Web Hosting Glossary

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  • UDRP - The Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP) is a document used by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for the purpose of creating guidelines for use when disputes arise regarding the registration of Internet names (domain names).  
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  • Ultra Vires - Traditionally, the purpose of a corporation was closely spelled out in its articles of incorporation. If the corporation acted beyond its described purposes these actions were unenforceable against the corporation or by the corporation. However, most modern statutes allow corporate purposes to be any lawful activity.  
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  • Unanimous Written Consent - Nearly all states allow directors and shareholders to act without a meeting if they each give their consent to specific corporate actions in writing.  
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  • Under Construction Page - Web page which is not fully constructed and is still under construction.  
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  • Unicode - A 16-bit code to represent the characters used in most of the world's scripts. UTF-8 is an alternative encoding in which one or more 8-bit bytes represent each Unicode character.  
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  • Unix Hosting - Hosting provided under Unix Operating system is known as Unix hosting  
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  • Unix Shells - A Unix shell, also called "the command line", provides the traditional user interface for the Unix operating system. Users direct the operation of the computer by entering command input as text for a shell to execute. Within the Microsoft Windows suite of operating systems the analogous program is command.com, or cmd.exe for Windows NT-based operating systems.  
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  • Unlimited Bandwidth - A measure of the capacity of a communications channel. The higher a channel's bandwidth, the more information it can carry. When a channel with very high bandwidth is provided, it is considered as unlimited bandwidth.  
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  • Upload - To transfer a file from a desktop computer onto a web server.  
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  • UPS - Uninterruptible Power Supply. A special power source that takes over in the event of a failure in the main power system. 
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  • Uptime Guarantee - An assurance that a hosting company's uptime will meet an agreed-upon percentage.  
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  • URL - An acronym for "Uniform Resource Locator," this is the address of a resource on the Internet. World Wide Web URLs begin with http://  
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  • URL Gripper - A feature that keeps a domain name in a browser's address bar while a user browses a Web site. It hides the real location of the pages. The URL Gripper is used in conjunction with Web forwarding.  
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  • Usenet - A worldwide system of discussion groups, with comments passed among hundreds of thousands of machines. Not all USENET machines are on the Internet. USENET is completely decentralized, with over 10,000 discussion areas, called newsgroups.
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  • UTP - Unshielded Twisted Pair. In an Ethernet network, the host is connected to the LAN or WAN through the use of a cable, usually Category 5UTP (UTP).  
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