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Some of the visitors of 100 Plus Cheap Web Hosting are new to Web Hosting and not aware of Web Hosting terms and definitions. Here you can find a simple explanation of web-hosting features that we used through this directory. For all web hosting term please check Web Hosting Glossary

Setup Fee 
This is the fee web hosting companies charge for setting up your account and domain. Basically, it is a labor fee to create new account with them.

Monthly Fee 
This means monthly fee you pay to host your site with web hosting company.

Money Back Guarantee 
Number of days you have to change your mind or in other words, trial period. If you are not satisfied with hosting service, you can claim money back guarantee to get refund.

Disk Space 
Disk Space or Web Space is the amount of data (in forms of file and document) you can store on a web server.

Bandwidth
This is the amount of data that your web hosting company's server allowed for your account. 100 Mbps per month means you are allowed to transfer 100 times 1,073,741,824 bps per month.

Toll Free Support
You can call 1-800 number and get technical support for web hosting.

Free Email Support
Write emails web hosting company to resolve any issuer related with web hosting.

Technical Support
Technical support provided by hosting company in other form like online manuals and FAQ section.

CGI-BIN
Most common name of a directory on the server where the executable CGI scripts reside. The 'bin' part of 'cgi-bin' is a shorthand version of 'binary'.

Perl
Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more. 

Server Side Inclusion
Server-side includes (SSIs) are simple, HTML-embedded directives that instruct the web server to include data in the HTML document. SSI is an alternative to CGI, server-side includes can be handy to do same thing on number of pages of your web site. Suppose you web site has 100 page and each page has same footer information, instead of writing this information in all 100 pages you can store that information at 1 place and use SSI in all HTML document.

PHP
PHP is a open-source server-side widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.

C/C++
Programming language run or server. Mostly used for database manipulations and extensive processing on server side.

FrontPage Extension
Microsoft's server-side site creation and management software tool. FrontPage extensions are also available for Unix-based operating systems.

Python
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language. It is often compared to Tcl, Perl, Scheme or Java.

TCL
Tool command language. Simple scripting language and library often used for GUI, string-manipulation, testing, and integration of multiple components.

Raw Log File
When a visitor accesses you site most of the web server store some information about the visitor in a log file knows as web stats . These log files contain lots of information that are valuable for a Webmaster to analyze the traffic. A typical log file web stat log file contain following information 
Number of visits to the site. 
Which pages the visitors looked at most. 
How long they stayed on each page. 
Which sites visitors came from?

Protected Directory
Password Protected Directory (PPD) is a directory on your web server that allows predefined user to access the directory. Whenever a visitor tries to access the directory he or she will be prompted with a login popup. Visitor needs to enter correct username and pass code to access the directory.

Anonymous FTP
Anonymous FTP will grant any and all users the ability to access your "upload" directory, or any directory on your domain that has been set for "public" read/write permissions. Anonymous users will have access to upload or download files to and from your domain. You must set the appropriate permissions for your directories to restrict anonymous FTP access. 


Telnet
Telnet is a text-only protocol that connecting to a remote computer over the Internet that let you use programs and data just as if you were using the computer locally. Couple of year’s back this was one of the most common ways to connect to other sites. Now with the growth of the web, it is rarely used.


ASP
Active Server Pages(or ASP) is a server-side framework that lets web master create web applications. ASP host allows couple of scripting languages like 
VB Script 
JavaScript 
Perl Script

Email Accounts
Number of email accounts allowed per hosting account

Forward/Alias
Mail forwarding is a mechanism of automatically forwarding your email to a different email address. Suppose you are running a small web based business and receive various email at different email address like sale@yourdomain.com, marketing@yourdomain.com, account@yourdomain.com, business@yourdomain.com. If mail forwarding is enabled and properly set then system can automatically forward mails from all four accounts to a single account. You need not have to login into all four accounts to check your emails which save time and energy. 

Auto Response
These are the messages that you create that will automatically be mailed back to those that email you by addressing a particular address on your site.


Web Based Email
Web based email are the email those you can access from the multiple machine over Internet. These emails are store on a remote server and user can login to his account from anywhere over Internet and access these email. One popular web based email server is hotmail.


Mailing List
A Mailing List is a list of email address for a group of people who share a common interest in a subject or topic. When you post your message to mailing list, the list server automatically forwards your message to everybody on the mailing list. Mailing list is a very popular way of sending / sharing information with a group of people.


Virus Protection
Software installed in mail server to protect it from virus.


Spam Filter
Software installed on web server to automatically filter bulk (unwanted Spam) email from useful email. 

 

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