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Windows Server 2016 – latest operating system for Windows web hosting now available

Anyone with a need for special Windows applications for their home page is likely to choose a Windows-based hosting package. If this scenario applies to you, look forward to an improved performance of this hosting package!

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Smoother access to the cloud: 1&1’s Software Development Kits

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Developers are now able to program simpler and faster on the 1&1 Cloud Server infrastructure. 1&1 provides users with several Software Development Kits (SDK) which can be used via the Application Programming Interface (API) of the 1&1 Cloud Server.

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PHP 7: Try the beta version!

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The next version the PHP scripting language, PHP 7, is expected to be released in November. To prepare for this, 1&1 customers can now test PHP 7 Beta. The new version boasts considerably better performance with website loading times up to two times faster than PHP 5.6. Users can also look forward to a long list of bug fixes and improvements.

At 1&1, Web hosting customers benefit from a range of PHP support:

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PHP 5.6.0 Full Version Now Available!

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Earlier this year, developers could try out the latest version of the PHP scripting language, PHP 5.6, as a beta version. Now PHP 5.6 is available as the full version, promising enhanced performance alongside a wide range of additional features.

In addition to some important bug fixes, this latest major release of PHP includes an update for the PHP debugger phpdbg, with an interactive, integrated SAPI module. In terms of security, PHP 5.6 provides hash_equals () and enhanced use of SSL/TLS, plus improvements to the gost-crypto hash algorithm. This new version also offers simplification of the ‘password hashing API’, as well as new generators and coroutines.

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Which is the Best Hosting Platform: Windows or Linux?

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So you are ready to take the plunge and buy some hosting for your website. You think you have worked out what you need, except you are suddenly confronted with a tough choice: Linux or Windows? In this blog post I will discuss the differences between them, and reveal which one is best for your personal needs. Both Windows and Linux platforms are proven and reliable, so it is not a question of one being superior to the other. You should also not make your choice based on whether or not you are running Linux or Windows on your PC – instead, you need to work what you want to do with your website, what technologies you want to utilize and then decide which platform best fits your needs.

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Be Appealing to the Mind and the Eye – Turning a Website into a Work of Art with WordPress Themes

A website has the freedom to publish any and all kinds of information and content to the Internet. Any topic or idea, ranging from a personal blog or local restaurant to explaining the science behind nuclear fusion, can be published on the World Wide Web. And, although the content of a website is a top priority, the overall look can be just as important for a viewer deciding to stay or leave a page. WordPress puts users’ minds as ease by allowing pre-created themes to be easily applied to their website, ensuring that the rich content is accessorized by the right visuals.

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Enhance Your Website Using WordPress

With WordPress, you can instantly create a blog or a complete website. Understanding the range of possibilities, it’s no surprise that WordPress is one of the most successful and popular applications in the world. In fact, a recent study found that 1 of every 5 websites is powered by WordPress.

So, if everyone is using it, why does it seem so complicated? The answer is that it doesn’t have to be. Built on PHP and MySQL, and based on the latest web standards, this user-friendly opensource application is easy to add to your 1&1 account.

With 1&1 New Hosting, WordPress (and other popular applications) can be installed with just a few clicks. Customers can choose between two installation modes, Free Mode and Safe Mode, via the 1&1 App Center of their Control Panel. Both modes offer the ease and convenience of quick installation in just a few clicks.

Safe Mode is a stress-free option that is optimized for security and convenience. It is also ideal for those that are relatively new to WordPress because app management is performed completely by 1&1. When WordPress is installed in Safe Mode, 1&1 takes care of all updates, security patches, and provides popular pre-installed plugins – there is no need to worry about the technical aspects of maintaining the application.

As customers become more familiar with WordPress, and for those that already know the ins and outs, 1&1 offers installation in Free Mode. This option allows customers the maximum freedom and control to code their own plugins and to customize the installation as they see fit. However, in Free Mode, customers are responsible for implementing all necessary updates and security patches themselves.

Also in the 1&1 App Center, 1&1 provides everything needed to get the most out of a WordPress installation. Suggestions for best practices, tips and tricks, and more useful links are available to guide customers toward online success. App Expert Support, included free with the Advanced Package, is available by phone or email 24/7 to resolve any issues and answer all questions related to WordPress.

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Microsoft Web Hosting vs. Linux Web Hosting

Both Microsoft & Linux have been around for a while and we’re often asked the question: Which is better? Well, that depends. This sums up the basic differences:

Microsoft has been regarded as the easiest product to use while Linux has been traditionally considered a technology for more savvy users. This is not necessarily true. It is important to realize both hosting plans have individual merits. Also, your home operating system does not affect which hosting service you choose. For example, your home computer can run on Microsoft Windows and you can still choose Linux for your hosting package.

The major difference between Linux and Windows hosting is development environment. Linux supports PHP, Ruby, Perl and others with MySQL databases. Windows hosting supports ASP or ASP.NET with MSSQL databases. In order to decide which type of hosting is better for your site, you need to check what language you or your developers will use to create your applications.

Linux is the more popular choice for Web hosting among users. However, either works well for data driven sites offering dynamic content or interaction though inquiry forms or eCommerce. If you are looking to incorporate applications such as blogs or discussion boards on your site, Linux can be best due to the availability of many open source applications.

Areas where both platforms perform equally are performance, stability, static pages, and security.

Linux and Windows used to differ in price but you can now host your site with either platform for the same cost. For more information about 1&1 Web hosting packages, visit  our website for Linux or for Windows. If you still aren’t sure which is best for your needs, contact our team for assistance by calling 1-877-461-2631.

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Programming with Your Web Host

When creating a website for your business through your hosting provider, there are several different programming tools and languages you can use. Using 1&1 Internet as an example in this article, we will go over some of the more common areas to help you.

Website Design Software

Adobe® Dreamweaver CS5.5 is available as a free download with 1&1 Business hosting packages. It is a sophisticated website design application for creating professional websites. Dreamweaver®  CS5.5 includes the Adobe Device Central module which enables web designers to test their websites on mobile devices by emulating the latest smart phones.

Net Objects Fusion:  1&1 Edition is available as a free download in all 1&1 Hosting packages. It’s a website design application which creates sites that are optimized for mobile viewing. The HTML code that is produced is compatible with XHTML for mobile and enables website creation for mobile devices. The exclusive 1&1 Edition includes additional “Mobile Templates” as an extra bonus.

Both of these are compatible with Windows OS only, and available for easy download through your 1&1 Control Panel.

The PHP Scripting Language

PHP is a widely used, general purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. 1&1 packages support PHP5.4 and PHPDev (1&1 Edition). PHPdev includes PHP/Apache/MySQL/PERL/PHPMyAdmin/PHP-GTK preconfigured to run out of the box on the win.32 platform. It’s version of PHP that has regular/nightly builds, updated nightly by 1&1 experts, and designed for testing code rather than producing code.

Programming Languages

Perl 5 is a highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 24 years of development. Perl 5 runs on over 100 platforms from portables to mainframes and is suitable for both rapid prototyping and large scale development projects. Perl is used for server side scripting, command line scripting, and writing desktop applications. http://www.perl.org/about.html

Python is a great object-oriented, interpreted, and interactive programming language. It is often compared to Lisp, Tcl, Perl, Ruby, C#, Visual Basic, Visual Fox Pro, Scheme or Java. Python combines remarkable power with very clear syntax. It has modules, classes, exceptions, very high level dynamic data types, and dynamic typing. There are interfaces to many system calls and libraries, as well as to various windowing systems. New built-in modules are easily written in C or C++ (or other languages, depending on the chosen implementation). Python is also usable as an extension language for applications written in other languages that need easy-to-use scripting or automation interfaces. http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide/Overview

Python offers:

  • Object-oriented programming with classes and multiple inheritance
  • Advanced programming features like generators and list comprehensions
  • Python has automatic memory management frees you from having to manually allocate and free memory in your code

A programming language of balance, the creator of Ruby, Yukihiro “matz” Matsumoto, blended parts of his favorite languages (Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp) to form a new language that balanced functional programming with imperative programming.   Source: http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/about/

  • Ruby offers
    • Seeing everything as an object
    • Is more flexible in that it allows users to freely alter its parts
    • “Rubys Block” – A programmer can attach a closure to any method, describing how that method should act. The closure is called a block and has become one of the most popular features for newcomers to Ruby from other imperative languages like PHP or Visual Basic.
    • Offers single inheritance only, on purpose

Databases

1&1 Hosting packages all include at least ten MySQL 5 databases. Users can use the database that the Google search engine is built upon.

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