The ABC’s of server terminology- part 3

server glossary part 3

After having read part 1 and 2 of our blog series, we hope that you’re starting to get to grips with important server terminology! In this instalment we will be covering off server terms from M to P.

Managed Server

Characteristic for a managed server is that in addition to server resources customers are provided with administrative tasks such as maintenance, installation of requested changes, security checks and system updates. Thus, customers can completely focus on their web projects. A managed server also makes individual configuration possible, which the customer may not be able to implement by themselves due to a lack of resources or knowledge.


In general, the term refers to the observation, measurement and analysis of a process. For example, by using social media monitoring software, you can gain valuable insight into a particular topic or on a particular demographic. This is useful for market research purposes, as it allows you to identify key trends and developments at an early stage.

In terms of server monitoring, this is the processing of analysing the servers to ensure there are no problems or irregularities and ensuring that the server is functioning correctly. The monitoring allows you to observe all key areas of the server, including security, ability and user behavior.

At 1&1, we provide 1&1 Server Monitoring with all 1&1 unmanaged servers at no extra charge. This service shows customers the current status of the server and resources.


Software Company MySQL AB sells a popular management system for relational databases. Relational means that concatenation is based on mathematic relations. The computer language SQL is used for governing the data, and the data is stored in table form. MySQL is used by popular websites, such as YouTube, Facebook or Twitter.


NGINX is an open source HTTP server known for its high performance; it’s an extremely fast web server and can cope with high traffic loads.  NGINX can function as a standalone webserver but can also be used in proxy with other servers such as Apache.


This term refers to a type of business model, in which the customer only pays for the service that they actually use.


Plesk is one of the most popular types of software that companies often use for the management of web hosting packages. It can be used to control almost every aspect of your website and your hosting package, without requiring the user to have extensive knowledge of its operating system; therefore simplifying complex processes.

That’s all for now, keep an eye out for part 4 of this series, coming soon!


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