Terminology and Concepts to Understand Before Shopping for a Hosting Provider

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Hosting Provider

Web Server/Server

Intel Storage Room

Locally Hosted

Local Host/localhost

Shared Server

Dreamhost — Shared Starter and Shared Unlimited

Virtual Private Server (VPS/Private Server)

Dreamhost — VPS Hosting Plans

Dedicated Server

Dreamhost — Dedicated Server Hosting

Cloud Hosting

Bandwidth/Traffic/Data Transfer

SSL Certificate (Secure Sockets Layer)

Wildcard SSL

Email @ Your Domain

Content Delivery Network (CDN)



SQL Database


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