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the generic term for a UNIX-like open source operating system based on the Linux kernel.
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Version 2.2 of the Apache HTTP Server. When asking questions about virtualhosts, please include the output of the following command: "apache2ctl -S" (or "httpd -S" depending on your OS)
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a Debian derivative that aims to bring Linux mainstream. Questions on this site should generally refer to Ubuntu Server. Note that http://askubuntu.com is specifically dedicated to Ubu…
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the brand name for a series of operating systems from Microsoft. Instead of tagging a post "Windows", try to use a more specific tag, like windows-7, windows-xp or windows-server-2008-r2 …
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Networking refers to the technologies and techniques that enable the interconnection of devices and applications allowing them to communicate electronically.
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a Microsoft server operating system released in February 2008. It is the successor to Windows Server 2003 and is based on the Windows Vista codebase. It was succeeded by Windows…
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DNS stands for the Domain Name System, a hierarchical, distributed database where the keys are domain names.
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a free (as in beer and speech) GNU/Linux distribution that is community driven and based on source code released from RedHat.
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a lightweight, high-performance Web server and reverse proxy as well as IMAP/POP3 proxy server.
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an open-source database owned by Oracle.
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a general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development. The online manual is an excellent resource for the language syntax and has an extensive list of the built-in …
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a Microsoft technology primarily for managing multiple Windows servers and workstations in a single environment. It was first released in 2000.
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a Microsoft server operating system released in April 2003. It is the successor to Windows Server 2000 and is based on the Windows XP codebase. It was succeeded by Windows Serve…
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a protocol primarily for encrypted shell connections.
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not a product, but a process.
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a popular and influential GNU/Linux distribution. Questions here should generally be about Debian Server.
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an operating system from Microsoft. It is an update of Windows Server 2008. Unlike Server 2003 R2, this R2 is a fully new Operating System. It is only available in 64-bit ver…
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The server configuration of email, including POP3, SMTP, IMAP, and popular server software packages that control email.
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Questions related to Microsoft SQL Server. If your question is version specific please tag it specifically for that version as well. Does your SQL Server question belong here or on another site? Click…
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Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides self-service, on-demand, pay-for-what-you-use computing infrastructure resources.
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Internet Information Services, the web server included with Microsoft's Windows Server operating systems. This is a generic tag. Wherever possible please use a *version-specific* tag, such a…
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the userspace command line program used to configure the Linux 2.4.x and 2.6.x IPv4 packet filtering ruleset. It is targeted towards system administrators. Please, when asking a qu…
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encryption and authentication protocols that encrypt the full contents of a TCP connection, as well as potentially verifying the identities of the devices making the co…
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Free and open source mail transfer agent (MTA) that routes and delivers email
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Making copies of data so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.
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the Microsoft PC operating system released in October 2009. It is the successor to Windows Vista and has been succeeded by Windows 8. It shared the same UI style as Windows Vista, but w…
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the acronym for Virtual Private Network - a network type that uses a the Internet to provide remote networks or single machines with secure access to their organization's network avoiding expen…
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a group of software technologies that allow abstraction between layers of a system. This allows separation between the logical layers of the system, providing isolation, flexibility,…
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an application or hardware device used to inspect and filter network traffic.
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Refers to the software or hardware that make up a webserver, delivering content on a private or public website.
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Questions about server hardware and software performance, or network performance.
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RAID, an acronym for Redundant Array of Independent Disks (sometimes incorrectly referred to as Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks), is a technology that provides increased storage functions and rel…
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Questions related to permissions or access rights for operating systems, filesystems, servers, or network devices.
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the version of Microsoft's web server software released with Windows Server 2008.
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the Bourne Again SHell, the successor to the classic Unix sh (shell).
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a major provider of switches and routers to most medium and large companies. Cisco devices often run IOS or NX-OS. This is a generic tag to be used when no more specific tags are available. …