What is a byte?

What is a byte?

Whether you’re working with hard drives, computers, or smartphones - digital applications and storage devices indicate their capacities in bytes. But what is a byte and why do we need it? In short: The byte is the smallest quantity of data and consists of 8 bits. Since computers store a lot of data, bytes can be converted into larger units like megabytes and terabytes. Keep reading to find out how...

What is a gigabyte?

Gigabyte – an explanation of the data storage unit

Gigabyte (GB for short) is a unit of storage capacity encountered frequently when working with digital technologies. It is used to indicate the storage capacity of hardware, the size of a file, or the data volume available for mobile surfing on a chosen network. But how many megabytes are in a gigabyte and what is the difference between a gigabyte and a gibibyte?

What is an exabyte?

Exabyte – one trillion bytes

Simply explained: an exabyte is equal to one trillion bytes. But few people can actually make sense of a file size this huge. It’s simply not enough to know that a byte consists of eight bits and roughly corresponds to a letter. One thing is for sure, global, monthly data volumes now exceed 174 exabytes and this number is expected to double by 2022. That’s why it’s worth keeping an eye on the...

What is a brontobyte?

Brontobyte: The data quantity of the future

The brontobyte - officially this quantity of data doesn’t even exist. In short, the brontobyte is big data - 1 brontobyte is equivalent to 10bytes. Such a huge quantity of data is near incomprehensible and probably won’t become relevant for our daily lives for a very long time. But for tech giants, it’s only a matter of time until we reach the era of the brontobyte. Keep reading to find out what...

What is a bit?

What is a bit? Bits and bytes explained

Bits and bytes are part of our daily life, whether we’re aware of it or not. They’re the units of measurement for storage capacity and data transmission - meaning that you’ll need to know about them when shopping for a new computer or deciding on a WiFi package. But what is a bit? And how does it differ from a byte? Keep reading to find out more about the smallest unit of information.

Units of storage in computers

Units of storage in computers: What are digital units of measurement?

Units of storage in computers, such as megabytes and terabytes, refer to quantities of data and storage capacities. Users will be familiar with units like gigabytes as they relate to hard drives and USB sticks. But units like exabytes and zettabytes rarely come up in daily life. Keep reading to find out which storage units exist and what they really mean.

Creating a YouTube timestamp link

How to create a YouTube timestamp link with a start time marker

Creating a YouTube timestamp link with a start time marker is the easiest way to share a video that you want to start playing at a specific point. This ensures that the recipient only receives the information that is relevant to them, especially when it comes to long videos. So, how do you create a YouTube timestamp link?

Unicode

What is Unicode? Definition and uses

The digital representation of text was originally oriented around the English language. As the internet has grown into a place for international exchange, a more uniform system for representing characters from different alphabets was required. Unicode became the standard for character representation across different languages and alphabets.

Website ratings: why are they so important?

Website ratings: how important are ratings and comment boxes?

As the saying goes: 'The customer is king'. This principle is emphasised online: By providing ratings, reviews, and commenting possibilities on your website, customers and visitors are given the opportunity to be heard. This also increases trust in your website. Read our article about why ratings on websites are getting more and more important, what types of ratings there are, and how they can be...

App store ranking for iOS

App Store ranking: create your own app part 6.2

Influencing Apple’s App Store ranking is different to the indexing for Google’s Play Store ranking: app store marketing for iOS applications is governed by different rules regarding keywords. Understanding the different factors that have an influence on Apple’s app ranking can help you in choosing how to present your iOS App and optimise it for the App Store. We’ll guide you through the different...

Websites

IONOS Website Guide: website advice for all

A website isn’t just a website – these days, there are countless ways to create an online presence in a way that matches your expectations. The ‘Websites’ section of the IONOS Digital Guide offers detailed information about creating, managing, and optimising websites as well as facts and general background information on the World Wide Web. For a closer look, you can also explore one of several subcategories about different topics. Here, we present website advice for everyone, from mere enthusiasts to qualified professionals.

What’s in the IONOS Website Guide?

The ‘Websites’ section is one of six main categories in the IONOS Digital Guide. ‘Websites’ is then broken down into four further subcategories: ‘Website creation, ‘Web design’, ‘Web development’, and ‘Digital law’. While ‘Website creation’ focuses primarily on the technical aspects of internet sites, ‘Web design’ articles look at the optical makeup of content, in particular the use of text, images, and responsive displays through HTML or CSS. ‘Web development’ covers the use of scripting languages, like PHP or JavaScript, as well as specific tools for the development of internet services. But basic information about the standards and trends of website development can also be found here. The subcategory ‘Digital law’ presents online laws and practices, like image usage rights and privacy policies.

Website advice for beginners, advanced users, and professionals

The Website Guide serves as an information portal for small and medium-sized companies, along with developers, web designers, technology lovers, and general internet enthusiasts. Many articles on the IONOS Digital Guide require little background knowledge, though some are also aimed at more experienced users. Beginners can enjoy posts on topics like ‘What exactly is a website?’, ‘The basics for modern web development’, or ‘How are websites accessed?’, while more advanced readers can broaden their knowledge of specific topics with comprehensive articles and tutorials. So whether you are a novice, an advanced user, or a professional: our handy Website Guide has plenty of useful tips and tricks to help you become an expert on the World Wide Web.


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