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InstaWP Glossary

A glossary is an essential document for understanding the InstaWP technical terms, providing clear definitions and explanations for InstaWP's unique terminology and concepts. To assist our users it serves as a comprehensive dictionary and valuable reference guide.

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Active Site: This shows which sites are presently active in your InstaWP dashboard.

Alias: The name provided by you as the DNS hostname of your selected hosting provider.

API Key: The application Programming Interface key, acts as a unique identifier and authenticator for an InstaWP application or user accessing an API.

API Token: An API token is a unique identifier that is used to authorize a user or application to use an API.

API Quota Limit: APIs have a limit of maximum number of API request that can be made within a specific timeframe to prevent abuse and maintain system performance.

Clone Site: This option is to create a duplicate site of your existing InstaWP site in the dashboard in one click.

CNAME: A Canonical Name is a type of DNS record that maps an alias name to a true or canonical domain name.

Configuration: A process of setting up the systems and parameters for your website.

Connects: This allows you to view a list of connected Production sites and connects new sites to your InstaWP account.

Creds: The WordPress login credentials are 'username' for the username and 'password' for the password.

CSV: Comma-Separated Values is a plain text file format used to store tabular data, where each line represents a single record with each field.

Data center: These host the power, cooling, computing, network, and storage resources used for services and apps. In InstaWP you can select different data centers from the following: bur, dca, dfw.

Debug: Its a process which involve identifying and fixing issues within the website, ensuring a seamless experience for the end user.

Deploy: It is the process of automatically making a certain change/branch available using GitHub.

Domain: A domain is a unique name that identifies a website. It's like the address of your website on the internet. For example, the domain name for InstaWP is ""

DNS: Domain Name Server allows users to easily access websites by simply typing in their domain names instead of memorizing complex IP addresses.

FTP: It is a communication protocol used to transfer files between computers over an InstaWP network. It allows users to upload and download files from a remote server to their local machine or vice versa.

Hosting: It is a service that provides the necessary resources specifically optimized and infrastructure to make an InstaWP WordPress website or application accessible online.

InstaWP: InstaWP is a WordPress web development toolkit that allows users to launch WordPress sites instantly.

Monetize: The process of turning a template (made from the WordPress site) into a revenue-generating asset inside the InstaWP platform.

PHP config: The WordPress site's PHP settings & limits preserve your server's resources, to set limits on the max size of a file that can be uploaded.

Plugins: To add features or functionality InstaWP provides, such as WordPress plugins or browser extensions. You can Install plugins and themes to your website from open-source WordPress software.

Port: The port number (SFTP) uniquely identifies a connection endpoint used by web servers to receive requests from clients.

Referral: A program that allows you and your referral (refer-a-friend) both to earn $20 each for bringing every new customer to the platform.

Repo URL: A web address of a repository where its code is stored. This URL is used for cloning, deploying, and many more.

Reserve Site: This allows you to reserve a site i.e. mark a site as permanent, all our paid plans allow ALL sites to be marked as permanent.

SFTP: Secure File Transfer Protocol An encryption network is used to securely transfer files over the InstaWP filesystem.

Site: A site is a WordPress site for testing purposes with various combinations of WordPress, PHP versions, Preset Configurations and other functions to supercharge their WordPress development toolkit workflow.

Site Expiry: This shows the temporary site expiration time is according to the user's plan.

Slug: It is the part of a URL that uniquely identify a web page. A Slug is specifically designed to be easy to read and understand by both users and search engines. Eg. “” the ‘content-title’ is slug.

Space: The total storage space allotted to a user's account.

SSH: Secure Shell is an encryption protocol that allows for secure remote access and execution of transferring files over the InstaWP computer network.

Suffix Domain: It is the last of the domain name, which helps identify the type of business or organization or geographic location of the domain owners. Eg. .com (commericial), .org (organization), .edu (educational institute), .in (India).

Template: A template is a type of landing page for the users'. The template is shared with the users which enables them to create new sites without having an account.

Three dots: This is a punctuation mark (⋮) consisting of three dots stacked vertically.

Toolkit: A collection of resources and tools designed spesicfically to help you launch WordPress site.

Version: It is a term used to keep track of the progress of your website's work by saving the current version in snapshot form and restoring it to its previous version if any issues arise.

WaaS: It is a website-as-a-service that allows you to sell pre-built WordPress templates.

White label: It is for adding a custom suffix domain to your website.

WP-CLI: It is a command-line interface for WordPress that allows you to manage and interact with your WordPress sites without the need of a web browser.

Wrap: This is a Toggle wrap functionality so that you don't need to scroll horizontally.

Updated on: 08/04/2024

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