A Record (Address Record)Returns a 32-bit IPv4 address, most commonly used to map hostnames to an IP address of the host, but also used for DNSBLs, storing subnet masks in RFC 1101, etc.
Access FTPDirectory view via browser based FTP access.
Advanced Template ManagerThis application has been designed for more advanced website designers who want to use highly customizable templates which can be edited by applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Flash MX and Macromedia Dreamweaver MX. It is recommended that beginners, or intermediate-level website designers who are not yet familiar with the required software, use EasySiteWizard instead. EasySiteWizard provides a more guided process for template-based website creation, which does not require the use of any additional software.
Alias, Email AliasA simple way of forwarding email addresses. Alias addresses do not have their own mailboxes. As soon as the email server receives an email for and aliased address, the message is forwarded on to all email addresses configured on the alias.
Announcer ProA useful email marketing tool, Announcer helps keep your customers and prospects informed about special announcements and promotions - or just to keep in regular contact. With Announcer, you can effortlessly create compelling email newsletters and manage regular communication with your customers.
ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers)The Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Canada, many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands, and the United States. ARIN manages the distribution of Internet number resources, including IPv4 and IPv6 address space and AS numbers
ARPAThe domain name arpa is a top-level domain (TLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet. It is used exclusively for technical infrastructure purposes. While the name originally was the acronym for the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), the funding organization in the United States that developed one of the precursors of the Internet (ARPANET), it now stands for Address and Routing Parameter Area.
ARPA also contains the domains for reverse domain name resolution in-addr.arpa and ip6.arpa for IPv4 and IPv6, respectively.
ASP (Active Server Pages)Microsoft's first server-side script engine for dynamically generated web pages.
Authorization CodeA code generate by a registrar to be used by another registrar when transfering a domain name.
AutoresponderA computer program that automatically answers e-mail sent to it.
BitA bit (a contraction of binary digit) is the basic capacity of information in computing and telecommunications; a bit represents either 1 or 0 (one or zero) only. The representation may be implemented, in a variety of systems, by means of a two state device.
BlacklistSee See DNSBL
BlogA discussion or information site published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries ('posts') typically displayed in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first
Browser, Web BrowserA software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.
Byte1 byte = 8 bits
C++A statically typed, free-form, multi-paradigm, compiled, general-purpose, powerful programming language. It is regarded as an intermediate-level language, as it comprises a combination of both high-level and low-level language features
Canonical NameSee CNAME
CaptchaA type of challenge-response test used in computing as an attempt to ensure that the response is generated by a person.
Catchall Email AddressRedirect improperly addressed email sent to your domain to a catchall email address.
CSR (Certificate Signing Request)A message sent from an applicant to a certificate authority in order to apply for a digital identity certificate.
CGI (Common Gateway Interface)A standard (see RFC 3875: CGI Version 1.1) method for web server software to delegate the generation of web pages to executable files. Such files are known as CGI scripts; they are programs, often stand-alone applications, usually written in a scripting language.
CNAMEA CNAME record or Canonical Name record is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that specifies that the domain name is an alias of another, canonical domain name. This helps when running multiple services (like an FTP server and a webserver; each running on different ports) from a single IP address. Each service can then have its own entry in DNS (like ftp.example.com. and www.example.com.).
ColdFusionA commercial web application development platform.
CookieA cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user's previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the state of the website or activity the user had taken in the past. This can include clicking particular buttons, logging in, or a record of which pages were visited by the user even months or years ago.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)A language used to style web pages written in other languages such as HTML.
DatabaseAn organized collection of data, today typically in digital form. The data are typically organized to model relevant aspects of reality (for example, the availability of rooms in hotels), in a way that supports processes requiring this information (for example, finding a hotel with vacancies).
DBMSA software package with computer programs that control the creation, maintenance, and use of a database.
Dig (Command)A network administration command-line tool for querying Domain Name System (DNS) name servers.
Disk UsageThis tool allows you to check your scripts environment and your allowed usage space known as quota. You can also check available free space as well as used space within your account.
Domain PointingWith domain pointing you can either rewrite or redirect traffic bound for a domain name. For example, say you purchase a new domain name of example123.com and want to point it to an existing domain name of example.com. With a domain rewrite, users will type example123.com in their browser's address bar, the web page from example.com will show on the screen, and the user will still see example123.com in their address bar. This is a way to point traffic to another site without the end user knowing. On the other hand you have a domain redirect. With this, the end user types example123.com in their browser's address bar, the web page from example.com will appear, and the URL in the address bar will change to example.com. Basically, both will direct traffic to the same location with a domain rewrite being invisible to an end user and a domain redirect being visible. NOTE: With Windstream's Domain Pointing, to do a domain rewrite(invisible pointing) select 'Show pointed URL in Address/Location Bar'. To do a domain redirect(visible pointing), do not select 'Show pointed URL in Address/Location Bar'.
DNSBL (DNS-based Blackhole List, Block List, or Blacklist)A list of IP addresses published through the Internet Domain Name Service (DNS) either as a zone file that can be used by DNS server software, or as a live DNS zone that can be queried in real-time. DNSBLs are most often used to publish the addresses of computers or networks linked to spamming; most mail server software can be configured to reject or flag messages which have been sent from a site listed on one or more such lists.
Domain ParkingThe registration of an Internet domain name without using it for services such as e-mail or a website i.e. without placing any content on the domain. This may be done to reserve the domain name for future development, to protect against the possibility of cybersquatting, or to engage in cybersquatting. Since the domain name registrar will have set name servers for the domain, the registrar or reseller potentially has use of the domain rather than the final registrant.
Domain parking can be classified as monetized and non-monetized. In the former, advertisements are shown to visitors and the registrant gains revenue. In the latter, an 'Under Construction' or a 'Coming Soon' message may or may not be put up on the domain by the registrar or reseller. This is a single-page website that people see when they type the domain name or follow a link in a web browser. Domain names can be parked before a website is ready for launching.
E-CommerceRefers to the buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks.
EasyBlogBuildera valuable tool to continuously post, update and broadcast important messages toward your target audience like product initiatives, stories, view points and more. EasyBlogBuilder allows you to publish a blog quickly and easily anytime, anywhere as it combines easy to use blog templates adopted from EasySiteWizard Pro and a variety of features like calendar, ability for visitors to leave comments and RSS Feed syndication. EasyBlogBuilder is a fantastic tool that gets you communicating with your audience in minutes.
EasyLiveChatA live, online chat-based support services on your website.
EasyMail ProOnline program for administrative access to all of your email accounts.
EasySiteOptimizera useful tool for modifying your website to improve its ranking with search engines such as Google, Yahoo or Excite. Websites that have a high ranking on search engines will appear near the top of their list of search results. The ESO interface is divided into five sections: Keywords, Optimization, Validation, Submissions, Reports.
EasyStoreMaker Proonline e-commerce tool that allows you to create a dynamic storefront and profitable online business. With the assistance of EasyStoreMaker's Pro tools and set-up wizards, you can easily incorporate a variety of payment options, product catalogues, international currencies, local tax calculations, shipping and handling calculations, language conversions, and auto messaging.
Fax-to-EmailFax-to-Email is an anytime, anywhere fax solution that allows you to send and receive faxes from a computer terminal, anywhere in North America. Eliminate the need for a physical fax machine, a second phone line or having to constantly monitor your fax machine, as faxes go straight to your email inbox. This convenient and inexpensive fax solution provides everything you need to send and receive faxes, from the Fax-to-Email online interface or right from your Outlook email client.
File ManagerBest used to manipulate files that have been previously uploaded to your website. To upload more than one file at a time, an FTP client is generally more efficient.
File RestoreThis application allows you to restore your site content from time based periods.
FormmailA free open source web server CGI script that captures and processes form contents and then typically e-mails them to one or more recipients.
The script, originally created in Perl, is credited to Matt Wright of Matt's Script Archive and is available today in many web programming languages.
Forwarding (Email)Generically refers to the operation of re-sending an email message delivered to one email address on to a possibly different email address. The term forwarding has no specific technical meaning. Users and administrators of email systems use the same term when speaking of both server-based and client-based forwarding.
FrontPage Managerallows you to install FrontPage extensions. These extensions are required for the use of Microsoft FrontPage, which can be used to develop your website. FrontPage Manager should be used if you wish to install, uninstall, lock your extensions or change the password.
FTPA standard network protocol used to transfer files from one host (i.e. - your computer) to another host (i.e. - Windstream's server).
FTP Managerallows you to create users to access defined directories of your website via FTP.
Gb (Gigabit, Gbit)1 Gb (Gigabit) = 1024 Mb(Megabits)
GB (Gigabyte, Gbyte)1 GB (Gigabyte) = 1024 MB(Megabytes)
Generic SSLManage your generic SSL certificate, which is included with your hosting package.
ht://digA complete world wide web indexing and searching system for a small domain or intranet.
HTML (HyperText Markup Language)The main language for displaying web pages and other information that can be displayed in an web browser.
IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol)An alternate protocol for receiving email from an email server. IMAP allows two way communication between you device and Windstream's email serfver.
Index Page (index.html, index.php)This is the page within your site that Windstream's web server will look for to load when someone tries to go to your domain's web page.
IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4)the fourth revision in the development of the Internet Protocol (IP) and the first version of the protocol to be widely deployed.
IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6)A version of the Internet Protocol (IP) that is intended to succeed IPv4, which is the communications protocol currently used to direct almost all Internet traffic. IPv6 will allow the Internet to support many more devices by greatly increasing the number of possible addresses.
IP DelegationThe assignment of authority and responsibility of an IP range to another authoritative name server.
ISPInternet Service Provider
Joomlaa free and open source content management framework (CMF) for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets and a model–view–controller (MVC) Web application framework that can also be used independently.
JSP (JavaServer Pages)A technology that helps software developers create dynamically generated web pages based on HTML, XML, or other document types.
Kb (Kilobit, Kbit)1 Kb(Kilobit) = 1024 bits
KB (Kilobyte, Kbyte)1 KB(Kilobyte) = 1024 bytes
Landing PageThis is an option available within the EasySiteWizard Pro tool. Select this option if you would like to create a basic site, with a single page.
Log Managerobtain raw server logs about your customers site activity and traffic. They can view and/or delete, print, download, and date your log files. They may disable logging altogether to conserve your disk space. The server logs can also be downloaded for use with other statistics packages.
Mailer DeamonA program in a mail server that delivers messages to senders advising them that their message failed to send.
Master PageIn EasySiteWizard Pro you have an option to create a master page. This page is an easy way to keep the same design elements on every page of your site without having to manually mirror each element on each page. Any change made to the master page will be reflected on all pages created using the master page. Additionally, you will not be able to remove master page elements from a page created using the master page unless you remove it from the actual master page(and doing this will remove it from all other pages using the master page template).
PLEASE NOTE: Do not use the master page as your home page(index.html). Doing this, and then using the master page to create other new pages will make every page look like your home page.
Mb (Megabit, Mbit)1Mb(Megabit) = 1024 Kb(Kilobits)
MB (Megabyte, Mbyte)1 MB(Megabyte) = 1024 KB(Kilobytes)
MetadataMetadata (metacontent) is defined as data providing information about one or more aspects of the data, such as:
Means of creation of the data
Purpose of the data
Time and date of creation
Creator or author of data
Location on a computer network where the data was created
Microsoft AccessA database management system from Microsoft that combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical user interface and software-development tools.
Microsoft SQL ServerA relational database server, developed by Microsoft: it is a software product whose primary function is to store and retrieve data as requested by other software applications, be it those on the same computer or those running on another computer across a network (including the Internet).
MX RecordA type of resource record in the Domain Name System that specifies a mail server responsible for accepting email messages on behalf of a recipient's domain, and a preference value used to prioritize mail delivery if multiple mail servers are available. The set of MX records of a domain name specifies how email should be routed with the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. Best Practice: A MX record should never point directly to an IP address. In most cases, doing so will lead to email problems.
MySQLThe world's most used open source relational database management system (RDBMS) that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases.
NDR (Non Delivery Report/Non Delivery Receipt/Non Delivery Response)In the Internet's standard e-mail protocol SMTP, a bounce message, also called a Non-Delivery Report/Receipt (NDR), a (failed) Delivery Status Notification (DSN) message, a Non-Delivery Notification (NDN) or simply a bounce, is an automated electronic mail message from a mail system informing the sender of another message about a delivery problem.
nslookupA network administration command-line tool available for many computer operating systems for querying the Domain Name System (DNS) to obtain domain name or IP address mapping or for any other specific DNS record.
ODBCA standard C programming language interface for accessing database management systems (DBMS). The designers of ODBC aimed to make it independent of database systems and operating systems. An application can use ODBC to query data from a DBMS, regardless of the operating system or DBMS it uses.
Open Mail RelayAn SMTP server configured in such a way that it allows anyone on the Internet to send e-mail through it, not just mail destined to or originating from known users.
osCommercean e-commerce and online store-management software program. It can be used on any web server that has PHP and MySQL installed.
Payment GatewayPayment Gateways allow you to accept real-time credit card payments.
PerlUsed for CGI, graphics programming, system administration, network programming, finance, bioinformatics, and other applications which provides powerful text processing facilities without the arbitrary data length limits of many contemporary Unix tools, facilitating easy manipulation of text files.
PHPA general-purpose server-side scripting language originally designed for Web development to produce dynamic Web pages. It is one of the first developed server-side scripting languages to be embedded into an HTML source document, rather than calling an external file to process data.
phpmyadminA free and open source tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL with the use of a Web browser. It can perform various tasks such as creating, modifying or deleting databases, tables, fields or rows; executing SQL statements; or managing users and permissions.
PingA computer network administration utility used to test the reachability of a host on an Internet Protocol (IP) network and to measure the round-trip time for messages sent from the originating host to a destination computer. The name comes from active sonar terminology which sends a pulse of sound and listens for the echo.
POP3 (Post Office Protocol version 3)A protocol for receiving email from an email server.
PropagateTo take effect on all relevant devices in a network.
PTR (Pointer Record)See Reverse DNS
RBL (Real-time Black List, Real-time Block List)See See DNSBL
RegistrarThe company that the registration of your domain name is through.
Reverse DNS (rDNS)Computer networks use the Domain Name System to determine the IP address associated with a domain name. This process is also known as forward DNS resolution. Reverse DNS lookup is the inverse process, the resolution of an IP address to its designated domain name. Note: reverse DNS can only be configured on the network that owns the IP.
RFC (Request for Comments)A memorandum published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) describing methods, behaviors, research, or innovations applicable to the working of the Internet and Internet-connected systems.
RSS (Really Simple Syndication)a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format.
Secondary DNSSometimes refered to as a Slave Server, a Secondary DNS server is an authoritative server that obtains information about a zone from a Primary, or Master Server via a zone transfer mechanism.
Shared HostingMultiple domains being hosted on the same server.
Site CheckerThe Site Checker function allows you to view the structure of your website, check your pages for broken links, list links pointing to external sites, view your website images, get a run-down of problems sorted by author, locate pages that may be slow to download, show new and old pages, give pages that have no title and show links that are not checked.
Site PromoterThis site submission tool can save you time and energy by reducing the need to complete manual submissions to popular search engines. Your submission will be reviewed by the search engine, and may be added to its database within several weeks. There is no guarantee that any search engine will list your site.
Smart HostA smart host is a type of mail relay server which allows an SMTP server to route e-mail to an intermediate mail server rather than directly to the recipient’s server. Often this smart host requires authentication from the sender to verify that the sender has privileges to have mail forwarded through the smart host.
SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)A protocol for sending email from an email program.
SMTP RelaySee Open Mail Relay
SOA (Start of Authority)Specifies authoritative information about a DNS zone, including the primary name server, the email of the domain administrator, the domain serial number, and several timers relating to refreshing the zone.
SPF (Sender Policy Framework)An email validation system designed to prevent email spam by detecting email spoofing, a common vulnerability, by verifying sender IP addresses. SPF allows administrators to specify which hosts are allowed to send mail from a given domain by creating a specific SPF record (or TXT record) in the Domain Name System (DNS). Mail exchangers use the DNS to check that mail from a given domain is being sent by a host sanctioned by that domain's administrators.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)A cryptographic protocol that provides communication security over the Internet.
SRV (Service) RecordA specification of data in the Domain Name System defining the location, i.e. the hostname and port number, of servers for specified services.
SSH (Secure Shell)a network protocol for secure data communication, remote shell services or command execution and other secure network services between two networked computers that it connects via a secure channel over an insecure network: a server and a client (running SSH server and SSH client programs, respectively).
TelnetA network protocol used on the Internet or local area networks to provide a bidirectional interactive text-oriented communications facility using a virtual terminal connection.
TLS (Transport Layer Security)A cryptographic protocol that provides communication security over the Internet.
Trace Routea computer network diagnostic tool for displaying the route (path) and measuring transit delays of packets across an Internet Protocol (IP) network
TXT (Text) RecordA multipurpose record that is most commonly used to provide information to outside sources.
Vanity SSLManage your vanity SSL certificate, which can be purchased separately and applied specifically to your domain. Enter ALL your company/personal details that will be used to generate our CSR
Website Securityprotect areas of your website using passwords and/or IP addresses.
Hits - represent the total number of requests made to the server during the given time period (month, day, hour etc..).
Files - represent the total number of hits (requests) that actually resulted in something being sent back to the user. Not all hits will send data, such as 404-Not Found requests and requests for pages that are already in the browsers cache.
Tip: By looking at the difference between hits and files, you can get a rough indication of repeat visitors, as the greater the difference between the two, the more people are requesting pages they already have cached (have viewed already).
Sites - is the number of unique IP addresses/hostnames that made requests to the server. Care should be taken when using this metric for anything other than that. Many users can appear to come from a single site, and they can also appear to come from many IP addresses so it should be used simply as a rough gauge as to the number of visitors to your server.
Visits - occur when some remote site makes a request for a page on your server for the first time. As long as the same site keeps making requests within a given timeout period, they will all be considered part of the same Visit. If the site makes a request to your server, and the length of time since the last request is greater than the specified timeout period (default is 30 minutes), a new Visit is started and counted, and the sequence repeats. Since only pages will trigger a visit, remotes sites that link to graphic and other non- page URLs will not be counted in the visit totals, reducing the number of false visits.
Pages - are those URLs that would be considered the actual page being requested, and not all of the individual items that make it up (such as graphics and audio clips). Some people call this metric page views or page impressions, and defaults to any URL that has an extension of .htm, .html or .cgi.
A KByte - (KB) is 1024 bytes (1 Kilobyte). Used to show the amount of data that was transfered between the server and the remote machine, based on the data found in the server log.
• A Site is a remote machine that makes requests to your server, and is based on the remote machines IP Address/Hostname.
• URL - Uniform Resource Locator. All requests made to a web server need to request something. A URL is that something, and represents an object somewhere on your server, that is accessable to the remote user, or results in an error (ie: 404 - Not found). URLs can be of any type (HTML, Audio, Graphics, etc...).
• Referrers are those URLs that lead a user to your site or caused the browser to request something from your server. The vast majority of requests are made from your own URLs, since most HTML pages contain links to other objects such as graphics files. If one of your HTML pages contains links to 10 graphic images, then each request for the HTML page will produce 10 more hits with the referrer specified as the URL of your own HTML page.
• Search Strings are obtained from examining the referrer string and looking for known patterns from various search engines. The search engines and the patterns to look for can be specified by the user within a configuration file. The default will catch most of the major ones. Note: Only available if that information is contained in the server logs.
• User Agents are a fancy name for browsers. Netscape, Opera, Konqueror, etc.. are all User Agents, and each reports itself in a unique way to your server. Keep in mind however, that many browsers allow the user to change it's reported name, so you might see some obvious fake names in the listing. Note: Only available if that information is contained in the server logs.
• Entry/Exit pages are those pages that were the first requested in a visit (Entry), and the last requested (Exit). These pages are calculated using the Visits logic above. When a visit is first triggered, the requested page is counted as an Entry page, and whatever the last requested URL was, is counted as an Exit page.
• Countries are determined based on the top level domain of the requesting site. This is somewhat questionable however, as there is no longer strong enforcement of domains as there was in the past. A .COM domain may reside in the US, or somewhere else. An .IL domain may actually be in Isreal, however it may also be located in the US or elsewhere. The most common domains seen are .COM (US Commercial), .NET (Network), .ORG (Non-profit Organization) and .EDU (Educational). A large percentage may also be shown as Unresolved/Unknown, as a fairly large percentage of dialup and other customer access points do not resolve to a name and are left as an IP address.
• Response Codes are defined as part of the HTTP/1.1 protocol (RFC 2068; See Chapter 10). These codes are generated by the web server and indicate the completion status of each request made to it.