Terms Relating to Web Hosting (Series A)

November 6, 2006 / Web Hosting

ActiveX – Similar to Applets but given greater control to the client’s system to execute commands/tasks.

ADSL – Asymmetric Digital Subscribers Line. Please see DSL.

Applets – These are programs that are made from the language JAVA. They are similar to modules and extend the capabilities of the browser. Applets are relatively safe compared to ActiveX since it executed in a sandbox.

ARPANET – A project which began in 1969 by the Advanced Research Projects Agency to link up 4 universities. This became well-known for beings the origins of the Internet.

ASCII – American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A data representation code used most common in microcomputers and minicomputers.

ATM – Asynchronous Transfer Mode. A network configuration utilizing a single standard for data, video, and voice that transmits information in short, fixed-length packets.

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