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Cross browser testing

Optimising your website on all devices and browsers serves is an important badge of quality for both users as well as search engines. Due to the sheer amount of different web browsers, this aspect of optimisation is often overlooked. Cross browser testing tools analyse how your website is displayed in different browsers, identify problematic codes, and support you with optimisation. [...]  

Magento: the professional shopping cart software

Many contemporary content management systems such as WordPress and TYPO3 can be used to design and program web shops with the help of plugins. But depending on the CMS, plugins can be pretty inconvenient to manage, making them a poor choice for larger projects. Some content management systems like Magento, however, are specially tailored for e-commerce, and therefore present a considerably more powerful and versatile choice for those who want to build a web shop. [...]  

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? [...]  

Creating an online shop with WordPress: how to do it

In order to successfully sell products in the age of mobile internet and digital offers, having a well-functioning online shop is a necessity. But how can you create your own online shop without resorting to expensive help? With WordPress, you can quickly and easily set up your own web shop. We will show you how to do it – step by step. [...]  

WordPress shortcodes: how to make your project more dynamic

Thanks to simple installation and numerous extensions WordPress is the first choice for many when it comes to content management systems. One special feature that developers published with version 2.5 are the so-called shortcodes. This practical short command is linked with PHP script and makes it possible for authors or editors to easily implement dynamic content. [...]  

CMS or shop software: what’s the difference?

Until recently, content management systems (CMS) and online shop solutions have been developing separately from one another, each with its own set of strengths. But the recently-developed umbrella term ‘content commerce’ shows that a merger is taking place, in which differences between both applications are becoming more and more blurred. How does this trend influence the development and the interplay of CMSs and e-commerce solutions? And which system is most suitable for your needs? [...]  

CMS comparison 2016/2017: The 5 most popular open source systems

Range of functions, ease of use, and technical aspects: If you’re searching for the right content management system (CMS) for your website, many factors must be taken into consideration. Worlds lie between a small blog and a huge company website, but sometimes the same system is behind both. The market for open source solutions of the CMS variety is huge. Among the best known are WordPress, TYPO3, Joomla!, Drupal, and Contao – five systems with different strengths and weaknesses. [...]  

Blogging tools: The best work tools for bloggers

There are lots of tools for bloggers – and anyone who runs a blog can certainly use some good tools. But it’s difficult to decide on the right blogging tools, especially for beginners. In our guide you’ll find an overview of the most popular applications for bloggers with comprehensive explanations of their functions, so that you can start your personal blog right away. [...]  

What do ‘pingback’ and ‘track back’ mean?

For those looking to run a successful blog, maintaining a constant exchange with other bloggers, website operators, and the rest of the internet community is of the utmost importance. By referring to the entries of other bloggers within your own texts, you won’t just attract new readers; you’ll also manage to generate valuable backlinks. Methods like trackbacks and pingbacks can help you with this goal. [...]  

Cloud Hosting – flexible and cost effective

For many, the cloud is a place where private documents, music, pictures, or videos can be stored and exchanged online. But understanding the different technological aspects of these services proves to be a cloudy venture for many. For example did you know that in addition to many other things, online stores and websites can also be hosted in the cloud? [...]  

The 1&1 Web Hosting Guide: advice for website administration

Hosting an internet presence (web hosting) is getting easier and easier thanks to the variety of tools and increasingly user-friendly content management systems. But it’s still good to familiarize yourself with the finer points of online service administration: and this is where our Web Hosting Guide comes in. In our Digital Guide to hosting, you’ll find in-depth information and recommendations on programs, tools, plugins as well as general hosting tips. These useful articles are designed for all levels, from beginners to professional users: with relevant content and comprehensive detail, the 1&1 Web Hosting Guide offers expert knowledge to a broad readership.

CMS, blogs, and technical matters

The ‘Hosting’ category is one of six sections of the 1&1 Digital Guide. This is then split into three further subcategories: ‘CMS’, ‘Blogs’, and ‘Technical matters’. The first of these is devoted to content management systems, looking at the considerable number of options available for website creation and administration. The ‘Blogs’ subcategory offers advice and guidance on the establishment and operation of a successful weblog. Here, we also introduce the many extensions and tweaks available for the most widely used blogging and CMS application of all – WordPress. Our final section focuses on information and tips on ‘Technical matters’. This subcategory explores the different sorts of web hosting, the various programs which lighten your web hosting workload, new hosting opportunities, and everything else you need to know about the administration of internet resources.

From beginner to expert: hosting tips for every ability

Our Web Hosting Guide isn’t just for checking basic requirements and techniques of site administration – trained professionals can also expand upon their existing knowledge by reading our articles. Articles like ‘What is shared hosting?’ or our ‘Blog with success’ series are suitable for readers who are new to web hosting, whereas specific posts like ‘Indexing management with robots.txt’ or ‘The top ten .htaccess tricks’ require prior knowledge and experience. This variety makes our Web Hosting Guide attractive and accessible for anyone interested in website administration. Whether you’re a small to medium-sized enterprise, a blogger, a developer, or simply a technology enthusiast: 1&1 has got you covered.