Data centre security

How secure is a data centre?

 

When people talk about how secure cloud services are, they usually focus on issues such as data protection and defence against cyber-attacks. A major fire at a French cloud provider in early March raised the question of how well Internet data centres are protected against...

 

Microsoft Exchange Zero Day Attack

Microsoft Exchange Zero Day Attack

 

On March 6, Microsoft pointed out vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Exchange software. IONOS had already learned of the vulnerability on March 3 and immediately applied updates provided by Microsoft to all Exchange systems it operated itself in order to eliminate the...

 

E-mail etiquette: rules for the perfect e-mail

E-mail etiquette: tips for good internet communication

 

Every day, over 200 billion e-mails are sent around the world – although many of them aren’t received with much enthusiasm. In order for your business e-mails to stand out in all this chaos, you should pay attention to e-mail etiquette. If you stick to the most important rules,...

 

Most popular domain extensions

Would you have guessed? These are the most popular domain extensions in 2021!

 

The most popular domain extensions (also called ‘top-level domains’ or ‘TLDs’ for short) have been available on the Internet for over thirty years. Millions of websites have opted for these endings. Country-specific domain extensions are up high in the top 10 list – is the .us...

 

Clubhouse app

Clubhouse app: what’s behind the hype?

 

Clubhouse has caught the attention of users through its new approach. Instead of writing to each other, users talk to one another – at the same time and at eye level. Discussions and lectures run exclusively through audio. There’s no video or texting. So, you can listen to other...

 

Digitalisation for local businesses

Why digitalisation is so important for local businesses

 

Local businesses are under threat from being overshadowed by the convenience of larger online businesses. However, digitalisation itself isn’t a threat, but rather an opportunity to make your own business even more well-known and successful. We’ll show you the greatest benefits...

 

Perfect out of office message: Examples and templates

How to create the perfect out of office message

 

The out of office message is a crucial part of email communication in the workplace. If you don’t have access to your email, your contacts will want to know when you’ll be back and whether or not you’ll be represented by someone else in your absence. An out of office reply may be...

 

What are the different types of domains?

When discussing web addresses, you’ll often come across terms like top-level domain, second-level domain, sub domain, ccTLD (country code top-level domains), and gTLD (generic top-level domains). What do all these different domain types mean and how many domain endings even exist? Our guide will help you find the right domain type for your project.

The 9 best Android cloud apps – securing your smartphone data

As Android smartphone users will know, a complete backup of the operating system can only be created with the internal backup function that leaves a lot to be desired. The solution? Using a cloud storage solution like Google Drive. However, if you don’t feel comfortable handing all your data over to Google, you will have to search for another online Android storage option to back-up your personal...

Open source software explained

What is open source software (OSS) and what is special about it? The history of open source and the principles of the freely accessible software development code date back to the very first Internet technologies. In this article, we will show you what the first open source models were, how open source differs from closed source software and how you can use it to your advantage.

Function keys (F keys): an overview of common functions of the F1 to F12 keys

Many computer users tend to ignore the function keys (also referred to as F keys). However, they provide useful functions that could save you a lot of time. When combined with other keys, function keys can access a number of helpful commands. In this article, we’ll show you how to use the full range of functions for the F1 to F12 keys to suit your needs.

Correcting the error “Err_Connection_Timed_Out”

The error message “Err_Connection_Timed_Out” appears frequently on Google Chrome and means that an error has occurred when trying to access a webpage. This is usually caused by the target server taking too long to send a reply, which results in the browser terminating the communication attempt. Find out in our guide what “Err_Connection_Timed_Out” means, what measures you can take to correct the...

The tab key: the most important features

The tab key was an established part of the keyboard back in the day of typewriters – and it still exists today on modern computer keyboards. Although its functions have been significantly expanded in the meantime to simplify everyday work, the tab key is still widely underused. Here, we will tell you about the multi-functional uses of the tab key in programs, internet browsers, and Windows.

What is a plug-in and what is it used for?

Plug-ins have many advantages. For example, these small add-ons are the simplest solution if you want to play Flash videos on your website, display PDF files in your browser or spice up your e-mail application with new features. Plug-ins allow you to add practical features to almost any software. However, these useful little add-ons also present some risks.

BOOTP: All information on the DHCP forerunner

If you want to connect a computer, smartphone, etc. to a network (LAN or Wifi), you can either assign the IP address manually, or get it automatically. The latter is possible thanks to the DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol) communication protocol, which has established itself as the cross-platform standard solution for address management. The forerunner was the BOOTP bootstrap protocol...

Google PageSpeed Insights: how fast is your site?

Google PageSpeed Insights analyses the speed of websites on both desktop and mobile devices (when available). In addition, PageSpeed Insights provides information on existing problems and potential solutions in terms of loading speed. This article will tell you about how it is set out, how important it is to have a fast website, and how you can use it to tighten up your operations.

Tracking pixel – online tracking made easy

Tracking pixels are highly efficient data collectors that document user behaviour and provide valuable information for online marketing. The tiny graphics can be easily implemented and act inconspicuously and without using many resources in the background. Nevertheless, there are a few things to keep in mind when using counting pixels to act in a GDPR-compliant manner.


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