More Web Hosting Terminology

When it comes to web hosting there are many terms that you may hear and this article will give you an example of some of them. Here are some more new word for you to get to grips with.

Backbone The backbone is the place on the internet where the quickest traffic will be found. Getting a web host that is a close to the backbone as possible is the best way to get quick web hosting.

Baud How quickly information is transferred across a communication link is known as the baud rate.

Bit A bit is what is referred to as the smallest amount of information which can be found on the internet.

Bot An application that trawls the internet looking for information is known as a bot. The Googlebot is an example of this type of software. The Googlebot will rank web pages on how relevant they are to searches that are made.

Clustering When more than one computer joins forces to work together it is known as clustering.

Database a database is where information can be stored for later retrieval on a web server.

Encryption Encryption is the process which makes date unreadable. It is only possible for the intended recipient to read the data. The safety of data is maintained by using encryption.

Fibre Optic Cable Fibre optic cables are an extremely effective and rapid way to transfer information using light. The fact that it is so expensive is the main reason why this is not used for all online communication.

Filename Extension a filename extension is a three or four letter code that appears after a filename. This code tells you the type of document the file is (for example, if you saw .jpeg you would know that it is an image file).

Firewall Firewalls are a great way of giving your computer protection from attacks online. A firewall can either be a piece of software or it can be made up of both software and hardware.

Whenever you make your decision to enter the big, bad world of internet marketing, you should really have web hosting UK dealt with beforehand. But the world of web hosting can be confusing. An example of this could be coming across free web hosting or even dedicated servers while searching different options.

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