of Internet Terms
Email forwarding is a term used to describe the service of forwarding any emails
sent to your domain (email@example.com) to your existing email address
provided by your ISP for example firstname.lastname@example.org This is a simple
way to set-up email for your web site. You can also set-up your email program
to reply using your domain name rather than your ISP's address. This firstly
looks more professional, and secondly frees you of any ties to your ISP. This
allows you to change your ISP if for example another ISP is offering a better
or cheaper service.
A POP Email account is an account on our servers where email sent to your domain
is stored. You can then set-up your email program to collect these email as
and when required. We offer two types of POP Email accounts : Standard and Antivirus
A standard account simply holds emails ready for collection. They are not scanned
in any way and the standard service does not provide a method of checking or
replying to emails via a web page which is commonly known as webmail. An Antivirus
POP account holds emails ready for collection only after they have been scanned
for viruses or malicious attachments. An antivirus pop account also offers a
webmail service allowing you to check and reply to your emails from any internet
connected computer in the world - ideal for business people on the move.
A domain name is the term given to the address of your web site and email. If
you register the domain name of yourcompany.co.uk then your web site address
would be www.yourcompany.co.uk and your email address would take the form of
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
A domain name is an important part of your internet presence. For help in choosing
the right name see our guide to registering domain names.
CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface. It is a program that runs on a server
that performs a task and then presents the results back to the users browser.
HavNet uses unix based web servers and uses Perl to perform all CGI operations.
A web server is a computer that has a constant connection to the internet and
a fixed IP address. This computer holds your web site and delivers it to anyone
that enters your web site address into their browser. Our web servers are regularly
backed up, have generator backup, are kept in a clean a secure server room and
have redundant connections to the web for resiliancy. You can be sure of high
reliability. HavNet uses Sun Cobalt servers running Apache on a unix operating