Glossary of frequently used internet jargon [Geek Terms]
Additional domain name pointers resolve to the root level of your virtual
server just like your original domain name. Additional domain names cannot
point to a subdirectory of your virtual server.
Additional domain pointers are an excellent way to drive more traffic to your
Anonymous FTP - Capability of setting up a public area for remote access to your server.
ASP Execution -
Your virtual server will come with complete support for Active Server Pages -
available for advanced web development on NT server packages only.
All customers have access their own cgi-local bin in which you may place your
own custom CGI scripts. CGI is often used to accomplish tasks, which are not
supported by basic HTML, such as a "hit" counter or guest book. You may use
this directory to set up scripts that you write or find elsewhere on the Web.
We offer several pre-written scripts, available free for your use.
Cold Fusion -
Cold Fusion is a sophisticated scripting language for web developers that want
advanced site development and database interfacing. Cold Fusion supports MS
Access, dBASE, FoxPro, and Paradox databases.
Data Transfer / Hits -
You have unlimited data transfer (or hits) on your virtual server. Any
outward-bound traffic from your web site is considered data transfer. For
example, each time a html file, image, or other element on your web page is
loaded, data transfer is generated.
Each of our plans includes unlimited data transfer. BackOffice Internet does
not host any "adult" or "warez" web sites.
Detailed Web Statistics -
Comprehensive daily graphical reports on your website visitor demographics.
Disk Space -
Disk space refers to the amount of server disk storage your account is
allocated. This space is used to store your html files, graphics, audio clips,
POP mail messages, and all other files that make up your Web site.
Each of our virtual servers includes a specified allotment of disk storage
space, but additional space can be purchased for any account in 5 MB increments
for a cost of $1/MB per month.
E-Mail Auto Responders -
Autoresponders may be used to send automated responses to incoming e-mail sent
to a specific address. An autoresponder could be used to send a standard
message to persons addressing firstname.lastname@example.org for example.
E-Mail POP3 -
Each of our hosting packages comes with unique POP3 E-Mail accounts, in
addition to E-Mail forwarding. You have the option to retrieve e-mail directly
from POP3 mailboxes on the mail server using an e-mail program such as
Your POP E-Mail accounts can be instantly created from the web control panel
included with all virtual server packages. Each of our virtual servers includes
a specific number of POP3 E-Mail boxes, but additional boxes can be purchased
for any account in 5 account increments for a cost of $1/E-Mail per month.
E-Mail Aliases / Forwarders -
Using E-Mail Aliases or forwarders, you can receive any email at
(***)@yourdomain.com. Specific mail forwarding options may be enabled in your
web control panel to redirect or forward E-Mail names to different addresses on
For example, e-mail addressed to email@example.com could forward to an
account at AOL (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to
another E-Mail address on your
Free Domain Name Registration -
We will register your domain for free - you will need to pay InterNIC $70 for
your domain when they bill you!
Microsoft® FrontPage® 2000 Extensions -
Please see our website for full information on FrontPage extensions!
File Transfer Protocol; method used to "upload" your web site files to your
You have unlimited access to your virtual server via FTP 24-hours a day to set
up and maintain your Web site. You can work on HTML documents, graphics, and
scripts locally, then upload files to your Web site when ready.
Full Tape Backup -
Comprehensive backups of your data. In the event of permanent data loss, a
restoration may occur that will recover your lost files.
Graphical Web Control Panel -
An administration utility accessed via any web browser for instant control and
complete management of your website. Allows the easy setup of mailboxes,
aliases, password protection, statistical reporting, FTP through your web
browser to your account, and much more!
UNIX version will differ from NT.
Java Development Kit
Allows for developing Java applications on the server!
Servlets are Java based applications for server side application.
A list service for emailing your customers in a consolidated fashion.
Many Supported MIME Types
Adds the ability for serving multiple content types.
Turnkey e-commerce services for your business. Credit Card processing and
A multimedia application for streaming audio.
MS Access Database
Microsoft Access is the best selling database in the world since it comes
bundled in Microsoft Office. Powerful and fully compatible with ASP scripting,
this feature is available on NT virtual servers only.
A popular database that can be deployed on a NT server for high-end database
MS Index Server
A search engine facility for NT based websites.
MS Visual InterDev 6.0
A tool commonly used for database integration on NT servers.
MS SQL 6.5 Database
High-end performance database application for NT servers, for large and
complicated back-end integration of database files.
A UNIX based SQL database, very easy to use!
Password Protected Pages
Protect your webpages with groups of password and user ID combinations.
Raw Log Files
For statistical analysis, you may download for compiling on your local
Real Audio / Video
We provide full support for RealMedia™ technology from RealNetworks™ to stream
audio and video from your site. Streaming is beneficial for audio and video
because it reduces wait times for viewing files.
Reseller Name Servers (Monthly)
ns1.(yourdomain).com for your nameservers - protect your identity and
appear as though you maintain your own servers and nameservice. Perfect for
Resellers or portfolios of multiple accounts.
Server Side Includes
Add the convenience and flexibility of embedding CGI capability into your web
A multimedia application by MacroMedia for dynamic online visual
Add the convenience and power of our integrated shopping cart system for
Secure Socket Layers (SSL) allows you to encrypt credit card numbers or other
confidential documents so that it is impossible to intercept during a
SSL will light up the key in your customer's browser, greatly increasing
customer trust when buying from your site.
Static IP Address
Each one of our virtual webhosting packages includes a static and unique IP
address for your website.
Login by shell for script development.
UPS Power Backup
Full power redundancy ensures your site will not be harmed during a power
Visual Basic Scripting on NT virtual webhosting servers.
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