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Web-hosting-glossary-u-v

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Unicode

Unicode is a 16 bit ISO 10646 character set used for uniform representation of all the characters system of the world, digits, symbols and control sequences for use while storing data.

URL

URL, an acronym for Uniform Resource Locator, is a standard way to give unique addresses to any resource on the Internet that is part of the World Wide Web (WWW). An URL address indicates the type of protocol to use and it also specifies the IP address or the domain name where the resource is located. 

UTP

 
UTP which stands for Unshielded Twisted Pair is a widely used cable that consists of two or more insulated conductors in which each pair of conductors are twisted around each other. It is same like the STP but without the shielding metal layer. As its price is less, UTP cables are used for local area networks (LAN) and telephone connections and moreover, it is easier to work with.

UUencode

UUencode means Unix to Unix encoding which is a method used for converting file or e-mail attachment from its binary or bit-stream representation into the 7-bit ASCII data, so that the information can be sent across the Internet via e-mail.

Unlimited Bandwidth

Unlimited bandwidth is a claim that says that users of a hosting plan will not be charged extra fees for very high levels of data transfer.

Uptime Guarantee

Uptime Guarantee refers to the amount of time within a particular period that a hosting company’s system is active or available for servicing a client’s site. All hosts must have some downtime for regular maintenance or unexpected breakdown.

VBScript

VBScript which stands for Visual Basic Scripting Edition is an active scripting language that is  interpreted through Microsoft’s Windows Script Host. VBScript is the subset of MS Visual Basic language. It is used for developing scripts that can be embedded in HTML pages or for creating ActiveX Controls. It can be used in place of JavaScript.

VPN

VPN means Virtual Private Network) which is a process of accessing the private network in a secure and encrypted way over public communication lines and networks. A VPN can be used to send data like voice, data or video or a combination of these media. It is often used by companies or organizations for confidential communication. Only authorized users can access a VPN network.

Video Streaming

Video Streaming means playing the video immediately after it is downloaded from the Internet. It is not even stored in a file on the computer. For video streaming, both the computer and the Internet connection must be fast. Streaming is executed with the help of web browser plug-ins, which decompress and play the file in no time.

Virtual Server

Virtual servers means a group of multiple servers that appear as one system image to the operating system or to the network administrator. The term "virtual" implies that several sets of programs may reside on a single machine, allowing them to serve different web sites independently, by sharing the machine resources.

whois

whois is a TCP-based communication protocol used to determine the owner of a domain name, an IP address registered with a registrar or an autonomous system number on the Internet. With this Internet utility, one can get all the information related to the domain name owner.
World Wide Web

The World Wide Web or WWW or Web is the most popular Internet service that allows access to the information and services from the web servers. With the help of WWW, a user can view Web pages that contain text, graphics, animations, images, sound and other multimedia elements and navigates between them using Hyperlinks.

Web Hosting Control Panel

Web Hosting Control Panel is a web interface provided by hosting companies to clients for managing their domains, databases and mail among other things. It is usually graphic oriented and provides usage statistics like storage space and bandwidth facility. With this, even non-technical clients can have access to advanced site management functions.

Web Server

A Web Server is a computer on the World Wide Web that stores HTML documents that can be retrieved by any computer through a Web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape. A Web Server includes the operating system, hardware, softwares, TCP/IP protocols along with site content.

Windows Hosting

Windows Hosting is a type of Web hosting plan that supports any version of Windows operating systems. It gives the storage, connectivity and related services that are necessary to serve files for a website. This Windows Hosting allows a web page to use Microsoft tools like ASP, ASP.NET and Microsoft SQL.

Web Mail

Web Mail is a web application that permits users to read and write e-mail with the help of a web browser. As long as your computer is connected to the Internet and has a web browser, you can access your Web Mail account from anywhere.

XML

XML is the acronym for Extensible Markup Language, which is a general purpose meta language. It is the pared-down version of SGML, developed especially for web documents by the W3C. It has got much better features than HTML. Like, XML supports links that point to multiple documents but HTML can refer to just one destination.

Its main purpose is to assist the sharing of data across different information systems, most specially via the Internet.

ZIP

Zip is a popular compression and file packaging/archive utility. A zip file contains one or more compressed files to reduce their file file size for easy download.

ZMODEM

Zmodem is an asynchronous file-transfer protocol that uses cyclical redundancy check (CRC) method to detect errors. It is designed to transfer large files much faster and even if there is a communication failure during the transfer process, it can resume from where it left off. It is much popular than Xmodem and Ymodem.

Zone File

Zone file is a collection of files that reside on the domain host or nameserver. A zone file holds the DNS resource records for all of the domain names related to the zone. The zone file must be created within the DNS server’s working directory.

 

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