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    * Webhosting terms and definitions help...

    Hi all.

    I am not new to webhosting (have had sights up for over three years now) but there are many things I still could learn and have noticed some of the following terms and definitions and haven't a clue what they mean. So in other words - HELP

    Shell and IRC - I have noticed most hosts won't offer this. What does it mean and why don't they offer it.

    500gigs in/500gigs out - I have noticed most hosts offer 1000gigs bandwidth on their dedicated servers but in their TOC's they say the bandwidth is split 500gigs in and 500gigs out. Does this mean that I am not allowed to use 1000gigs for download.

    Hard-drives - Some hosts offer 80gig hard-drive but then also offer an alternative 30gig scdi drive (or something - cannot remember the proper term). What is the difference. I would think 80gig hard drive is better but it still costs the same as the 30gig scde drive. What is this all about?

    Freebird/Linux/Redhat - What are the main differences between these operating systems?

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    Shell and IRC:

    IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat, it is where large numbers of people will connect to a single server and patron various chatrooms. This type of activity can lead to attacks against these servers by various nasty people.

    Shell means access to a server via a command line interface and the ability to run commands/daemons via that server.

    500gigs in/500gigs out - I have noticed most hosts offer 1000gigs bandwidth on their dedicated servers but in their TOC's they say the bandwidth is split 500gigs in and 500gigs out. Does this mean that I am not allowed to use 1000gigs for download.
    Only some providers do this type of restriction. Providers like ev1servers.net do not do this to my knowledge. If it says this in the AUP/TOS yes you cannot use the 1000 for sending files to your users.

    Freebird/Linux/Redhat - What are the main differences between these operating systems?
    Its FreeBSD first off.

    See: http://www.freebsd.org/ and http://www.redhat.com/ for more information about those OSes.

    Good luck!

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    In terms of scsi drives, they typically cost more than their equivalents because they are physically different and when configured properly are often faster than a normal ata/ide drive. This was dramatically the case years ago, though I haven't researched benchmarks from current setups. Maybe someone can elaborate on this one?

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