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There are many tech terms are used in web hosting. if you are not aware much about these terms, this article will surely help you. Here are more than 35 common web hosting terms and definitions.

1. Apache

One of the world’s most popular Web server programs, Apache was built by a group of open-source programmers and is often used because of its outstanding performance, strong security features and the fact that it is free.

2. Add on Domain

A separate web site that is included in your account sharing the resources of whatever plan you are on.

3. Auto Responder

It is a computer program that automatically respond or answer an email sent to it.

4. Bandwidth

The amount of data that can be transmitted at a given moment to a server. This occurs every time someone visits or uses your site, an email is sent or received or files are uploaded and downloaded. The higher your bandwidth, the larger amount of traffic your site can handle at one time.

5. Blog

A web site or portion of a web site that has individual entries of various types – discussion or informational. It is also called weblog or web blog. It is the most effective tool to drive business and get more visibility in search engines.

6. CGI

Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is a standard way for a web server to pass a web user’s request to an application program and receive data back to forward to user.

7. Cloud or “The Cloud”

Cloud is network of servers which are connected to each other. It is not physical. It provide online service (on-demand) and allow to store data and access it.

8. Cloud Computing

The practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than having a local servers or personal computer.

9. CMS

CMS stands for Content Management System. It allows maintaining and managing pages, blogs, and articles online. You can easily write or modify content on your website & instantly updated.

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10. Control Panel

The control panel is the central hub for a web hosting account where the user modifies and controls all aspects of their web hosting.

11. DDoS

Distributed Denial of Service Attack. It is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources.

12. Dedicated Server

User have entire server & user’s websites are stored on the server. User have total control over the web server.

13. DNS

Domain Name Server.” It is an Internet service that translates domain names into IP addresses. Because domain names are alphabetic, they’re easier to remember. This is why you can enter instead of having to remember our IP address.

14. Disk Space

The amount of space allocated to you on the server to store files, pages, emails, and more.

15. Firewall

A firewall is a system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. Firewalls can be implemented in both hardware and software, or a combination of both.

16. FTP

File Transfer Protocol. It is a method of allowing remote users and web servers to exchange files.

16. HTML

Hyper Text Markup Language. the language by which web servers and client browsers communicate.

17. IaaS

Infrastructure as a service. It is a way of delivering cloud infrastructure servers, storage, network and operating systems as an on-demand service.

18. IP

Internet Protocol. It designates the format of “data packets” that are used to exchange information over the Internet.

19. IMAP

Internet Message Access Protocol. It is a method that allows you to access electronic mail or messages that are kept on a mail server.

20. Load Balancing

Distributing data across a network of servers in order to ensure that a single web server does not get overloaded with work, thereby affecting performance.

21. MySQL

A database system that is often included in hosting packages. It is commonly used with a variety of applications

22. Name Server

A server responsible for translating domain names and IP addresses.

23. NOC

Network Operation Centers. The NOC is usually where most administration, technical support and physical server storage takes place.

24. PaaS

Platform as a Service. It allows to upgrade & changed web applications quickly & easily. You don’t need to buy softwares, you can rent hardware, operating system, & network capacity over the Internet and it will cut your business cost.

25. RAID

Redundant Array of Independent Disks. RAID is the way of combining several independent and relatively small disks into a single storage of a large size. The disks included into the array are called array members.

26. Reseller Hosting

Reseller hosting is a form of web hosting wherein the account owner has the ability to use his or her allotted hard drive space and bandwidth to host websites on behalf of third parties.

27. SaaS

Software as a Service. Applications are hosted by a service provider & offered to users over the Internet. It is most widely used service model.

28. SAN

Storage Area Network. It is a dedicated high-speed network (or subnetwork) that interconnects and presents shared pools of storage devices to multiple servers.

29. Scalability

The ability to adapt to rapid changes in demand, by dynamically adding or removing cloud resources based upon performance metrics and load thresholds.

30. Shared Hosting

In shared hosting, multiple websites are placed on same server & share space and resources on a single server.

31. Server

Server or Web server is a computer on which web pages are stored. Servers are provided by web hosting companies.

32. SLA

Service Level Agreement. A formal written agreement made between two parties: the service provider and the service recipient. The SLA itself defines the basis of understanding between the two parties for delivery of the service itself.

33. SSL

Secure Socket Layer. It is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral.

34. SQL

Standard Query Language. A standard protocol used to request information from databases. Servers that can handle SQL are known as SQL servers.

35. Uptime

The amount of time the server is uninterrupted and your website is accessible. This is typically shown as a percentage. You want a high uptime (99% and above) so as not to disrupt access to your site

36. VPN

Virtual Private Network. It is a network technology that creates a secure network connection over a public network such as the Internet or a private network owned by a service provider.

37. VPS

Virtual Private Server. VPS divides a server into multiple virtual servers. Users have root access to their virtual server. It is also called virtual dedicated server.

38. Web Hosting

Website hosting or web hosting means a website or web pages available to public over the Internet. Webpages require a computer to store them.

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