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Speak Like a Geek Glossary hit 294 In general, a single access of a web page. That is, a hit is recorded for a particular web page each time a browser displays the page. Technically, however, it's a request to a web server for data. This means that a request for an HTML file is a hit, but so are any requests for supporting files, such as images, Java applets, external style sheet files, and so on. Therefore, many people prefer to use the more accurate term page view. hit-and-run page A web page that gets a huge number of hits and then disappears a week later. Most hit-and- run pages contain pornographic material and they get shut down when the website's system administrators figure out why their network has slowed to a crawl. See Also flash crowd, hot spot, slag. home page The main page of a website. See Also deep link. host See web server. hosting provider A company that provides you with storage space (usually at a fee) for your web pages. The company runs a web server that enables other people to view your pages. hot spot A website that experiences a massive surge in traffic, usually in response to an event or pro- motion. See Also flash crowd, hit-and-run page. HTML