When a website is visited, the server generates a session ID and assigns it to the user. This session ID is temporarily created by the server and assigned to the user for a during their active session to identify the user and their data exchanges throughout the session.
Conventional systems in which the front end and the database run on the same machine are a thing of the past and ever more providers are choosing cloud-based systems instead. These systems come with their own challenges, such as how to handle small components and transport data as securely as possible. One promising solution in this field is etcd, a key-value store. Read on to find out more about...
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...
What are session cookies and what’s their purpose when surfing the internet? Compared to regular persistent cookies, session cookies are temporarily stored on a device. That means once you close down your browser, they are automatically deleted. Since these cookies are essential in order to browse websites, they are permitted under the GDPR.
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 website to function, you should ask a user’s permission to collect their information via cookies when they visit your WordPress site. Discover the five best plugins to create...
If you’re looking for a powerful open-source solution for in-memory data storage, you’ll almost certainly find yourself asking ‘Memcached or Redis’? The two databases have a lot in common, but there are some fundamental differences too. Read on to find out which system best meets your requirements.
Memcached is a cache server whose function is to store and quickly retrieve data from memory. This popular open-source solution is well-suited to support demanding web applications since its response times are just a few milliseconds. In this article, you will learn how Memcached works and what advantages and disadvantages it has.
Using a WordPress child theme means you can make changes to your main theme without any risk of them being overwritten if the theme is updated. If you’re planning to make major changes to the CSS or the structure of your layout, it’s definitely worth creating a WordPress child theme. Let’s take a look at the key components of child themes and how they work.
WordPress is popular because even beginners can use it to quickly set up a fully functioning blog or website. But those who want to use the CMS to implement more complex web projects also get their money’s worth. With the right WordPress plugins, the platform can be easily adapted to suit your needs and expanded with practical functions.
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.