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Add on Domain: A registered, unique domain name that is registered to another hosting account (added to another hosted account) that has a different domain name.

Analog: A program that provides information about the visitors to a website in both graphical and statistical views.

Anonymous FTP: A process whereby visitors without FTP accounts may upload and download files to and from a website.

Apache: A special software program residing on the server, allowing the server to receive requests from web browsers and then responding by “serving” web pages to the browsers.

Authentication: A process for confirming the identity of someone with whom the server will share sensitive information, usually through a username and password set or a public/private key pair.

Auto responder: A programming script that allows cPanel to automaticaslly send an e-mail response to anyone who sends a message to a particular e-mail address.

AWStats: Advanced Web Statistics is a program that provides information about the visitors to a website in both graphical and statistical views.



Backup: The copying and sorting of data to a remote device so if the original data is lost or becomes corrupted, it can be recovered from the backed up copy.

Bandwidth: The amount of data transferred to and from a server which relates to the amount of traffic your site can handle.

Blacklist: A list of email addresses from which incoming email will be automatically blocked by the Box Trapper application.

Bounced: E-mail messages that have a problem and can't be delivered are returned (bounced back) to the sender.

Box Trapper: An application associated with web mail that filters spam by requiring would-be senders to reply to a verification email (also known as challenge-response verification).



CA File: Certificate Authority is the script that installs and the file that contains the SSL Certificate on your server.

ccTLD: Country Code Top Layer Domains are two letters and used mostly for individual countries, i.e. .au for Australia, .us for United States, .mx for Mexico, etc.

CGI: or Common Gateway Interface, is a protocol that lets a web server communicate with scripts and other software.

Cg i-bin: is the directory on a Web server where CGI scripts are stored.

CIDR: or Classless Inter-Domain Routing, is a routing method that assigns each Internet user to a four-part IP address, with each part separated by a decimal, followed by a slash and a number between 0 and 32.

CLI: or Command Line Interface is a means of communicating with a computer by typing commands. On Unix systems, this is also often called a shell.

Cloud Bursting: is drawing computer resources from a pool of servers, rather than a single server, for a short-term demand during spikes or increase in activity: a burst in traffic.

Cloud Hosting: refers to a pool of servers provided by a web host that allow the client to draw from in order to complete her or his computing requirements.

CMS: or Content Management System, is a software platform that takes care of the actual code of the website and allows you to focus on its layout and content.

Counter: A script of HTML code that counts the number of visitors to your website.

cPAddons: Pieces of software that website owners can install on a website through cPanel. cPAddons provide useful tools to a website. Common examples include bulletin boards, chat programs, and online shopping carts.

cPanel: is a control panel that allows the hosting client to control her or his hosting account.

Cron Jobs: Web scripts or commands that the server runs at a particular time.

CRT: or Certificate, is the generated contents by the SSL provider based upon your security request.

CSR: or Certificate Signing Request, is a step in the process of acquiring a SSL Certificate. It is the information you provide to the certificate provider, allowing them to create the certificate for your domain.



Database: A collection of information placed within tables of rows and columns that allow you to dynamically retrieve information about a certian subject or item.

DDoS: or Distributed Denial of Service, is the most common form of attack on network devices by overtaking its bandwidth.

Dedicated IP: An IP address that is assigned only to an individual domain.

Dedicated Server: An entire individual hosting server, serving only one account.

Default Address: The email address to which cPanel routes any email message sent to email accounts which do not exist at a domain. Also known as a Catch-All Address.

Developer's Account: A control panel where the client can logo in and use available tools to develop her or his website and hosting account.

Device: is the individual hardware or group of components that make up a machine that performs a particular task or function when connected to the Internet.

Directory: is the file folder on a computing device that contains the website's files.

Disk Space: The space on the server that is alloted to your hosting account.

DKIM: or Domain Key Identified Mail, is an email validation system designed to detect email spoofing.

DNS: or Domain Name System is the component of the Internet which acts as a “phone book,” converting human-readable domain names (such as into computer-readable IP addresses (such as, as for

Domain: The name a site owner gives a website, which will appear in the website’s URL and email addresses.

Download: A script or command code that allows you to copy information from a server to your computer.



ERP: Stands for Enterprise Resource Planning, a business-management software that helps you control different aspects of your business.

E-mail: or Electronic mail, refers to a medium system providing the ability to communicate— send and receive—digital messages between computer users.