Internet Glossary - P
Measurement of web page display frequency. Each time a page is displayed, count one page view.
PageRank is Google's patent pending technology that rates the "importance" of a given web page. PageRank is used by Google (among other things) to determine a page's rank on Google's query results page.
Ability to protect any web pages you do not want the general public to view. It is used for private pages, member-only sites and for security reasons. Password protection tools are available with a NumaTek hosting account free of charge.
Abbreviation for Pay For Inclusion.
PHP (Parser Hypertext Preprocessor) is a server-side, HTML embedded scripting language used to create dynamic web pages. PHP can perform any task that a CGI program can do, but its strength lies in its compatibility with many types of databases. PHP was created sometime in 1994 by Rasmus Lerdorf. During mid 1997, PHP development entered the hands of other contributers. Two of them, Zeev Suraski and Andi Gutmans, rewrote the parser from scratch to create PHP version 3 (PHP3). Today, PHP is shipped standard with a number of web servers, including RedHat Linux.
POP Email Accounts
POP (Post Office Protocol) is the method of sending e-mail from a server to an end user. NumaTek hosting users have the option to retrieve e-mail directly from POP3 mailboxes on our mail server using an email program such as MS Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, etc. Each hosting account includes a Master POP account which can receive all email and control the settings for any optional configurable POP accounts. The additional POPs can be assigned unique id's and passwords to ensure privacy.
Most large businesses, organizations, and universities these days use a proxy server. This is a server that all computers on the local network have to go through before accessing information on the Internet. By using a proxy server, an organization can improve the network performance and filter what users connected to the network can access. A proxy server improves Internet access speeds from a network primarily by using a caching system. Caching saves recently viewed Web sites, images, and files on a local hard drive so that they don't have to be downloaded from the Web again. While your Web browser might save recently viewed items on your computer, a proxy server caches everything accessed from the network. That means if Bob views a news story at cnn.com at 1:00 and Jill views the same page at 1:03, she'll most likely get the page straight from the proxy server's cache. Though this means super-fast access to Web pages, it also means users might not be seeing the latest update of each Web page. The other main purpose a proxy server is to filter what is allowed into the network. While HTTP, FTP, and Secure protocols can all be filtered by a proxy server, HTTP is the most common. The proxy server can limit what Web sites users on the network can access. Many organizations choose to block access to sites with objectionable material such as hacking information and pornography, but other sites can be filtered as well. If an employer notices workers are spending too much time at sites like eBay or Quicken.com, those sites can be blocked by the proxy server as well.