hosts
  • Know-how

When it comes to cloud storage services with synchronization functions, many users see ownCloud as the most reliable option. It is also worth broadening your perspective, as the best alternatives to ownCloud also offer some other interesting features, which cloud storage service enthusiasts should not miss out on. This article is here to help you find the alternative to ownCloud that is right for...

Alternatives to ownCloud: an overview of the best hosts
How to Protect Access to your Cloud
Using cloud services securely
  • Security

In the digital age, we are increasingly resorting to cloud services: At work, people collaborate on projects together in the cloud, and in their free time, they share photos from their last vacation. At the same time, cloud storage is by no means free from security risks. The multi-cloud environments of larger companies, in particular, are becoming a challenge for cloud security. Here, we will...

Using cloud services securely
Backing up data
Backing up data: methods and storage media
  • Security

Whether important documents or holiday photos: regular data backups on your PC or smartphone should be part of your digital routine. A regular back up of data is crucial for all companies, especially since more and more processes are being digitalized. Find out what’s important when backing up data, how to perform a data back up, and what the pros and cons of various storage media are.

Backing up data: methods and storage media
Cloud computing
Cloud computing – what’s behind it?
  • Know-how

Cloud computing is not just an IT industry buzzword, it’s a model that many companies already employ effectively and profitably into their organisations. A large portion of IT infrastructure is no longer managed on-site. Instead, the required services can be rented via a service on the internet. Here we provide a cloud computing definition and explain exactly how it works.

Cloud computing – what’s behind it?
Create HTTP Live Streaming Server
How to create your own HTTP Live Streaming server
  • Know-how

You want to be a streamer, but you don’t want to offer your content on popular platforms like Twitch or YouTube? Then you should consider setting up your own streaming server. Thanks to HTTP Live Streaming, you can extend a web server to transmit video and sound in real time. Keep reading to learn how to do this and what hardware you’ll need.

How to create your own HTTP Live Streaming server
Data center tiers
Data center tiers explained
  • Know-how

What’s the difference between a tier 3 data center and a tier 4 data center? There are a number of different systems for classifying data centers and establishing national and international standards. Keep reading to find out about data center tiers, the most used standards, and international classification systems.

Data center tiers explained
DNS resolver
What is a DNS resolver?
  • Know-how

DNS resolvers are a core component of the DNS, and therefore one of the cornerstones of the internet. For the most part, however, the resolvers work in secret. The importance of DNS resolvers only becomes apparent when the connection to websites and mail servers breaks down. Our article explains how to proceed and how the technology works in detail.

What is a DNS resolver?
What is ISO?
What is ISO? ISO standard explained
  • Know-how

ISOs refer to the standardization of quality and safety in all areas, apart from that of electrics and electronics. It applies to products, services, management systems, software, and hardware, among other things. ISO certifications guarantee that ISO requirements are met. Find out everything about the ISO’s development and certification here.

What is ISO? ISO standard explained

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.