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.

For reviews on Hosting Service Providers, please see our Web Hosting category.

Search for glossary terms (regular expression allowed)
Begin with Contains Exact termSounds like
Term Definition

The unit of data that is routed between an origin and a destination on the Internet or any other packet-switched network.

Hits: 960
Packet Switched

Describes the type of network in which relatively small units of data called packets are routed through a network based on the destination address contained within each packet. Breaking communication down into packets allows the same data path to be shared among many users in the network.

Hits: 924

Practical Extraction and Reporting Language, is a programming language often used for creating CGI programs.

Hits: 937

Is a programming language that allows web developers to create dynamic content that can interact with databases. PHP full name is, PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. It use to stand for Personal Home Page tools.

Hits: 951
Post Office Protocol

A data format for delivery of emails across the Internet.

Abbreviation(s): POP3

Hits: 850

Involves the process of preparing and equipping a network to allow it to provide new services to its users.

Hits: 857