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Terms Relating to Web Hosting (Series U, V, W)

Terms Relating to Web Hosting (Series U, V, W)

UDP

User Datagram Protocol. UDP is a stateless protocol in that UDP makes no provision for acknowledgment of packets received.

UNIX

UNIX is a multi-user operating system that commonly used for servers and back-end tasks. It was first developed at Bell Labs but later universities began using it to create academic networks (s) to share information. UNIX can come in several flavors

UNIX Shell

A powerful command-line-based environment that used to execute commands in UNIX operating systems. It is similar to to-dos but has a lot more capabilities.

URL

Universal Resource Locator. The address used to locate files on a network, including the Internet.

VPN

Virtual Private Network. A network that constructed by using public wires to connect nodes. The data sent across the Internet is encrypted, so the entire network is “virtually” private.

VT100

An ASCII terminal standard manufactured by DEC.

WAN

Wide Area Network.

Windows NT

Microsoft Windows New Technology. This operating system was Microsoft’s attack on the server and networking markets with an ease-of-use GUI.

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