FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a method by which your guests can upload content
(files) to an incoming directory.
- The archive manager is a tool available to you in your control panel.
The Archive Manager option provides a method of backing up files on your site
by compressing them. It is always good practice to back up files in case damage
should occur to original files. Compressing files allows you to reduce the
amount of storage space your files take up, thus freeing more space for you
to work with on your site.
- The total amount of traffic generated by your site. If you deliver 100,000
pages a day of 10.0 kilobytes each, then your website will consume 1 gigabyte
of data per day, or about 30 gigabytes per month. Over 90% of all websites
never go above 5GB of data transfer per month.
BIN - A special directory where common gateway interface (CGI) scripts
are kept. Since a CGI program is executable, having a CGI script on a web
page means allowing everyone who visits the page to run a program on the system,
which is not very safe. Putting the CGI script in its own directory is a security
precaution; the cgi bin can be under direct control of the webmaster, which
prohibits the average user from creating CGI scripts.
- The Control Panel makes managing your web space fun and easy. This extraordinary
interface offers you a way to quickly view account-related information and
provides easy access to the wide variety of tools and utilities that come
with your account. With the click of a mouse, you can administer your web
space, e-mail accounts, directories, cgi-bin (program script storage area)
and all the special features offered, including site statistics and shopping
carts. You can even add additional features to your account whenever you need
them. Gain control and flexibility to make changes within your own time frame
and according to your own particular business needs.
Support - Cybercash is an online credit card processor. If you register
with them, you can then install the local config for your domain on our servers
with the Control Panel.
Transfer (MB) - The total amount of traffic generated by your site. If
you deliver 100,000 pages a day of 10.0 kilobytes each, then your website
will consume 1 gigabyte of data per day, or about 30 gigabytes per month.
Over 90% of all websites never go above 5GB of data transfer per month.
Statistics - Many statistics about the usage of your web site are available
through the Site Statistics option in the Control Panel. The statistics are
generated by the http-analyze program, by Rent-A-Guru.
- Disk space refers to the amount of space that we provide on our server to
hold your web site files. One megabyte (MB) of disk space can hold several
hundred pages of text and images.
- The unique name that identifies an Internet site. Domain Names always
have 2 or more parts, separated by dots. The part on the left is the most
specific, and the part on the right is the most general. A given machine may
have more than one Domain Name but a given Domain Name points to only one
machine. For example, the domain names: dotservant.com mail.dotservant.com
support.dotservant.com can all refer to the same machine, but each domain
name can refer to no more than one machine. Usually, all of the machines on
a given Network will have the same thing as the right-hand portion of their
Domain Names (dotservant.com in the examples above). It is also possible
for a Domain Name to exist but not be connected to an actual machine. This
is often done so that a group or business can have an Internet e-mail address
without having to establish a real Internet site. In these cases, some real
Internet machine must handle the mail on behalf of the listed Domain Name.
Addresses - Electronic mail.A service that sends messages on computers
via local or global networks. Our e-mail addresses are very flexible. You
can set them up as POP boxes which store mail, e-mail aliases which redirect
mail to another box, or as autoresponders.
Manager - Similar to Microsoft Windows Explorer in function, the File
Manager Option in the Control Panel allows you to perform file management
tasks such as creating files and directories, setting the read, write or execute
permissions on the files and directories in your site, renaming or deleting
files or directories, and changing the password for directories that are password-protected.
Form to e-mail
- Formmail allows you to use a form to receive e-mail from your users.
The Formmail option in your control panel provides step-by-step instructions
on how to set this up on your website, but it does not include an automated
setup of a formmail form on your site.
Form to PGPmail
- This utility is very similar to Form to E-mail, except it uses your
PGP key to encrypt the message before sending it to you. Your PGP key is installed
with the control panel.
extensions - Frontpage is a Microsoft web page creation tool that requires
special server extensions, known as Frontpage extensions, to function properly.
FTP - File
Transfer Protocol.A client/server protocol for exchanging files with a host
- A computer that links two networks, routing IP datagrams and often converting
protocols or messages from one network to the other. The term can also refer
to a system capability that provides direct access to other remote networks
Interchange Format) - A common format for image files, especially suitable
for images containing large areas of the same color. GIF format files of simple
images are often smaller than the same file would be if stored in JPEG format,
but GIF format does not store photographic images as well as JPEG.
1000 or 1024 Megabytes, depending on who is measuring.
- The publishing language used by the World Wide Web is HTML (from HyperText
Markup Language). HTML gives authors the means to: Publish online documents
with headings, text, tables, lists, photos, etc. Retrieve online information
via hypertext links, at the click of a button. Design forms for conducting
transactions with remote services, for use in searching for information, making
reservations, ordering products, etc. Include spreadsheets, video clips, sound
clips, and other applications directly in their documents.
- The InterNIC is the official domain name registry of the Internet.
(Joint Photographic Experts Group) - JPEG is most commonly mentioned as
a format for image files. JPEG format is preferred to the GIF format for photographic
images as opposed to line art or simple logo art.
- A thousand bytes. Actually, usually 1024 (2^10) bytes.
Line - Refers to a phone line that is rented for exclusive 24-hour, 7
-days-a-week use from your location to another location. The highest speed
data connections require a leased line.
Manager - The Mail Manager option provides several ways of managing the
mail accounts you set up on your account. Additionally, if Mailing Lists have
been set up for your account, you can manage them using this tool.
- Mailing lists allow you to send e-mail to a large number of contacts
in a very efficient manner. You can manage the mailing list through the control
panel. Participants subscribe to a list, receive copies of messages sent by
other members, and can e-mail their own comments. In some mailing lists there
is a moderator who receives all mail, screens it, and decides which messages
to pass on. Unmoderated lists simply redirect all mail received to the list
of recipients. Mailing lists may be highly technical, or social and recreational.
- Musical Instrument Digital Interface file.A set of instructions for
a computer or synthesizer to play a certain musical composition. Midi is a
great way to add sound to a web site without using lots of bandwidth. All
the popular MIDI mime types are supported on our servers.
Manager - Mime Types represent file types as presented to your web browser.
The Mime Type option in the Control Panel allows you to specify which types
of files you can open with your web browser.
MySQL - MySQL
is a true multi-user, multithreaded SQL (Structured Query Language) database
server. SQL is the most popular database language in the world. MySQL is a
client/server implementation that consists of a server daemon mysql and many
different client programs and libraries. The main goals of MySQL are speed,
robustness and ease of use.
- Any time you connect 2 or more computers together so that they can share
resources, you have a computer network. Connect 2 or more networks together
and you have an internet.
- The name for discussion groups on USENET.
News Transport Protocol) - The protocol used by client and server software
to carry USENET postings back and forth over a TCP/IP network. If you are
using any of the more common software such as Netscape, Nuntius, Internet
Explorer, etc. to participate in newsgroups then you are benefiting from an
Any single computer connected to a network.
Access Counters - The Counter option allows you to set up a hit counter
on your site, which lets you determine how many times the page on which the
counter resides has been visited. This counter is displayed on the page and
can be viewed in various counter styles. Additionally, you can start the counter
at any number you set, and it will count hits and add them to that number.
PHP 4.0 -
PHP 4.0 is the latest release of the server-side scripting solution already
in use on over 70,000 World Wide Web sites. This all-new version of the popular
scripting language includes support for all major operating systems (Windows
95/NT, most versions of Unix, and Macintosh) and web servers (including Apache,
Netscape servers, WebSite Pro, and Microsoft Internet Information Server).
PGP - PGP,
which stands for Pretty Good Privacy, is a method of encryption you can apply
to scripts that run on your web site along with the e-mail you send through
- A piece of software that adds features to a larger piece of software. Common
examples are plug-ins for the Netscape® browser and web server. Adobe Photoshop®
also uses plug-ins. The idea behind plug-in’s is that a small piece of software
is loaded into memory by the larger program, adding a new feature, and that
users need only install the few plug-ins that they need, out of a much larger
pool of possibilities. Plug-ins are usually created by people other than the
publishers of the software the plug-in works with.
Acronym for Post Office Protocol, an extensible protocol for retrieving mail
from a remote server.
Log Files - Even though detailed web site statistics are available to
your in your control panel you also have access to raw log files so that you
can use your own statistic analysis program.
- We do not have a real audio/video server. However, we do support real
audio/video streaming for no extra charge. When Real Audio/Video first came
out, it required an audio/video server to be installed on the web server.
This was because Real Audio/Video wanted to charge for each "stream'" or visitor.
But soon people started writing competitive audio/video streaming technology
that didn't require a special server. So, to compete, Real Audio/Video now
does not require a server, and you can even use their free tools to create
streaming audio over the Internet.
We support Video streaming with the Real Video Mime type as explained
Engine - The Search Engine Options allows you to install the WebGlimpse
Search Engine on your site. This tool allows users to perform searches for
content on your site.
- A program, available as a plug-in, which enables a browser to view files
created with Macromedia Director or Macromedia Freehand.Web pages that incorporate
Shockwave effects are called "Shocked".
Tool - The Site Creation Tool allows you to create your Web site quickly
and easily. It is an alternative to using other applications, such as Microsoft
FrontPage, Macromedia Dreamweaver or Netscape Composer. The site creation
tool comes with all of our accounts and is accessed through your control panel.
(https://) - In order to perform secure transactions on the web using
https://yourdomain.com you need a hosting company that will support ssl. We
use Apache-SSL on all of our servers. In order for SSL to function for your
domain, you must acquire a secure certificate from Thawte or Verisign. You
can generate the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and install the certificate
with the Control Panel.
Address - Each account comes with a static IP address. A static IP address
means the IP address (the number of your site) never changes. Some hosting
companies use dynamic IP addressing, which means the IP number is different
each and every time you connect to the server or they have several domains
use 1 IP address. A static IP address provides your site with a never-changing
solid address, which allows you to use it when FTPing files, or pinging your
- A terminal emulation protocol that lets a user log in remotely to other
computers on the Internet; it has a command line interface.Originally developed
for ARPAnet, Telnet runs on top of the TCP/IP protocol.
Redirect - The Redirect URL allows you to change the file that appears
when a user enters a specific file's web address.