API Application: Programming interface which enables an
application to "connect" to exchange data.
Application: A software programme which enables one or more
tasks or functions to be carried out.
Backup: An operation which consists of duplicating and safely
storing the data contained on a computer system.
Bandwidth: Volume of data exchanged (uploads and downloads)
between the CDN and the users that download Files from the Customer. This volume is calculated in
Bot: An automatic or semi-automatic software agent that
interacts with servers.
CDN: The Content Delivery Network is network of servers which
cooperate to make content and data available to users via the internet.
Cloud: Technology that uses remote execution resources and
Content: The text, information, image, audio or video
and other data placed on the Service by or on behalf of the Customer, including data which the
Customer permits third parties to place on the Service.
CPU: The Central Processing Unit, or processor, is the server
component which executes the computer programmes.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets): A style sheet language used to
manage the presentation and formatting of a web page.
Customer's Website: A set of pages and content globally
accessible via a domain name, which constitute the Customer's Website (with more than one Website
Data Transfer Rate: Quantity of data transmitted via a
communication channel in a given time interval. The speed of an internet connection is generally
expressed in kbps (kilobits per second).
(D)DOS: (distributed) denial-of-service attack; an attempt to
make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users.
Diagnostic: A set of measures and tests performed out in
to determine or verify the technical aspects of a problem, and to evaluate the cause and effects of
Domain Name: An identification string (e.g. StuntRocket) and an extension (e.g. .com, .fr etc.), constituting a familiar name which is
associated with an IP address.
Dynamic Content: Changeable content that varies based on
various parameters such as User web browser, session, etc.
Firewall: The firewall can be software or hardware-based and
it enables adherence to the network security policy, which defines the authorised types of
communication on this computer network. It analyses applications and packets.
FTP Server: It enables the files to be transferred via the
internet or via a local computer network (intranet).
gTLD: Generic top-level domain or extension (.com, .biz,
Hard Disk: The Hard Disk (or HD) is a magnetic device for
digital data storage.
HTML: HyperText Markup Language is a data format designed to
display web pages.
HTTP Server: The software used to send requests in compliance
with the client-server communication protocol; the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
Hyperlink: A hypertext reference in the document currently
being viewed which automatically leads to a related document.
Incident Service: Service offered by StuntRocket
enabling the Customer to declare a technical incident. StuntRocket will perform a
diagnostic. If the diagnostic reveals that the incident falls within
Instance: Virtual server created on the StuntRocket Public Cloud infrastructure and which enables the development and/or use of application solutions.
The Instance, created using cloud computing technologies, includes a Storage Space and a quantity of
processor and RAM resources.
Intrusion: The unauthorised access of a computer system in
order to read its internal data or to use its resources.
IP Address: The number which identifies each device connected
to the internet. The interface with the network for all computer hardware.
Log: A log (or logfile) which chronologically presents all
events that have affected a computer system and all actions resulting from these events, in the
classic text file format.
Mailing List: The mailing or distribution list is a specific
email usage which enables the mass sending of information to the users subscribed to the list.
Management Interface: The "Manager" space is accessible to
Customer after identification by inputting its customer ID and the corresponding password.
MySQL: A free database management system.
Object Storage Container: Distributed Storage Space based on
the Object Storage architecture (management of data as objects).
Order: a request made by the Customer to the Supplier for
Services to be supplied under the Terms and Conditions.
StuntRocket Account: An invoicing account
containing all the functionalities and information related to the StuntRocket billing
services. The StuntRocket account can be credited by the Customer and can act as a cash
reserve that can be used as a means of payment for invoices issued for new StuntRocket
services or renewal of subscribed StuntRocket services. The Customer can also nominate a
payment method (such as bank card, bank account) that will enable its invoices to be paid
PHP: A programming language mainly used to produce dynamic
pages via a HTTP server.
Piracy: A computer crime which consists of adapting a
design in order to violate the integrity of a system for malicious purposes, or to copy information
without permission to distribute or sell it.
Port Scanning: A technique for finding the open ports of a
Proxy: A software component which acts as an intermediary by
placing itself between two others to facilitate or supervise their exchanges.
Rack: A cabinet used to store the servers and other computer
or telecoms equipment.
RAID Technology: Techniques enabling the same data to be
stored on several hard disks in order to improve the fault tolerance, security, and performance of
RAM (Random-Access Memory): The computer storage memory
used by the server when processing data.
Registrar: A service provider which provides domain name
registration and management. The registrars are accredited by the registry.
Registry: An entity (in the form of a company or an
association) responsible for the organisation, administration and management of an extension (.com,
.fr. .eu, etc). Registry duties include database and public research centre maintenance, registrar
accreditation, registration of domain names requested by the accredited registrars, and operating the
Remote Storage: (Public Cloud) Storage attached to an
via a network. Remote Storage can be distributed or not, and have different levels of redundancy
(replication). Remote Storage (including data stored on it) is deleted when the Instance to which it
is attached is deleted or reinstalled.
Root: Special user rights for the UNIX operating system.
Router: Intermediary element on a computer network which
forwards data packets.
Rsync: A free file synchronisation software programme
distributed under GNU GPL licence.
Service: all services provided by the Supplier to the
in accordance with the Terms and Conditions.
Snapshot: Logical volumes which enable a coherent backup to
made of another logical volume, from the same group of volumes. Creating a snapshot consists of
taking a "photo" of the state of the target logical volume, which is used to save modifications made
to target logical volume.
Software Application: A type of software designed to automate
Source Code: A set of instructions written in a high level
computer programming language, which is comprehensible to a trained human being, and can be used to
produce a computer programme.
Spamming: The sending of unsolicited bulk emails.
Spoofing: or electronic identity theft. A technique which
consists of concealing the true address that an email has been sent from, and replacing it with a
SSD: The Solid-State Drive is a flash memory hard disk
enabling a faster startup speed than the standard hard disk.
SSH: A secure communications protocol.
SSL Protocol: A data transfer security standard used for data
encryption, and authentication of the server and all messages, notably used by online payment and
Static Content: Content that doesn't change, consisting of
things like CSS or images, not intended to be viewed differently on the website by two different
Storage Space: The disk space allocated to the Customer
enabling it to store the data of the Virtual Machine in the Virtual Datacentre in a centralised and
Terminal: The peripheral device(s) enabling communication
Traffic: Refers to the flow of information circulating on the
global computer networks.
URL: The uniform resource locator is an internet resource
address (e.g. file). The format of a URL is a universal standard with the following structure:
VPN: A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private
across a public network, such as the Internet. It enables a computer to send and receive data across
shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting
from the functionality, security and management policies of the private network.
Web Requests: Requests made the web browser to the HTTP
when attempting to download a web page.
XSS: Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a type of computer
vulnerability typically found in applications.