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RAID

RAID is form of data protection. RAID refers to the phrase ‘redundant array of independent disks’ and data stored on more than one hard drive.

RDP

RDP stands for Remote Desktop Protocol. This is the application that is included in Windows that allows an Administrator to use the internet and remotely connect to a different computer, dedicated server, or VPS.

reboot

A reboot is a power cycling of a dedicated server or VPS, it is essentially the same thing as “turning it off and then turning it back on again”. Often a reboot is needed after operating system updates have been downloaded, in order to completely install them.

Reformat

Reformat refers to the process that permanently erases any data that is on a hard drive and then installs a new copy of the operating system.

RIPE

RIPE is Réseaux IP Européens. It is the central authority for assigning IP addresses Europe and is headquartered in Amsterdam.