A phrase used to describe a type of website hosting platform that is used to serve an electronic commerce website. Ecommerce hosting differs from standard Web hosting in that a number of features and functionalities are required to manage and run a commercial website. This includes SSL, database support, shopping cart software, payment processing services, and additional ecommerce software and security initiatives. Ecommerce hosting is designed to basically provide entrepreneurs and businesses with all the tools and services required for them to set-up, manage and conduct an ecommerce business.
Ecommerce hosting is an option offered by many Web hosting service providers. In addition to supplying ecommerce functionality, they will also provide Web space (a Web server) to host your website, an email server or email support, technical support and other standard Web hosting features for businesses.
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- fingerprint template
In biometrics, a fingerprint template is the name used to describe a stored file in a fingerprint scanning system. When a fingerprint is entered in to the system, only a “template” of the fingerprint is stored, not an image of the fingerprint. A fingerprint template is smaller than the actual fingerprint image and using the […]
In biometrics and fingerprint scanning, minutiae refers to specific plot points on a fingerprint. This includes characteristics such as ridge bifurcation or a ridge ending on a fingerprint. See “How Fingerprint Scanners Work” in the “”Did You Know…” section of
- direct fingerprint reader
Abbreviated as DFR (and also called a fingerprint scanner or fingerprint reader) a direct fingerprint reader is a biometrics device that uses automated methods of recognizing a person based on unique physical characteristics of a person’s fingerprint. A fingerprint is made up of a pattern of ridges and furrows as well as characteristics that occur […]
- capacitance scanner
A type of fingerprint scanner that requires a real fingerprint as opposed to a black and white image that would be used on an optical scanner. This type of scanner senses the fingerprint using electrical current instead of light, as optical scanners do and are said to me more secure as it is more difficult […]
- shrink wrap
The phrase used to describe a type of purchase or license agreement associated with shipped goods, such as boxed versions of computer software purchased at a store. Shrink-wrap licenses usually means that the “agreement is bound with the product by plastic wrap (shrink wrap)”, and will specify rights of use, fees, warranties and limitations of […]