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 synchronisation. In our guide, we'll show you how to get started with WinSCP. [...]  

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. [...]  

The digital election: domain grabbing in politics

The internet has completely changed political elections across the world. Online media offers candidates the chance to get closer to their voters, providing an essential communication channel for the electoral battleground. But the freedom of information online means that you’re always susceptible to the dangers of manipulation and slander via anonymous channels. A relatively harmless, but rather amusing technique is ‘domain grabbing’, in which candidates try to secure special web addresses either to use against their opponents or to protect their own name. The master of this in the 2016 election has of course been Donald Trump. [...]  

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

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

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? [...]  

The most important facts on image copyright online

Just because a photograph or artwork is available to view on the internet, doesn’t mean that you can use it for your own purposes. The creator’s consent and payment for royalties are often required. The rules don’t solely apply to sharing images that don’t belong to you; even if you use your own, you have to stick to certain guidelines. [...]  

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 tailor your articles and posts if you know exactly who you’re writing for. [...]  

How to blog with success – part 2: find the right blog topic

Starting a new project is always difficult, especially when you’re wanting to join the world of blogging. In part 1 of our blogging series, we discussed the technical aspects of starting a blog. But how do you go about searching for topics? Read part 2 here to discover how to collect blog ideas, pick a suitable blog topic, and analyse the potential of your new venture. [...]