Web Hosting

Terms relating to web hosting (Series S,T)

SLP

Serial Line Internet Protocol. A standard Protocol used to establish connections over dial-ups.

SSL

Secure Socket layer. A method used to encrypt data from a computer to a web server.

STM

Synchronous Transfer Mode. A transmission process by which information is transmitted sequentially with respect to time.

SSH

Secure Socket Connection. An method used to safely connect from one computer to another with all data transferred between them encryted. This is very popular with UNIX systems.

T-1

A term usually to represent the connection transfer speed of 1.55Mbps. It contains 64 individual channels to carry voice or data. This is a very popular option for businesses who want a fast leased link to the Internet.

T-3

A term usually to represent the connection transfer speed of 45Mbps. It contains 642 individual channels to carry voice or data. This carrier is often used by large businesses or ISPs that demand large amount of bandwidth.

TCP/IP

Transfer Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. This a communication protocol suite used on networks such as LAN, WAN, CAN and the Internet. This protocol was an important factor in making the Internet possible accessible by millions.

Telnet

A protocol that is part of TCP/IP suit. It allows users to remotely connect to computers on a network.

Traffic

The amount of bytes transferred from one computer to another.