Webhosting Dictionary - M

MAC address
Media Access Control address. Every piece of hardware on a Local Area Network has an unique MAC address used to identify a device.

Mailing list
A group discussion between the subscribers of the mailing list. Every posting is sent to the mail server and distributed to all subscribers as an email.

MBps (uppercase B)
MegaBytes (MB) per second, 1 MB = 1,048,576 bytes

Mbps (lowercase b)
Megabits (Mb) per second, 1Mb = 1,048,576 bits

Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions. A method of including binary data within email messages.

A popular audio compression format.

Motion Picture Experts Group. A video compression format.

The standard database software for web sites. A database is a file containing data organized into records which you can retrieve, sort and manipulate. This is done through SQL (Structured query language), a simple database query and programming language.

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