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 automatize 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 homepage, which will have an effect on the search engine ranking. [...]  

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. Understanding the different technological aspects of these services, however, proves to be a cloudy venture for many. Did you know, for example, that, in addition to many other things, online stores and websites can also be hosted in the cloud? [...]  

Five excellent FTP programs for web hosting

Are you familiar with the file transfer protocol also known as FTP? Those who answered this question negatively are advised to learn more about FTP by reading this guide. FTP immensely eases the task of transferring data over the internet. FTP servers are an especially wise choice when faced with the job of transferring large volumes of data. Transferring files to servers for exchange requires a so-called FTP client. We have compiled five powerful examples for you. [...]  

Get a more secure data transfer with WinSCP

Are you still transferring your data online over an unencrypted connection via FTP (File Transfer Protocol)? WinSCP offers a comfortable and secure alternative to the current FTP client programs for the operating system, Windows. The encrypted network connection is based on the implementation of Secure Shell (SHH) and enables a fast data transfer via SCP (Secure Copy) and the flexible remote functions of SFTP (SHH File Transfer Protocol). [...]  

WordPress Security – The most important security plugins

WordPress is among the most frequently used content management systems for blogs, forums and other online publishing platforms. With one million users its popularity means that it is also a hive for criminal activity with hackers scanning websites for possible weak areas. The only way to prevent hackers from gaining back door access is by taking adequate safety precautions. [...]  

Web analysis with Piwik – also supported by WordPress

As a website owner, it is important to know how to adapt the site to the users’ needs. It is therefore very useful to find out about the visitors’ online behavior. Web analytics software makes that possible. Many people, however, only know about Google Analytics and are not aware of the advantages of other web-tracking programs. One notable alternative is Piwik; the tool is simple to install and it can also be connected to WordPress. [...]  

Free blogging service or hosting on your own?

Theoretically, starting a blog is a manageable task for anybody. Once registered on a blogging platform, you are just a few clicks away from sharing your first entries. Those looking to operate a professional blog with the goal of making a profit are advised to invest a bit more time and money into their electronic enterprises. Deciding to self-host a blog allows users to exercise greater control over creative and technological aspects. [...]  

Website optimization: making WordPress faster

Internet users usually decide within seconds whether they are going to leave or stay on a page. Even for simple WordPress sites, poor loading time is a common problem that causes visitors to hit that ‘back’ button. But fear not! There are several simple tricks and practical plugins that help optimize WordPress performance. [...]  

Online identity theft protection

Many only know internet identity theft and similar crimes from movies or television. But stories of online fraudsters are not just mere phantasies of screenwriters; for many the experience is all too real. Online identity theft has become more and more of a problem over the past few years, and everyone is a potential victim. We have compiled some preventative steps than can help you stay out of the sights of hackers. [...]