Web Hosting Glossary
A glossary of definitions for Web Hosting and related terms and phrases. Other definitions may apply in different circumstances but are not included.
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|Data Transfer|| |
The total amount of outbound traffic from a web site, typically measured in gigabytes (GB). Bandwidth is a rate and data transfer is a total.
An organized collection on information that a computer program can quickly select desired pieces of data. Examples of database programs include MySQL and MS SQL.
|Dedicated Server|| |
When referring to web hosting, a Dedicated Server means your web site is the only one on the server. Needed for only very busy web sites.
|Disk Space|| |
The amount of space available on your servers harddrive that you have available for your web site and database.
|Domain Name|| |
Is the text name corresponding to the numeric IP address of a computer on the Internet. A domain name must be unique.
|Domain Name System|| |
The set of databases that performs the correspondence between an IP address and the fully qualified domain name. Note: The domain name system contains a kind of naming tree for IP addresses, hosts, and domains, identifying each Internet node unambiguously.