Web Hosting Glossary of Common Terms
Allows visitors to upload and
download specified files from designated directories without
usernames or passwords. Anonymous FTP differs standard "FTP
Access" which requires userames and passwords.
Sends an automated email
response to each incoming message that is sent to a specific
address. Each email address on your account can have a different
autoresponder. An example: Joe sends an email to email@example.com.
The autoresponder for this email address sends an prewritten
message back to Joe automatically.
supplement basic HTML to make your website more interactive
and functional. Hit counters, guest books, order forms,
and many other useful features can all be programmed in
CGI scripts. crosshosting.com offers a free library of CGI
scripts that you can use to enhance your web site. All of
our plans come with its own local cgi-bin directory, where
you can store custom cgi scripts that you may have written
yourself or found else where on the web.
Used for secure processing of credit
card transactions. CyberCash works with all popular browsers
in the market and other Web store software applications.
Transfer per Month
Each time a web page, image, audio, video, and other elements
of your website is accessed by your visitor, traffic is
generated. Your aggregate traffic is the sum of outward-bound,
inward-bound, email, and anonymous FTP traffic.Your monthly
traffic allowance is calculated as 31 times the daily traffic
allowance. Our daily data transfer allowances are high enough
that most of our users stay within the limit. Traffic overage
will be charged according the additional traffic pricing;
see our Add-ons page.
Usage Statistic/ Access to Raw Log File
Tas Hosting gives you detailed graphical
and tabular usage statistics for your website grouped by
weeks, days, and hours. Using this information, you can
track how many hits you are getting, where those hits are
coming from, which page is the most popular, how much data
transfer is occurring, and more. Access to raw log files
allows you to analyze the usage using even more sophisticated
related to your website is stored on disk: your regular
html files, images, multimedia files, anonymous ftp files,
POP mail messages, cgi-scripts and so on.
domain names to point to a common website. This feature
is useful when you want users to be able to access the same
web site through a number of different addresses. An example:
Acme Corporation registers two domain names, A and B. It
places its web site at A, and makes B a domain alias of
A. Whenever someone types in the address of domain B, they
are automatically redirected to domain A.
to the Internet identify each other using numerical IP addresses,
which are very difficult for humans to remember. A Domain
Name is an easy-to-remember Internet address in plain alphabet
(such as "crosshosting.com ") which is translated automatically
into the IP address. A more formal definition is given by
"An addressing construct used for identifying and locating
computers on the Internet. Domain names provide a system
of easy-to-remember Internet addresses, which can be translated
by the Domain Name System (DNS) into the numeric addresses
(Internet Protocol (IP) numbers) used by the network. A
domain name is hierarchical and often conveys information
about the type of entity using the domain name. A domain
name is simply a label that represents a domain, which is
a subset of the total domain name space. Domain names at
the same level of the hierarchy must be unique, for example
there can be only one com at the top level of the hierarchy,
and only one netsol.com at the next level of the hierarchy."
In order for visitors to find your website
using the domain name of your choice, you need to do two
things. First, you need to reserve your domain name with
InterNIC, the organization that registers domain names.
Second, you need to provide InterNIC with the nameserver
of your domain name, so that the IP address for your domain
name can be disseminated throughout the Internet.
crosshosting.com can help with both steps. If you order
any of our web hosting plans, we will handle the above process
free of charge. If you are not yet ready to have a web site
but want to reserve just the name, crosshosting.com can
handle this procedure for you also.
Domain names are going
fast. Go to our domain registration
page. to register yours!
forwarding is activated, messages sent to a certain email
address are forwarded to another address. For example: Joe
sends an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The message is
forwarded immediately to you@your-ISP.com.
In order for you to use all the features
that come with your Microsoft® FrontPage® 2000/02 WebPages
editor, FrontPage Extension should be installed for your
account. You may request installation of this feature when
you place your original order.
Used to upload and download your website
between your own computer and the crosshosting.com web servers.
You have unlimited FTP access to your account 24 hours a
day 365 days a year, allowing you to set up, change, or
maintain your web site at any time.
your email mail boxes in our server that can be accessed
directly to retrieve your mail using such programs as Eudora,
Outlook Express, and Netscape Mail. Each POP3 account has
its own password to ensure privacy. You can check your email
from anywhere around the world that you have access to the
Real Networks' RealAudio/Video®
system is a streaming audio/video delivery system for the
Internet. It is client-server based, meaning both the browser
and the server must have RealAudio/Video® components for
it to work. You can create and deliver streaming multimedia
content through the Internet to audiences worldwide. We
include step-by-step instructions for including RealAudio/Video®
in your Web pages.
Keeps track of what
your customers have ordered from your Internet store. Customers
add and remove items from their shopping cart, and tallies
their order when they are ready to check out. If the customer
decides to submit the order, the program emails the order
information to the address of your choice and sends a conformation
to the customer.
of ensuring that information entered through your website
is protected from prying eyes. Information submitted via
a secure form is transmitted in an encrypted mode. SSL is
most commonly used for credit card transactions. See "CyberCash"
for an alternative method.