Web Host Glossary

HTML - Hypertext Markup Language, the language of web pages.
IIS - The acronym for Microsoft's web server software, Internet Information Services.
JAVASCRIPT - A web scripting language that allows you to create interactive web pages.
LINUX - An open source operating system that is commonly used by web hosts.
MONTH TO MONTH - A monthly billing cycle that allows the webmaster to cancel at anytime.
MS SQL - Microsoft's propriatary database program.
MYSQL - A popular open source database program.
PHP - Stands for: PHP Hypertext Preprocessor. Yes that
PHPMYADMIN - A custom control panel for managing your MySQL databases. Whoever named this program must have been slightly confused...
PLESK - A common control panel that some hosts still use.

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