Saturday, 2 August 2014

Explanation of commonly used Webhosting Terms.

Some of the terms used to explain the features of webhosting packages can be confusing at times for most users. Below you can find an explanation of the most commonly used webhosting terms.

 Bandwidth: This is the amount of data transfer allowed or allocated to you per month. For the case of Crystal Webhosting, we offer unlimited data transfer to all our clients.

MySql Database: This is used to store website content in a database for dynamic retrieval via php. All our Hosting Packages come with this feature.

POP 3 Email accounts: You get your own mail server included ( and you can set up your email addresses i.e (

Disk or Web Space: This is the amount of Disk space allocated to you on our server when you signup for a Hosting account at Crystal Webhosting. This is where your site is stored, along with your emails, visitor logs, mysql databases etc.

 E-mail Forwarders: You can have a copy of any email you receive copied to any email account of your choice ie your Gmail account.

Mailing Lists: This is software that allows you to send email newsletters to your subscribers.

Sub-Domains: Allows you to set up different sections of your site as a separate domain i.e Blog

CGI Bin: You need a CGI Bin to run CGI and Perl programs, such as Contact forms etc.

Control Panel: This is where you are able to control most aspects of your website such as creating email address, upload your website files, view statistics, add and remove MySql Databases.

 Catch All E-mail address: This email address will catch any emails sent to your domain that are misspelled, meaning you won’t have to worry about lost emails ever again.

 Upgrading the Hosting Package: When you sign up for a Hosting package,you are allocated specific space on the server and when you outgrow this space, you can be upgraded to the next plan which means more space.This is usually done instantly.

 Technical Support: This is what every client on Earth would love, outstanding Technical Support! W offer super unmatched Technical Support to all our clients anytime of the day via, Email, Chat or Phone calls.