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Securing a server: correctly configuring Linux, etc.

If you operate or rent your own server, it is your responsibility to protect it against failures and external access. You can immediately begin to set the foundation for this when configuring the server, if you have the necessary administrative rights. The correct settings can work wonders, especially with encrypted remote connections via SSH protocol, and greatly increase security. [...]  

Screenshots on Mac and Windows

A picture says more than a thousand words – at least sometimes. Instead of having to describe what you see on your monitor or display to others, all you need to do is send a screenshot. Easy-to-use screenshot software or apps let you create, annotate, or highlight an image within seconds and send it to your contacts. We present some screenshot tools that make your daily work easier. [...]  

Server operating systems: a history and overview

Operating systems have gone through some major changes over the years. While their beginnings are rooted in more humble, purely text-based user interfaces, today’s options have evolved into complex software packages with graphical interfaces, comprising an elegant go-between for hardware and software applications. Users, who have long since been equipped with a keyboard and mouse, are able to easily manage system resources. Operating systems for servers are also in greater demand than ever, particularly when it comes to web hosting. But what are today’s most widespread operating systems? And which systems were they predated by? [...]  

Linux vs Windows – the big server check

The duel between Linux and Windows may have an obvious victor on the home computer front, but the battle for server use paints a very different picture: since the beginning, Linux has bested Windows, as usage figures show. But many users remain unconvinced by statistics and rightfully ask the question: what are the actual differences between the two platforms? [...]  

Module tests in software development

Module tests are one of the most effective methods of identifying as many errors in the source code as possible early on in the software development process. The special feature: the smallest isolatable components of a program are placed in a neutral test environment. If errors appear, it’s obvious they are occurring in the module being tested, which makes them easy to correct. [...]  

Office 365 part one: buying Office 365 online

Office 365 is Microsoft’s way of offering its beloved productivity software in the cloud. Users can benefit from numerous functions that enable central data storage and collaborative editing of documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more. When it comes to buying Office 365, you’ll need a subscription – instead of a one-off payment like the traditional desktop installation of Office, Office 365 comes at a monthly or even yearly price. But for this subscription, Microsoft promises lots of exclusive functions and a variety of plans. So is this purchasing model good value for customers? [...]  

Office 365 – part three: licensing model cost overview

Microsoft offers the popular cloud-based Office suite as a subscription. In addition to popular applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, and Access, Office 365 also includes online services, such as OneDrive cloud storage and SharePoint’s content management system. We provide you with an overview of the software’s main user plans for private users and business customers, which features they offer, and at what cost. [...]  

Office 365 part two: business packages

Office 365 is more than just the successor of Microsoft Office 2013. The Office 365 plans and subscription that you choose should be carefully thought-out; for an overview, read the first part of our Office series. This second part examines the SME plans: Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Essentials, and Office 365 Business Premium, to help small and medium-sized enterprises decide on the perfect option. [...]  

Alchemy CMS: the CMS based on Ruby

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. [...]  

A comparison of different servers

Carry out a server comparison and you will notice that website operators have a large selection to choose from. Professional hosts offer virtual, dedicated, and cloud based servers in different performance levels. How do these server models differ from one another? What features does a root server have in comparison to a managed server? Which type of hosting is best for your web project? Take a look at the overview. [...]