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Solution admin contact

The admin contact represents a domain name registrant and domain name. This contact is authorized to initiate changes with the domain name registrar.

admin email

The admin email is the email address listed for a domain name's administrative contact. During the transfer process, the admin email receives information relevant to the completion of the transfer.

archive

An archive displays all of a blogger's posts on one page organized by date or category.

audio streaming

A widely used feature, audio streaming provides audio content or music on a website. It significantly increases a website's bandwidth usage.

authentication

Authentication identifies an individual, usually with a user name and password.

authorization code

The authorization code grants permission to complete a domain name transfer to the customer's new domain name provider.

auto responder

The auto responder automatically sends a brief, preprogrammed response to received emails. Most auto responders let you customize the automatic message.

backorder

A backorder puts a user in line to attempt capture of a domain name before it expires and is released to the market.

bandwidth

Bandwidth is a site or connection's capacity to carry information. It plays an important role in how many visitors can efficiently download a site at one time.

blog

Blog is the abbreviation for Web log. A blog represents the opinions or thoughts of the website's author, who updates it regularly for viewing by the general public.

blogcast

A blogcast is a blog and a podcast merged into a single website.

blogger

A Blogger is the author of a Web log.

blogging

Blogging is the act of writing and posting to a blog.

blogosphere

The blogosphere is the Internet blogging community.

blogroll

A blogroll is a list of links to other blogs located in a blog's sidebar.

browser

A browser is an application used to view and work on the Internet. Popular browsers include Internet Explorer®, Mozilla®, Firefox®, and Safari™.

browser report

A browser report provides a detailed breakdown of popular Web browsers each time they visit a user's website.

CAPTCHA

A CAPTCHA is an image that contains a numerical or alphabetic code. Web pages use CAPTCHAs to identify active user access to specific pages rather than spiders or programs.

carbon copy

Carbon copy is an email option that sends a second copy of each received email to the specified address.

click-through

Click-through describes the ratio of clicks on a specific advertisement or banner ad.

CSS

CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets, are used to describe the presentation (look and formatting) of a document written in a markup language. They are commonly used to style Web pages written in HTML and XHTML, but the language can be applied to any kind of XML document, including SVG and XUL.

data transfer

Data transfer is the amount of data transferred from a hosting server when a site viewer visits a page on a website. Sites with audio, video, and images can generate a large amount of traffic. Owners of those websites should select a hosting plan and provider with a high range of data transfer.

domain name

A domain name is the portion of a URL that locates a group or entity on the Internet.

domain name locking

Registrars offer domain name locking as a free security feature to prevent the unauthorized transfer of a domain name to another registrar or host.

domain name monitoring

Domain name monitoring tracks domain names of interest and alerts users to domain name changes.

domain name privacy

Domain name privacy keeps the domain name registrant's contact information confidential. Instead of publishing the registrant's contact information in the Whois database, the Whois database contains the contact information of the privacy provider.

domain name transfer

A domain name transfer moves a domain name from one registrar to another. Customers must wait 60 days to transfer domain names after a purchase, a prior transfer, or certain changes to domain name registrant information.

dynamic Web page

A dynamic Web page has varying information or provides user interaction.

e-commerce

E-commerce provides payment facilities (credit card, PayPal®, etc.) for online purchases.

email

Email is an electronic message that can include text, images, and video files.

email forwarding

Email forwarding redirects email from one email address to another. This service accommodates customers who want to continue using their personal email but would like a more business-identified address for their clients to reference.

encryption

The encryption process converts data from its original form to a form that can only be used by authorized users.

encrypted password

An encrypted password is one that has been camouflaged to prevent hacking.

favicon

A favicon is a small graphic that appears to the left of the Web address in a browser's address bar.

firewall

A firewall secures a network and protects it from access by unauthorized viewers.

footer

A footer is the bottom portion of a blog or Web Page that lists navigation and copyright information.

forum

A forum is a Web page where users post messages and replies on topics of interest.

forwarding

Forwarding directs a domain name to another Web address or URL.

FTP

FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, is a method to transfer files across the Internet.

FTP backup

An FTP backup copies data to a remote computer using an FTP connection.

FTP client

An FTP client is software that assists users in uploading files to their sites using FTP.

FTP user

An FTP user is the user account name referenced when uploading files to a website using FTP.

Google Sitemaps

Google Sitemaps identifies crawlable URLs on a website.

header

A header is the top portion of the blog that lists the blog title.

hit counter

A hit counter keeps a count of website visits.

hosting

Hosting is the storage space or capacity for a website on the Internet.

host name

The host name, located just to the left of the dot in a URL, identifies the machine name as part of the Internet address.

HTML

HTML, or Hypertext Markup Language, is a simple markup language used in writing website documents.

HTTP

HTTP, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol, is a set of regulations used to transfer files on the Internet.

hypertext

Hypertext is text displayed on a computer or other electronic device with references (hyperlinks) to other text that the reader can immediately access, usually by a mouse click or keypress sequence.

IMAP

IMAP, or Internet Message Access Protocol, retrieves email and views or manipulates it on the server.

index page

An index page is a default page which displays automatically when the user processes the top level of a website. The default page automatically displays if it is named correctly. Correct naming is dependent upon the type of hosting account and development tools available.

Intranet

An intranet is a large internal network usually established by companies to improve communication efficiency. The access to an intranet is restricted to authorized users.

IP address

An IP address, or Internet Protocol address, is a set of numbers divided by periods that specifies a location for the TCP/IP Protocol.

IP banning

IP banning prevents abusive users from posting to websites.

ISP

The ISP, or Internet Service Provider, provides users with Internet services.

Java

Java consists of several computer programs that, together, provide cross-platform application development.

Java servlet

A Java servlet is a program running on a network service, usually an HTTP server, that responds to client requests.

log file

A log file is a text file maintained on a server that displays accessed file locations.

meta tag

A meta tag is an HTML tag containing information for search engines about a specific website. Meta tags contain keywords or phrases alerting search engines of a website's content to be included in search results for users requesting related information.

meta title

The meta title is the title for a website that is inserted with meta coding. Meta titles help search engines compile appropriate search results.

MIME

MIME, or Multipurpose Internet Email Extensions, allows users to transfer audio, video and image files through email.

mirror site

A mirror site is an exact copy of another site that balances and spreads traffic load on busy websites.

nameserver

A nameserver is a host or computer server containing software and data (zone files) to resolve domain names to IP numbers. Domain names require a minimum of two nameservers hosted on separate networks.

operating system

An operating system shares a computer system's resources including the processor, memory, disk space, network, and bandwidth.

overage protection

Overage protection prevents over-use of a customer's hosting bandwidth.

packet switching

Packet switching breaks data into smaller packets before transfer and then reassembles it at the final destination.

parked page

A parked page is a temporary Web page used before the domain name's website or hosting is active. There is no penalty for parking a domain name.

parking

Parking inactivates a domain name. Parked domain names display a temporary Web page.

permalink

A permalink links to a specific article in the archives of a blog. The link remains valid even after the article is no longer listed on the front page of the blog.

phishing

Phishing is a form of Internet fraud used to steal personal and payment information. To avoid phishing, be sure a Web page is secure before making a payment or submitting valuable information to a website. A secured site's address begins with "https." Secured sites encrypt exchanged data to prevent unauthorized data capture.

ping

A ping, or Packet Internet Groper, determines if another computer is currently connected to the Internet.

Pop3 server

A POP3 server connects email clients like Outlook and Apple Mail with mail servers.

post

A post is an entry posted to a blog. It includes an individual article, or an audio or video file.

power cycle

A power cycle reboots a virtual or dedicated server.

primary hosted domain name

A primary hosted domain name is the main domain name on a hosting plan. It points to the hosting content root by default.

primary server

The primary server, or primary nameserver, of a domain name contains authoritative information regarding the domain name and its corresponding IP.

propagation

Propagation is the time delay required to complete a request or modification.

protected registration

Protected registration prevents most domain name transfers and domain name expiration.

RAID

RAID, or Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives, is is the simultaneous use of two or more hard disk drives to achieve higher levels of performance, dependability, and larger data volume sizes.

RAM

RAM, or Random Access of Memory, is used when performing system tasks.

real time

Real time means that the reporting or recording of events occur at the time of the event.

redemption fee

A redemption fee is a fee paid to retain an expired domain name.

redemption period

The redemption period is the time frame after domain name expiration and before the domain name is returned to the registry for re-registration. During the redemption period, the domain name can be renewed, usually by paying a redemption fee.

redemption status

A domain name in redemption status has expired but can still be renewed, often by paying a redemption fee.

registrant

The registrant is the individual or organization that registers a domain name and holds the right to use it. The registrant is the legal owner of a domain name.

registrar

A registrar provides domain name registration services to individuals and companies.

registry

A registry is a database associating DNS information with an individual, a legal entity, or operational entity for a specific domain name extension.

robots

Robots, or search engine robots, read text and follow links to gather information for search engine databases.

root

The root is the top of the DNS hierarchy. It is commonly known as the “dot”.

root server

The root server is the portion of the hosting account or server that has access privileges for all locations and documents on that computer.

RSS

RSS, or Rich Site Summary, subscribes to news sites and blogs and displays their updates on a Web page.

RSS Feed

An RSS feed provides short descriptions of Web content or articles and a link to the full version of the content.

scalability

Scalability is the ability add or reduce size to meet immediate requirements.

screenshot

A screenshot is an image capture of a screen's contents.

security code

A security code is provided by the gaining registrar to a domain name's administrative contact email address. It verifies to the gaining registrar that the domain name's owner requested the transfer of the domain name.

sidebar

A sidebar is one or more columns along one or both sides of blogger's home page. The sidebar is generally used for links, calendars or lists.

sitemap

A sitemap contains a list of URLs on a website. It is provided to search engines to define Web pages that are available for crawling and can be included in the search engines's database.

SMTP

SMTP, or Simple Mail Transport Protocol, is a TCP/IP protocol. It governs electronic mail transmission and reception.

SMTP relay

An SMTP relay is sent and received by mail hosts.

SMTP server

An SMTP server is a computer that forwards email messages using SMTP protocol.

social bookmark

A social bookmark is a bookmark, suggested by others, that users can add to their own personal collections.

spam

Spam is any junk or unsolicited email.

spam filter

A spam filter allows users to block messages from suspected spammers.

spider

A spider is a software robot that crawls websites to gather Web content and link information for search engine databases.

SSL

An SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is a security management protocol used for message transmission on the Internet.

statistic

A statistic is website usage information compiled into a user-friendly format. Statistics often include the number of visitors to a site, which pages receive the most requests and how much time is spent browsing the site.

support

Support is technical support provided to customers via telephone or email to resolve technical difficulties or site issues.

TCP/IP

TCP/IP, or Transmission Control Protocol, works with the IP address to ensure successful packet delivery to the intended destination.

technical contact

A technical contact is typically the individual or company managing the primary domain name nameserver.

ticket

A emailed submission through tech support addressing a update or other information.

unique IP address

A unique IP address is also known as a dedicated IP address.

URL

A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is the address defining the route to an Internet file or facility.

USENET

USENET is a network of thousands of news groups on the Internet.

video streaming

Video streaming provides video data or content on a Web page while it is being played on a remote client. This feature is used for live updates on websites.

virtual server

A virtual server is a Web server that shares its facilities with multiple users or sites.

vlogging

Vlogging, or video blogging, shares commentary and ideas in video shorts instead of text.

VPS

A VPS, or Virtual Private Server, allows a hosting service provider to multiplex a single dedicated server into multiple, virtual-server machines. It provides private and protected Web services operating as an independent server.

WAN

A WAN, or Wide Area Network, is a large communication network that services a geographic area larger than a LAN.

Web-based email

Web-based email lets users log in to an email interface online with a username and password to check and compose email messages.

Web feed

A Web feed routinely provides updates or new content from subscribing websites.

Weblog

A Weblog, or blog, is an online journal. Posts are usually displayed in reverse chronological order.

Whois

Whois is a central database that tracks domain names and IP registrations. It lists the owner and other contacts along with their email addresses, phone numbers, and addresses.

XML

XML, or Extensible Markup Language, is a development language to create unique markup tags. All XML tags are defined by the programmer and may be interpreted differently in different applications. keywords: glossary, definitions, define, terms, key terms, dictionary, technical terms, index, thesaurus
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Date added: 7-Oct-2011 1:53pm
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