Glossary

  1. Migration
  2. The process of moving data from one computer system to another. In this instance, it's moving website files and database from one hosting server to another hosting provider and server location.

  1. Hosting
  2. This means that we rent/use internet via a cloud-based system that is linked to a server. It provides you with access to the world wide web (internet) to store your website data on and allows visitors to access your website.

  1. Domain name
  2. The address used to access your website. It's used instead of trying to remember an Internet Protocol (IP) address which every website is linked to (via the hosting server).

  1. Nameserver
  2. A server that translates the domain name into an IP address, in otherwords, it connects the URL name and the actual website.

  1. A Record
  2. Also known as Address Record, points a domain to a subdomain or to an IP address.

  1. Bandwidth
  2. The maximum amount of data that can be sent over the internet connection in a given time period.

  1. Solid State SSD Storage
  2. A type of hard drive but it's much more advanced than your typical hard drive computer storage. It's more reliable and provides a faster access speed as well as other benefits.

  1. SSL Certificate
  2. A security authorisation that creates an encryption from a browser to a website server, meaning that if data or payments are made through a website, it's safer than without one. Also, Google ranks websites as lower priority if they don't have a 'padlock'/SSL certificate on their website.

  1. Carbon Negative
  2. This means that a company removes more carbon from the atmosphere than it releases, basically emitting less than zero carbon dioxide and carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere than it emits. Which is a good thing!

  1. Anti-Malware
  2. Terminology meaning that your computer and IT software (the data) is protected from hacking and viruses. An anti-malware program prevents, detects and then removes what is called malware (the malicious software) that attacks your computer.

  1. Uptime Monitoring
  2. A service that monitors when your website is running and sends out alerts if it's not running - otherwise referred to as downtime. So when your website is live, visible and working well - that's the 'uptime'.