bandwidth – how much data can be transmitted in a time period over a communications channel, often expressed in kilobits per second (kbps).

burstable bandwidth – a hosting option that allows sites to use the available network capacity to handle periods of peak usage.

CDN (content delivery system) – a system of geographically distributed servers designed to accelerate the delivery of web pages and files by routing user requests to the server that’s in the best position to serve them.

colocated hosting – hosting option whereby the host provides and is responsible for the equipment, dedicating an entire server to the client’s websites.

data transfer – The total amount of outbound traffic from a website*, typically measured in gigabytes (Gb).

dedicated hosting – hosting option whereby the host provides and is responsible for the equipment, dedicating an entire server to the client’s websites.

dedicated IP – an IP address dedicated to a single website.

managed WordPress hosting – web hosting optimized specifically for WordPress, where the hosting company assumes many of the routine maintenance tasks.

web hosting – the business of providing the storage, connectivity, and services necessary to serve files for a website.

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