Web Hosting Glossary

By: Alexanderjonas  09-12-2011
Keywords: web site, Graphics

Glossary of Terms and Services

Disk space is a measure of hard drive storage, normally measured in megabytes (MB).

Bandwidth is a measure of network resources, normally measured in megabytes (MB) or gigabytes (GB).

SiteMgr can perform many of the file operations needed to manage a web site. You can use it to navigate the directories of your web site, viewing a list of files in each. You can also copy, create, delete, edit, move and upload files, as well as create and delete subdirectories. Last but not least you can also change permissions and run a script that tries to fix the most common cgi errors. SiteMgr can be accessed as

Allows you to configure a counter easily. Once you choose the desired look of the counter, the program will give you an HTML code that you can copy and paste to your web page.

The personal cgi directory feature allows you to run any cgi script from a directory located inside your home directory, provided the script conforms to the terms and conditions of usage agreement.

The secure transactions feature uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to provide for site authentication and peer to peer secure communication.

This feature allows you to safely transmit and receive sensitive information such as credit card numbers or passwords.

The FTP server feature allows you to serve files using the File Transfer Protocol.

The hit counter feature is a graphic that displays the number of times that page has been accessed.

CyberCash enables you to securely process credit card transactions 24 hours a day, seven days a week to a new global marketplace. CyberCash works with all popular browsers, as well as the majority of Internet hardware, software, servers, communication protocols, and Web store applications.

Macromedia Flash is the standard for interactive vector graphics and animation for the Web. Web designers use Flash to create beautiful, resizable, and extremely compact navigation interfaces, technical illustrations, long-form animations, and other dazzling effects for their site. Graphics and animation will anti-alias and scale based on the viewer's screen size, providing high-quality viewing.

TrueSpeech is a high quality speech compression software that compresses speech down to as much as 1/40th its original size. Since regular speech files are normally large, compression using TrueSpeech enables them to be transferred faster and more easily. Support for TrueSpeech real-time audio is available for use in your Web pages.

Real Networks' RealAudio and RealVideo system a client-server based streaming media delivery system for the Internet. Providers of news, entertainment, sports, and business content can create and deliver audio-based streaming multimedia content through the Internet to audiences worldwide.

Keywords: Graphics, web site