Here are some terms you may hear us use:

  • ISP (Internet Service Provider) - a company that provides access to the internet (dial-up, cable, DSL, etc.)
  • POP (Post Office Protocol): an E-mail account accessible using a mail client such as Outlook or Eudora
  • Email aliasing: lets you forward email to a POP box - for example, you can have john, jb, johnathon all get retrieved from the Johnny@yourdomain.com email account.
  • Email forwarding: lets you forward e-mail from one address to another - you can forward all your domain mail to your off-network email address.
  • FTP (File Transfer Protocol): used to upload your web files to the server.
  • Propagation: the time it takes for all the domain name databases on the Internet to point a domain name to the new place once the record is changed (anywhere from 12-72 hours)
  • ASCII: text format of files, almost everything but images are uploaded as ASCII
  • Binary: any files not ASCII - usually only images, but some zipped programs should be uploaded prior to unzipping.

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