Terms Relating to Web Hosting (Series C)

November 6, 2006 / Web Hosting

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 installed and executed from.

Co-Location – A term that refers to systems that connected to the Internet in a location away from the owners or business premises. This is 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.

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