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An Active Server Page (ASP) is an HTML page that includes one or more scripts that are processed on a Microsoft Web server. Typically, the script in the Web page at the server uses input received as the result of the user's request for the page to access data from a database and then builds or customizes the page on the fly before sending it to the requestor. ASP is commonly used in MS-Windows hosting platform to create dynamic content website. (e.g. e-commerce site)


A browser is an application that provides a way to navigate and interact with all the information on the Web. Technically, a Web browser is a client program that uses the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to make requests of Web servers throughout the Internet on behalf of the browser user. Popular browsers in use today include Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Opera.


The common gateway interface (CGI) is a standard way for a Web server to pass a Web user's request to an application program and to receive data back to forward to the user. When the user fills out a form on a Web page and sends it to the server, it usually needs to be processed by an application program. The Web server typically passes the form information to a small application program that processes the data. This method or convention for passing data back and forth between the server and the application is called the common gateway interface (CGI).

Domain Forwarding

The forwarding of one domain name's website to another website URL or IP address. This allows client to direct viewer to different website as wish.


The domain name system (DNS) is the way that Internet domain names are located and translated into Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. A domain name is a meaningful and easy-to-remember "handle" for an Internet address. In order to locate the website of a domain name, the website address (e.g. must be able to resolve to an IP address (e.g.

FrontPage extensions

The Server Extensions for the Microsoft FrontPage Web site creation and management tool are a set of server-side applications that allow you to incorporate many advanced features without having to write the complex server-side programs typically required.


FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is the protocol used on the Internet for sending files and is generally used for uploading / downloading files (web pages) to and from servers.


JavaScript is an interpreted programming or script language from Netscape. JavaScript is often used for creating functions to automatically change a formatted date on a Web page, cause a linked-to page to appear in a popup window, cause text or a graphic image to change during a mouse rollover. Whether javascript can be run properly highly depends on what browser clients use and it is independent of what hosting provider's server platform.

Mail Client

A general term refer to any application that runs on a personal computer or workstation that enables you to send, receive and organize e-mail. E.g. MS-Outlook Express, Netscape mail etc.


1024 kilobytes (KB). 1024 is 2^20 bytes, which is 1,048,576 bytes. A megabyte (MB) usually refers to 1,000,000 bytes when used to describe disk storage capacity and transmission rates.


MySQL is an open source relational database management system (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL), the most popular language for adding, accessing, and processing data in a database. It is downloadable from mySQL website ( and tailor it to their needs in accordance with the general public license. MySQL is noted mainly for its speed, reliability, and flexibility.


PHP is a script language and interpreter that is freely available from and is used primarily on UNIX Web servers. PHP is an alternative to Microsoft's Active Server Page (ASP) technology.


POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) is the most recent version of a standard protocol for receiving e-mail. POP3 is a client/server protocol in which e-mail is received and held for you by your Internet server. Email, you (or your client e-mail receiver) check your mail-box on the server and download any mail.


Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, a protocol for sending e-mail messages between servers. Most e-mail systems that send mail over the Internet use SMTP to send messages from one server to another; the messages can then be retrieved with an e-mail client using either POP or IMAP.


SSI stands for Server Side Include. It is a method of invoking script programs that run on the web server to perform some function and/or add information to a web page.


A domain name created by adding a prefix to an existing domain name. For example is a subdomain of


A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is the address of a file (resource) accessible on the Internet. The type of resource depends on the Internet application protocol. Using the World Wide Web's protocol, the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) , the resource can be an HTML page (like the one you're reading), an image file, a program such as a common gateway interface application or Java applet, or any other file supported by HTTP.

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