BluebirdHosting Glossary

If you're not fimilar with web hosting or the internet you most likely wont know what the features we offer are. That is why we have put together this page to explain each of our main features in detail.


Disk Space (Storage Space)

The amount of included space on the servers harddrive where you can store your files. 1GB of storage will hold thousands of images or webpages.

Bandwidth (Data Transfer)

Every time someone visits your website data is transferred. The data includes images, files, page data and everything else you see when you view a website. The average website will never come close to the amount of bandwidth we provide on each package.

Monthly Price

Bluebird accepts all major credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discovery, etc.) and Paypal.

Yearly Payment

Pay for a year at one time and receive a discounted price. The price shown is the monthly price when you take the yearly payment divided by 12.


Host unlimited domains within one account! The domains will be separate websites and use real domain names (ex.

Parked Domains

Park unlimited domains on a single account. Domain parking allows you to place a domain (ex. on top of another domain (ex. Then all traffic to the parked domain ( will go directly to the domain its parked on (

Money Back Guarantee

If at anytime during the first 30 days you are unhappy with our service you can receive a full refund. No questions asked! Simply submit a cancellation request at and ask for the money back guarantee.

Uptime Guarantee

If during any month your site is not up 99.9% of time you can receive a refund on your monthly payment. Now that's reliable web hosting!

24/7/365 Technical Support

There is always someone online at Bluebird to answer your questions or to solve your issues. The average ticket response time is under 15 minutes!

Live Support Chat

You can use live support chat to have your questions answered instantly. Live chat can be access at


DirectAdmin Control Panel

DirectAdmin, the web hosting industries fastest and easiest control panel. All accounts include their very own DirectAdmin control panel where you can manage every aspect of your website. DirectAdmin is feature packed, while still being easy to use.

Installtron Script Installer

Installtron allows you to install over 50 of today's leading scripts with a few clicks of your mouse. No longer will you have to download, upload, configure and install your scripts. Installtron will do it all for you! See a list of scripts Installtron installs.

Daily Complete Backups

Bluebird backs up all your website files, emails and databases daily using Bluebird innovative backup technology. No longer will you have to deal with an overloaded server during backup times. The Bluebird backup system creates very little load on the server allowing your site to load very quickly 24/7/365.

Raid-1 File Storage

Raid-1 storage is a storage system to mirror data between two harddrives to help prevent extended downtime from harddrive failures. When one drive fails the other will take over and your sites will remain online.

Email Address

Create unlimited email accounts that include your domain name. (Example: This is a key feature to make your business look professional with your own personalized email addresses.


Short for Post Office Protocol, a protocol used to retrieve e-mail from a mail server. Most e-mail applications (sometimes called an e-mail client) use the POP protocol. In basic terms this allows you to download email from your Bluebird account to your email program (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc.).


(Internet Message Access Protocol) IMAP is gradually replacing POP as the main protocol used by email clients in communicating with email servers. Using IMAP an email client program can not only retrieve email but can also manipulate message stored on the server, without having to actually retrieve the messages. So messages can be deleted, have their status changed, multiple mail boxes can be managed, etc.


Simple Mail Transfer Protocol is a protocol used to send and receive email.

Web Based Email Access

You can access your email online using Not only can you read your email online, but you can use the email client (SquirrelMail or Horde) to completly manage your inbox.

SquirrelMail Screenshots
Roundcube Screenshots

Spam Filtering

Bluebird uses several spam prevention techniques to help keep your inbox free from spam. We deploy several spam RBL lists including amd Bluebird also includes SpamAssassin which does e-mail spam filtering based on content-matching rules, which also supports DNS-based, checksum-based and statistical filtering, supported by external programs and online databases.

Anti-Virus Email Protection

Bluebird provides anti-virus scanning for your files and emails.

Mailing Lists

These are email lists that you can allow visitors to your site to subscribe to through a simple HTML form placed on your site. You can then periodically email everyone on the list things like newsletters or announcements.

Email Forwarders

An email forwarder allows you to forward email from one email address to another email address. This becomes very important when you have multiple email accounts, but only want to check one. In that situation you can forward all email to a single email address.

Email Auto Responders

Set up email auto responders to reply to emails based on specific conditions you select. Example you can have all email to a certain email address automatically reply to the sender saying you are on vaction and will reply when you return home.

Online Database Management

Manage every aspect of your databases online using phpmyadmin. Phpmyadmin is a popular, powerful web-based interface for administering MySQL databases. It is open source, written in PHP, and is among the better tools available for working with MySQL databases. Phpmyadmin demo.

MySQL Database

MySQL is the most popular database system and is required to run many of today's most popular scripts. With Bluebird you can create unlimited MySQL databases.

FTP Manager

Easily create, edit or delete ftp accounts with just a few clicks of your mouse.

FTP Account

Multiple ftp accounts allow you to give friends and employees their own FTP account. You have the ability to grant access or deny access to certain folders for each account you create.


Subdomains allow you to create URLs such as on your main domain as well as any addon domain you have setup. Subdomains can point to your main website or to subdirectories of your main site. Subdomains have full email and web statistics functionality.

Password Protected Directories

You can password protect any folder you create and no one will be able to access it without the correct username and password.

SSL Secure Website Access

Bluebird allows you to use any SSL certificate on your account and we will even install it for free!


Webalizer is a very advanced statistics program. See all the features and screenshots.

Access & Referrer Logs

The raw access logs will show you all visitors that have accessed your site. Referrer logs allow you to see where your website traffic is coming from.

Error Logs

Error logs allow you to monitor your website to make sure everything is working correctly.

Customizable Error Pages

Create and use your own error pages. No longer do you have to settle for those horrible looking error pages provided by other hosts. Example: If someone accesses a file that does not exist on your account you can load an error page that you designed.


MySQL is the most popular database system and is required to run many of today's most popular scripts.


Phpmyadmin is a popular, powerful web-based interface for administering MySQL databases. It is open source, written in PHP, and is among the better tools available for working with MySQL databases. Phpmyadmin demo.


The PHP Hypertext Preprocessor is a programming language that allows web developers to create dynamic content that interacts with databases. PHP is used generally for developing web based software applications. PHP is perhaps the most popular scripting language used today.

Zend Optimizer

Zend Optimizer runs the files encoded by the Zend Guard, while enhancing the performance of PHP applications.


IonCube runs the files encoded by IonCube, while enhancing the performance of PHP applications.


CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface. CGI allows HTML pages to interact with programming applications.


Practical Extraction and Reporting Language, is a programming language particularly useful for text processing and file conversion,

Server Side Includes

Server Side Includes (SSI) is an easy server-side scripting language. Its primary use is to include the contents of a file into another file.


A cron is normally used to schedule a job that is executed periodically. Example a script you use on your website requires a file to be executed daily to generate invoices. You can setup a cron to do this automatically for you.


Upload your website to Bluebird using your FrontPage application.


ImageMagick allows for the creation, modification and display of bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a large variety of formats. Images can be cropped, colors can be changed, various effects can be applied, images can be rotated and combined, and text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves can be added to images and stretched and rotated.


GD is an open source code library for the dynamic creation of images. It is very similar to ImageMagick (details above).


Bluebird uses several world-class networks and data centers including NAC, Hurricane Electric, Telecity Group and Netelligent.


Bluebird only uses top quality, powerful servers. Bluebird currently uses Dual Core Opteron and Quad-Core Intel Xeon Clovertown servers. Our servers are not only powerful, but they are lightly loaded allowing for extremely fast page loading times and excellent uptime.

Private Name Servers

Bluebird allows you to use your own private domain name servers. An example of a private name server would be: and



PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness.

Overselling Allowed

Overselling allows you to create as many accounts as you can and only be limited on the amount of storage space and bandwidth those accounts actually use.

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