WordPress terms

The most important WordPress terms explained

From back ends to widgets: if you are new to WordPress, you may have been confronted with lots of unknown terms. Many users come across some puzzling terms even as early on as installation. To be able to set up your website without a hitch and join the community it definitely helps to understand the most important WordPress terms.

Redis tutorial

Redis tutorial: an introduction to the database technology

Working with this in-memory database is not that difficult, but without an easily understandable Redis tutorial, one can quickly become discouraged. Here you will learn how to install the database, configure it, and enter data. We will also show you how to add, get, and delete data step by step.

TXT records

TXT resource records

TXT records are a highly flexible type of DNS resource record which can be used for a wide variety of purposes, such as verifying the domain for Google services like Google Analytics or providing the public key for the DKIM signature, to name just a few examples. We’ll explain what TXT records are, how to create them and how to look them up.

QUIC – the Internet Transport Protocol based on UDP

QUIC: What is behind the experimental Google Protocol?

Quick UDP Internet Connections (QUIC for short), is an experimental network protocol from Google. Further development of the protocol is being driven by IETF, which has set up a dedicated group working towards it. The QUIC protocol is intended to offer a speed-optimized alternative to the current transport standard TCP and builds on the connectionless protocol UDP to achieve this.

What is HTTPS?

HTTPS: what it means and why it’s important

Current web browsers are increasingly refusing to accept unencrypted websites and insist that the encrypted version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (i.e. HTTPS) be used. Why is this important? What is actually encrypted? What information can my browser provide me with about this? Here you will find the answers to these questions.

HTTP request

HTTP requests: methods, syntax, and explanation

We encounter HTTP requests daily, even if we do not notice them. Every time we click on a link in an Internet browser, the browser sends an HTTP request to the address of the webserver. Did you know that HTTP requests can even be used to delete files on a server? In this article, you will learn about the different HTTP methods.

What is HTTP?

What is HTTP?

Every web address begins with the letters HTTP. But what does HTTP mean? And why is it important? We’ll show you what you need to know about the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, one of the oldest and most important internet protocols that is required for your web browser to communicate with the web server. So, how exactly does it work?

WordPress cookie plugins

WordPress cookie plugins – the top 4 opt-in solutions

WordPress cookie plugins are an important component of any WordPress project because they ensure cookie compliance with a country’s legal requirements. Unless you’re using only technical cookies that are necessary for your web page to function, you should ask users permission to collect their information via cookies when they visit your WordPress page. Discover the four best plugins to create...

Object-oriented databases

Object-oriented databases: the insider tip in database models

Most IT projects depend on relational databases, but alternatives exist. Object-oriented databases may only occupy a small niche, but the corresponding systems provide several advantages. Instead of distributing everything across different tables, all related attributes are brought together in one object. How does that work?

Finding your IP address

Finding your IP address: your digital address on the internet

An IP address is assigned to all devices in a computer network. This makes them uniquely addressable and identifiable. Data packets are transported from the sender to the recipient using the IP address. Thanks to this address, routers can send the data packet to the correct recipient. So, how do you find your IP address?

Hosting

The IONOS Web Hosting Guide: advice for website administration

Hosting an internet presence (web hosting) is getting easier and easier thanks to the variety of tools and increasingly user-friendly content management systems. But it’s still good to familiarise yourself with the finer points of online service administration: and this is where our Web Hosting Guide comes in. In our Digital Guide to hosting, you’ll find in-depth information and recommendations on programs, tools, plugins as well as general hosting tips. These useful articles are designed for all levels, from beginners to professional users: with relevant content and comprehensive detail, the IONOS Web Hosting Guide offers expert knowledge to a broad readership.

CMS, blogs, and technical matters

The ‘Hosting’ category is one of six sections of the IONOS Digital Guide. This is then split into three further subcategories: ‘CMS’, ‘Blogs’, and ‘Technical matters’. The first of these is devoted to content management systems, looking at the considerable number of options available for website creation and administration. The ‘Blogs’ subcategory offers advice and guidance on the establishment and operation of a successful weblog. Here, we also introduce the many extensions and tweaks available for the most widely used blogging and CMS application of all – WordPress. Our final section focuses on information and tips on ‘Technical matters’. This subcategory explores the different sorts of web hosting, the various programs which lighten your web hosting workload, new hosting opportunities, and everything else you need to know about the administration of internet resources.

From beginner to expert: hosting tips for every ability

Our Web Hosting Guide isn’t just for checking basic requirements and techniques of site administration – trained professionals can also expand upon their existing knowledge by reading our articles. Articles like ‘What is shared hosting?’ or our ‘Blog with success’ series are suitable for readers who are new to web hosting, whereas specific posts like ‘Indexing management with robots.txt’ or ‘The top ten .htaccess tricks’ require prior knowledge and experience. This variety makes our Web Hosting Guide attractive and accessible for anyone interested in website administration. Whether you’re a small to medium-sized enterprise, a blogger, a developer, or simply a technology enthusiast: IONOS has got you covered.


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