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.NET Hosting (dot net)
Web hosting that supports .NET, an application framework by Microsoft. We DO NOT offer this!!
Adult Web Hosting
Web hosting designed specifically for the online adult industry. Most adult web hosts have...
Anonymous FTP
An option in FTP that allows users to download files without having to establish and account. We...
Apache
An open source web server software.
Applet
An applet is an embedded program on a web site. Applets are usually written in the coding...
ASCII
This is the de facto world-wide standard for the code numbers used by computers to represent all...
ASP Hosting
Web hosting that supports Active Server Pages, a server-side scripting environment from...
Audio Streaming
The process of providing audio content on a web site. This takes up a nice amount of bandwidth,...
Autoresponder
A program that sends an automatic form response to incoming emails.
Back Bone
The main line of a series of connections within a network.
Bandwidth
How much data can be transmitted in a time period over a communications channel, often expressed...
BGP
The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is an interautonomous system routing protocol. An autonomous...
Browser
A Client program (software) that is used to look at various kinds of Internet resources.
Burstable Bandwidth
Web hosting geared towards the mission-critical functions demanded by business-class customers.
Byte
A set of Bits that represent a single character. Usually there are 8 Bits in a Byte, sometimes...
Certificate of Authority
An issuer of Security Certificates used in SSL connections.
CGI
(Common Gateway Interface) A CGI is a program that tanslates data from a web server and then...
cgi-bin
The most common name of a directory on a web server in which CGI programs are stored. The...
Client
A software program that is used to contact and obtain data from a Server software program on...
ColdFusion Hosting
Web hosting that supports ColdFusion, a web application language introduced by Allaire and...
Colocated Hosting
When one party houses their web server(s) at another company's location for Internet connectivity.
Cookie
If you have ever been to a web site like ivillage.com, iwon.com, or amazon.com, you may notice...
Data Transfer
The total amount of outbound traffic from a website*, typically measured in gigabytes (Gb).
Dedicated Hosting
Hosting option whereby the host provides and is responsbile for the equipment, dedicating an...
Dedicated IP
An IP address dedicated to a single website.  Dedicated IP is required for use of an SSL...
Disk Space
The amount of hard drive space on the server that is available to your websites.
DNS
Domain Name System, a distributed directory used to translate between IP addresses and domain names.
Domain Name
A name that uniquely identifies a website.
Domain Parking
Providing a nameserver for domains that do have their own hosting yet.
DSL
(Digital Subscriber Line) A method for moving data over regular phone lines. A DSL circuit is...
E-Mail
( Electronic Mail) Messages, usually text, sent from one person to another via computer. E-mail...
Ecommerce Hosting
A hosting plan option that allows a merchant to accept orders online.
Email Forwarding
Automatically sends email messages from one email address to another email address.
Email Hosting
Web hosting plan that allows users to send and store email, may or may not come with hosting for...
Ethernet
A very common method of networking computers in a LAN . Ethernet will handle about 10,000,000...
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions - This is generally a page on most services sites that answer the most...
Finger
An Internet tool for finding out if a person has an account with a certain Internet site.
Firewall
A security system that prohibts unauthorized access to a network.
Free Web Hosting
Web hosting offered without monetary cost. Generally provided in exchange for placing...
Frontpage Extensions
A web hosting plan that supports FrontPage, a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) website...
FTP
File Transfer Protocol, protocol used to transfer files over the Internet.
Gateway
The technical meaning is a hardware or software set-up that translates between two dissimilar...
GIF
(Graphic Interchange Format) A common format for image files, especially suitable for images...
Gigabyte
Often called a Gig or a GB, Equivalent to 1024 megabytes.
High Bandwidth Hosting
Web hosting with capacity to handle higher-than-average traffic volumes.
Hit
As used in reference to the World Wide Web, “hit” means a single request from a web...
Home Page
The main web page or index page for a web site.
HTML
This is the code that web pages are written in. The next time you visit a web site, go to View...
HTTP
(Hyper Text Transport Protocol) This is the protocol for transfering files across the Internet....
Hypertext
Generally, any text that contains links to other documents - words or phrases in the document...
IIS
Internet Information Services, a web server software from Microsoft.
Internet Service Provider (ISP)
A company that provides access to the Internet, such as AOL, Prodigy, etc. Allows users to dial...
IP Address
Internet Protocol Address, a number used to uniquely identify a computer or device on an internal...
IRC
(Internet Relay Chat) Basically a huge multi-user live chat facility. There are a number of major...
ISDN
(Integrated Services Digital Network) Basically a way to move more data over existing regular...
Java
Java is a network-oriented programming language invented by Sun Microsystems that is specifically...
Java Script
JavaScript is a programming language that is mostly used in web pages, usually to add features...
JPEG
(Joint Photographic Experts Group) JPEG is most commonly mentioned as a format for image files....
Kilobyte
A thousand bytes. Actually, usually 1024 (2^10) bytes.
LAN
(Local Area Network) A computer network limited to the immediate area, usually the same building...
Lgo File
A file that records the activity of a web server.
Linux Hosting
Web hosting that supports Linux, an open source operating system that was derived from Unix. 
Load Balancing
Dividing the load of a single website or service over several web servers.
Log Analyzer
A program that takes a server's "raw" log file data and summarizes it into easily-understood...
Login
The account name used to gain access to a computer system or the act of entering into a computer...
Megabyte
A million bytes or 1024 kilobytes.
MIME
(Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) The standard for attaching non-text files to standard...
Mirror
Generally speaking, “to mirror” is to maintain an exact copy of something. Probably...
Multi-Domain Plan
A web hosting plan option that allows multiple domain names to share the resources of the single...
Name Server
Also called a host or a name server. A computer that has both the software and the data needed to...
Network
Any time you connect two or more computers together so that they can share resources, you have a...
Newsgroup
The name for discussion groups on USENET .
NIC Handle
A NIC Handle is a unique identifier, which can be up to 10 alpha-numeric characters, assigned to...
Node
Any single computer connected to a network .
Packet Switching
The method used to move data around on the Internet . In packet switching, all the data coming...
Password
A code used to gain access to a locked system. Good passwords contain letters and non-letters and...
PHP Hosting
Web hosting that supports PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, an open source server-side scripting...
Plug-in
A (usually small) piece of software that adds features to a larger piece of software. Common...
POP
POP stands for Post Office Protocol. This is a protocol used to retrieve e-mail from a mail...
Port
3 meanings. First and most generally, a place where information goes into or out of a computer,...
Portal
Usually used as a marketing term to described a Web site that is or is intended to be the first...
Posting
A single message entered into a network communications system. E.g. A single message posted to a...
Primary Server
The designation of "primary" means that this name server will be used first and will be relied...
Raw Logs
Another name for a server's log files, the line-by-line activity of a server, not the summaries...
Reseller Hosting
Arrangement whereby a company selling hosting to consumers uses the datacenter and equipment of...
Resolve
The term used to describe the process by which domain names are matched with corresponding...
Root
The top of the Domain Name System (DNS) hierarchy.
Router
A special-purpose computer (or software package) that handles the connection between 2 or more...
Second Level Domain
In the Domain Name System (DNS), the next lower level of the hierarchy underneath the top level...
Secondary Server
The name server will be used as a backup for the primary name server in the event that the...
Security Certificate
A chunk of information (often stored as a text file) that is used by the SSL protocol to...
Server Side Include (SSI)
Commands that can be included in web pages that are processed by the web server when a user...
Set Up Fee
A one-time fee paid by a hosting client to at the beginning of a new hosting contract.
Shared Hosting
Hosting option whereby several client websites are housed on and share the resources of a web...
Shared IP
An IP address shared by multiple websites.
Shopping Cart
Software used to make a site's product catalogue available for online ordering, whereby visitors...
Site Monitoring
A service that regularly checks a site and alerts the administrator in the event of a problem.
SLA
Service Level Agreement - A contract between the provider and the user that specifies the level...
SMTP
(Simple Mail Transport Protocol) -- The main protocol used to send electronic mail on the...
SQL
(Structured Query Language) A specialized programming language for sending queries to databases....
SSL
Secured Sockets Layer, a protocol enabling encrypted, authenticated communication over the Internet
TCP/IP
(Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) This is the suite of protocols that defines the...
Telnet
The program used to login from one web site to another.
Terabyte
1,000 gigabytes
Terminal
A device that allows you to send commands to a computer somewhere else. At a minimum, this...
Third Level Domain Name
The next highest level of the hierarchy underneath the second level domains. In a domain name,...
Top Level Domain
he highest level of the hierarchy after the root. That portion of the domain name that appears to...
Unix Hosting
Web hosting that supports Unix, an operating system that comes in several proprietary versions.
Unlimited Bandwidth
Unlimited Bandwidth is available on our shared hosting plans.
Uptime Guarantee
An assurance that a hosting company's uptime will meet an agreed-upon percentage.
URL
(Uniform Resource Locator) - The standard way to give the address of any resource on the Internet...
USENET
A world-wide system of discussion groups, with comments passed among hundreds of thousands of...
Video Streaming
The process of providing video data or content via a web page.
VPN
(Virtual Private Network) Usually refers to a network in which some of the parts are connected...
WAN
(Wide Area Network) Any internet or network that covers an area larger than a single building or...
Web Hosting
The business of providing the storage, connectivity, and services necessary to serve files for a...
Web Hosting Control Panel
A web interface offered by hosting companies so customers can administer their account.
Web Mail
Email that is accessed via a web browser.
Web Server
A computer that stores web pages and delivers them on request to the web browsers of client...
Whois
A searchable database maintained by Network Solutions, which contains information about networks,...
Windows Hosting
Web hosting that supports any version of Windows, a family of operating systems by Microsoft.
WWW
Frequently used (incorrectly) when referring to "The Internet", WWW has two major meanings -...
XHTML
Extensible HyperText Markup Language. XHTML is a family of current and future document types and...
XML
Extensible Markup Language - Structured information contains both content (words, pictures, etc.)...
Zend
Zend Technologies provides web developers and enterprises using PHP, integrated software...
Zip
A term used to compress a file or group of files to create a smaller file. An excellent method...
Zone File
An entry within a DNS. A Zone File contains all information about a single domain including it's...