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Anonymous FTP

Enabling anonymous FTP allows visitors to access your web site to upload and/or download files without a unique id and password. By controllable anonymous FTP, we are referring to an environment whereby anonymous access can be limited to specific files and directories.

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"Autoresponders" reply to incoming e-mail automatically. An autoresponder could be used to send a standard text file to persons addressing, say, If you've ever received a response to an e-mail which suggests that the recipient is away from the office, you may have received such an automated response.

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1. A network of communication transmission that carries major traffic between smaller networks. The backbones of the Internet, including communications carriers such as Sprint and MCI, can span thousands of miles using microwave relays and dedicated lines. 2. The smaller networks (compared with the entire Internet) that perform the bulk of the packet switching of Internet communication. Today these smaller networks still consist of the networks that were originally developed to make up the Internet--the computer networks of the educational and research institutions of the United States.

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CGI script support

All customers have access to a personal cgi-local directory in which you can place your own custom CGI scripts. CGI scripts are often used to accomplish tasks which are not supported by basic HTML such as a "hit" counter or guest book. This directory can be used to set up scripts that you write or find elsewhere on the web. We also offer several pre-written scripts, available free for your use. These include a hit counter, guest book, mail form, shopping cart*, discussion forum, and more!

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Control Panel

All users have access to a web-based Control Panel which allows you to set mail forwarding options, enable/disable anonymous FTP access, view your statistics, change your password and more. It also allows access to other features such as an HTML Form Generator, web-based HTML editor and Perl script checker. Users can also update account contact information at anytime without having to contact customer support.

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CyberCash enables you to securely process credit card transactions 24 hours a day, seven days a week to a new global marketplace. CyberCash works with all the popular browsers, as well as the majority of Internet hardware, software, servers, communication protocols, and web store applications.

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Data Transfer

In general, any outward bound traffic from a web site, with the exception of e-mail, is considered to be data transfer. For example, each time a web page, image, midi file, quicktime video, etc. is loaded, data transfer is generated. Each of our plans includes a generous amount of free data transfer which should be more than enough for most sites. In fact, 98% to 99% of our customers operate within their free data transfer allowance. Additional data transfer beyond the threshold will incur a small charge.

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Disk Storage Space

Disk storage space refers to the amount of server disk storage specifically allocated to your account. This space is used to store your html files, graphics, audio clips, POP mail messages, pdfs, and other files that make up your web site. Each of our plans includes a specified allotment of disk storage space, but additional space can be purchased for any account in 5MB blocks at a cost of $1/MB per month.

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Domain Name Registration offers virtual domain Web hosting accounts which means you can have your own domain name (eg: can handle domain name registration or transfers on your behalf. (ie: .com, .net, .org, etc.).

- If you have already registered your domain name through OR , you do not have to re-register your domain name. We will give you a $29.95 credit toward any Website Hosting Plan.

- If you need to register a NEW Domain Name. We will handle the registration for FREE with your Website Hosting Order

- If your domain name/website is currently on another ISP / Host, we will transfer it for you for FREE..

You can also have additional domain names point to your account for a small additional charge.

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E-mail Forwarding

Once your domain name is active worldwide, you can receive all e-mail addressed to your domain such as,, etc. By default, all e-mail addressed to your domain will forward to your real e-mail address provided by your local internet provider. For convenience, specific mail forwarding options are available if you need specific addresses each to be forwarded to different addresses on the internet. For example, e-mail addressed to could forward to an account at AOL, but could forward to a Comcast email account.

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FTP Access

You will have unlimited access to your account via FTP 24-hours a day to set up and maintain your web site. You can work on HTML documents, graphics, and scripts locally and then upload files to your web site when ready. An FTP tutorial and client software is available in our online support.

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Acronym for Graphics Interchange Format. A graphics file format developed by CompuServe and used for transmitting raster images on the Internet. An image may contain up to 256 colors, including a transparent color. The size of the file depends on the number of colors actually used. The LZW compression method is used to reduce the file size still further.

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1. A computerphile; a person who is totally engrossed in computer technology and computer programming or who likes to examine the code of operating systems and other programs to see how they work. 2. A person who uses computer expertise for illicit ends, such as by gaining access to computer systems without permission and tampering with programs and data. Also called cracker.

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Hard disk

A device containing one or more inflexible platters coated with material in which data can be recorded magnetically, together with their read/write heads, the head-positioning mechanism, and the spindle motor in a sealed case that protects against outside contaminants. The protected environment allows the head to fly 10 to 25 millionths of an inch above the surface of a platter rotating typically at 3600 to 7200 rpm; therefore, much more data can be stored and accessed much more quickly than on a floppy disk. Most hard disks contain from two to eight platters.

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Information Superhighway

The existing Internet and its general infrastructure, including private networks, online services, and so on.

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Installation program

A program whose function is to install another program, either on a storage medium or in memory. An installation program might be used to guide a user through the often complex process of setting up an application for a particular combination of machine, printer, and monitor. Installation programs are necessary for copy-protected applications, which cannot be copied by normal operating-system commands. They typically limit the number of copies that can be installed.

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Acronym for Joint Photographic Experts Group. An ISO/ITU standard for storing images in compressed form using a discrete cosine transform.

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Knowledge base

A form of database used in expert systems that contains the accumulated body of knowledge of human specialists in a particular field. The reasoning ability or problem-solving approach that a specialist would use is contained in the inference engine, which forms another crucial part of an expert system.

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A version of the UNIX System V Release 3.0 kernel developed for PCs with 80386 and higher-level microprocessors. Developed by Linus Torvalds of Finland (for whom it is named) along with numerous collaborators worldwide, Linux is distributed free with source code through BBSs and the Internet, although some companies distribute it as part of a commercial package with Linux-compatible utilities.

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mSQL Database Server*

mSQL (mini SQL), is a lightweight database engine designed to provide fast access to stored data. We provide the tools to create a searchable database. In most instances, custom programming (commonly Perl or PHP) is needed to implement a fully functional web-to-database interface.

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A group of computers and associated devices that are connected by communications facilities. A network can involve permanent connections, such as cables, or temporary connections made through telephone or other communication links. A network can be as small as a local area network consisting of a few computers, printers, and other devices, or it can consist of many small and large computers distributed over a vast geographic area.

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Operating system

The software that controls the allocation and usage of hardware resources such as memory, central processing unit (CPU) time, disk space, and peripheral devices. The operating system is the foundation on which applications are built. Popular operating systems include Windows 2000, Windows XP, Mac OS, and UNIX.

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POP Accounts

In addition to mail forwarding, users have the option to retrieve e-mail directly from POP3 mailboxes on the mail server using an email program such as Eudora. Each of our plans includes a Master POP account which can receive all email and control the settings for any optional configurable POP accounts. Each of our plans also offers a specified number of configurable POP accounts. The additional POPs can be assigned unique ids and passwords to ensure privacy. You can also purchase additional POPs if needed.

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The process of extracting data from a database and presenting it for use.

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Progressive Networks' RealAudio system is a client-server based streaming media delivery system for the Internet. Providers of news, entertainment, sports, and business content can create and deliver audio-based streaming multimedia content through the Internet to audiences worldwide. We not only provide the server extensions but also include step by step instructions to include RealAudio in your web pages.

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Shopping Cart

A Shopping Cart program allows you to implement your own on-line storefront. The shopping cart keeps track of what visitors have ordered and allows them to add or remove items from a 'virtual shopping cart'. When a visitor decides to check-out, the order information including the buyer's name, address and billing instruction is e-mailed to the site webmaster and a receipt is sent to the shopper. Our unix Plan 2 and above include a pre-written Shopping Cart script that you can customize for your use. A demonstration and extensive documentation are available. For those of you who may be interested in a more comprehensive on-line commerce solution, Mercantec's SoftCart is available as an additional product.

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SSL Secure Server

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) allows users to collect data such as credit card information in a secure environment. Information submitted via a secure form is sent to the server in an encrypted mode. Users may choose to research methods such as encrypted email (PGP), CyberCash, or other solution for retrieving such information from their web sites.

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We give you access to cutting edge web visitor usage statistics such as what domains are accessing your web site, how many "hits" you are getting, how much data is being transferred, which search engines are referring visitors, and what "key words" people are using to find your site on the search engines.. In addition, we give you direct access to your raw log files so you can analyze your statistics with other full-featured programs.

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Acronym for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. A protocol developed by the Department of Defense for communications between computers. It is built into the UNIX system and has become the de facto standard for data transmission over networks, including the Internet.

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Top-level domain

In the domain-name system of Internet addresses, any of the broadest category of names, under which all domain names fit. Top-level domains for sites in the United States include .com, .edu, .gov, .net, and .org.

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Transaction processing

A processing method in which transactions are executed immediately after they are received by the system. See also transaction.

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TrueSpeech is a high quality speech compression software which compresses speech down to as much as 1/40th its original size. Since regular speech files are normally large, compression using TrueSpeech enables them to be transferred faster and more easily. Support for TrueSpeech real-time audio is available for use in your web pages.

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To uncompress an archive file that has been compressed by a program such as compress, gzip, or PKZIP.


To transfer a copy of a file from a local computer to a remote computer.

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Acronym for Uniform Resource Locator. An address for a resource on the Internet. URLs are used by Web browsers to locate Internet resources. A URL specifies the protocol to be used in accessing the resource (such as http: for a World Wide Web page or ftp: for an FTP site), the name of the server on which the resource resides (such as //, and, optionally, the path to a resource (such as an HTML document or a file on that server).

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Virtual server

A virtual machine that resides on an HTTP server but has the appearance to the user of being a separate HTTP server. Several virtual servers can reside on one HTTP server, each capable of running its own programs and each with individualized access to input and peripheral devices. Each virtual server has its own domain name and IP address and appears to the user as an individual Web site.

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Virtual storefront

A company's point of presence on the Web, providing opportunities for online sales. Also called electronic storefront.

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Web browser

A client application that enables a user to view HTML documents on the World Wide Web, another network, or the user's computer; follow the hyperlinks among them; and transfer files. Text-based Web browsers, such as Lynx, can serve users with shell accounts but show only the text elements of an HTML document; most Web browsers, however, require a connection that can handle IP packets but will also display graphics that are in the document, play audio and video files, and execute small programs, such as Java applets or ActiveX controls, that can be embedded in HTML documents.

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A person responsible for creating and maintaining a World Wide Web site. A Webmaster is often responsible for responding to e-mail, ensuring the site is operating properly, creating and updating Web pages, and maintaining the overall structure and design of the site.

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Web site

A group of related HTML documents and associated files, scripts, and databases that is served up by an HTTP server on the World Wide Web. The HTML documents in a Web site generally cover one or more related topics and are interconnected through hyperlinks. Most Web sites have a home page as their starting point, which frequently functions as a table of contents for the site.

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An Internet service, provided by some domains, that enables a user to find e-mail addresses and other information for users listed in a database at that domain Also, UNIX command to access the whois service.

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Xerox PARC

Short for Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. Xerox's research and development facility in Palo Alto, California. Xerox PARC is the birthplace of such innovations as the local area network, the laser printer, and the graphical user interface.

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The first major online Web-based directory and search engine for Internet resources, which can be found at

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A file extension that identifies a compressed archive file encoded in ZIP format, as by PKzip, or WinZip.

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