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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Packet

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

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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.

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Perl

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

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PHP

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.

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Post Office Protocol

A data format for delivery of emails across the Internet.

Abbreviation(s): POP3

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Provisioning

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

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