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Web Hosting Dictionary

Need help deciphering web hosting terminology? We put together a list of the most common web hosting terms and provide an easy to understand definition to help you become a web hosting expert.

A

active server pages (ASP)

addon domains

algorithm

anchor text

anonymous FTP

apache

autoresponder


B

backups

bandwidth

blog

budget hosting


C

cgi-bin

content management system (CMS)

cPanel


D

database

dedicated server

disk space

domain name

domain name system (DNS)

E

ecommerce

email forwarding

F

Facebook

Fantastico

firewall

flash

file transfer protocol (FTP)

file transfer protocol (FTP) client

G

Google

googlebot

H

hotlinking

HTML

hypertext

HTTP

I

IMAP

inbound link

invisible web

internet protocol (IP)

J

java

javascript

jpg

K

keyword

L

Log file

link bait

link building

Linux

M

meta tags

merchant account

mySQL

MX entry

N

nameserver

O

open source

P

parked domain

perl

PHP

POP

propagation

Q

R

redirects

robots

Ruby on Rails

S

search engine

search engine results page (SERPS)

server side includes (SSI)

shared web hosting

social media

SMTP

spider

subdomain

T

title tag

technorati

U

UNIX

URL

V

virtual private server (VPS)

W

WordPress

web 2.0

web browser

web hosting

webmail

Windows hosting

X

Y

Yahoo

Z

OTHER

.biz

.com

.info

.net

.org