nslookup: Here’s how the useful DNS check works

Those who want to access computer systems and applications in networks need host (or rather, domain) names. As long as the Domain Name System, which is responsible for the name conversions, is functioning normally, users remain unaware that machine-readable IP addresses are hidden behind these names. However, if complications with the DNS and the involved name servers arise, they can be quickly...

The best cloud storage providers – an overview of the best online storage

Storing files online on a cloud platform has become part of everyday life for many people. Regardless if it’s your own holiday photos, or important documents for work - storing files with online storage providers takes the load off your hard drive, and also ensures that they are available anytime and from anywhere. But what are the best cloud storage providers on the market? And what differences...

The most popular file managers for Windows, Linux, and Mac

A central program on every operating system is the file manager. Whether on Windows, Linux, or macOS – in order to perform file and directory operations conveniently and efficiently, you should rely on a file manager that meets all your requirements. The pre-installed programs like Windows Explorer, Apple’s Finder, or Nautilus on Ubuntu, on the other hand, come with a greatly reduced range of...

The best free DynDNS providers

You would like to access your home computer, but don’t know how? Does your home network with its constantly changing IP addresses jack up your monthly bill? Dynamic DNS services (DynDNS) can help you out. Find out which DynDNS providers are the best and what the advantages and disadvantages of each are in this overview.

File manager for Android – the best alternatives to the standard app

Managing files and folder on Android devices can quickly become a tedious affair. One the one hand, the integrated file manager app (only since Android 6.0 “Marshmallow”) is well hidden in the settings of the operating system, and on the other hand, it only has the basic functions available – which is why many users rely on third-party applications from the Google Play Store. But what exactly sets...

ownCloud vs. Nextcloud: comparing cloud storage services

Those who want to make use of an online storage service, while still retaining full control over their data, can do this by hosting their own cloud storage server. Two solutions that can be used on almost any server and web space are ownCloud and Nextcloud. This article explores the similarities and differences between them.

Plesk file sharing: basics and tutorial

Plesk is undoubtedly one of the best solution for managing web and other server services. The server administration tool, which impresses with its intuitive interface, can also be used to save files on your own server and publish them to selected users. How exactly Plesk file sharing functions, and how you can set it up is explained in this guide.

Create a tar backup: How the archiving works

Regular backups are one of the most important factors of IT security. With Linux systems – which are often the backbone of a webserver – you can very efficiently create backup copies with the program tar. What can the archiving program do? We explain to you how tar functions and what its special features are. So that you’re able to create regular backups with tar in the future, we explain step by...

Image tools: A comparison of the best programs

Double is better, especially when it comes to data backups. Backups shouldn’t only contain important files like documents, tables, presentations, or videos. Generate a comprehensive storage image of your entire system with the help of image-based backup tools and completely restore it including configurations in the event of total failure. Find what makes a good image tool and which functions you...

Microsoft Access alternatives: are there any free applications that achieve the same result?

MS Access is widely used office software and enables people with no prior programming knowledge to work with databases. The license for the program, however, is not exactly cheap. Several free alternatives to Microsoft Access promise to do essentially the same thing. But which are the best Microsoft Access alternatives? And can they actually keep up with the range of functions and standard of...

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