Web Hosting Glossary

ASP Hosting – web hosting plan which supports Active Server Pages (ASP), server side scripting environment from the Microsoft.
Business Hosting – web hosting to tackle the business functions required by business-class customers.
ColdFusion Hosting – web hosting plan which supports ColdFusion, a web application language currently owned by Adobe Macromedia.
Colocation – locating your web server(s) at another company’s premise/datacenter.
Dedicated Hosting – web hosting plan where the host provides (dedicates) entire server to the client’s websites and responsible for the equipment maintenance.
DNS – defines as Domain Name System, a distributed directory used to interpret between IP addresses and domain names.
Domain Name – specific and unique name that defines a website.
Ecommerce Hosting – web hosting plan which provides merchant to conduct business and accept orders online.
Email Hosting – web hosting plan which allows users to send and store email online but might (or might not) come with hosting for a website.
Free Web Hosting – web hosting plan which offers web hosting space to public for free. Usually supported by advertising being displayed on your site.
FrontPage Hosting – web hosting plan which supports FrontPage, a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) Microsoft website building software.
High Bandwidth Hosting – web hosting plan which provides capacity for website with higher-than-average traffic volumes.
IP Address – defines as Internet Protocol address. It is a series of number used to identify a computer on internal network or the Internet.
Linux Hosting – web hosting plan which supports Linux, an open source operating system from Unix.
Multi-Domain Plan – web hosting plan which supports multiple domain names to share resources from a single hosting account.
.NET Hosting – web hosting plan which supports .NET, an application framework from Microsoft.
PHP Hosting – web hosting plan which supports Hypertext Preprocessor, an open source server-side scripting language that is commonly used nowadays.
Reseller Hosting – web hosting plan which allows individual or a company selling hosting to consumers by using uses the datacenter and equipment of another company.
Scripting Language – a programming language that can be executed by a web browser or a web server.
Shared Hosting – web hosting plan which allows several client websites hosted and shared the resources from a same web server.
UNIX Hosting – web hosting plan which supports UNIX, a computer operating system developed by Bell Laboratories.
Web Hosting – is defined as the action of providing web host services which consists of the storage, connectivity and services to serve to run a website.
Web Hosting Control Panel – an online interface provided by web hosting companies so webmasters can administer their hosting account on the server.
Web Server – web server is a computer that stores web pages and delivers web content to web browsers of client computers on demand basis.
Windows Hosting – web hosting plan which supports Microsoft Windows operating systems.