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Last updated: September 22, 2018

I am 20 years old.

I made a video in April 2016 about which hardware I use (in German). You can find this video under the menu item "Hardware" on my website, but this video is outdated. On the hardware page of my website you will also find a list of my hardware in text form which is always up to date.

As operating system I use Windows 10 Pro. If you want to buy Windows, Office etc. I can highly recommend lizengo.de. The prices are very cheap and they only sell new and legal license keys, which are sent directly by e-mail. If you buy a license key there, this also includes free support in case of unexpected problems during the installation or activation process.

I rent my VPS/vServer at Contabo and I pay only 8.99 EUR per month. This server has 16 GB of RAM, 400 GB of SSD storage and a 6-core Intel Xeon processor. A big advantage over other hosters is that the server is virtualized using KVM, so you have your own guaranteed resources, you can even change the kernel and you can do everything you could do on a real dedicated root server. Basically, it's almost like a dedicated root server.

I have this Server from Contabo for more than 5 years now and can absolutely recommend Contabo to everyone, since the price-performance ratio is very good, the server runs stable and I think that 8.99 EUR per month is very cheap, especially for this hardware, the KVM virtualization and the very good and fast customer support.

Yes, I check all my text tutorials that I publish on my website regularly (in virtual machines) and update them if necessary. This ensures that all my tutorials are always up to date (including the screenshots and external links). So, you should have no problems following my tutorials. You can always find the date of the last check and update in the upper part of the tutorials. If you have any problems following a tutorial, feel free to send me a message using the contact form, so that I can help you.

I'm very happy if you link my tutorials on your website or forum, but you are not allowed to just copy them, because I write all these instructions completely by myself and it's a lot of work to write these tutorials as well as keeping them always up to date. I also publish (and maintain/update) these tutorials in both German and English, which results in even more work.

If you find one or more of my tutorials on another website, I would appreciate it if you could inform me using my contact form. Thank you!

Yes, I program all my websites and web applications myself. I don't use a CMS for this, such as WordPress, Joomla or other ready-to-use solutions. One of the advantages of self-developed software is, of course, that you can customize it to your own needs. In addition, you don't have to use existing components that you actually don't even need or whose functionality is sometimes unnecessarily complex. You program exactly what you need.

For all the websites and applications that I develop, I always make sure to do everything as dynamically as possible to avoid unnecessary redundancy and to be able to easily add new functions/features later on. For example, I always use language files in my (internal) web interfaces, in which all texts displayed in this web interface can be changed in one place. It's also important to me that all web requests (e.g., to send form data) will be executed/sent asynchronous (via Ajax), so the website will not reload every time data is (re)loaded, sent or processed.

I have a cable internet connection with a download speed of 425 Mbps and an upload speed of 55 Mbps. My ping is between 7 and 12 ms. As soon as the 500 Mbps internet connection is available, my download speed will increase to 500-550 Mbps.

Here you can find my current speed test result:

Speedtest Result

Yes, I have a Skype account, but I haven't used Skype for years now. For this reason, I've (of course) no longer installed Skype on my computer. I already had my Skype account before I created my YouTube channel and it's also called "BennetRichter98" (like my German YouTube channel) because that's my first name, last name and my year of birth. It isn't a username in the sense of a pseudonym. This Skype account has nothing to do with YouTube and it's private. Apart from the fact that I no longer use Skype, I would only add and chat with people that I know personally.

If you have questions concerning my videos, please write a comment on YouTube. For questions about my text tutorials or my website in generel, feel free to use the contact form. Please read the already existing comments below the YouTube videos if you have questions about one of my YouTube videos, as I may already answered your question.

No, I offer help via e-mail in text form (contact form) or via the YouTube comments, but not using TeamSpeak or Discord. The contact form on my website is the best and fastest way to contact me. For questions that relate to one of my videos on YouTube, it would be best if you write a YouTube comment as my answer to that comment could also help others.

I live near Lübeck (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany).

Yes, I am a partner in the YouTube network EXMGE with my YouTube channel BennetRichter98. I joined the EXMGE network on January 27, 2014. Before that, I was partner at RPM/Maker Studios for one year.