Web Hosting Glossary

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  • Bandwidth - A measure of the capacity of a communications channel, The higher a channel's bandwidth, the more information it can carry.  
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  • Baseband - Transmission of a digital or analog signal signaling at its original frequencies, the signal is in its original form, not changed by modulation.  
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  • Bridge - A network device used to connect two LANs using different cabling.
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  • Broadband - Broadband comes from the words "broad bandwidth" and is used to describe a high-capacity, two-way link between an end user and access network suppliers capable of supporting full-motion, interactive video applications. 
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  • Broadcast - Transmission to a number of receiving locations simultaneously.  
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  • Browser - Software program used to view and interact with various types of Internet resources available on the World Wide Web. Netscape and Internet Explorer are two common examples.  
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  • Bulletin Board - Bulletin boards, also called newsgroups or discussion groups work in a similar way to electronic mail. Instead of writing messages to individual users, participants in bulletin boards post their messages on a news server. Most popular are Vbulletin, Invision power board and phpBB.
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  • Byte - A byte is a series of 8 bits. Computer storage space is measured in bytes. A kilobyte (or 1 KB) represents 1024 bytes. A megabyte (1 MB) represents 1024 KB. A gigabyte represents 1024 MB.  
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