Do you sometimes believe that less is more? CMS heavyweights such as WordPress, Typo3, or Drupal, aren’t always the best choice. They simply have too many features for small projects, simple blogs, or streamlined corporate websites. In cases like these, a flat file CMS is the best solution. These systems work without a MySQL server running in the background, and they provide surprising...
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.
Are you familiar with the file transfer protocol also known as FTP? Those who answered this question negatively are advised to learn more about FTP by reading this guide. FTP immensely eases the task of transferring data over the internet. FTP servers are an especially wise choice when faced with the job of transferring large volumes of data. Transferring files to servers for exchange requires a...
Browser tabs contain two elements - the title of your website and a small image known as a favicon. A good favicon makes it easier for users to navigate their browsers and strengthens your brand identity. So how do you add a favicon to your WordPress site? There are three ways of doing it - using the WordPress Customizer, by using a plug-in, or doing it manually. Keep reading for step-by-step...
There are lots of reasons why you might want to copy WordPress pages. If you want to create lots of similar pages for your WordPress site, it’s much easier to copy one page and edit it than to create the pages one by one. In this guide we’re going to explain three simple ways of duplicating WordPress pages and posts: using a plugin, using the Gutenberg editor, and using the WordPress Code Editor.
You can influence your visitors’ first impression of your WordPress site by setting a page as your home page. As the first point of contact and the business card for your website, the choice of start page makes a significant difference. Whether you want a static or dynamic home page, we’re here to show you how to set an individual page to be your WordPress home page.
The UK-based CMS ocPortal has undergone a rebrand: presenting Composr 10. Following in the footsteps of ocPortal 9, this CMS offers an all-in-one solution for web presences, with no need for extensions or templates. But who is Composr 10 suited to? And how does it compare to the CMS market leaders?
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.
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.
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...
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.