Understanding Web Lingo
The business of providing the storage, connectivity, and services necessary to
serve files for a website.
Hosting option whereby several client websites are housed on and share the
resources of a web server.
What is a domain name?
Domain names, such as www.your_domain.com, are easier to remember, so DNS servers
associate each IP address with a domain. When you point your browser toward
www.your_domain.com, your browser takes you to the corresponding IP address. There
are different levels of domains. Examples of the various levels are as follows:
Top-level (TLD) - .com, .net, .org, .edu, .gov example: www.example.com
What is an I.P. address?
Internet Protocol Address, a number used to uniquely identify a computer or device
on an internal network or the Internet by TCP/IP. It consists of a series of four
numbers separated by dots (for example 220.127.116.11).
What is a URL?
A URL is a web address such as http://www.your_domain.com.
What is a browser?
A web browser is a program that displays web files on your monitor. When you "surf
the net," you start by opening a browser window, then pointing the browser at a
website. examples: Mozilla, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Netscape
What is SSL?
Secured Sockets Layer, a protocol enabling encrypted, authenticated communication
over the Internet
What is FTP?
It stands for File Transfer Protocal . Its a method of using a FTP program to log
on to another computer to copy files. When you log on you enter your username and
password to access to all your files.
What is Anonymous FTP?
A method of using the FTP program to log on to another computer to copy files, even
though you don't have an account on the other computer. When you log on, you enter
anonymous as the username and your address as the password, and you get access to
publicly available files.
When a host refers to a Backbone, what do they mean?
A high-speed cable, telephone line, fiber cable or series of connections that forms
a major pathway within a network such as a T-3, OC-12, or Gig-E line.
What is bandwidth?
The amount of data that can be transferred through an connection in a given amount
Acceptable Use Policy
A set of rules describing which sorts of activities are permitted during the use of
a network, server, web site, e-mail or newsgroup.
Terms of Service
A contract between you and your provider (us, JaguarPC in this case) decribing
methods we use to bill for services, provide services, are responsibilities and
What is a Bit?
The smallest unit of measure for computer data. Bits can be turned on or off and
are used in various combinations to represent different kinds of information.
What is a Byte?
What is a KiloByte ?
What is a MegaByte?
What is a GigaByte?