WordPress: Caching plug-ins

The best WordPress caching plug-ins compared

Fast websites don’t just make users happy, Google and other search engines also rank them higher in search results than slower sites. You can significantly improve your WordPress website’s performance by using a WordPress caching plug-in. There are different features that can help you optimise your site. Here, you'll find a comparison of the four best WordPress caching plug-ins.

WordPress REST API

The WordPress REST API – the core of the CMS

The WordPress REST API has been a component of WordPress programming since version 4.7. This interface can be used to develop plug-ins and fill other apps with content from WordPress websites. An extensive command reference is available that enables program routines to be handled relatively easily.

Quiz plug-ins for WordPress

The best WordPress quiz plug-ins – a comparison

There are more than 54,000 plug-ins available for WordPress, offering all kinds of different functions. A WordPress quiz plug-in allows you to include an interactive quiz on your home page. Doing this can help lower your bounce rate and improve your Google ranking. Each plug-in has slightly different features, and they all have their pros and cons. To help you choose the best WordPress quiz...

What is InnoDB?

InnoDB – the best storage engine for MySQL?

InnoDB is currently the default storage engine for MySQL and is recommended for most use cases. The company behind it was acquired by Oracle Systems a number of years ago, and the software is known in particular for being a transaction-safe storage engine. In this article, we’re going to look at some of the features of InnoDB and how it’s different from MyISAM, the previous software.

Create WordPress backup

How to back up your WordPress site

WordPress backups allow you to safeguard websites created with the WordPress content management system in the event of unintended data loss. You have the ability to regularly back up WordPress sites with the help of your provider or cloud service provider. On the other hand, a manual backup requires a little extra work but gives you full control.

Apache Cassandra

Apache Cassandra: distributed management of large databases

Apache Cassandra is a column-oriented database management system based on NoSQL. It offers options for horizontal scaling so that you can add any number of individual nodes. Cassandra was originally developed for Facebook, but it is now used by many social networks and scientific institutions that manage large amounts of data. In the following article, we’ll introduce you to this system.

ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID

ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID: understand and fix the error

ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID is an error message shown by Chrome when there are problems with a website’s security certificate. This error message prevents you from accidentally visiting an unsafe website and it keeps visitors safe from third parties trying to steal their data. Here is how to fix the error with different methods.

What is an Authorisation Code?

What is an Authorisation Code?

The Auth Code (short for Authorisation Code) or AuthInfo Code is required when you want to move your domain to another provider. By requesting the code, the new provider can ensure that you are the registered user of the domain. It is crucial that you keep this information private. The Auth Code is the key to your domain.

MariaDB Galera Clusters

Galera Cluster for MariaDB: an overview

When it comes to running and managing a Database Management System, synchronising all the interlinked databases is one of the most important and one of the most laborious tasks. However, if you use MariaDB, the Galera Cluster software for Linux can help with this task. It works by distributing database transactions to all the specified servers in real time, optimising use of resources in the...

WordPress: Instagram plug-ins

The best WordPress Instagram plug-ins in comparison

Approximately one third of all websites are created with WordPress. The content management system offers a wide range of possible functions with its numerous plug-ins. There is also a large selection of WordPress Instagram plug-ins. These plug-ins allow you to embed your Instagram feed in WordPress in just a few clicks. Find out how to choose the right Instagram plug-in for your needs.

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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