What is Chrome 68?

Early next month, Chrome 68 will be launched and the new browser will distrust all webpages that do not have HTTPS encryption as “not secure”. This is...

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.

Your own knowledge base wiki software

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Do you ever find yourself grabbing your smartphone mid-conversation to look something up on Wikipedia? Since the boom in mobile technology, instant access to information has become a part of everyday life, and Wikipedia is the most prominent knowledge bank of all, demonstrating the possibilities of this slimmed down CMS. But how exactly do you go about creating a wiki?

papaya CMS: powerful and accessible

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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?

Successful blogging – part 3: defining your target market

There are countless blogs online and thanks to easy and free blogging software, anyone can become an author. In our blogging series, we take you through the basics as you create your own professional blog. After discussing the technical aspects of a blog in part 1, and the importance of finding the right topic in part 2, the next step is to analyse your target audience. After all, you can only...