Windows 7: End of Life

Windows 7 end of support: What you need to do?

 

Even years after it was first released, Windows 7 continues to be one of the favourite operating systems worldwide. But with Microsoft announcing the end of its support for Windows 7, many PC users will need to upgrade or look for an alternative. But just because Windows 7 has...

 

Dropbox alternatives for file hosting

Cloud storage providers: the best Dropbox alternatives

 

Dropbox is one of the most famous and most successful cloud storage services available. Its success is largely due to its many functions and ease of use. But when it comes to data protection and maximum free online storage space, this popular app isn’t the pick of the bunch....

 

Batch commands

An introduction to batch commands

Batch files are files with commands that are run through the Windows command line and are processed in a batch. The most varied processes can be automated with their help. Batch file commands have existed since MS-DOS was released back in the 1980s. The following article summarises some of the most important batch commands for you.

Zero-day exploit

Zero-day exploit: Explanation and protection measures

The risk for businesses to fall victim to a zero-day exploit has increased in recent years. More and more often, cybercriminals can take advantage of as-yet undiscovered weak points in business software in order to steal or manipulate data. It is difficult to protect against these attacks, but businesses can take some measures to improve their security.

CPU Usage

High CPU usage: What does this mean?

CPU usage plays a crucial role with respect to your PC’s processing power and speed. If it is too high, then commands will not be processed as is ideal and all processes will run much slower. But when is high processor usage normal and when should countermeasures be utilised? And how does one even figure out the relevant values?

CPU Temperature

The CPU temperature: How high can it get and how can you monitor it?

The CPU temperature primarily depends on the processes that are running, though factors such as ambient temperature also play an important role. Since fluctuations are quite normal, only sustained overheating needs to be prevented. There are different tools with which you can display the CPU temperature in order to be sure that it stays within the normal range and that your computer operates...

Cross-site request forgery (CSRF)

CSRF: Cross-site request forgery attacks explained

Criminals are constantly trying to exploit Internet vulnerabilities and harm users. One common type of cyberattack is a cross-site request forgery attack, or CSRF. Hackers use these attacks to make purchases and transfer money on a user’s behalf without the victim noticing. How can these attacks be prevented?

BIOS beep codes

BIOS Computer beep codes

If your computer suddenly beeps during start-up for no obvious reason, the BIOS may be trying to tell you something. Beep codes indicate problems with hardware or connection issues between different computer components. But what do all of the various beeps mean? We’ve put together a table that shows which system error different types of beeps corresponds to.

How to enter BIOS

Accessing the BIOS: How does it work?

No computer could start without the BIOS (or EFI). The programme runs in the background and is seldom of interest to users – unless something goes wrong. In that case, you may need to open your computer’s BIOS. But many people don’t know how it works. And manufacturers haven’t made entering BIOS particularly easy. You only have a few seconds to press a certain button when booting the system. But...

BIOS Update

Updating the BIOS: How does it work?

Have you recently bought and installed a new processor, but your computer is still not working? You might have to update your BIOS or (U)EFI first. The software ensures that all the important components are available when booting the system. But it’s not as simple as upgrading to update the BIOS. What steps do you need to take to update the BIOS?

Comparison of the best antivirus programmes

Antivirus software: Which software is best?

Antivirus software has sadly become indispensable as new types of threats against your system emerge regularly. Viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and many other types of malware threaten to infect your system and could cause significant damage. To counteract these threats, software makers try to fight off malware attacks with intelligent antivirus programs. Find out which rank top in our antivirus...

How to Overclock CPU

How to overclock your CPU: fine-tuning for your processor

CPU-intensive programmes or games are an endurance test for the central processor of any computing device. Older models are quickly overloaded by processing power requirements. If you overclock your CPU, you can considerably increase the performance, eliminating the need for a new computer. We explain to you step-by-step what needs to be taken into account when you do this.

Server

IONOS Server Guide: professional tips on configuration and administration

Servers are what make up the physical basis of the internet. Setting up your own professional site, putting products online for sale, or connecting multiple company locations with one another: all of these tasks require the support of high-performance computers. And it doesn’t matter if you purchase hardware resources for your own data center or opt for the flexibility of cloud services: operating a server comes with the challenge of independently configuring and administering hardware components. But don’t worry, there’s a lot of support out there for these tasks. In the Server Guide of IONOS’s Digital Guide series, you’ll find regular articles, news, and tutorials on how to operate this indispensable component of today’s IT infrastructure.

Server information for businesses, developers, and tech hobbyists

Packed with practical tips, our guide covers a wide spectrum of topics primarily aimed at mid-sized companies, freelance developers, and tech hobbyists. While some articles, like ‘What is a server?’ or ‘DNS – name resolution online’ cater more to beginners, experts are by no means left hanging; there’s a wide range of detailed texts and tutorials on important tasks like choosing the best operating system, filling security gaps, or getting the best possible performance out of your software and hardware.

What you can expect in the IONOS Server Guide

If you take a look, you’ll notice our guide is divided into four different subcategories, each covering a different topic. The ‘KnowHow’ area sets out to familiarise beginners with the basics of operating a server. Details on different server types and how to use them are also laid out here. Tips and tricks on managing server software is found under the keyword, ‘Configuration’. The category, ‘Security’ is all about dealing with potential problems server operators may encounter from online threats. Conventional methods of attack, like viruses, worms, and Trojans, and what you can do to combat them are explained here. And the category, ‘Tools’, provides useful guidance on what resources can help make administering your server a more manageable task.


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