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What is a proxy server?

What is a proxy server?

A proxy server is a network component that provides an interface between a private network and the internet. A proxy makes it possible to have an influence on the data traffic, to cache packet data, and to conceal the identity of the communication partners by using different IP addresses.

Servers with storage: storage solutions for the future

Servers with SSD storage: a forward-thinking hosting strategy

SSDs have been gaining ground for years now. Until recently, these flash-based storage devices have been mostly used by mobile devices, like smartphones or MP3 players. But more recently desktops and servers have been making use of this technology. What advantages do SSDs have over traditional storage devices? Find out here.

New HTML: the most important HTML 5.1 updates

The new HTML5.1 updates

In fall 2014, the long-awaited HTML5 arrived after 15 years of development. Now, the first update to the new web standard is also available: HTML5.1. Programers will find a number of changes with this updated version. There is a strong focus on adaptations for responsive web design. In addition to the vast array of new HTML5.1 features, many elements and attributes have been given the push.

What is HTML5?

Introduction to HTML5

HTML5 is the new core language of the internet. But many web developers have opted out of this version and instead still use older markup languages like HTML 4.01 or XHTML. These often require plugins, reducing the site’s compatibility and security. HTML5, on the other hand, supports the direct integration of multimedia elements as well as JavaScript-based programming interfaces.

CSS compression for consistent loading times

CSS compression for consistent loading times

It’s rare to see creative information directly placed into HTML code. Colors, fonts, and sizes of HTML elements are normally defined in style sheets, such as CSS. The more complex a website becomes, the more the range and amount of required CSS files increase. The extra burden can have a considerable effect on your website’s loading time, but this can be avoided by compressing your CSS.

Optimizing your website for mobile devices

How to make your website mobile-friendly

The internet is becoming increasingly more mobile, which is proving challenging for website operators. There are still many websites which aren’t properly optimized for smartphones and tablets and can only be partly displayed. Since Google’s mobile update, these sites can expect significant visibility losses. Separate mobile websites, adaptive and responsive designs, and mobile plugins for content...

Web app of the week: CA App Synthetic Monitor

CA App Synthetic Monitor: speed test for your website

In this week’s edition of our web app of the week, we’ll be taking a closer look at the CA App Synthetic Monitor. This website tester checks the loading time of any web project from several server locations worldwide in seconds using nothing more than a URL. We’ll analyze how this app works and the importance of website speed to the success of your online project.

Mobile web: recognizing and avoiding common errors

Mobile web: the common errors

The mobile web can conjure up a whole host of challenges for web designers but at the same time also offers many opportunities for creating a positive user experience. If a mobile site isn’t configured correctly, then this can quickly lead to a bad user experience. To ensure your mobile-optimized website keeps up with the requirements of an ever-increasing mobile web, you should make yourself...

How HTTP/2 optimizes the World Wide Web

HTTP/2 – how the new version optimizes 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 many 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?