SSL certificates

Security on the internet is always paramount: regardless of whether you run a website yourself or just surf the web, you should always understand the basics of internet security. Here we explain exactly what SSL certificates are and what you need them for. Encryption and authentication are the main purposes of certificates. They are intended to protect internet users’ personal data from criminal...

Create your own Wikipedia page

Have you ever toyed with the idea of creating your own Wikipedia entry? There are certain criteria Wikipedia requires in order to publish an article – and to ensure that content is fact-based, new entries are extensively checked by Wikipedia editors. Learn how to make your own Wikipedia page, and reduce the risk of your article being deleted.

UTF-8: the network standard

UTF-8 is method of Unicode character encoding, which claims to cover all modern languages for data processing. The format has significantly influenced international digital communication. But what exactly does “UTF-8” mean? And what is special about UTF-8 in the Unicode character set? Here you can find out which structure the coding is based on, and which bytes are permitted in the standard...

Replacing SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificates affected by browser distrust

Due to browser community distrust in Symantec, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have decided to distrust websites with SSL certificates issued by Symantec before December 1st, 2017. This article outlines the steps and important key dates that website operators need to be aware of in order to sucessfully renew or replace their SSL certificates before their website is branded with a warning...

How to set up a website search engine

Usability is a crucial factor when it comes to the success of your online presence. It’s therefore of the utmost importance that users can find their required information easily and without delay. As a website operator, you can make this possible by enabling your visitors to browse your site for specific keywords. Find out more about how to create a custom search engine for your website.

Disabling cookies: how to turn off cookies in your browser

Cookies serve various purposes on the internet: primarily, they store user data in order to facilitate easy operation of web pages and to make certain web applications available. But they can also be used to track user activity and intrude on user privacy. There are therefore good reasons to either partially disable, i.e. allow them only on certain pages, or completely disable cookies. You can do...

Sitemaps – Here’s what you need to know

Sitemaps belong to the standard features of a website, but they seem to be gradually disappearing from the World Wide Web. Some online presences hide the navigation file or even forgo it completely. We explain why search engines like Google still give sitemaps a lot of attention, how important sitemaps are for SEO as a result, and how you can create sitemaps yourself – manually or with a sitemap...

Sitemap.xml: functions and how to create it

The more extensive a web project becomes, the more important it is to have an appropriate and organized structure. This way, you not only make it easier for visitors, but also for search engines to find various topics and pages. For the best possible indexing, the use of XML sitemaps is also recommended: the practical lists, which can be integrated at any time, provide crawlers with a complete,...

What is an extranet, and how can I use it?

Order status, product compatibility, updated delivery terms – manual transmission of data to business partners by mail or phone takes a lot of time. But this can also be done with less effort. The solution: an extranet. But what is an extranet? How do companies use it? This article looks at how to create an extranet, as well as the benefits and some disadvantages of using one.

Deleting cookies: how to clear stored data

Some cookies can be very helpful – they let you sleep on those impulse purchases and keep them from disappearing out of your shopping cart, or log into social media sites with just one click. But not all cookies make surfing the web easier, and some may even forward unwanted information to third parties. It is a good idea to learn how to clear cookies, and this guide will show you how to clear...