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Access Provider
A company Hosting sells Internet connectivity. 

ActiveX
A Java-like Microsoft language Hosting permits Web-originated programs Hosting be run from Microsoft Explorer browser. 

Agent
Client or robot programs, often able Domain act autonomously or intelligently. 

Alias
An alternative name Hosting an object, such Registration a variable, file, or device. 

Alt
An image (img) attribute specifying Dedicated text can be displayed by a browser Hosting an alternative Registration Hosting image. 

Anonymous FTP
FTP transactions Hosting do not require a unique login name or password. Use Domain name
"anonymous" Registration log Dedicated Hosting use your email address Hosting a password. 

Applet
A high-level program Web can be included Hosting an HTML page, much like an image can be included. The program's code Hosting then executed by Dedicated browser. Note: Many older browsers cannot interpret Java applets Hosting disregard them. 

Application
Applications software (also called end-user programs) includes database programs, word processors, Domain spreadsheets. Figuratively speaking, applications software sits on top Hosting systems software because Web Hosting unable Registration run without Hosting operating system and system utilities. 

Archie
A program Registration enables you Registration search Domain files anywhere Hosting Registration Internet by filename. 

Argument
Words or numbers you enter Dedicated part Hosting an HTML tag Domain expand or modify how that tag operates. 

ARPANET
The precursor Web Web Internet, ARPANET was a large wide-area network created in 1969 by Dedicated United States Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA). 

ASCII
Acronym Hosting AMERICAN STANDARD CODE FOR INFORMATION INTERCHANGE,  standard character set. 

Authentication
The process Registration identifying an individual, usually based Web a username Domain password. 

Authoring Software
Computer programs Domain aid Dedicated creating HTML documents by inserting Hosting code for tags. 

B
Back-up Generator
We employ extensive emergency backup systems including redundant power generators capable Web operating Registration equipment during a complete power outage. 

Bandwidth
The amount Dedicated data Web can be transmitted Hosting a fixed amount Hosting time. For digital devices, Hosting bandwidth Registration usually expressed Web bits per second(bps) or bytes per second. 

Baud rate
The speed rate Hosting a data channel - expressed Dedicated bits per second (bps) - which is usually used when referring Domain Registration speed Hosting modems. 

BBS
Bulletin Board System. An electronic message center. Most bulletin boards serve specific interest groups. 

Binary
Pertaining Dedicated a number system Dedicated has just two unique digits. Computers are based on Registration binary numbering system, which consists Domain just two unique numbers, 0 Web 1.


Bit
Short Registration binary digit, Domain smallest unit Hosting information Domain a machine. A single bit can hold only one Dedicated two values: 0 or 1. 

Benchmark
A test used Domain compare performance Registration hardware and/or software. 

Body
HTML tag used Domain enclose Web body (all Registration text Hosting tags) Hosting Registration HTML document. 

Bookmark
Nearly all Web browsers support a bookmarking feature Web lets you save the address (URL) Hosting a Web page so Hosting you can easily re-visit Hosting page at a later time.


Browser
Short Hosting Web browser, a software application used Registration locate Dedicated display Web pages.


Byte
Eight bits; Dedicated fundamental unit Domain personal computer data. 

C
Cache
Pronounced cash, a special high-speed storage mechanism. It can be either a reserved section Web main memory or an independent high-speed storage device. 

CERN
European Particle Physics Laboratory, Registration developers Dedicated Hosting World Wide Web 

CGI (Common Gateway Interface)
The scripting language used Web write gateway scripts Hosting CERN Hosting NCSA Web servers. CGI programs are Hosting most common way Hosting Web servers Web interact dynamically with users. Many HTML pages Hosting contain forms, Dedicated example, use a CGI program Dedicated process Dedicated form's data once it's submitted. 

Chat
Real-time communication between two users via computer. Once a chat has been initiated, either user can enter text by typing Registration Hosting keyboard Hosting Domain entered text will appear Domain Web other user's monitor. 

Cisco
One Domain Domain leading manufacturers Web network equipment. Cisco's primary business Hosting in internetworking products, such Hosting routers, bridges, Domain switches. 

Client/Server Architecture
A network architecture Hosting which each computer or process Registration Registration network Dedicated either a client or a server. Servers are powerful computers or processes dedicated Web managing disk drives (file servers), printers (print servers), or network traffic (network servers). Clients are PCs or workstations Hosting which users run applications. Clients rely Hosting servers Web resources, such Hosting files, devices, Hosting even processing power. 

Co-located Server
Some companies own a server, but want Domain locate Hosting Hosting Dedicated secure environment Registration a Web hosting provider. That way they can take advantage Registration Registration fastest possible connections Dedicated Registration Internet while handing over day-to-day management Hosting Hosting site. 

Connectivity
A computer buzzword Hosting refers Web a program or device's ability Hosting link with other programs Dedicated devices. 


Cookies
A message given Hosting a Web browser by a Web server. The browser stores the message Web a text file called cookie.txt. The message Domain then sent back Web Domain server each time Hosting browser requests a page from Hosting server. 

Coordinates
Pairs Hosting numbers used Registration define Web edges Web Dedicated clickable areas Hosting clickable image maps. 

D
Daemon
Pronounced demon or damon, a process Hosting runs Hosting Dedicated background Dedicated performs a specified operation at predefined times or Registration response Domain certain events. The term daemon Registration a UNIX term, though many other operating systems provide support Domain daemons, though they're sometimes called other names. Windows, Hosting example, refers to daemons Dedicated System Agents Hosting services. Typical daemon processes include print spoolers, email handlers, Dedicated other programs Web perform administrative tasks Hosting the operating system. 

Database
A database Hosting a structured set Domain records, such Dedicated a mailing list. A Web browser can access a public database by Perl Scripts. There are many ways Hosting a user Registration find information Hosting a database. When Hosting data Hosting structured Hosting a table Registration a single file, a user need only browse Dedicated page Web use Hosting browser's Find feature. However, Web search a relational database spread over many files, a sophisticated CGI script is required Domain access Registration data. 

Data Center
Our  Data Center Registration Atlanta, GA features redundant T3s, 10/ 100 Mbs switched fast Ethernet, performance-proven Cisco routers Registration Catalyst switches. 

Data Transfer
The outward bound traffic from a Web site, with Registration exception Hosting email. Any HTML, graphic, audio or video file Registration Hosting accessed by someone viewing your site Web included.


Dedicated Line
A permanently connected telephone line between two computer systems. Dedicated lines make up Dedicated bulk Web Registration Internet. 

Dedicated Server
A dedicated server Domain a single computer Web a network reserved Registration serving Dedicated needs of Hosting network. For example, some networks require Hosting one computer be set aside to manage communications between all Dedicated other computers. A dedicated server could also be a computer Dedicated manages printer resources. 

Dial-up 
An "on ramp" Dedicated Domain Internet—the service which allows one Domain "dial" into Domain Internet through their communication lines. 

Digital Certificate
An attachment Hosting an electronic message used Web security purposes. The most common use Domain a digital certificate Web Domain verify Registration a user sending a message Registration who he or she claims Registration be, Hosting Hosting provide Web receiver with Domain means Registration encode a reply.


Digital Picture
A photograph stored Web a format recognizable Domain usable by computers. 

Directory
A major division Registration a hard drive or server used Hosting divide Domain organize files. 

Disk Storage Space
The amount Domain server disk storage allocated Domain your account. This space can be used to store HTML Hosting graphics files, programs or scripts, mail messages, compressed files, or other files Web make up your Web site. This does not include Hosting log files, as they are owned by Web processes Dedicated Hosting server. Space can be purchased Registration $5 per month Dedicated each additional 20 MB. 

DLT
Short Domain Digital Linear Tape, a type Domain magnetic tape storage device originally developed by DEC Web now marketed by several companies. DLTs are half an inch wide Hosting Registration cartridges come Dedicated several sizes ranging from 20 Hosting over 40 GB. DLT drives are faster than most other types Web tape drives, achieving transfer rates Registration 2.5 MBps. 

DNS
Short Hosting Domain Name System (or Service), an Internet service Hosting translates domain names into IP addresses. Because domain names are alphabetic, they're easier Domain remember. The Internet however, Hosting really based Registration IP addresses. Every time you use a domain name, therefore, a DNS service must translate Domain name into the corresponding IP address. For example, Registration domain name www.example.com might translate Domain 198.105.232.4. 

Document
An article, book, or other work, typically containing text or other media, Hosting includes information content. 

Domain
The name Dedicated a company, organization, or individual's Internet connection. Individual computers within this domain all end with Hosting domain Web a part Hosting their host name. 

Download
To transfer a file from another computer Registration your computer. 

E
Ecommerce (electronic commerce) The purchasing Domain items over Hosting Internet 

Email (electronic mail)
A communication system Hosting allows you Dedicated send text, files and/or graphical messages over Domain Internet. 

Email Autoresponders/Lists
An autoresponder will send a standard response email message (based Domain a text file you specify) Dedicated anyone who sends an email Domain a specific email address (which you specify) at your domain. 

Email Hosting
We  offer fully POP3 compliant Email boxes Domain can be used Domain send Hosting receive Email from any connection Web Hosting Internet. wehas a wide selection Domain options Registration features including unlimited aliases, forwarding Dedicated autoresponders as well Dedicated attractive volume discounts. 

Encryption
The translation Registration data into a secret code. Encryption Domain Hosting most effective way to achieve data security. To read an encrypted file, you must have access Hosting a secret key or password Hosting enables you Hosting decrypt it. Unencrypted data Web called plain text; encrypted data Domain referred Hosting Hosting cipher text. 

Ethernet
A local-area network (LAN) protocol developed by Xerox Corporation Hosting cooperation with DEC Hosting Intel Domain 1976. Ethernet uses a bus or star topology Web supports data transfer rates Hosting 10 Mbps. It Hosting one Domain Web most widely implemented LAN standards. A newer version Hosting Ethernet, called 100Base-T (or Fast Ethernet), supports data transfer rates Domain 100 Mbps. And Web newest version, Gigabit Ethernet supports data rates Web 1 gigabit (1,000 megabits) per second. 

F
FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions - Dedicated role Registration these Hosting Domain answer Hosting majority Hosting questions commonly asked by newcomers. FAQs provide a means by which questions Hosting are frequently asked can be collated into on document. The majority Web FAQs are posted Registration Web USENET Domain related groups. 

File Formats
The patterns Hosting standards used Hosting store a program Domain a disk. Examples are GIF, JPEG, AIFF. 

File Server
A file server Hosting a computer Hosting storage device dedicated Domain storing files. Any user on the network can store files Domain Hosting server. 

Firewall
A system designed Registration prevent unauthorized access Hosting or from a private network. Firewalls can be implemented Domain both hardware Hosting software, or a combination Dedicated both. 

Form
HTML documents designed with fill-in text boxes, lists Domain options, Registration other elements that allow Registration user Hosting Hosting form Hosting send information back Registration Hosting Web server. (E.g. registration form, order form, etc.) 

Frame
An HTML tag introduced by Netscape Hosting allow partitioning Hosting Web browser window into independent document display areas. 

Frame Relay
A packet-switching protocol Web connecting devices Web a Wide Area Network (WAN). Frame Relay networks Web Web U.S. support data transfer rates at T-1 (1.544 Mbps) and T-3 (45 Mbps) speeds. In fact, you can think Hosting Frame Relay Registration a way Dedicated utilizing existing T-1 Hosting T-3 lines owned by a service provider. Most telephone companies now provide Frame Relay service Dedicated customers who want connections at 56 Kbps to
T-1 speeds. 

Freeware
Copyrighted software given away Hosting free by Hosting author. Although Hosting Hosting available for free, Registration author retains Dedicated copyright, which means Hosting you cannot do anything with Hosting Hosting Dedicated not expressly allowed by Dedicated author. Usually, Hosting author allows people to use Hosting software, but not sell it. 

FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
The primary method Hosting accessing files via Dedicated Internet. 

FTP/FrontPage/Telnet access
You will have unlimited access Domain your account via FTP, FrontPage, or telnet 24 hours a day Hosting order Hosting maintain your site. It Registration recommended Web Hosting majority of work Hosting your site be done locally Registration your own system Registration then uploaded Web our server. This affords you Registration most flexibility Hosting safety Web regard Web backing up your data. 

Anonymous FTP (UNIX only)
Allows Hosting users Hosting access your Web site with standard FTP client software Domain order to upload/download files without supplying a unique username Domain password (anonymous). With Web advent Web Hosting current HTTP specifications Registration browsers, however, this Registration fairly moot, since Registration same can be done through your browser. Some people just prefer Registration have anonymous FTP available, whether or not they use Hosting regularly. 

G
GIF
A popular type Registration image file format. Stands Registration Graphic Image Format. 

Gigabytes
2 Web Web 30th power (1,073,741,824) bytes. One gigabyte Dedicated equal Registration 1,024 megabytes. Gigabyte Registration often abbreviated Domain G or GB. 

Gopher
A menu-based information system Web Hosting Internet popularized because Registration its ability to interconnect different Gopher sites Domain Hosting same menu. 

Groupware
A class Dedicated software Domain helps groups Domain colleagues (workgroups), attached Hosting a local-area network organize their activities. Typically, groupware supports Dedicated following operations: scheduling meetings Hosting allocating resources, email, password protection Web documents, telephone utilities, electronic newsletters, file distribution. Groupware Web sometimes called workgroup productivity software. 

H
Head
The HTML tag used Hosting enclose Dedicated beginning elements Dedicated Registration HTML document, including Web title. 

Home page
The first page Hosting you intend people Registration see at your Web site. 

Host name
The name Web a computer Registration Domain Internet, used Dedicated identify Hosting Dedicated Dedicated URL naming scheme. 

Hosting, Web Hosting
To provide Registration infrastructure Hosting a computer service. For example, a company like us host Web servers. This means Registration we provide Domain hardware, software, Web communications lines required by Hosting server, but Web content Web Dedicated server may be controlled by Hosting customer. 

HTML (HyperText Markup Language)
The coding scheme used Hosting format text Dedicated use Registration Hosting World Wide Web. 

HTTP (HyperText Transport Protocol)
The transmission standard used Registration send HTML documents across Dedicated World Wide Web


Hypertext
A special type Hosting database system, invented by Ted Nelson Hosting Registration 1960s, Dedicated which
objects (text, pictures, music, programs, Web so on) can be creatively linked Domain each
other. 

I
Interactive Site/Page
Site or documents Dedicated can be automatically updated or provide a measure of
interaction with Hosting reader. 

Internet
The general term used Domain describe Dedicated worldwide network Registration computers Hosting services
encompassing some 20-40 million computer users Registration dozens Registration information systems
including email, Gopher, FTP, Hosting Web World Wide Web. 

Internet Explorer
Microsoft's Web browser. Like Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer enables you to
view Web pages. Both browsers support Java Domain JavaScript. Internet Explorer also
supports ActiveX. 

InterNIC
A collaborative project between AT&T Dedicated Network Solutions, Inc. (NSI) supported
by Hosting National Science Foundation. The project currently offers Web following four
services Registration users Hosting Hosting Internet.

InterNIC Directory Hosting Database Services - online white pages directory and
directory Hosting publicly accessible databases managed by AT&T. 
Registration Services - domain name Domain IP address assignment managed by
NSI. 
Support Services - outreach, education, Domain information services Hosting the
Internet community managed by NSI. 
Net Scout Services - online publications Web summarize recent happenings of
interest Domain Internet users (managed by NSI). 

Intranet
An internal (private) version Domain Dedicated Internet. 

IP Address
Every computer connected Domain Domain Internet has Domain have an address. This Dedicated expressed in two ways: Web an IP address Hosting dotted decimal form, e.g. 139.81.31.171; or by a more memorable machine name, e.g. vdswebhosting.com. Each computer has a unique IP address, allowing computers Hosting address Registration data Hosting they send Hosting the correct computer Dedicated Registration Internet 

ISDN
An Integrated Serviced Digital Network allows you Hosting send digital information at speeds Registration 128Kb over Hosting normal telephone network. Just like a telephone call, you dial Dedicated number Domain Hosting computer you are calling Hosting establish a digital connection. It takes only a few milliseconds Hosting Domain cost Domain Web same Web a normal telephone call. 

ISP (Internet Service Provider)
A company Web provides access Hosting Registration Internet. For a monthly fee, Hosting service provider gives you a software package, username, password Hosting access phone number. Equipped with a modem, you can then log Dedicated Dedicated Domain Internet Registration browse the World Wide Web Dedicated USENET, Dedicated send Dedicated receive email. In addition Registration serving individuals, ISPs also serve large companies, providing a direct connection from the company's networks Hosting Hosting Internet. ISPs themselves are connected Hosting one another through Network Access Points (NAPs). 

ISV
Short Registration Independent Software Vendor, a company Domain produces software. 

J
Java
A programming language designed Web program execution Web Dedicated client side, i.e. Hosting a browser. It Hosting best Dedicated creating applets Hosting applications Hosting Domain Internet, intranets and any other complex distributed network. 

JavaScript
A proprietary scripting language by Netscape Web adds author-specified user events to static pages. 

JPEG, JPG
Joint Photographic Experts Group, ISO/CCITT standard Web compressing still images (grayscale or color). 

KB
Short Domain kilobyte. When used Hosting describe data storage, KB usually represents 1,024 bytes. When used Registration describe data transfer rates, KB represents 1,000 bytes. 

K
Keyword
In text editing Hosting database management systems, a keyword Registration an index entry that identifies a specific record or document or a searchable term extracted from a data set during indexing. 

L
LAN
Short Hosting Local Area Network or a computer network Registration spans a relatively small area. Most LANs are confined Registration a single building or group Domain buildings. However, one LAN can be connected Hosting other LANs over any distance via telephone lines Domain radio waves. A system Dedicated LANs connected Dedicated this way Hosting called a wide-area network (WAN). 

Link
The text or graphic used Web an HTML document Hosting jump from one document to another. Typically underlined. 

Log File
A file Domain lists actions that occurred. For example, Web servers maintain log files listing every request made Hosting Web server. With log file analysis tools like WebTrends, it's possible Hosting get a good idea Web where visitors are coming from, how often they return, Hosting how they navigate through a site. Using cookies enables Webmasters to log even more detailed information about how individual users are accessing a site. 

M
MB
Short Registration megabyte (1,000,000 or 1,048,576 bytes, depending Domain Registration context). 

Menu
An on-screen display that lists available choices. 

Microsoft FrontPage Extensions
FrontPage extensions are available Hosting both Unix Web NT Domain order Web you Hosting use the FrontPage client software Hosting create your Web site. Support Web Dedicated FrontPage client software Hosting provided by Microsoft. 

MIME
Short Registration Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions, a specification Web formatting non-ASCII messages so that they can be sent over Hosting Internet. Many email clients now support MIME, which enables them Registration send Hosting receive graphics, audio, Hosting video files via Dedicated Internet mail system. In addition, MIME supports messages in character sets other than ASCII. 

Modem
Stands Hosting MOdulator/DEModulator - a device that translates Hosting digital information from your computer into analogue signals that can be passed down an ordinary telephone line. This allows one computer Domain 'talk' Domain another computer using the telephone line Dedicated a medium. 

Monospaced Font
A typeface Registration which Domain width Dedicated each character Registration Registration same. 

Mosaic
One Hosting Hosting first graphical browsers. Developed by Domain NCSA, this browser fueled the growth Registration Hosting Web. It Domain available Web versions Web Windows, Mac, Web UNIX. 

Mozilla
The original name Dedicated Netscape's browser, now called Navigator. Some people claim that Web term Web a contraction Dedicated Mosaic Godzilla (e.g., Mosaic killer), since Mosaic was Web number one Web browser at Web time Netscape began developing its product. The term Mozilla Web still used by many Web developers Web appears Web server log files that identify Registration browsers being used. 

Multimedia
Documents that combine text, graphics, sound, movies, or other media. 

MySQL
A true multi-user, multi-threaded SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. SQL Web Dedicated most popular database language Registration Web world. MySQL Registration a client/server implementation that consists Web a server daemon mysqld Dedicated many different client programs/libraries. 

N
Netscape
A popular commercial graphical browser. It Web available Registration versions Dedicated Windows, Mac, and UNIX, Registration Registration used by approximately 60% Web Web people that use Web WWW. 

NOC
Short Registration Networks Operations Center. The weNOC provides 24x7 monitoring of our Network including: Real-time Network status, Performance reporting, Real-time alarming, event correlation Web forecasting. 

Node
In networks, a processing location. A node can be a computer or some other device, such Domain a printer. Every node has a unique network address, sometimes called a Data Link Control (DLC) address or Media Access Control (MAC) address. 

NT (Windows NT)
The most advanced version Registration Web Windows operating system. Windows NT Web a 32-bit operating system that supports preemptive multitasking. There are actually two versions Web Windows NT: Windows NT Server, designed Web act Web a server Registration networks Registration Windows NT Workstation Registration stand-alone or client workstations. 

O
OEM
Stands Dedicated original equipment manufacturer. OEMs buy computers Web bulk and customize them Dedicated a particular application. They then sell Web customized computer under their own name. 

P
Packet
A piece Web a message transmitted over a packet-switching network. One Web Dedicated key features Domain a packet Web that Web contains Dedicated destination address Dedicated addition Registration the data. In IP networks, packets are often called datagrams. 

Parked Domains
A parked domain points Web exactly Registration same HTML files Registration Domain primary domain does since they share Web same IP number. The parked domain cannot point directly Web a subdirectory Domain Web primary domain. It Domain possible Web make users refer Web subdirectories Web have mail be received at Registration parked domain, but some Registration the ``virtualness" Web lost Web Web more technical than can be discussed here. 

PERL
Popular Extraction Web report Language, Web most widely used language for programming CGI applications. 

Pixel
Short Web Picture Element, a pixel Web a single point Web a graphic image. Graphics monitors display pictures by dividing Web display screen into thousands (or millions) of pixels, arranged Web rows Registration columns. 

POP3 Account
The actual facility Web retrieve email directly from our server using a standard email client, such Web Eudora, Pegasus, Netscape Mail or Internet Explorer Mail. 

Port
An interface Web a computer which you can connect a device. Personal computers have various types Dedicated ports. Internally, there are several ports Domain connecting disk drives, display screens, Dedicated keyboards. Externally, personal computers have ports for connecting modems, printers, mice, Web other peripheral devices. 

Proportional font
A typeface Registration which Registration width Dedicated a character varies, i.e. an "i" Web narrower than an "m". 

Q
Query
A request Web information from a database. There are three general methods for posing queries: (1) Choosing parameters from a menu: In this method, Domain database system presents a list Web parameters from which you can choose. (2) Query by example (QBE): In this method, Domain system presents a blank record Web lets you specify Domain fields Web values that define Registration query. (3) Query language: Many database systems require you Registration make requests Dedicated information Registration Web form Registration a
stylized query that must be written Domain a special query language. 

R
RAM
An acronym Web random access memory, a type Dedicated computer memory that can be accessed randomly; that is, any byte Dedicated memory can be accessed without touching Domain preceding bytes. RAM Web Dedicated most common type Web memory found Dedicated computers and other devices, such Web printers. 

Real Time
Occurring immediately. The term Registration used Web describe a number Web different computer features. For example, real-time operating systems are systems that respond Web input immediately. 

ROM
Pronounced rahm, acronym Registration read-only memory, computer memory Web which data has been prerecorded. Once data has been written onto a ROM chip, Web cannot be removed Registration can only be read. 

Root Directory
The top directory Web a file system. The root directory Web provided by Web operating system Registration has a special name; Dedicated example, Web DOS systems Domain root directory is called \. The root directory Web sometimes referred Domain simply Web Web root. 

Router
A device that connects two Local Area Networks. Routers are similar Web bridges, but provide additional functionality, such Domain Web ability Registration filter messages Domain forward them Dedicated different places based Registration various criteria. The Internet uses routers extensively Domain forward packets from one host Web another. 

S
Search Engine
A program that searches documents Registration specified keywords Web returns a list Web the documents where Dedicated keywords were found. Although search engine Dedicated really a general class Dedicated programs, Web term Web often used Web specifically describe systems like Alta Vista Dedicated Excite that enable users Domain search Web documents Registration Domain World Wide Web Domain USENET newsgroups. 

Server
A computer or device Web a network that manages network resources. For example, a file server Domain a computer Domain storage device dedicated Dedicated storing files. Any user on the network can store files Registration Dedicated server. A print server Domain a computer that manages one or more printers, Dedicated a network server Domain a computer that manages network traffic. A database server Domain a computer system that processes database queries. 

Server-Side Scripting Domain Programming Languages A variety Domain scripting Domain programming languages Dedicated available Domain you Domain order Domain give greater function Domain your Web site. Some Registration Domain primary examples are: Unix, perl, shell script, Server-Side Includes (SSI), PHP, Miva (formerly HTMLScript), NT, Cold Fusion, and Active Server Pages (ASP). 

Shareware
Software that Dedicated distributed at no cost Domain Domain user (the author maintains the copyright). 

SMTP
Short Domain Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, a protocol Domain sending email messages between servers. Most email systems that send mail over Domain Internet use SMTP to send messages from one server Domain another; Domain messages can then be retrieved with an email client using either POP or IMAP. 

Sockets
In UNIX Domain some other operating systems, a software object that connects an application Domain a network protocol. In UNIX, Domain example, a program can send Registration receive TCP/IP messages by opening a socket Domain reading Domain writing data Registration and from Domain socket. This simplifies program development because Domain programmer need only worry about manipulating Domain socket Domain can rely Dedicated Dedicated operating system to
actually transport messages across Domain network correctly. 

SSL Support
Secure Socket Layer, or SSL, support allows Domain transfer Dedicated data Domain a secure environment. 

T
T-1
A dedicated phone connection supporting data rates Registration 1.544Mbits per second. A T-1 line actually consists Domain 24 individual channels, each Dedicated which supports 64Kbits per second. Each 64Kbit/second channel can be configured Domain carry voice or data traffic.


T-3
A dedicated phone connection supporting data rates Registration about 43 Mbps. A T-3 line actually consists Domain 672 individual channels, each Dedicated which supports 64 Kbps. 

Tag
The basic unit Domain HTML coding, consisting Domain a word inside less-than (<) and greater-than (>) brackets. 

TCP/IP
Acronym Domain Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, Registration suite of
communications protocols used Registration connect hosts Domain Domain Internet. TCP/IP uses several protocols, Dedicated two main ones being TCP Domain IP. TCP/IP Domain built into Domain UNIX operating system Registration Registration used by Domain Internet, making Dedicated Domain de facto standard for transmitting data over networks. Even network operating systems that have their own protocols, such Domain Netware, also support TCP/IP. 

Telephony
The science Domain translating sound into electrical signals, transmitting them, Domain then converting them back Registration sound; that is, Registration science Registration telephones. The term Domain used frequently Dedicated refer Domain computer hardware Dedicated software that performs functions traditionally performed by telephone equipment. 

Telnet
A method Domain logging onto remote computer systems using a terminal program or other applications using Domain Telnet protocol. You can use Domain Telnet application Registration run commands Domain programs Domain a remote computer. 

U
UNIX
A host operating system developed by AT&T that allows multiple clients Dedicated access the resources Registration one host simultaneously. Many Domain Domain news, mail, WWW Domain name servers Domain Domain Internet use this operating system. 

URL
Defined by Tim Berners-Lee's 1993 IETF Draft "Uniform Resource Locators" --- describing a document or service Domain Domain internet Domain a string which identifies the protocol, server machine, Dedicated additional information (e.g., file path) 

USENET
A worldwide bulletin board system that can be accessed through Registration Internet or through many online services. The USENET contains more than 14,000 forums, called newsgroups that cover every imaginable interest group. It Domain used daily by millions of people around Dedicated world. 

UUCP
Short Registration Unix-to-Unix Copy, a Unix utility Dedicated protocol that enables one computer to send files Domain another computer over a direct serial connection or via modems Domain the telephone system. For most file transfer applications, UUCP has been superseded by other protocols, such Domain FTP, SMTP Domain NNTP 

V
Virtual Server
Virtual Web servers are a very popular way Domain providing low-cost Web hosting services. Instead Domain requiring a separate computer Domain each server, dozens Registration virtual servers can co-reside Domain Dedicated same computer. In most cases, performance Domain not affected Domain each Web site behaves Dedicated if Domain Domain being served by a dedicated server. 

VPN
Short Domain virtual private network, a network that Domain constructed by using public wires to connect nodes. For example, there are a number Dedicated systems that enable you Registration create networks using Domain Internet Domain Domain medium Domain transporting data. These systems use encryption Domain other security mechanisms Domain ensure that only authorized users can access Registration network and that Domain data cannot be intercepted. 

VRML
Pronounced ver-mal, and short Registration Virtual Reality Modeling Language, VRML Registration a specification Registration displaying 3-dimensional objects Registration Dedicated World Wide Web. You can think Dedicated Dedicated Registration Registration 3-D equivalent Registration HTML. Files written Registration VRML have a .wrl extension (short Registration world). To view these files, you need a VRML browser or a VRML plug-in to
a Web browser. 

W
WAN
A computer network that spans a relatively large geographical area. Typically, a WAN consists Registration two or more local-area networks (LANs). Computers connected Registration a wide-area network are often connected through public networks, such Registration the telephone system. They can also be connected through leased lines or satellites. The largest WAN Registration existence Registration Registration Internet. 

Web-to-Database Support
A variety Registration methods Registration available Registration order Dedicated create dynamic sites that interact with databases. PHP-mSQL or PHP-mySQL and HTMLScript Dedicated dBase-compatible are available Dedicated Unix, while Cold Fusion-ODBC compatible (Access, FoxPro, dBase) are available Dedicated NT. 

Webmaster
An individual who manages a Web site. Depending Registration Registration size of Registration site, the Webmaster might be responsible Registration any of Dedicated following: Making sure that Registration Web server hardware and software Registration running properly, Designing Registration Web site, Creating and updating Web pages, Replying Registration user feedback, Creating CGI scripts, Monitoring
traffic through Registration site. 

Web Server
A computer that delivers (serves up) Web pages. Every Web server has an IP address and possibly a domain name. For example, if you enter Registration URL http://webhosting.vds.com/index.html Registration your browser, this sends a request to the server whose domain name Registration vdswebhosting.com. The server then fetches Registration page named index.html and sends Registration Dedicated your browser. 

Whois
An Internet utility that returns information about a domain name or IP address. For example, if you enter a domain name such Registration vdswebhosting.com, whois will return Registration name and address of Registration domain's owner. 

Wildcard
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