Dictionary of web hosting terms
The price is the amount of money you'll need to purchase our
service. Our web hosting plan prices are payed annually.
Setup is the preliminary act of preparing a resource for a productive
run which requires some type of adjustment or additional configuring.
The price for setup includes the human work involved in machine
adjustments, consumables used and also the defective items produced
while finalizing the setup process.
We offer a 15 day money-back guarantee for all our web hosting
clients, which means that in this period you can have your money
refunded. Anything after these 15 days is non-refundable (Domain
names are non-refundable once registered).
Disk space is the amount of storage you get when signing up
for a web hosting account. It can be used for uploading any
type of files - everything from text documents, to .html documents,
Traffic is the term used to describe the amount of data transferred
and the number of visits made to a web site at a given period.
The level of traffic is the main guide-line which determines
which infrastructure you require for your personal or business
web site. It is also what determines the price you'll have to
pay your Internet Service Provider for the traffic consumed
over that given period of time.
Domain name registration
Domain registration is the process of registering a unique name
which will identify your web site. Domain names must have an
extension, where .com .net and .org are the most popular ones.
When registering a domain name, users should keep in mind that
domains are tied to name servers, which direct to which IP address
the domain should point. Any server can have multiple domain
names, but a domain name can only point to one server.
Technical support is somebody to call, e-mail or message when
something with the service you're using has gone wrong, or you
don't seem to know how to complete a given task and would like
Extensive online documentation
We have written and compiled one of the biggest online documentaries
available on the Internet today. We have various FAQ's (Frequently
Asked Questions) and tutorials available to all our users.
Integrated ticketing system
Resellers Panel has developed and integrated an online ticketing
system for all its users. Should you ever experience any technical
difficulties, feel free to post an online trouble ticket at
www.propersupport.com. Our experienced team of technicians will
solve your problem in an average of 15 minutes.
1 hour response guarantee
Resellers Panel guarantees that all your requests, wether sales
or support related, will be answered in a time span of no more
than 60 minutes.
Resellers Panel is proud to announce that we can host virtually
any top level domain. No matter if you're extension is .co.uk,
.us, or even .fj! We can host up to 3 domain names on a single
accounts (Corporate web hosting plan only).
Subdomain is subsection of a domain. One such example of subdomain
would be john.yourdomain.com.
Custom MX and A records
MX Record (Mail Exchange Record)- Mail Server records designate
the mailservers that will handle mail for a given domain. Should
a user have more than one mailserver, MX records can also specify
the order in which the mailservers will be used as primary,
secondary, backup and so on. An A record is a DNS Address resource
record. It maps a host's name to its address and specifies the
Internet Protocol address (in dotted decimal form) of the host.
Each host address should have one A record.
Our free advanced online web site builder will help you create
and modify your brand new web page with ease! Site Studio has
been optimized to guarantee your easy and pleasant work with
web pages. Now you can have a web site up and running in 30
FrontPage Extensions support
FrontPage® is a Microsoft® product. It's software built
for web publishing and it's main priority is that it allows
HTML programmers a visual perspective when creating web documents.
FrontPage's capabilities are fairly decent for building, for
example, the essential HTML tables. It also allows users to
FTP documents to a web server, giving them the ability to view
their web pages online. A server with FrontPage® compatibility
will allow it's users to edit their site using Microsoft®
FrontPage®. This also allows them to make use of a special
built-in features that use FrontPage Extensions (FrontPage Extensions
Server add-ons which allows users to make use of pre-defined
functions such as hit counters, Java buttons and form validation).
POP3 e-mail accounts
POP (Post Office Protocol) refers to the protocol commonly used
by e-mail software (for example Outlook Express) to retrieve
e-mail from a mail server. POP3 is currently the most common
E-mail aliases can be setup as additional e-mail accounts, all
under one domain name. If, for example, your primary e-mail
is firstname.lastname@example.org and you'd like to add a secondary mail
to your mailing account you can use an e-mail alias to set up
your second e-mail address as email@example.com.
A mailing list is a system which allows people to send an e-mail
to one address, where their message and/or attachments are copied
and then resent to all of the other subscribers in that particular
All our clients receive access to the our web mail. It's a free
web-based e-mail system for easy and quick access to your mailbox.
It can be used from anywhere and at any time, no e-mail client
A mail server that supports the POP3 protocol. Used for retrieval
and sending of e-mail messages using the POP3 protocol.
An SMTP server is a mail server that supports the SMTP protocol
for e-mail transfer.
An e-mail autoresponder is a special function that automatically
returns a pre written templated message to anyone who sends
e-mail to a particular e-mail address. E-mail autoresponders
are widely used for the purpose of responding to visitor comments
and suggestions in a pre-made, templated answer.
Catch-all e-mail is used to directs e-mail sent to any user
(existing or not) on your e-mail list. This means that should
an e-mail ever be sent to any address with @yourdomain.com at
the end, the mail will be received and sorted in a special mailbox
of your choice.
MySQL is a multi-user SQL (Structured Query Language) database
server. MySQL is quite a common database, proving APIs (application
program interface) for such languages as C, C++, Java, Perl,
PHP and Python. Information in the database is stored and retrieved
phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended specifically to
handle the administration of MySQL over the Internet. It can
create and drop databases, it can edit tables (create, drop,
modify) and fields, execute an SQL statement, manage privileges
and also export data into various formats.
Perl (short for Practical Extraction and Report Language) is
a general-purpose programming language invented by Larry Wall
in 1987. With way over one million users around the globe, it's
not hard to see why it has become the language of choice for
Web development, text processing, Internet services and even
mail filtering, graphical programming, systems administration,
and every other common task requiring portable and easily-developed
PHP (a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is
a server-side HTML embedded scripting language, used to create
dynamic Web pages. A dynamic Web page is a page that can interact
with the user viewing it, so that each page visitor sees specially
customized information. PHP is open source and freely available
for (primarily) use on Linux (UNIX) Web servers. It is also
a great alternative to Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP)
technology. The PHP script is embedded within a Web page along
with its HTML, just like ASP is. Before the page resolves, the
Web server calls PHP to interpret and perform the operations
called for in the PHP script. Any HTML page scripted in PHP
is typically given a file name suffix of ".php," ".php4," or
Over 3500 Perl modules
A Perl module is a reusable package defined in a library file
whose name is the same as the name of the package (with a .pm
on the end)
Crontab is a Unix command for scheduling jobs which will be
executed sometime in the future. A cron is usually used to schedule
a task that is executed periodically - for example, to send
out an e-mail message to specified people every month. Being
a daemon process, it runs continuously, waiting for specific
events to occur.
Advanced Control Panel
Our advanced Control Panel is a great way to manage your hosting
account. It's packed with features and will help you relieve
your web hosting efforts.
File Transfer Protocol - Primarily used for uploading or downloading
files to and from remote computer systems on a network using
TCP/IP, such as the Internet. An FTP account consists of a username
and password, which is used to login to a users FTP archive
or to be able to access it with a software program (FTP client
or a HTML editor).
Our web-based file manager is a browsing, uploading and downloading
tool, specifically designed for the needs of new users. Using
the web-based file manager, they can execute specific file-related
commands with ease.
Custom Error 404 page
A HTML Error 404 means a request was made for a file (or an
object) and it was not found on the queried server. The most
common reasons for such an error are : Moved pages, renamed
pages, general user or server mistyping, and also the fact that
some operating systems are case sensitive.
Password protected directories allow you to protect information
on your web site by specifying a single user or multi-user password
protected directory. Password protected directories will allow
you to store information online that will not be accessible
to the general site visitor. This feature is a great tool in
giving specific people a place to log into on your site and
view documentation that is for them only.
Instant account activation
Your account will be active immediately after you've filled
out our signup form. Users can access it instantly and begin
work on their web store straight away.
SSL Certificate generation
Secure Sockets Layer. Allows encrypted, authenticated communications
over the Web. SSL provides security in online commerce. URL's
starting with "https://" indicate the utilization of SSL.
SSL certificate generation is the process of generation an unsigned
SSL certificate code, before sending it to an authorized registrar
Server-Side Include (SSI) is a command in the form of an HTML
comment that communicates with the web server and performs a
task as part of the page download. Different servers support
different commands and there is no official standard yet. If
the web page you're visiting has a .shtml extension it's likely
the page was generated partially with SSI commands.
SSH means Secure Shell and it allows you to securely access
your web site using the SSH encryption software. Very useful
for advanced web developers.
Unrestricted bandwidth means that you can use the maximum of
our bandwidth connection available speed at a given moment.
We haven't set a bandwidth cap and the data transfer, it's fully
Raw access and error
Error log - An error log records any abnormal activity on a
web site or web server. It's common for different sites or servers
to generate custom error logs, reflecting the use and abuse
of the system. Systems administrators have to rely on such logs
and are responsible for retrieving and examining them for any
errors. Access logs are simply log every visit to your site
and all the hits inside the site itself.
Traffic stats - WebAlizer
Our traffic stats utility compiles several reports with graphics
and text for each processed month. The Webalizer produces several
reports (html) and graphics for each month processed. In addition,
a summary page is generated for the current and previous months
(up to 12). The yearly (index) report shows statistics for a
12-month period, and links to each month. The monthly report
has detailed statistics for that month with additional links
to any URL's and referrers found.
Detailed bandwidth stats
All our users can have access to a detailed summary of their
Stable Linux with Apache
Linux is currently the most popular, freely-distributable open
source operating system, which can runs on a number of hardware
platforms. The Linux kernel was originally developed by Linus
Torvalds. Since it is free of charge, and because it has such
a high platform compatibility (this includes PCs and Macintoshes),
Linux has become an extremely popular alternative to payed operating
platforms. Apache is a freely distributed Web server that is
available under an "open source" license. According to a popular
web server survey 60% of web sites on the World Wide Web are
using Apache, easily making Apache more widely used than all
other Web servers combined.
2.5 GBits network connectivity
The internet connection speed is currently one of the fastest
available - 2.5 Gbits. This is the total connectivity that our
network provider located in Fremont/California has with the
Daily data back-up
We treat our clients information with the utmost care. That's
the reason why we backup all the info on our servers on a daily
basis. Should there be any technical issue, we can restore all
the info from the previous day.
UPS and diesel back-up generator
We have a powerful UPS's and diesel backup electricity generator,
should we ever experience a prolonged power outage.