Tools

How does tag management work?

Tag management: basics & systems

What’s important here is: data, data, data. Big data is no longer a buzzword and web analysis has become one of the most important disciplines in the context of marketing. After all, you can’t optimise your website and increase your conversion rate if you don’t understand the user by closely tracking their activities. A basic requirement of web analysis is to collect user information using...

Nagios – an overview of all network processes

Nagios: the standard server for monitoring IT infrastructure

IT departments are not to be envied: all devices, servers, databases, etc., must not only be integrated into the network, but also work at any time. In order to prevent any problems that might arise in advance, Nagios is the monitoring tool you need in your standard IT repertoire. What makes the open source solution so special and what are the alternatives?

iptables tutorial –  rule sets for creating data packets

iptables tutorial: how to configure the filter tables of Linux kernels

Since the first version, Linux kernel has been implementing packet filter modules, with which filter tables can be created. However, additional programs such as iptables are required to configure the rule set. In our tutorial, we present the free software for the Linux kernel 2.4 and 2.6 and give you a little insight into how it all works.

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...

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...

E-mail marketing software by comparison

Newsletter software: the best providers

The classic newsletter is often underrated as an online marketing tool. Virtually no other online channel lets you contact customers so specifically and individually. With the help of professional newsletter software, you can create and send automated personal newsletters. Modern tracking methods mean you can monitor whether your campaign is running as successfully as planned. The kind of software...

IFFT—find out how to improve your workflow

More productivity with IFTTT

The web service IFTTT lets users automate the processes of over 200 different web applications, services, and devices according to rules defined by users. The rules, also known as recipes, fall into one of two categories: 'if recipes' made of one component, and 'do recipes' composed of two. Many pre-packaged recipes can be found online, and can be easily tested, even by beginners. ...

Plone: the web accessibility-friendly CMS at a glance

Plone – the secure and user-friendly CMS

Experts consider the open source CMS, Plone, to be one of the best systems for developing web presences for public institutions. This is partly due to the CMS’s high security standards, but also because of its web-accessible nature. Sites set up with Plone CMSs are readily available for users at any time.


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