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 Internet Glossary
 Absolute URL Is the full Internet address of a page or other World Wide Web resource. The absolute URL includes a protocol, such as "http," network location, and optional path and file name. See URL Analogue Is one of the two types of signals that phones receive and understand. The other is a digital signal. Active Server Page (ASP) Is a document that contains embedded server-side scripting. ASP-compatible web servers can execute these scripts . For the end user, an ASP page is a standard HTML document that can be viewed on any platform using any web browser. A user can easily detect if a site utilizes ASP by detecting a .asp extension in the URL rather than the typical .html. Attachment Is a file (text, image or other document) that can be sent �attached� to an email and viewed by the recipient by clicking on an attachment icon. Also see file Authentication In a multiuser or �network� environment, the process by whichthe system validates a user's logon information. A user's name and password are compared against an authorized list. If the system detects a match, access is granted to the extent specified in the permission list for that user. Bandwidth Is the amount of data received over a given time frame through the Internet connection. The greater the amount of bandwidth, the faster the data can be delivered to the computer. Browser Is a software program designed to allow users to visit web sites, download images, and surf the net. Also referred to as a web browser (i.e. Microsoft Explorer, Netscape, Mosaic). Bulletin Board System (BBS) In other words, a computerized meeting system. BBS users can have discussions, make announcements, and upload or download files. There are thousands of BBSs around the world. Many of which rely on a direct modem-to-modem connection over a phone line, using a computer. Cache Web browsers use a cache system to store web sites that have already been visited. This enables the revisited site�s pages to be downloaded more quickly than upon the initial visit. CGI (Common Gateway Interface) A Web server scripting standard; a mechanism used to connect script to Web servers. In the past, most CGI programs were actually script files and were often written in scripting languages like PERL. Today, scripts can also be executable programs. You can write scripts in C and Visual Basic. Chat rooms Are online real-time forums that let users communicate with one another as a group. Chat rooms allow live messages to be excha
 Moving to VodaHost from another web host?
 Every webmaster cringes at the thought of moving hosts. Like moving your home it can be messy and sometimes problems arise. But if you follow these simple steps, your move will be less painful. Backup Backup Backup If you've been diligent with your backups, you've got a lot of insurance to fall back on yet always make the latest backup. If you haven't, before you do anything else, do a backup now. Backup anything and everything you can and don't forget your database if your site relies on it. Save at least 2 copies and store them separately. One for you to work with, and the other as an archive. Do not underestimate how easy it is to copy over these files as you make changes or simply mess it up. If you're moving to a host who has as different control panel, make a manual backup by downloading all your files because different control panels may not be able to restore the backups made by your old host. They also have different directory structures so your file trees will be in a mess. If you need to, make a small note file with notepad with memos for you to remember the old server configurations. This will help you as you make changes on your new host server and save the confusion moving back and forth between hosts. Remember to make the correct transfer type (ASCII or Binary) as you download. If your download is not right chances are you�ll have a tough time getting your site to work on the new host server. If server logs are especially important, remember to backup those too. There is no good way of moving logs yet because different hosts may log statistics differently. So the best thing to do is to download it and use a log analyzer on your computer to make references to later on. Gather Odds & Ends 1. A Good FTP program which you should have by now 2. Get your new host server's DNS 3. It's also helpful to have a script that tells you the server environments installed on your new host server for quick references. 4. Get the temporary URL on your new host so you can check your site before you make a DNS change. 5. If you have your host control the domain inform them not to change your DNS until you tell them to. 6. If you run scripts: 6a. Get a copy of the original installation guide and the script. Sometimes after moving the scripts just do not work right so you might need to install the script from scratch. 6b. Get a list of all the server paths such as Perl, Sendmail and home directory on your new server. 6c. If your script needs special server modules or programs ensure they
 Where can I get a free stat counter?
 Free statistical software is included with every account. Inside your control panel you will find AW Stats. You can also use a GREAT free service like stat counter. Please click the below link to check them out. http://www.statcounter.com
 VodaHost's Privacy Policy
 VodaHost's Privacy Policy can be found on the below URL... http://www.vodahost.com/privacy.htm
 VodaHost's Terms of Service (TOS)
 VodaHost's complete terms of service can be found on the below URL... http://www.vodahost.com/tos.htm
 Where can I find Microsoft FrontPage Tutorials
 Click on the link below for FrontPage tutorials http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/CR061832701033.aspx
 What is a SSL certificate?
 What is SSL? The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol has become the universal standard on the Web for authenticating sites and for encrypting communications between users and Web servers. Because SSL is built into all major browsers and Web servers, simply installing a digital certificate or Server ID enables SSL capabilities. SSL server authentication allows users to confirm a Web server's identity. SSL-enabled client software, such as a Web browser, can automatically check that a server's certificate and public ID are valid and have been issued by a certificate authority (CA) — such as VeriSign — listed in the client software's list of trusted CAs. SSL server authentication is vital for secure e-commerce transactions. An encrypted SSL connection requires all information sent between a client and a server to be encrypted by the sending software and decrypted by the receiving software, protecting private information from interception over the Internet. In addition, all data sent over an encrypted SSL connection is protected with a mechanism for detecting tampering — that is, for automatically determining whether the data has been altered in transit. This means that users can confidently send private data, such as credit card numbers, to a website, trusting that SSL keeps it private and confidential. How Server IDs Work: A customer contacts your site and accesses a secured URL: a page secured by a Server ID (indicated by a URL that begins with https: instead of just http: or by a message from the browser). Your server responds, automatically sending the customer your site's digital certificate, which authenticates your site. Your customer's Web browser generates a unique session key (like a code) to encrypt all communications with the site. The user's browser encrypts the session key with your site's public key so only your site can read the session key. Depending on the browser, the user may see a key icon becoming whole or a padlock closing, indicating that the session is secure. A secure session is now established--all communications will be encrypted and can only be decrypted by the two parties in the session. It all takes only seconds and requires no action by the user.
 Why was my PayPal or 2CO 2Checkout subscription cancelled?
 VodaHost has upgraded its billing system. VodaHost has upgraded its billing system. Please click thebelow link to learn more...http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/showthread.php?t=2869
 How do I pay an invoice online?
 Please click the link below to learn how to pay your invocies online with VodaHost Billing Services VBS.http://vodahost.com/vbs101
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