Web Hosting

Terms relating to web hosting (Series C)

CAN

Campus Area Network. A network linking up campus buildings to each other and with external networks like the Internet.

CGI

Common gateway Interface. A set of guidelines used on a web server in how to communicate with a piece of software and vice versa.

CGI-BIN

A directory where CGI scripts are installed and executed from.

Co-Location

A term that refers to systems that are connected to the Internet on a location away from the owners or business premises. This often a chosen option when users or businesses want high speed access to the Internet at a low cost.

Cookie

Cookies are information that your browser creates to log some of your web activities which can then be requested by host servers. However, you can disable this feature in your Internet Browsers.