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Glossary Term K - Web Hosting Glossary

Kilobit per second (kbps) is a data transfer rate equal to 1,000 bits per second or 125 bytes per second. Data transfer rates refer to the amount of time it takes for blocks of data to be transferred from one piece of equipment to another.

Kermit is a file transfer protocol and management system used primarily in the 1980s. Kermit provides a reliable transfer source but it is very slow in comparison to other transfer protocols available today.

Kilobyte (Kb)
There are a number of abbreviations for kilobyte including k, KB, Kb, Kbyte, or K-byte. A kilobyte is a unit of measure for digital storage space. 1 kilobyte is equal to1024 bytes.

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