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== D ==
== D ==


* '''data center''' (abbreviated '''DC'''), is a physical location in which server racks reside. For example: [[Eqiad data center|Esams data center]] as listed on [[Clusters|Data centers]]. This includes both core services and cache PoPs.   
* '''data center''' (abbreviated '''DC'''), is a physical location in which server racks reside. For example: [[Eqiad data center|Esams data center]] as listed on [[Clusters|Data centers]]. This includes both core services and cache PoPs. (Avoid "cluster".)
* '''directory''', a file system structure in which files are stored. For example: [[:en:TMPDIR|TMPDIR]] or $wgExtensionDirectory. (Avoid "folder" or "address".)  
 
== F ==
 
* '''file path''', the absolute path on the file system to a particular file or directory.
 
== P ==
 
* '''path''', part of a URL starting from the slash after a host and optional port, until the end or any query string or hash fragment. For example: $wgExtensionAssetsPath (Avoid "folder" or "directory").


== See also ==
== See also ==


* [[mw:Inclusive language|Inclusive language]] on mediawiki.org, on words to avoid.
* [[Help:Glossary]], for terms used within Wikimedia Cloud Services.
* [[Help:Glossary]], for terms used within Wikimedia Cloud Services.
* [[m:Glossary|Glossary]] on Meta-Wiki, for terms used within the wider Wikimedia movement.
* [[m:Glossary|Glossary]] on Meta-Wiki, for terms used within the wider Wikimedia movement.
* [[mw:Manual:Glossary|Manual:Glossary]] on mediawiki.org, for terms used within the MediaWiki software.
* [[mw:Manual:Glossary|Manual:Glossary]] on mediawiki.org, for terms used within the MediaWiki software.
* [[mw:Documentation/Style guide|Documentation/Style guide]] on mediawiki.org, about technical documentation more broadly.
* [[mw:Documentation/Style guide|Documentation/Style guide]] on mediawiki.org, about technical documentation more broadly.
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This is an overview of terminology used in technical documentation for Wikimedia Foundation infrastructure and software.

This list is meant to be a reference point for the canonical or preferred words to convey a certain concept. Avoid listing older or less common words for the same concepts.

C

  • cluster is group of servers with a common purpose. For example: "text" Varnish cluster, "jobrunner" appserver cluster. Note that a cluster may span multiple DCs.

D

  • data center (abbreviated DC), is a physical location in which server racks reside. For example: Esams data center as listed on Data centers. This includes both core services and cache PoPs. (Avoid "cluster".)
  • directory, a file system structure in which files are stored. For example: TMPDIR or $wgExtensionDirectory. (Avoid "folder" or "address".)

F

  • file path, the absolute path on the file system to a particular file or directory.

P

  • path, part of a URL starting from the slash after a host and optional port, until the end or any query string or hash fragment. For example: $wgExtensionAssetsPath (Avoid "folder" or "directory").

See also