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Autoresponders
An automatic calling card you can set up which, when activated, sends a message back to anyone sending you an email. You can use it if you are away from your desk to alert people to your absence etc. You can manage your autoresponders and email via your control panel.

ASP Support
Every account at Urja Online Web Hosting comes with ASP (Active Server Pages) support.

ASP is Microsoft's solution to server-side scripting, and ChiliSoft's ASP technology is an exact functional equivalent to Microsoft's ASP service, for Linux servers. The technology enables developers to dynamically generate Active Server Web pages and use a variety of development tools like Frontpage, Dreamweaver and GoLive, as well as a range of scripting languages such as Visual Basic, JScript, C++, PowerBuilder and Java, to create dynamic web pages and build Web applications.

Unlike our competitors, there is no additional cost for ASP on your account.

What makes Active Server Pages convenient is that they are essentially HTML pages with embedded ASP code. So an ASP page contains HTML which is static as well as ASP tags which are processed on the server. Unlike CGI scripts, ASPs can be in your www directory or below. In addition to the convenience, ASP has a large following, so there are a wealth of resources sites, sample code, and tutorials on the web.

NOTE: If you are an existing customer and your account is on one of our older servers, we will need to move your account to one of our newer servers for you to use ASPs. Please open a Help Desk ticket and request ASP support.

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Bandwidth/Monthly Traffic
This is the monthly measurement of data coming in and out of the server, and specifically your website. Sites are given a guide amount of potential traffic they can receive. Bandwidth is measured in GB - gigabytes (1,000 megabytes), and is recorded/calculated when a file is downloaded. 1 GB of bandwidth as a guide provide approx 100,000 hits (which are individual file requests, i.e pictures, web pages, media) a month. Additional bandwidth can be added to your account on an ad-hoc basis.

Browser
A program that provides a way to read hypertext and thus look at and interact with (i.e. "browse") the information on the World Wide Web. Technically, a Web browser is a client program that uses the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to make requests of Web servers throughout the Internet. The most frequently used Web browsers are Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Netscape's Navigator.

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Catch-All Email Account
A Catch-All email address will filter any email to a specifed location if it hasnt already been setup to go elsewhere through a POP account or alias.
Please note that all messages sent to whatever@mydomain.com will automatically be forwarded to mydomain@mydomain.com if you do not have aliases set up for your account. Therefore, if you wish for abc@mydomain.com to be forwarded to mydomain@mydomain.com, it is not necessary for you to set up an alias.

CGI
"Perl" is an acronym for Practical Extraction and Report Language. Perl has become the language of choice for many I/O, file processing and management, process management, and system administration tasks.

Control Panel
All accounts at Urja Online Web Hosting come with our virtual control panel.

The control panel gives you complete control over your account using your web browser. From setting up email accounts, viewing your site stats, managing your files, even redirecting URLs, it's all here in your control panel!

The Urja Online web hosting Control Panel allows you to have full control over your web account. It is completely web based so you can access it from anywhere on the planet and there is no software to download. With our easy to use web based Control Panel, you can easily deploy sophisticated, applications and additions to your web site.

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Disk Space
Web space, or disk space, is the amount of allocated storage you are given on your web hosting account. This allows you to store files, web pages, email, databases and graphics. Web space is always measured in MB (megabytes). This option can be easily upgraded if you are approaching your allocated amount.

Domain name
A domain name is a Web address. The domain name is mapped to an IP address (which represents a physical point on the Internet). When someone types a domain name into a Web browser's address field, the requested Web page will open.
A domain name consists of a top-level and a second-level domain. The top-level domain (TLD) is the domain name extension located to the right of the dot (" . "). Examples of top-level domains are .com, .org, ,net., and .gov. Located to the left of the dot (" . "), the second-level domain name (SLD) is the "readable" part of the address. The SLD usually refers to the organization or entity behind the Internet address.

Using Your Own Domain Name (i.e mydomain.com)
Allows you to host any world wide domain name either by transferring it from another provider, or registering it via our website. Registration fees are not included.

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Email Aliases
An email alias is a shell email account which can be set up to point or redirect mail from one place to another. For instance, if you set up an alias for info@mydomain.com and asked it to direct to me@hotmail.com, any mail sent to info@mydomain.com would be automatically sent to your hotmail account. Aliases can be directed anywhere, even internally and can point to multiple places. We supply unlimited aliases with our accounts and include a "catch-all-account" alias which points any unaddressed email to your default account... You can manage your alias and email via your control panel.

Email Forwarding
Every account at Urja Online Web Hosting comes with unlimited email forwarding functionality.

Mail forwarding is managed easily in the account Control Panel, and there is no limit to the number of email addresses that you can forward to! There is no extra charge for Unlimited Forwarding at Urja Online Web Hosting.

Extension

Top-level domain.

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FTP
File Transfer Protocol. A standard Internet protocol, FTP is the simplest way to exchange files between computers on the Internet. FTP is commonly used to transfer Web page files from their creator to the computer that acts as their server for everyone on the Internet. As well, FTP is often used to download programs and other files to your computer from other servers. FTP transfers are made via an FTP software program such as WS_FTP or CuteFTP.

FrontPage
Microsoft FrontPage - Microsoft's proprietary web design product allows for easy creation, development, and implementation of web sites. Every account at Urja Online Web Hosting comes with Microsoft FrontPage support.

Urja Online Web Hosting supports FrontPage via extensions, which are easily administered in the account Control Panel. You can easily install, verify or un-install the FrontPage extension in the control panel. FrontPage 97, 98, 2000, and 2002 are all supported. There is no extra charge for FrontPage support at Urja Online Web Hosting.

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Generic top-level domain (gTLD)
A top-level domain that is available to registrants around the world. gTLDs include .aero, .biz, .com, .info, .museum, .name, .net, .org, and .ws.

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HTML
Hypertext Markup Language. The markup language that constitutes the set of markup symbols or codes inserted in a file intended for display on a World Wide Web browser page. The markup tells the Web browser how to display a Web page's words and images for the user. Each individual markup code is referred to as an element or a tag. The current version of HTML is HTML 4.0. However, the major browsers Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Netscape's Navigator implement some features differently and provide non-standard extensions.

HTTP
Hypertext Transfer Protocol. The protocol used for moving hypertext files across the Internet. Requires an HTTP client program on one end, and an HTTP server program on the other end. HTTP is the most important protocol used on the World Wide Web (WWW). The latest version of HTTP is HTTP 1.1.

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IP Based Hosting
Every account comes with it's own dedicated, static IP address. You can start uploading your site to our servers 10 minutes after you place your order. No need to wait days until your domain transfer processes to access your account. Order now and upload your site in 10 minutes

ISP
Internet service provider. An ISP is a company that provides individuals and other companies access to the Internet and other related services such as Web site building and virtual hosting.

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JAVA Servlets
Java Servlet technology provides web developers with a simple, consistent mechanism for extending the functionality of a web server and for accessing existing business systems. A servlet can almost be thought of as an applet that runs on the server side -- without a face. Java servlets have made many web applications possible.

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MySQL
MySQL is an open-source relational database management system that is fast and powerful. In conjunction with programming and scripting languages such as PHP, Perl, CGI and C++, you can create dynamic content for your web sites.

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Name server
The computer that organizes domain names to correspond to their IP addresses. Also called a host.

No Set Up Fees
We do not charge set up fees for any of our plans. Unlike our competitors, we do not charge fees to set up your account or for account maintenance. We do not charge fees to upgrade or downgrade your plan. We do not charge fees for domain parking.

Put simply, unlike our competitors, there are no hidden fees at Urja Online Web Hosting.

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OC-12
Urja Online principals data center ' Network Operations Center in Pensysvania,USA.For more please see the details on data center.

.org
Generic top-level domain. Unrestricted, but mainly used by nonprofit organizations.

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P
Password Protected Directories
Allows the ability for you to secure a given directory with a secure username and password. Perfect for admin or secure areas and can be set up instantly through your control panel.

Perl 5.6 w/modules
Active CGI allows you to run perl and CGI scripts from your local directory. Meaning you can install bulletin boards, form scripts or any other scripts you wish. Active CGI means the code can interact with the server extensions efficiently. See CGI

PHP
PHP is a server-side scripting language for creating dynamic Web pages. You create pages with PHP script code and HTML. When a visitor opens the page, the server processes the PHP commands and then sends the results to the visitor's browser, just as with ASP or ColdFusion. Unlike ASP or ColdFusion, however, PHP is Open Source and cross-platform. PHP runs on Windows NT and many Unix versions. It can also be built as an Apache module and as a binary that can run as a CGI.

PoP3 Email Boxes
PoP 3 email boxes are basically full spec email accounts. These are fully individual email accounts which can be collected via client software (Outlook, Lotus or Eudora etc) and allow complete administration via the web. You can collect your email from any ISP, any location in any country, which makes it a dynamic and professional solution to email management.

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RAW Log Files
Unlike some providers, we provide users with their raw log files. These are a record of all activity associated with your website. They record visitors, files downloaded, referrers and other useful information. They can be found in your LOGS directory on the server. You can use these to generate statistics reports or subscribe to our Statistics service and let us do it for you!

Redhat/Linux
Red Hat Linux combines the stability of Apache and the cutting-edge speed of Red Hat Content Accelerator. Add graphical configuration tools to enhance system administration and firewall configuration during installation, and Red Hat Linux is once again the platform of choice for professional server. For more information visit http://www.redhat.com/

Registrant
The entity, organization or individual that registers a domain name. Once the domain name is registered, the registrant can use the domain name for the period of time the domain is registered.

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Server
In general, a server is a computer or software package that provides services to other computer programs in the same or other computers. The term can refer to a particular piece of software, such as a World Wide Web server, or to the machine on which the software is running. A single server machine can have several different server software packages running on it, thus providing many different servers to clients on the network.

SMTP/Outgoing Mail

This feature allows you to send email through our system from any ISP or provider. Also a useful feature for sending email from scripts and mailing lists.

SSH
Telnet is a protocol that allows you to access your web server files remotely as if you were sitting at a computer terminal at the server. Telnet is used by advanced users for checking log files, setting permissions on CGI programs, running scripts at the command line, etc. The version of Telnet used at Urja Online is called SSH. SSH is more secure than regular Telnet, and the increased security is why we use it.

SSI
Server Side Include (SSI) is a feature of CGI (in conjunction with your server) that allows you to dynamically insert a piece of information including the current date, any HTML file, and execute CGI/PERL scripts in your web page. The browser displays the SSI code as if it was hard coded onto that page.

SSL
Short for Secure Sockets Layer, SSL is a protocol developed by Netscape for transmitting private documents via the Internet. SSL works by using a private key to encrypt data that's transferred over the SSL connection. Both Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer support SSL, and many Web sites use this protocol to obtain confidential user information, such as credit card numbers.

Every account at Urja Online Web Hosting comes with SSL support. You may install your SSL certificate using the account Control Panel.

Statistics
Urja Online provides a detailed Statistics service which generates graphs and tables of your visitors and web site activity. This is very useful for analysing traffic to your website and any problems that occur with its use. This is a service that is included on all of our accounts.

24/7 On-line Support
Urja Online Web Hostinghas one of the best support track records in the industry. We provide excellent technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Your support requests will be responded to within an hour, and resolved in no more than 8 hours.

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Top-level domain (TLD)
In the domain name system (DNS), the top-level domain (TLD) is the highest level of the hierarchy after the root. In a domain name, the TLD is portion of the domain name that appears to the extreme right. Examples are .biz, .com, .gov, .mil, and .org.
The top-level domains have certain guidelines attached, but are for the most part available to any registrant, anywhere in the world. Exceptions are the restricted TLDs (rTLDs), which include .aero, .mil, .museum, and .pro, that require the registrant to represent a certain type of entity, or to belong to a certain community. Where appropriate, a top-level domain name can be of geographic significance and hence only available to registrants in a certain locale defined by the TLD. These are called country-code TLDs (ccTLDs).

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Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
ICANN's Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) defines how disputes over domain-name registrations are resolved in the global top-level domains (.biz, .com, .info, .name, .name, .net, .org, .pro, and .ws, as well as .aero, .coop, and .museum). The UDRP does not apply to country-code top-level domains, except in a few cases where the local administrator has decided to adopt it.

URL
Uniform Resource Locator. A URL is the address to a destination on the Internet or intranet. The URL consists of a communications protocol followed by a colon and two forward slashes and the destination location. Examples of URLs are:

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Virtual host
Also called an IPP (Internet presence provider). In order to establish a full-time presence on the Internet, one needs to have computers that are connected continuously to the Internet. Special hardware and software are needed, as well as constant maintenance of a full-time high-speed connection to the Internet. Virtual hosting is the provision of Web server hosting services so that a company (or individual) doesn't have to purchase and maintain its own Web server and connections to the Internet. Because the electronic frontage (or Web site) actually resides on the IPP's computers, and not that of the entity, it is virtual. Hence the name.

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WAP/WML/XML support
WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) allows internet files/web sites to be viewed via mobile devices such as phones and PDA's. XML (extensible markup language) also allows data to be viewed and understood by many different types of applications. Windows servers specifically support MSXML 4.0+

Web Based Control Panel
All accounts at Urja Online Web Hosting come with our virtual control panel.

The control panel gives you complete control over your account using your web browser. From setting up email accounts, viewing your site stats, managing your files, even redirecting URLs, it's all here in your control panel!

Web Mail
All accounts at Urja Online Web Hosting come with web mail access. Web mail allows you to send and receive your email from the web. You can access your email from any place on the planet that has internet access!!

Open Webmail, and it is accessible at http://www.yourdomain.com:8383/  This web mail application allows you to send and receive email for your domain via the web.

Web page

A block of information running on a world-wide server process, identified by a specific URL. Such pages are generally written in HTML. It is, however, possible for a server to create a dynamic Web page via special scripts.

Web site
A collection of Web files on a particular subject that includes a beginning file called a home page.

Web space
Web space, or disk space, is the amount of allocated storage you are given on your web hosting account. This allows you to store files, web pages, databases and graphics. Web space is always measured in MB (megabytes). This option can be easily upgraded if you are approaching your allocated amount.
 
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