Open Source

Set up your own Debian FTP server with ProFTPD

Debian FTP server: how to install and configure your own

FTP servers are suitable solutions if you want to make files available for download or offer multiple users a platform for storing and accessing data. The practical server-client technology also plays an important role in the maintenance of web presences. This tutorial explains how to install and set up your own Debian FTP server.

Debian – the universal system software

Debian: what does this Linux kernel offer?

Anyone looking to learn about Linux operating systems will come across Debian soon enough. The GNU/Linux distribution was one of the first of its kind and is still one of the most widely used today. Over 1,000 community members work on the Debian project, furthering the development of the collection. But how did Debian become so successful? And what makes this system software so interesting to...

Server operating systems: a history and overview

Server operating systems: history and today’s situation

Operating systems have gone through some major changes over the years. While their beginnings are rooted in more humble, purely text-based user interfaces, today’s options have evolved into complex software packages with graphical interfaces, comprising an elegant go-between for hardware and software applications. Users, who have long since been equipped with a keyboard and mouse, are able to...

Squid: the license-free caching server for your web project

Squid - the cross-platform open source proxy

If you’re optimising your website, then you shouldn’t just turn to content and design; it’s important to also make sure that you invest ample time into the functionality of your website. Usability and loading time are just as important for a website’s success as high-quality and regularly offered content. A long loading time is one of the main causes of high bounce rates. The simple solution: a...

Finding the right CMS for small businesses

Content Management Systems for small businesses – finding the right software

Choosing the right CMS for your small to medium-sized business isn’t easy, but you certainly can’t complain about a lack of choices. But this diversity can quickly lead to a system that is far too complex for your requirements and leaves you at a disadvantage. In this guide, we’ll give you tips on what to consider when looking for the perfect content management software for your web presence.

Slack – modern, in-house communication

What is Slack – what can it be used for?

What is Slack? This program with its memorable name is used for internal company communication but what exactly can Slack do? And is it worth switching over to it? We outline some of Slack’s key features so you can decide for yourself whether the new Silicon Valley program might be something for you or your company.

Free alternatives to Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator alternatives: what free Illustrator alternatives are there?

Vector-based graphics programs can be used to create drawings and designs for web-based or print media. Of all of the applications on offer, Adobe Illustrator is by far the most popular with many professionals swearing by it. But the specialist software comes with a hefty price tag. However, there are several lesser-known vector graphic programs available free of charge. So, what free alternatives...

Microsoft Access alternatives at a glance

Microsoft Access alternatives: are there any free applications that achieve the same result?

MS Access is widely used office software and enables people with no prior programming knowledge to work with databases. The license for the programme, however, is not exactly cheap. Several free alternatives to Microsoft Access promise to do essentially the same thing. But which are the best Microsoft Access alternatives? And can they actually keep up with the range of functions and standard of...

Dreamweaver alternatives: Open source solutions

5 Dreamweaver alternatives that you should know

Dreamweaver is Adobe’s complete solution for the development of websites. As part of the Creative Cloud the web editor is characterized by a vast range of functions as well as practical integration possibilities of Adobe assets (like design templates), license-free images, and vector graphics from Adobe Stock. Frequently though, the software is either too complex or too expensive meaning that free...

Web app of the week: Paletton

Web app of the week: Paletton

Are you on the lookout for a harmonious color scheme for your website, presentation, or infographic? The color scheme designer Paletton offers exactly that. With our web app of the week you can create complementary color palettes and export them as style sheets or Swatch file for Photoshop in next to no time.


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