Terms beginning with P
Packet switching breaks data into smaller packets before transfer and then reassembles it at the final destination.
A parked page is a temporary Web page used before the domain name's website or hosting is active. There is
no penalty for parking a domain name.
Parking inactivates a domain name. Parked domain names display a temporary Web page.
Perl, or Practical Extraction and Reporting Language, is a script that processes text.
A permalink links to a specific article in the archives of a blog. The link remains valid even after the article is no longer listed on the front page of the blog.
Phishing is a form of Internet fraud used to steal personal and payment information. To avoid phishing, be sure a Web page is secure before making a payment or submitting valuable information to a website. A secured site's address begins with "https." Secured sites encrypt exchanged data to prevent unauthorized data capture.
A ping, or Packet Internet Groper, determines if another computer is currently connected to the Internet.
A podcast is an audio or video production posted to a Web page. Podcasts allow users to subscribe to a feed and receive new files automatically.
A POP3 server connects email clients like Outlook and Apple Mail with mail servers.
A post is an entry posted to a blog. It includes an individual article, or an audio or video file.
A power cycle reboots a virtual or dedicated server.
Podcasting shares audio and video files online. It often utilizes feeds for playback on mobile devices and personal computers.
Primary hosted domain name
A primary hosted domain name is the main domain name on a hosting plan. It points to the hosting content root by default.
The primary server, or primary nameserver, of a domain name contains authoritative information regarding the domain name and its corresponding IP.
Propagation is the time delay required to complete a request or modification.
Protected registration prevents most domain name transfers and domain name expiration.