Traceroute: your digital pathfinder for data packages

What is Traceroute (tracert)?

Whether at home or at your business: network issues can really grind one’s gears. When ensuring that all the cables have been connected and the settings have been checked multiple times is of no help, it may be time to make use of traceroute or tracert. These help users find the source of all their frustration.

Best Android cloud apps

The best Android cloud apps – securing your smartphone data

As Android smartphone users will know, a complete backup of the operating system can only be created with the internal backup function that leaves a lot to be desired. The solution? Using a cloud storage solution like Google Drive. However, if you don’t feel comfortable handing all your data over to Google, you will have to search for another online Android storage option to back- up your personal...

VPN service comparison

VPN service providers compared

A virtual private network (VPN) hides internet users in the network, and protects them from targeted attacks. With the help of VPN services, barriers between countries via geo-blocking can also be overcome. There are now numerous VPN providers based in very different countries. Some offer particularly stable servers, although all of them have their own strengths.

SSH: Secure Shell

What is SSH? The secure shell simply explained

If you want to establish a secure connection to your server via the internet, you will need SSH. Whether sending commands, uploading files, or during remote maintenance, secure shell ensures that criminals cannot gain access to your sensitive data. Effective encryption and correct authentication are essential for this. To help you understand what is behind the SSH protocol, we reveal how it works...

ownCloud vs. Nextcloud: A Comparison

ownCloud vs. Nextcloud: comparing cloud storage services

Those who want to make use of an online storage service, while still retaining full control over their data, can do this by hosting their own cloud storage server. Two solutions that can be used on almost any server and web space are ownCloud and Nextcloud. This article explores the similarities and differences between them.

File manager for Android: The best apps

File manager for Android – the best alternatives to the standard app

Managing files and folder on Android devices can quickly become a tedious affair. One the one hand, the integrated file manager app (only since Android 6.0 “Marshmallow”) is well hidden in the settings of the operating system, and on the other hand, it only has the basic functions available – which is why many users rely on third-party applications from the Google Play Store. But what exactly sets...

How Plesk file sharing works

Plesk file sharing: basics and tutorial

Plesk is undoubtedly one of the best solution for managing web and other server services. The server administration tool, which impresses with its intuitive interface, can also be used to save files on your own server and publish them to selected users. How exactly Plesk file sharing functions, and how you can set it up is explained in this guide.

Tar backup: How to create an archive with Linux

Create a tar backup: How the archiving works

Regular backups are one of the most important factors of IT security. With Linux systems – which are often the backbone of a webserver – you can very efficiently create backup copies with the program tar. What can the archiving program do? We explain to you how tar functions and what its special features are. So that you’re able to create regular backups with tar in the future, we explain step by...

Log file analysis with open source tool, GoAccess

How log file analysis works with GoAccess

The log files of web servers and cloud services reveal a lot about the users that access them. They contain information about which browser or operating system is being used, which search terms have been entered and how many different pages a user has accessed, for example. Since manually analysing these extensive text files is nigh on impossible, you can use log file analysis programs such as...

htop – the task manager for Linux, Mac OS X and BSD

Manage simple system processes with htop

Process managers can give experienced computer users and administrators an accurate overview of which programs and services are taking up the system’s capacity. Classic command-line tools are confusing, and can only be controlled with complicated commands. For Unix-like systems, such as Ubuntu, the task manager htop, with its text interface, is a first-class alternative. It can help inexperienced...


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