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Glossary of Terms

Glossary is usually defined as an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. This knowledge base glossary provides a collection of knowledge base documents that define many technical terms. These terms are arranged alphabetically, but you can quickly jump to a specific term by selecting its first letter from the index of the knowledge base glossary below.

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) is a standard that enables faster data transmission over copper telephone lines than a conventional voiceband modem can provide. Therefore this is also called broadband technology. ADSL establishes a broadband connection between two telephone connections. In case of ADSL the speed at which you receive data (downstream) is higher than the speed at which you send data (upstream) thus explaining the use of the word Asymmetric. To send and receive data at the same speed you need SDSL technology (Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line).
Eseutil is a data recovery program.
Grey listing
Method to prevent spam. Has a delaying effect if a mail is sent for the first time to an addressee who has grey listing on the mail server. Hostbasket does not use this.
Mounting, in computer science, is the process of making a file system ready for use by the operating system. This method is used for Linux. Concretely. Under Windows, drive letters e.g. A:, C:,... are assigned to disks or partitions, USB-stick, CD-Rom, DVD-drive etc. Under Linux, you need to perform an action to access e.g. a CD-Rom. This action is called mounting.
In the field of computer security, phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as user names, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT Administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public. Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one. Even when using server authentication, it may require tremendous skill to detect that the website is fake.
Push email
E-mail is actively sent from the mail server to a mobile device, just like you would send an SMS. New e-mail will be immediately visible on the client, and not after the client decide to download it (POP3). Popular systems for push e-mail are Blackberry, IMAP and MS Exchange.
SEA (Search Engine Advertising)
SEA is a method of placing online advertisements, against paiment, on web pages that shows results from search engine queries. There are three objectives of SEA: try to generate as many views as possible, obtain as many clics as possible and realize conversions (e.g. contact, sales ...)
SEM (Search Engine Marketing)
SEM is a form of Internet marketing that seeks to promote websites by increasing their position in search engine result pages. This is possible through the use of search engine optimization (SEO) (optimization of website layout and content) and paid advertisement (SEA)to obtain better results in search engines.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
SEO is used to obtain a better ranking in search engine results through pertinent keywords for your website.