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There are currently 8 names in this directory beginning with the letter A.
Addon Domain
An additional domain name associated with a cPanel account. Each addon domain is stored in its own directory that can be configured during its creation. This allows clients to manage multiple domains from a single cPanel account. Addon domains must be registered with a domain registrar and configured to point to our servers to properly function.

AdSense (Google AdSense)
An advertising placement service by Google. The program is designed for website publishers who want to display targeted text, video or image advertisements on website pages and earn money when site visitors view or click the ads.

Adwords (Google Adwords)
is an advertising service by Google for businesses wanting to display ads on Google and its advertising network. The AdWords program enables businesses to set a budget for advertising and only pay when people click the ads. The ad service is largely focused on keywords.

Anonymous FTP
A process whereby visitors without FTP accounts may upload and download files to and from a website. Because it poses security risks, we do not offer anonymous FTP.

A program that receives requests from web browsers and responds by "serving" web pages to the browser. For this reason, it's called a web server.

Apache Handler
A means of telling the Apache software how to process a given type of file. By default, Apache only handles certain file types. You can configure Apache handlers for other file types using an .htaccess file. For more information, see Apache's handler documentation.

ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
The world-wide standard of code numbers used by computers to represent all the upper- and lower-case Latin letters, numbers, and punctuation. There are 128 standard ASCII codes, each of which can be represented by a 7-digit binary number, 0000000 through 1111111.

Auto Responder
Auto responders allow you to automate replies to incoming email. In cPanel, this feature can be useful for confirming the receipt of mail, or for informing correspondents that the recipient is unavailable - for example, while on vacation.
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