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Webhosting terms

Webhosting terms

Webhosting terms

Web hosting terms

Every year it gets easier to set up a website. That doesn't mean it's simple if you don't know much about it yet, but it does mean that if you spend a few hours to learn and apply the necessary things, you too will be able to set up your own website. On this page we will cover the most commonly used terms. We'll start with what web hosting is all about and then we'll go through a list of the terms that you need to know what they mean before you start your website.

What is web hosting?

Web hosting is a collective term for all the processes that ensure that your website is accessible online. A website consists of many different files and data - and of course these need to be stored somewhere. These are stored on a server that is connected to the Internet and when someone visits your website, this information is sent from the server to this person's computer. This is a brief explanation of exactly what web hosting does - for more information take a look at our web hosting packages page.

Overview of frequently used web hosting terms + explanation

It is important that you know what the following terms and concepts mean before you start your website. This is because they are common and not knowing what they mean can cause difficulties or ambiguities.

  • • Database - This is the place where all the information and data from your website is stored. The database resides on a server.
  • • ASP.NET - Asp.net is a way of creating web pages using a program code. It allows you to create a website with a dynamic character (That means it can look different for each visitor).
  • • MS SQL - MS SQL is a database management system developed by Microsoft. It is an effective way to manage various small to medium databases.
  • • PHP - this is a scripting language, which is used on websites. For example, the code is used by WordPress and if you want to make changes to your site, you will often have to do it in the PHP documents.
  • • Flat file database - A flat file database Is a simple database where data is stored in a file. For example in a text document or in an Excel file. They are used to import or export simple data.

If you have any questions about these commonly used web hosting terms, feel free to contact us.