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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Management

With web hosting, management usually deals with Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Servers. There are usually 3 levels: Fully Managed, Partial Managed, and Self-Managed. It refers to the amount of control the person wants over the web server. Fully-Managed servers usually means that the web hosting service takes care of all operating system patches, updates to installed software, and backups.

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Megabyte

A unit of measurement. 1 Megabyte = 1,000 Kilobytes.

Abbreviation(s): MB

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Microsoft Access

Database management system that functions in the Windows environment and allows you to create and process data in a database.

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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft's relational database used on windows servers.

Abbreviation(s): MS SQL

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Modem

A modem (modulator/demodulator) is equipment that converts digital signals to analog signals and vice versa. Modems are used to send data signals (digital) over the telephone network, which is usually analog. A modem modulates binary signals into tones that can be carried over the telephone network. At the other end, the demodulator part of the modem converts the tones to binary code.

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MySQL

The most popular open source relational database. Available for Linux and Windows.

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