Lex Cyberia

Cyber Glossary

Cyberlaw dictionary is an alphabetical reference guide to technical and legal terms related to the Internet. The site you are now browsing contains over 500 definitions of words drawn from Standard Internet English including technical terms and their meanings. Our aim is to explain basic technical jargon of cyberspace to those who are not familiar with its jargon. We've given preference to terms that are widely used, like modem or bandwidth, and to those that describe new concepts specific to the Internet experience such as phishing or sexting.

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Virtual hosting

Virtual hosting a server that stores more than one Website on its hard disk and offers them to users on the Internet is said to be a virtual hosting service pro-vider. Virtual hosting is the opposite of dedicated hosting. This is an arrange-ment where a single Website is stored on a single server and does not have to share space with other sites. Problems do not usually arise unless a site being hosted by the virtual server begins to pick up a significant amount of new traffic. This can slow access to all pages hosted there. Offering Web pages using virtual hosting is far less expensive than using a dedicated service.