There are many words or phrases used in this website and on the internet in general. Below we have put some of the more popular ones to make our site easier to understand.
ADSL is another word for Broadband,which is a high-speed internet connection.
Anti-virus software helps protect your computer against viruses.
ASP is used to develop dynamic web pages, this technology was developed by Microsoft.
This is the size of the "data pipeline" between the Internet and your computer. The greater the bandwidth, the faster the connection and the more information can flow at once.
- Blog (Web Log)
A blog is a type of web page that serves as a publicly accessible personal journal (or log) for an individual. Typically this journal is updated daily, with thoughts and opinions on life. Blogs have become a fast-growing medium for communication in professional, political, news, trendy and other specialized web communities.
A web site browser is used to display web pages on your computer. Some web browsers are Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator.
- Dynamic web page
All the relevant parts such as graphics and text are gathered from the database and displayed on screen.
- Domain name (URL)
This is a unique name that identifies an Internet site.
To copy something from a website to to a file on your local hard drive.
- E-commerce (Electronic Commerce)
E-commerce is used when buying and selling items via the Internet (online transaction).
E-mail stands for electronic mail. These are messages sent over the internet from one e-mail address to another.
Hacking is the unauthorized access to a computer, its files and programs by a 'hacker'(a computer expert) who can break through its security.
This is the number of times a web page has been visited. Every time you go to a web page it is counted as a "hit".
This is the 'front page' of a website, where you get a brief idea of what the site is about.
- ISP (Internet Service Provider)
An ISP is a company that sells Internet connections to private and business customers, and you connect to the ISP via modem or DSL.
This is a list of words that are included in the code of your website, people type these word into the search engine to find your site. These words are highly relevant to the content of your web pages.
- Link popularity
By looking at the number and the nature of the links to and from your site a search engine can tell how popular your website is.
MySQL is a database program that stores and processes information.
These are forums that are used for exchanging information and views over the internet which are held on newsgroup servers. When you post a message it is copied to other newsgroup servers around the world so other people can read it and reply with their own views.
This is what it is called when you are not connected to the internet.
This is what it is called when you are connected to the internet.
- Scrolling -up - down - left - right
Moving up or down within a document ON your screen using the scroll bar on the right of the page.
EO is the abbreviation for "search engine optimization". SEO convinces search engine spiders to crawl your pages frequently.
- Shopping Cart
A shopping cart on the internet is equivalent of a shopping trolley. On an online shopping site you choose what items you wish to buy and add it to your on-screen shopping cart.
A virus is a pieces of code that is designed to reproduce and damage data or system performance.