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Apache Tomcat is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies released under the Apache License version 2. The Tomcat project started at Sun Microsystem…
IIS7 is the version of Microsoft's web server software released with Windows Server 2008.
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HTTP or HTML mechanisms used for redirecting browsers to where the actual content is located
URL rewriting module for Apache web servers
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A process of proving that an entity (commonly a user or organization) is who they claim to be, or who they were previously identified as being. Authentication does not guarantee that particular entity…
BIND is a free, open source software implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. The name BIND stands for "Berkeley Internet Name Domain", because the software originated in the early 19…
Exchange 2010 is a Microsoft collaboration server product offering e-mail, calendar, and other functions.
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HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol and is the protocol used to transfer information around the World Wide Web.
DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol and is an auto configuration protocol used on IP networks and an extension of the Bootstrap Protocol.
URL Rewriting maps an incoming URL to a modified URL, so that the request is processes as if the original request was made to the modified URL. This is often used to provide more search engine friendl…
A device that connects two or more networks and is capable of forwarding data packets to a destination based on information contained within a packet and internal routing tables.
HAProxy is an open source, very fast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications. It is particularly suited for web sites crawlin…
PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites.
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Synonym for: RAM - Acronym for: Random Access Memory, a type of computer data storage.
Unix is a multitasking, multi-user computer operating system originally developed in 1969 by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs.
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A file system (or filesystem) is a means to organize data expected to be retained after a program terminates by providing procedures to store, retrieve and update data, as well as manage the available…
In computer networking, network address translation (NAT) is the process of modifying network address information in datagram (IP) packet headers while in transit across a traffic routing device for t…
Primarily questions about disk storage, sometimes questions about application storage or cloud storage. Always questions about storing data.
PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliabilit…
Cron is a time-based job scheduler in Unix-like computer operating systems. Cron enables users to schedule jobs (commands or shell scripts) to run periodically at certain times or dates.
A version of Microsoft's database server, released in August 2008. This is different than SQL Server 2008R2.
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Samba is a free software re-implementation, originally developed by Andrew Tridgell, of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol.
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VPS is the acronym for `Virtual Private Server`. Hosting companies provide customers the ability to rent computing resources, which are used to create and run virtual machines that are controlled by …
Puppet is a configuration management tool (Unix & Windows) with its own Domain Specific Language.
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Network File System (NFS) is a network file system protocol originally developed by Sun Micro systems in 1984, allowing a user on a client computer to access files over a network in a manner similar t…
CentOS is a Linux distribution standing for "Community ENTerprise Operating System" and is a rebuild of "Red Hat Enterprise Linux" (RHEL). The "CentOS6" tag refers to versions 6.x of CentOS.
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Programming language and runtime environment that allows compiled Java programs to run unchanged on most hardware and software platforms
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A form of computer programming that — in the context of system administration — lends it self well to automating tasks.
WordPress is an open-source blogging & CMS platform. Questions about using WordPress, developing plugins and themes for WordPress, etc., may be welcome at our sister site wordpress.stackexchange.com
Computer hardware is the collection of physical elements that comprise a computer system.
**Windows XP is EOL it is past time to move on**. Windows XP is an operating system produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, and media cente…
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Python is a dynamically and strongly typed programming language that encourages readability.
System that handles large amounts of data in an organised fashion
Windows Server 2016 is the current server operating system from Microsoft.
IPv6 is the successor to IPv4. Rather than 2^32 addresses (like IPv4), it has 2^128, which is 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 unique addresses (34 undecillion). IPv6 addressing is …
Port is a generic term that can refer to port number (software related term), and computer hardware port. Here, questions referencing this tag refer to port numbers.
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