Little Hero Hosting Reference Guide

Below you will find a list of common words and explanations which are commonly used with domains and hosting. If you would like any words, terms or phrases added please email us.


Name Description
ABN: Australian Business Number – required for registration of a domain
Bandwidth: The amount of data transferred to and from a web server. Every time a visitor views a file (whether it’s a web page, image, video, or audio file), that file has to be transferred to the visitor’s computer. Bandwidth is the total size of all these files transferred to visitors’ computer
cPanel: The control panel for your LHH hosting account. In your cPanel you can manage many hosting features including: email accounts, run backups, install software and manage files.
DNS: The component of the Internet which acts as a “phone book,” converting human-readable domain names (such as into computer-readable IP addresses.
FTP: File Transfer Protocol – the protocol for exchanging files over the Internet. FTP is commonly used to download a file from a server using the Internet or to upload a file to a server eg, uploading a Web page file or image to a server./td>
IP Address: A number that identifies a computer on a network, making it possible for other computers to find and communicate with it.
LHD: Little Hero Designs, our “parent” web design, customisation and logo and business.
LHH: Little Hero Hosting specialising in affordable web hosting and domain registration.
MySQL: A database management tool, as well as the type of database it manages. Databases are essential for applications like WordPress blogs, forums and eCommerce shopping websites.
Nameservers Domain nameserver (also called DNS) are the Internet’s equivalent to a phone book.
Nameservers maintain a directory of domain names and their matching IP addresses. This information allows other computers to know where to find your website.
Parked Domain: A parked domain name is an additional domain name that leads to the same place as the main domain name for your account. For instance, if you had and wanted to lead to the same place, you would park on
Subdomain: A subsection of your website that exists as a subdirectory in your home folder. If your domain were, then the subdomain URL would appear as
TLD: Top Level Domains which are domains where there is only 1 . examples are .com .net. gov
URL: Universal Resource Locator – On the web, a URL is a string of characters that identifies the location of a website. Since IP addresses are difficult to remember, URLs are used instead. For example, it is much easier to remember to go to than http://123.44.567.890. “URL” is often used synonymously with the term “web address,”