The SSL or Secure Sockets Layer is an encryption layer that encodes information that is exchanged between a client and a server. SSL uses two keys − a public key known to everyone to encrypt data and a private or secret key known only to the recipient of the message to decrypt data. An SSL certificate (a file installed on the web server) allows you to apply SSL encryption technology to your site. When an internet user submit sensitive information like identity information, credit card numbers, or confidential records, the SSL certificate turns that information into random letters, numbers and symbols and send it over the internet along with a key to decode the message.[Continue reading]
Server Side Includes (SSI) are commands that can be included in web pages that are processed by the web server when a user requests a file. The command takes the form . A common use for SSI commands is to insert a universal menu into all of the pages of the web site so that the menu only has to be changed once and inserted with SSI instead of changing the menu on every page.[Continue reading]
A shared web hosting service is a web hosting service where many websites share single web server. Each site has its own section/place on the server to keep it separate from other sites. In shared hosting, the hosting company will manage servers, install server software, do security updates & technical support ect. This is most cost effective hosting method and for majority of users a Shared hosting service would suffice.
- Cost effective hosting solution.
SMTP or Simple Mail Transport Protocol is is an Internet standard for Email transmission across Internet Protocol networks. Some clients and servers typically only use SMTP for sending messages to a mail server & POP / IMAP to access their mail box while some other agents use SMTP to send and receive mail messages.[Continue reading]
POP stands for Post Office Protocol. This is a protocol used to retrieve e-mail from a mail server. Most e-mail applications use the POP protocol. The newest and most widely used version of POP email is POP3 email. IMAP is another internet standard protocols for e-mail retrieval. You will see the term POP3 / IMAP in most of the web hosting plans available today.
The difference between POP3 / IMAP
POP3 will download all the messages to your computer while IMAP leaves a copy on the server until the user explicitly deletes them.[Continue reading]
Java is a programming language released as a core component of Sun Microsystems’ Java platform. The language formed by much of its syntax from C and C++ but has a simpler object model and fewer low-level facilities. Java applications are typically compiled to bytecode (class file) that can run on any Java Virtual Machine (JVM) regardless of computer architecture.[Continue reading]
IIS is an informational web server created by Microsoft used for Windows operating systems. Some site building programs are only compatible with specific IIS versions.It is the world’s second most popular web server in terms of overall websites behind the industry leader Apache HTTP Server. The services provided currently include FTP, FTPS, SMTP, NNTP, and HTTP/HTTPS.[Continue reading]