Technical matters

Quotas – storage for web space and e-mail

Did you encounter the word 'quota' from your web space provider or as part of mail hosting and wonder what is it? When does this storage limit come into play? We show you when and why quotas are used and how to differentiate between the different types. [...]  

The ‘noisy neighbor’ effect: disruptions in shared and cloud hosting

Shared hosting offers are very popular with many users because of their affordability. But the benefit of loaning resources and sharing hardware with other users can also cause problems, particularly if one of more of the hosted applications puts too much of a strain on performance. What exactly is the ‘noisy neighbor’ effect and how can providers and private hosts avoid this issue in cloud computing? [...]  

Index management with robots.txt files

With the file, robots.txt, website operators are able to greatly influence which portions of their web projects are able to be read by search bots. In addition to HTML meta tags, redirects, and canonical tags, this seemingly insignificant text file located in the domain’s root directory is an important tool for index management. We’ve laid out how robot.txt files are built and what website operators should look out for when entering data. [...]  

Varnish Cache: a performance boost for dynamic websites

When a web project is growing and the user rates are beginning to skyrocket, some web servers may quickly become overworked when it comes to dispatching requested content. A hardware upgrade may seem like the only option, but this can be an expensive undertaking. Varnish hosting offers an affordable alternative. But despite the excellent performance it delivers, the software still has its drawbacks. [...]  

HTTP/2 – how the new version optimises data transfer online

HTTP/2 has been released and is the official successor of the internet protocol HTTP/1.1. It is already compatible with most of the current web browsers and servers. Up to this point, many of the bigger website operators have switched to using the new transfer protocol. But what lies behind the Hyper Transfer Protocol and what are the advantages of the new version? [...]