What is InfluxDB?
  • Technical matters

The open-source database management system InfluxDB manages and visualises data from time series databases, in which thousands of data sets from Internet of Things (IoT) devices or sensors are captured in a constant stream of time-stamped data. The current version 2.0 runs as a cloud service with its own user interface and is written in the new scripting, and query language, Flux.

What is a cache
  • Technical matters

At some point, you’ll undoubtedly have been prompted to “clear your cache.” But what exactly does it mean? What does this intermediate storage do, and why should it be cleared at all? Read this article to find out how a cache works, what tasks it performs, and much more on the topic – explained simply with helpful examples.

Varnish cache: the basics about the web accelerator
  • Technical matters

When a web project is growing and the user rates are beginning to skyrocket, some web servers may quickly become overworked when it comes to dispatching requested content. A hardware upgrade may seem like the only option, but this can be an expensive undertaking. Varnish hosting offers an affordable alternative. But despite the excellent performance it delivers, the software still has its...

WordPress cache clear
  • Blogs

Caching helps your site load more quickly. This has a positive effect both on user experience and your Google ranking. However, whenever you update or change something on your website, you need to clear the WordPress cache. If you don’t, visitors will see the older, outdated version of your web pages. There are several ways of deleting the WordPress cache. Some require a plugin, others don’t. This...

Introduction to MySQLi
  • Technical matters

Converting the MySQL extension to MySQLi led to some uncertainty in the PHP community since some of the industry’s heavyweights like WordPress continued to rely on the old extension despite it being deprecated. However, as of PHP 7, this extension is no longer available. In this article, we will go over its successor in detail and present examples which highlight the differences between the two...

What is web hosting?
  • Technical matters

Anyone who wants to launch a website on the internet will sooner or later come across the topic of hosting. But many users are unsure how web hosting works and what forms of hosting are available. However, everyone who runs a website should at least have a rough idea of what website hosting entails.

HTTP/3 explained
  • Technical matters

The plan is for HTTP/3 to soon replace its predecessor HTTP/2 as the new HTTP standard. HTTP/3 combines the properties of HTTP/2 and QUIC, and should make data transfer between clients and servers significantly faster. We will explain why the IETF is already introducing a new version four years after the HTTP/2 standard and what HTTP/3 can do.

HTTP-Header
  • Technical matters

In addition to the actual data that users see in a browser, a browser and server exchange more information in the background than meets the eye. In this article you will learn what a browser’s request and the server's response in the HTTP request and response headers say, what the HTTP fields mean and how you can read them yourself if you are interested.

WordPress terms
  • CMS

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.

TXT records
  • Technical matters

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.

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.