Web Hosting Glossary

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Latency

An expression of how much time it takes for a packet of data to get from one designated point to another.

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Linux

Linux is a free open-source operating system based on Unix. Linux was originally created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers from around the globe.

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Local Area Network

A group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line or wireless link and typically share the resources of a single processor or server within a small geographic area (for example, within an office building).

Abbreviation(s): LAN

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