Compare your website to a new store you are opening. Since you already have the products and the store design ready, you need a location. Hosting is basically rent on the Internet. You pay a monthly fee to have your website housed on an advanced computer (or server) which is connected directly to the Internet. This server is connected to the Internet 24 hours a day and is optimized for speed. Your monthly fee for hosting will depend on the size of your website and its functions (ecommerce, database, etc.).
Web space is the amount of actual disk space on our servers that we provide for your Web files. Your Web files can include html pages, images, audio and video files, log files, data from on-line forms, and anything else you wish to host on your site with YourMark.com.
Post Office Protocol (POP) is a protocol used to download your email from our mail server to your favorite email program (such as Outlook or Eudora). SMTP, or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, is a protocol for sending email messages from your program through our server to it's destination. The term POP email account basically means it is an actual email instead of an alias or forward. Webmail and POP email can access the same account but Webmail uses your browser and our webmail site while POP uses Outlook or Eudora. Visit our FAQ section for more on using email.
Aliases are forwards withing the same domain. For example, email@example.com could go to firstname.lastname@example.org without giving out your name or email.
An autoresponder is an automatic message sent as a reply whenever you receive an email message. They are useful for making announcements, such as out-of-office, and confirming that you've received a customer's email or order.
Also known as WebMail, this allows you to check your email over the internet. It can be very useful for checking email when you are away from your computer. To learn more about WebMail visit our FAQ section.
CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface. It's used to provide interactivity and turn static pages into dynamic ones through various scripts. Guestbooks, form processing, bulletin boards, counters, and more all can be built using CGI scripts. These types of uses require that the webpage pass information to another location. For example, after signing a guestbook, the information must be passed from the sign-in page to the actual guestbook. Script files located in the CGI-BIN make this possible.
Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of purposes including web site development. Its main use is for items located in the CGI-BIN such as Guestbooks, Formmail, and more. Perl scripts can take user information from one page and use it to create a new page containing the information, such as a guestbook.
PHP is a widely-accepted, all-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web sites and can be embedded into HTML. PHP allows you to do many of the same functions as C and PERL such as connecting to a database, reading and writing files, passing information, etc.
Telnet, also known as remote login, is an Internet protocol for connecting to a remote host or server on the Internet. It is mainly used to access online databases. Using Telnet requires a user name and password and is generally handled by more advanced Internet users.
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and is a convenient, easy way to send multiple or large files across the Internet. It is mainly used to upload and download files from your site. To access your website through FTP you will need a username, password and an FTP client. We recommend that only more advanced Internet users access their sites through FTP.
For sites with large amounts of data, documents, music, movies, or other types of downloads, an FTP Server could be the answer. It allows your users to log-on to your site through an FTP client (see above) in order to download large files in a more stable format that just downloading from a browser.
Traffic Reporting logs record statistical data about your site. The reports will tell you how many visitors you have had in the past month, year, etc; what pages they visited; what pages referred them; and much more. A great way to get market research to see what areas of your site are being effective. It also a great way to follow up on advertising to see if your traffic increased following an ad campaign.
Raw Log Files are raw copies of the web server log files for your website which contain information like web pages visited, size of the pages, referrer sites, browser information and more.
All this information is summarised in the Traffic Reporting statistics we provide, but the raw log files are made available to users wanting to view them.
RealMedia such as RealAudio enables anyone with internet access to browse, select, and play audio/video or audio/video-based multimedia content on demand, in real time. RealMedia downloads as it plays which dramatically speeds up download time. To learn more about RealMedia, click here.
MySQL is a relational database management system that is considered the most popular open source database in the world.. A relational database stores data in separate tables for easy cross referencing. Using MySQL, you can create a customer database, add sales and customer information to the database, and run queries. SQL stands for Structured Query Language.