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

November 6, 2006 / Web Hosting

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

UDP – User Data gram 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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