What is Chrome 68?

Early next month, Chrome 68 will be launched and the new browser will distrust all webpages that do not have HTTPS encryption as “not secure”. This is...

MariaDB vs. MySQL

MySQL is the most used database management system in the world. This open source software has been available for productive use since 1995 and is generally considered a standard solution for users of relational databases. This could change in the near future. MariaDB, a community-developed fork of MySQL is catching up on its predecessor and is consequently becoming an increasingly attractive...

What are cookies?

Recently, a new EU directive has highlighted the importance of cookies, as these small text files sometimes store sensitive user data. But how do cookies actually work, and why do we need them? We will look at the small data packets that are exchanged and stored between web browsers and websites and how cookies affect every internet user today, whether for business or private purposes.

What are first-party cookies?

When it comes to cookies, the small text files for internet browsers, a distinction must be made between first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies improve a website’s user-friendliness by storing user preferences as well as information that has already been entered so that it can be used later on. These cookies can only be analyzed by the respective website operator, meaning...

What are third-party cookies?

Anyone who encounters personalized advertising on the internet might at first find it odd. How does the internet know that I am interested in going on vacation? Most users leave clear footprints on the net that can be used to create virtual “user profiles”. Third party cookies placed by advertisers are responsible for this. But how do they work, can you have a say in the use of cookies, and what...

Correcting the error “Err_Connection_Timed_Out”

The error message “Err_Connection_Timed_Out” appears frequently on Google Chrome and means that an error has occurred when trying to access a webpage. This is usually caused by the target server taking too long to send a reply, which results in the browser terminating the communication attempt. Find out in our guide what “Err_Connection_Timed_Out” means, what measures you can take to correct the...

ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED: The best solutions when dealing with this Chrome error

A huge range of information and entertainment being easily available thanks to fast loading times are standard in the internet of today. However, with the number of internet users and the complexity of different websites, it has also become more common to experience connection errors. For example, the Google Chrome browser displays the message “ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED” if the contacted web server...

ERR_CONNECTION_RESET: how to fix the 101 error in Chrome, etc.

If you can’t connect to the website you want to access, an error message will be displayed listing possible causes. Sometimes these aren’t of much help. For example, the message “ERR_CONNECTION_RESET” simply reveals that the connection has been reset, however the reasons why and possible solutions are not given. We explain why the error occurs and how to fix ERR_CONNECTION_RESET.

ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED: How to fix the connection error

If Chrome displays the message "ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED" instead of the website you want to access, it means that the contacted server has interrupted the connection. Reloading the URL is often not enough to fix the problem. Unfortunately, determining the source of the error is anything but a simple task. To fix the "ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED" error, you need a good amount of patience.

HTTP 408: how to fix the timeout error

Permanent availability is one of the most important things when it comes to a website. However, even the best technical conditions do not offer a 100% guarantee that a website will constantly run smoothly. Connection errors like HTTP error 408 regularly present websites with minor and major difficulties, especially since the causes are often found on the client side. Our guide looks at the causes...

Databases – why do you need them and what kinds are there?

Databases are a fundamental part of our information society today. They organize electronic data and regulate access to it. Databases have a wide range of applications, both commercial and private. Each database system has a database management system based on a specific database model. While the history of the database began with the hierarchical model, today the relational database model is the...

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