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Hosting simply means that we provide space on our servers located in a
big network operation center (NOC)
for your site.
A computer connected to
the Internet 24 hours/7 days containing one or more web
Simply some space on a web server where
you can put your web pages on. 100 MB means all your web pages including
text, pictures and emails can not exceed a total size of 100 megabytes.
Network Operation Center. See the description
of our data center.
To find any web page on the Internet
you usually type in a so called URL (e.g. www.hostproof.com). Generally,
every computer on the Internet is uniquely identified by an IP-address
so a computer can find any other computer.
But as it would be very annoying if we had to remember all those complicated
numbers, domain names are used to find a specific website. When you enter
www.hostproof.com, the computer uses a so called name
server to translate this name into an IP-address to find the web server
where this site is located..
A way of further dividing
name into several spaces, e.g. forums.hostproof.com.
The total amount of data
allowed to be transferred to and from your web site.
Electronic mail. The exchange
of text messages and file attachments between computers.
Post Office Protocol 3.
A protocol used so email programs can deliver emails
to and from the server.
When someone sends an email to the address,
the server automatically replies with a message of your choice. E.g. "We
are on holiday". Just like a phone answering machine.
Used to automatically forward emails
sent to a POP3 account to your home email or anywhere else. You can set
email forwarding for each email address separately.
File transfer protocol. A protocol used
to exchange files between different computers. For instance: you will
use a FTP program to transfer the files for your website from your local
computer to the web
Internet protocol address. The
standard way of identifying a computer that is connected to the Internet,
much the way a telephone number identifies a telephone on a telephone
network. An IP address is four numbers separated by periods, and each
number is less than 256, for example, 192.168.192.70.
Your site will always
have the same IP address and your IP address will not be
shared with other users or web sites.
Used to translate domain names into IP addresses.
The standard database for web sites.
A database is a file containing data organized into records which you
can retrieve, sort and manipulate. This is done through SQL
(Structured query language), a simple database query and programming language.
HyperText Markup Language. The standard markup language used for
documents in the World Wide Web. The HTML language uses tags to indicate
how Web browsers should display page elements such as text and graphics,
and how Web browsers should respond to user actions such as hyperlink
activation by means of a key press or mouse click.
PHP is a server-side, cross-platform,
HTML embedded scripting language. If you are completely new to PHP and
want to get some idea of how it works, have a look at www.php.net.
Common Gateway Interface.
CGI scripts are a small program written in a script language
such as Perl that functions as a glue between HTML pages
and other programs on the web server.
Secure sockets layer. A standard for
establishing a secure communication channel to prevent the interception
of critical information (such as credit card data). Used to enable secure
electronic financial transactions.
SSH is a procedure to communicate with the server (on your
account) like Telnet, but more secure.
Server Side Includes. When using a UNIX system it is sometimes necessary
to enable certain HTML files executable for the purpose of using SSI.
Server Side Includes are often used to run a CGI script