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Web Hosting Glossary, Our hosting directory provides you the most comprehensive web hosting glossary.

Web Hosting Glossary

Here is the Glossary Web Hosting terms:

Web Hosting Glossary, Our hosting directory provides you the most comprehensive web hosting glossary.

Ecommerce Shopping Cart:
Shopping cart is important for any e-commerce websites. Most of the Unix Web Hosting companies provides the shopping cart in their web hosting plan. This enables the business to add their product on the web and the start online shop. Shopping cart enables the web site to create a custom receipt and order page and emails both you and the customer when an order is completed. 

Secure Server (SSL): 
Securing the data transferred to and from the web server is very important for some business. So, its very import to have the SSL support for the web sites. 

SSH - Secure Shell: 
SSH enables the access the remote computer securely. SSH support is also available with most of the hosting packages. 

Server Side Includes (SSI) :
SSI (Server Side Includes) are directives that are placed in HTML pages, and evaluated on the server while the pages are being served. They let you add dynamically generated content to an existing HTML page, without having to serve the entire page via a CGI program, or other dynamic technology. Almost all the web hosting companies provides SSI support in their web hosting package. 

PHP: 
A server-side, cross-platform, HTML embedded scripting language. PHP is supported by Unix hosts. 

FTP:
File Transfer Protocol or the method used to "upload" your web site files to storage space on our network. Unix Web Hosting supports FTP.

Anonymous FTP :
Capability of setting up a public area where anonymous users can upload and download files from your domain FTP site or browser. 

Telnet:
Telnet is a telecommunications software utility which allows you to become a user on a remote computer. Once you access the remote terminal, you can use it for its intended purposes. Telnet is also supported if your web hosting company enables it for your account.


Active Server Page (ASP): An Active Server Page (ASP) is an HTML page that includes one or more scripts (small embedded programs) that are processed on a Microsoft Web server before the page is sent to the user. 


Aliased Nameservers: 
Aliasing your nameserver allows you to keep your primary hosting provider transparent. By running "whois" queries on your domain name, a client can often detect that you are reselling services. Therefore, many hosting companies provide to resellers the option of aliased nameservers. 

Apache: Apache is Unix-based, open-source Web server that is used to host about half the sites on the Internet. Originally, Apache was a Unix product, but now versions for Windows, OS/2 and other platforms exist. As with most open-source projects, there are numerous add-ons and tailored versions of the server available, which are created using the Apache module API. The name comes from its origins as a series of "patch files." 

Bandwidth (Data Transfer):
Bandwidth or data transfer is the measure of the traffic generated from your website. It is measured in bytes, kilo bytes (KB), mega bytes (MB) or giga bytes (GB). 

Control Panel:
A control panel is a web based tool for administrating the web site. It helps a webmaster to easily access the settings, tools, utilities provided by the web host via a user friendly interface. With the click of a mouse, he can administer the web space, domain names, e-mail accounts, directories, cgi-bin (program script storage area) and all the special features offered, including site statistics and shopping carts. 

Co-located hosting:
This hosting option gives webmasters complete control over their server. You are responsible for providing the physical hardware and network administration; the hosting company will provide you with the rack space and Internet connection. 


Dedicated hosting:
This type of hosting allows a webmaster to rent an entire server. This server is not shared with anybody. This is more flexible than shared hosting (see below), as webmasters have full control over the server, including choice of operating system, hardware, etc. 

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Posted on: February 1, 2008

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