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papaya CMS: content management for professionals

papaya CMS: powerful and accessible

The CMS, papaya, is lauded by its developers as a high performance content management system – a fully justified claim, considering the software’s wide range of smart and powerful functions. But is papaya CMS a viable option for any web project? And what exactly are this program’s strengths and weaknesses?

From eZ Publish to eZ Platform: an intro to eZ Systems CMSs

An evolving CMS: eZ Publish becomes eZ Platform and eZ Studio

eZ Publish and its follow-up programs, eZ Platform and eZ Studio, specialise in creating and publishing content for extensive web presences. The business CMS solution can be used for commercial websites as well as community, e-commerce, and other online platforms. But are eZ Publish CMS applications really as user-friendly as their developer promises?

XAMPP tutorial: create your own local test server

XAMPP tutorial: installation and first steps

The software packet XAMPP is a collection of popular applications like the web server Apache, a leading database management system (either MySQL or MariaDB), the scripting languages PHP and Perl, and more – all together in a compact test server. Our XAMPP tutorial will take you through the installation and configuration process, with the aid of clear instructions and screenshots, to help you set...

WordPress Maintenance Mode

What is the WordPress Maintenance Mode?

When updating a WordPress website, perhaps with a switch to a new theme and the corresponding layout changes, or with an update to core files, you should utilise the WordPress Maintenance Mode. This prevents users from being met with an error message or even a blank page during the maintenance process. The maintenance mode allows you to create a static site that informs readers that the website is...

How does data backup work for databases?

Backing up your database

Backing up your data is a popular option for securing your database. In order to create backup copies, you need additional hardware and to install a suitable backup structure. How do you secure your own network and web server against attacks and proceed to protect your databases?

LAMP servers – the solution for dynamic websites

LAMP Servers: an affordable solution for dynamic websites

If independently installing the software package for your hosting project is your goal, then you might consider choosing one of the many free components out there. Sooner or later you are bound to encounter the widely used and very popular LAMP stack software bundle. But what exactly makes this package so attractive in comparison to alternative options?

.htaccess tricks

10 .htaccess tricks that everyone should know

Are you the webmaster of an Apache server? Then you should definitely use .htaccess. This text-based configuration file is an easy outlet for changing server settings. Once you know how to create a file and use a few .htaccess tricks, you can begin configuring your sever.

Create your own visitor counter: How it works

Visitor counter: Create a counter for your website

At the start of the internet, a visitor counter on a website was a classic marketing instrument that significantly helped the success of a web presence. Today, the practical scripts are primarily used for presenting click numbers on specific content, such as videos or blog entries, as well as for collecting basic user data for web analysis. If you don’t want to rely on free or paid downloads, or...

PrestaShop – the modular system for e-commerce

PrestaShop: the shop platform with HQ in Europe and Miami

The search for the perfect software to meet your requirements of design and functionality for e-commerce can be a long and tedious affair. Some platforms just don’t quite give you the design you’re after, while others might look great but lack important shop functions like flexible payment methods, legal certainty, or optimisation for mobile devices. PrestaShop was developed especially for...

ProcessWire

ProcessWire: the open source CMS for individual websites

Do you want to create web pages and have as much freedom as you need? WordPress may be the undisputed market leader, but it also contains unsafe plugins that make attacks easier for hackers or greatly increase loading times. If you are looking for a highly flexible solution that is relatively easy to get to grips with, especially for users with some previous experience, then ProcessWire may be the...


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