Technical Glossary, Reference
There are currently 6 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
An option for handling mail received by the default or catch-all email address for a cPanel account. The fail option returns all mail received by the default address as undeliverable.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
An FAQ is a document that lists and answers the most common questions on a particular subject. It is considered good netiquette (the Internet's code of conduct) to check for FAQs and read them.
A combination of hardware and software that separates a LAN into two or more parts for security purposes. A firewall is commonly used to separate a network from the Internet.
A tool that lets you forward a copy of every email message you receive to another address. When a forwarder is set up, you will still receive mail at the original recipient address. If, however, you create a forwarder without first creating the original address, messages will be forwarded to the end address without being sent to the original address, as it does not exist.
FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name)
A name that uniquely defines a domain's location. It is usually seen as host.example.com. with a trailing dot. For the purposes of cPanel, including a final dot is not necessary, but the domain name must contain at least two dots. FQDNs must be written in lowercase letters.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
A method of transferring files from one computer to another. cPanel comes equipped with an FTP server that can be configured to the website owner's preference. An FTP client must be installed on the local computer in order to send files to and receive files from the FTP server. It is highly recommended that clients disable FTP, which can be done using the "Disable FTP Access" feature in cPanel, and use a secure protocol, such as SCP or SFTP.