Personal Communications Technology , An enhanced version of Secure Socket Layer.


A file format that compresses its image data with RLE-type compression, used by early versions of Windows PaintBrush.


PHP is an free, open-source server-side scripting language. PHP code can be embedded in HTML. PHP files usually have extensions like .php or .php3. PHP language style is similar to C and Java....


Point of Presence, also Post Office Protocol , Two commonly used meanings: Point of Presence and Post Office Protocol. A Point of Presence usually means a city or location where a network can be...

 POP3 Account

Storage space for e-mails delivered via the most recent version of the Post Office Protocol (POP). Your POP3 Accounts should end in You can use a standard e-mail client, such...


Point to Point Protocol , Most well known as a protocol that allows a computer to use a regular telephone line and a modem to make TCP/IP connections and thus be really and truly on the Internet.


Public Switched Telephone Network , The regular old-fashioned telephone system.


Pointer Record , A host name for reverse mapping (IP-address-to-host-name). The opposite is forward mapping, using a Host (A) record.

 Packet Switching

The method used to move data around on the Internet. In packet switching, all the data coming out of a machine is broken up into chunks, each chunk has the address of where it came from and where...


A single document in a World Wide Website written using the HTML language.

 Page title

A text string identifying a page.

 Paragraph style

Paragraph style specifies the type of font to use in a paragraph, along with the font's size, and other attributes. Paragraph style also specifies whether to use bullets and numbering, and controls...

 Parking (Domain Name)

Registries require the use of name servers or hosts for every domain registered. Parking is the process by which someone selects a domain name, and "parks" it by registering the domain name under...


A code used to gain access to a locked system. Good passwords contain letters and non-letters and are not simple combinations .


The portion of a URL that identifies the folders containing a file. For example, in the URL /greetings.htm, the path is /hello/world/.


Popular Extraction and Report Language , Open source CGI scripting programming language. Written in 1987. Still one of the most popular web programming languages mostly due to its powerful...


A network management tool that checks to see whether you can communicate with another computer on the Internet. It sends a short message to which the other computer automatically responds. If the...


A (usually small) piece of software that adds features to a larger piece of software. Common examples are plug-ins for the Netscape browser and web server. Adobe PhotoShop also uses plug-ins. The...


Port can refer to more than one meaning. First and most generally, a place where information goes into or out of a computer, or both. E.g. the serial port on a personal computer is where a modem...


A single message entered into a network communications system. E.g. A single message posted to a newsgroup or message board.

 Primary DNS

The Primary Domain Name Server for the customer's domain. These are the DNS IP numbers, usually preceded by "" and "" and a domain must point at a DNS for it to "resolve" to...

 Process Quota

The number of processes a user can run simultaneously on a server. This number is based on the Service Level Agreement.


The process whereby the nameservers throughout the world have updated their records for a specific domain. For example, if you move your domain from one host to another, it will take around 24...


The settings and values that characterize an item on the web, such as the title and URL of a web, the file name and path of a file, or the name and initial value of a form field.

 Protect Directories

An option that allows you to limit access to Web pages and data that resides on your server by using password protection.


A method of accessing a document or service over the Internet, such as File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or HyperText TransferProtocol (HTTP). In other words , Protocol is a language Computers use when...

 Proxy server

An Internet server that acts as a firewall, mediating traffic between a protected network and the Internet.

 Push button

A form field that allows the user to submit a form or reset the form to its initial state.


Interpreted programming language, sometimes offered by hosts for server-side scripting.