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What are addon domains?
Addon domains are any additional domains on one hosting account.  Each addon domain is...
What are customizable error pages?
You are not required to use our server's default error pages. Customized error pages can be...
What are customizable error pages?
You are not required to use our server's default error pages. Customized error pages can be...
What are log files/site stats?
Log files are text documents in which activity on a web server or web site is chronicled....
What are mailing lists?
Mailing lists allow you to easily send one email to any number of recipients. You could have a...
What are storage backups?
Without electricity, our hosting would be impossible. In order to ensure seamless, problem-free...
What are subdomains?
Let's say your domain is mydomain.com.  On your mydomain.com site you create a page...
What is a browser?
A browser is a computer program used to view and interact with contents of web pages. ...
What is a CGI-BIN?
CGI (Common Gateway Interface) is a kind of program that allows for communication between a web...
What is a Control Panel/cPanel?
A control panel allows you to handle your hosting technical details, including email addresses,...
What is a domain name registrar?
A domain name registrar is a company authorized by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names...
What is a domain name?
A domain name is an easy-to-remember address entered into a Web browser to identify and visit Web...
What is a message board?
Message boards are a very popular feature on the web. These allow users of a website to...
What is a message board?
Message boards are a very popular feature on the web. These allow users of a website to...
What is a parked domain?
Parking domain names allows you to have multiple domain names for 1 website.  For example,...
What is a server?
A server is a networked computer that handles requests for data, email, file transfers, web pages...
What is a shopping cart?
A shopping cart is software stored on Web servers that allows online shoppers to add/remove items...
What is a Top Level Domain (TLD)?
A top-level domain (TLD) is the last part of a domain name, that is, the group of letters at the...
What is a URL?
A URL is the full, unique address of a Web page.  URLs are alphanumeric and replace IP numbers.
What is Adobe Flash/Shockwave?
Flash and Shockwave are advanced media-rich formats for content delivery. Although we do not...
What is an email autoresponder?
Email auto-responders are user-specified messages which will be sent back to whomever sends email...
What is an email forwarder?
An email forward is an email address which, when it receives email, automatically forwards it to...
What is an IP address?
An IP address is a unique, numerical address of a computer or web page.  The format is...
What is an SSL Certificate?
An SSL certificate is used for server authentication, data encryption, and message integrity...
What is Apache?
The Apache web server is a very popular, open source, public-domain Web server.  It is the...
What is bandwidth/data transfer?
Bandwidth, also called data transfer, is the amount of information transferred to or from a...
What is disk space?
This is the amount of storage space that is allotted to your account on our servers. This...
What is HTML?
HTML is a basic, cross-platform language used to create Web pages.  The codes are...
What is Mambo/Joomla?
Mambo and Joomla are both are open-source content management systems which are used to allow...
What is Mambo/Joomla?
Mambo and Joomla are both are open-source content management systems which are used to allow...
What is MIDI?
MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. Usage of midi files in web pages is not...
What is MIDI?
MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. Usage of midi files in web pages is not...
What is MySQL?
MySQL is an open-source database system often compared to Microsoft SQL in scope and power. Often...
What is Open PGP/GPG Encryption?
The most widely used email encryption standard in the world. It is a computer program that...
What is PHP Nuke?
PHP Nuke is a content management and portal solution featuring web-based administration, surveys,...
What is PHP?
PHP, strangely enough, stands for Hypertext Preprocessor, and is a very popular open-source...
What is Python?
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming similar to PERL or Java. ...
What is shared hosting?
Shared Hosting is the most common, basic, and least expensive form of hosting.  It is called...
What is Spam Assasin?
Spam, or unsolicited commercial email, is an ongoing problem and annoyance. We utilize Spam...
What is SSI?
Server Side Includes are files which can be included when a web page is parsed. For instance, if...
What is streaming audio/video?
Streaming audio or video is a method of media delivery in which the audio or video will play on...
What is the DNS?
The DNS (Domain Name System) is an essential Internet database service that translates IP...
What is UNIX?
UNIX is a powerful, flexible, computer operating system designed for multi-user applications...
What is web hosting?
Web hosting is a service that provides a physical location, space/storage, connectivity and...
What is Webmail?
Webmail is a service used to access email online through a web browser instead of downloading...
What is WordPress?
WordPress is the most popular open source blog publishing software, but is also powerful enough...


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