Cloud glossary - Cloud terminology you need to know

This cloud glossary compiles the most common terms you need to know before you start your cloud journey. Whether you’re just starting your cloud project or already running one, this comprehensive A-Z cloud glossary is specifically designed to help you understand the key cloud concepts and cut through jargon. Bookmark this page to use it as your go-to resource, as we constantly update it.

  • App serverAn app server is a software framework or platform that acts as an intermediary between users and back-end databases, handling business logic and data access.
  • Cloud hostingCloud hosting is a web hosting solution that leverages interconnected virtual and physical servers to provide flexibility, scalability and resource efficiency.
  • IP AddressAn Internet Protocol address is a unique number assigned to each device connected to a computer network that helps identify and locate devices.
  • Shared hostingDiscover the benefits and limitations of shared hosting, an affordable and beginner-friendly web hosting solution for personal and small business websites.
  • VPS HostingVPS Hosting is a web hosting service that divides a single physical machine into multiple private servers, virtually providing dedicated resources and control.