Composr 10: ocPortal’s WordPress alternative

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The UK-based CMS ocPortal has undergone a rebrand: presenting Composr 10. Following in the footsteps of ocPortal 9, this CMS offers an all-in-one solution for web presences, with no need for extensions or templates. But who is Composr 10 suited to? And how does it compare to the CMS market leaders?   

Building communities: forum software comparison

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Whether you’re searching for help on how to change a tire, or you desperately need make-up tips for an upcoming wedding, you’ll sooner or later stumble upon a forum. These community platforms have been around for years and are still going strong. Even today there are countless successful online communities that attract thousands of users daily. If you want to create one of these platforms for [...]   

Contao CMS: a sleek alternative to TYPO3

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The right content management system (CMS) is fundamental for every successful web project. Known names, like WordPress or TYPO3, dominate the market, but there are alternative CMSs. With their sleeker yet-still-adequate range of functions, such options often prove to be the better choice. One such example is Contao. The open sources solution wins over users with intuitive user interface, selection [...]   

Alchemy CMS: the open source project based on Ruby on Rails

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While most content management systems are based on the PHP scripting language, Alchemy CMS uses a less common but more dynamic programming language: Ruby. There are also countless add-ons available from Ruby on Rails that can help to extend your web framework to create complex projects like company websites or online shops. Find out what makes this intuitive CMS a good bet for beginners.   

What is shared hosting?

Shared hosting is a comfortable and affordable solution for managing websites online. We’ve answered some basic questions regarding shared hosting’s definition, laid out some of its pros and cons, and highlighted what it is that makes this web hosting model different from alternative solutions, like setting up private servers or opting for a free hosting provider.   

WordPress plugins: develop your own extension programs

Since branching off as a CMS solution for websites and online stores, WordPress has become more than just another online blogging program. A variety of different features can be added to the popular open source software. Whether it’s for creating a connection to social media networks or setting up functions for surveys or statistics, there are many ways to enhance your web presence with [...]   

What is a CDN (content delivery network)?

If your online project is growing and beginning to attract international customers, the workload of your server is also increasing. High user numbers and the large geographical distribution of the clients result in ever-increasing loading times and slow transfer rates. By using a CDN (content delivery network), you’ll be able to react to increasing demands and optimise your data delivery.   

Getting started with WinSCP

With WinSCP, you can safely create your ideal data transfer between your local Windows PC and a web server. The open source software supports all current protocols and its quick and simple installation process provides an experience that’s satisfying for the user. With the choice of two available user interfaces, you can benefit from a clearly laid-out data management system, which includes [...]   

MySQLDumper: from installation to backup

“Data is the new oil!”. So when it comes to online businesses, loss of data means loss of capital. Important and sensitive data should be backed up at regular intervals. Thanks to free programs such as MySQLDumper you can create MySQL database backups in minutes! Once installed, you can use the software to automatise and administer backups.   

HTTP status codes and their meaning

404, 302, 503 – short number combinations with great significance. Users encounter server status reports time and time again and if you know how to interpret them you can act accordingly. Knowledge of HTTP codes is even more relevant for website owners. With the right know-how you can vastly improve user experience on your website, which will also have an effect on the search engine ranking.