Web Hosting Glossary

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  • LAN - A local area network (LAN) is a computer network covering a local area, like a home, office or small group of buildings such as a college. �
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  • Leased-line - A leased-line is a dedicated (thus "leased") connection liking two or more points without going through any switching equipment. �
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  • Link - It is the means of connection between things linked in series. �
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  • Link Exchange - Link Exchange ("Reciprocal Link Exchange") is the practice of exchanging links with other websites. The simplest way of doing it is to email another website owner and ask to do a link exchange. You place their link on your site, usually on a links page and the other site in return will place a link back to you. �
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  • Link Farm - A set of web pages that have been built for the sole purpose of increasing the number of incoming links to a web site. This is done in order to increase link popularity and search engine rankings. �
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  • Linux - Linux is a free open-source operating system based on UNIX. Linux was originally created by Linux Torvalds with the assistance of developers from around the globe. The source code for Linux is freely available to everyone. Most popular Linux versions are RedHat, Debian and Gentoo.
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  • List server - A list server is a device that operates mailing lists and distributes new messages, newsletters, or other postings from list members to the entire list's subscribers. Postings can be delivered as they are received or they can be digested and delivered on a scheduled basis. �
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  • Load Balancing - Fine-tuning of a computer system, network or disk subsystem in order to more evenly distribute the data and/or processing across available resources. For example, in clustering, load balancing might distribute the incoming transactions evenly to all servers, or it might redirect them to the next available server.�
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  • Local Folder - A folder created on a page builder's hard drive during the configuration process. This folder stores all the Web files for the page builder in a central location and allows the page builder to work with the files. �
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  • Local Name Server - A server, usually maintained by an ISP, which retrieves and stores domain information, such as hostnames and addresses. Local name server�s cache resolved hostname information, so that the user may access information more quickly. This provides a faster retrieval of information, but can sometimes result in a display of old information. �
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  • Local Registry Fees - Most TLDs require initial registration fees as well as annual or bi-annual renewal fees. Prices vary from cost-free to thousands of dollars per domain depending on the TLD chosen. For example, .COM domains cost which covers the first two years. Renewal fees for .COM are annually after the first two years expire.�
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  • Location Bar - An URL bar, or location bar/address bar, is a widget in a web browser which indicates the URL of the webpage currently viewed. A new page can be viewed by typing its URL to the URL bar. �
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  • Location Box - The long, thin box near the top of a web browser window which contains the Web address of the Web page currently being viewed. �
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  • Log files - A record of Web activity that automatically records use and information such as the date, time, IP address, HTTP status, bytes sent, and bytes received. �
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  • Login - The identification or name used to access - log into- a computer, network or site. �
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  • Lossy Compression - Any method of data compression that reconstructs the original data approximately, rather than exactly. �
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  • Lurking - The act of reading through mail lists and newsgroups without posting any messages. Considered good netiquette to get the feel of the topic before adding your own two cents. �
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