Code by which the Internet identifies you. The format is
username@hostname, where username is your username, login name, or account number,
and hostname is the name of the computer or Internet provider you use. The hostname
may be a few words strung together with periods.
A way to use the FTP program to log on to another computer to copy
files when you don't have an account on the other computer. When you log on, enter
'anonymous' as the username and your 'e-mail address' as the password. This gives you
access to publicly available files.
Java's advantage is in that it is composed of many smaller,
re-usable chunks of programming code, called "applets" (short for
"applications"). This allows for quicker transfer over the internet, meaning
many new programs will now be able to become directly interactive, incorporating
animation, sound, and more. (See also Java, ShockWave,
A system that helps you find files located anywhere on the Internet.
After Archie locates the file, you can use FTP to get it. Archie is both a program and a
system of server computers that contain indexes of files.
Acronym for AMERICAN STANDARD CODE FOR INFORMATION INTERCHANGE, a
standard character set.
Communication that occurs at different times, between two or more
individuals, in contrast to Synchronous communication. For e.g. e-mails, some conferencing
systems, bulletin boards.
ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) is a networking technology that
provides a guaranteed quality of service. Standard Internet connections are based on Frame
Relay technology. The throughput of Frame Relay links can be drastically reduced under
certain circumstances, just as a garden hose becomes less effective when stepped on or
kinked. However, ATM links are like metal pipes-they always provide the same amount of
throughput, regardless of the pressure exerted on them. Globats hosting facility has
direct ATM connections to the major Internet hubs on both the East and West coasts
(MAE-East, and MAE-West).
Verifying the identity of a person or computer process.
Computer programs that aid in creating HTML documents by inserting the code for tags.
Trellix Web and MS FrontPage are examples of authoring software.
Auto-responders allow you to
automatically return a pre-set message whenever a selected mailbox receives a message. It
will also notify a selected mailbox of the receipt and response.
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A high-speed line or series of connections that form a major pathway
within a network. The term is relative, since a backbone in a small network will likely be
much smaller than many non-backbone lines in a large network.
These are images which are designed to to sit in the background of a
web page so that all other information, (e.g.text, images) is seen to sit on top.
Information theory used to express the amount of information that
can flow through a given point at a given time. Usually measured in bits per second (bps).
Also referred to as data transfer.
Browse / browser
You get access to the WWW through an application called a 'browser',
like Netscape or Mosaic. To 'browse' is to search the WWW for information.
Bulletin Board System (BBS)
A computer system that provides
its users files for downloading and areas for electronic discussions.
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Secure or Digital Issued by a Certificate Authority (such as
Equifax, Thawte or VeriSign) , a Secure Certificate (also known as a Digital Certificate)
is proof that a Web site is linked to a legitimate business, with a physical address and
phone number. It is the job of the Certificate Authority to verify the identity of
merchants and issue each a digital or authentication certificate.
Talking in real time to other network users from any and all parts
of the world.
Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is a standard for interfacing
external applications with information servers, such as HTTP or Web servers. A CGI script
allows a program to be run on your server which can output dynamic information. Some
examples of cgi scripts are: hit counters, mail forms, search pages and
Although Perl is the predominant language because of it's worldwide acceptance, CGI can be
written in any number of programming languages such as, Unix SH, KSH, CSH, and C.
A software program that is used to contact and obtain data from a
server software program on another computer, often across a great distance. Each client
program is designed to work with one or more types of server programs.
When these letters appear in lowercase type at the end of an
address, they indicate that the host computer is run by a company rather than a university
or government agency. It also means that the host computer is most likely located in the
The Control Panel is an on-line interface, that allows users to
change and update their Web sites.
A mechanism for server-side connections to store and retrieve
information on the client side.
Different computing systems being able to share data.
A virtual universe of computers,
programs, and data.
Data transfer (bandwidth) is the amount of information downloaded
from a Web site. For example, let's assume all of the data (pictures, text, buttons) on
your homepage totals 25KB (the size of Yahoo's homepage). If a thousand people viewed your
homepage you'd have 25MB total data transfer for that month (25KB multiplied by 1000).
Disk space is the storage capacity of your Web site for pictures,
HTML, graphics, etc. and is usually expressed in MB.
To retrieve a file from another machine, usually a host machine, to
The Domain Name System. A system for translating computer names into
numeric Internet addresses.
The unique name that identifies an Internet site. A given machine
may have more than one domain name, but a given domain name points to only one machine. It
is also possible for a domain name to exist but not be connected to an actual machine.
This is often done so that a group or business can have an Internet e-mail address without
having to establish a real Internet site. In these cases, an Internet service provider's
machine must handle the mail on behalf of the listed domain name.
Domain Name Registration
Domain Name Registration is the process of registering your Web site
address (i.e. www.globat.com) with an official Internet registrar.
When a domain name (Web site) is
moved from one Internet address to another, the new address must be recorded by the domain
registrar to allow Internet Domain Name Servers to point to the new location.
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When these letters appear at the end of an address
they indicate that the host computer is run by an educational institution. It also means
that the host computer is most likely located in the United States.
E-commerce (electronic commerce)
The purchasing of goods and services over the Internet.
E-mail (electronic mail)
A communication system that allows you to send text, files and/or
graphical messages over the Internet.
An autoresponder will send a standard response e-mail message (based
on a text file you specify) to anyone who sends an e-mail to a specific e-mail address
(which you specify) at your domain.
JunPak.com offers POP3 compliant e-mail boxes that can be used to
send and receive e-mail from any connection to the Internet. JunPak has a wide selection
of options and features including unlimited aliases, forwarding and autoresponders as well
as attractive volume discounts.
The translation of data into a secret code. Encryption is the most
effective way to achieve data security. To read an encrypted file, you must have access to
a secret key or password that enables you to decrypt it. Unencrypted data is called plain
text; encrypted data is referred to as cipher text. Most e-commerce software applications
utilize encryption technology.
A local-area network (LAN) protocol developed by Xerox Corporation
in cooperation with DEC and Intel in 1976. Ethernet uses a bus or star topology and
supports data transfer rates of 10 Mbps. It is one of the most widely implemented LAN
standards. A newer version of Ethernet, called 100Base-T (or Fast Ethernet), supports data
transfer rates of 100 Mbps. And the newest version, Gigabit Ethernet supports data rates
of 1 gigabit (1,000 megabits) per second.
An extranet is a private network
that uses Internet protocols and public telecommunications lines. An extranet can be
viewed as part of a company's intranet that is extended to users outside the company. The
main purpose of an extranet is to share information with individuals or groups outside a
company, such as suppliers, customers and partners.
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Frequently Asked Questions - the role of these is to answer the
majority of questions commonly asked by newcomers. FAQs provide a means by which questions
that are frequently asked can be collated into one document. The majority of FAQs are
posted on the USENET in related groups.
Forms add extra interactivity to Web sites. Questionaires can be
created, that include text areas, check boxes and radio buttons which are then sent by the
viewer to a specified mailbox, usually the manager of the Web site.
File Transfer Protocol. A method of transferring one or more files
from one computer to another over a network or phone line.
A program that displays information about someone on the net. On
most UNIX systems, this command tells you who is logged on right now. On most Internet
hosts, it tells you the name, possibly some other information based on the person's
Internet address, and the last time they logged on.
A filter for messages. A system that has a firewall lets only
certain kinds of messages in and out from the rest of the Internet. If an organization
wants to exchange mail with the Internet, but does not want other Internet members
"Telnetting in" and reading those files, its connection to the Internet can be
protected by using a firewall.
E-mail forwards redirect e-mail messages to another mailbox either
within its domain or to an outside destination.
The patterns and standards used to store a program on a disk.
Examples are GIF, JPEG, AIFF.
A file server is a computer and storage device dedicated to storing
files. Any user on the network can store files on the server.
HTML documents designed with fill-in text boxes, lists of options,
and other elements that allow the user of the form to send information back to the web
server. (E.g. registration form, order form, etc.)
An HTML tag introduced by Netscape to allow partitioning of the
browser window into independent document display areas.
A packet-switching protocol for connecting devices on a Wide Area
Network (WAN). Frame Relay networks in the U.S. support data transfer rates at T-1 (1.544
Mbps) and T-3 (45 Mbps) speeds. In fact, you can think of Frame Relay as a way of
utilizing existing T-1 and T-3 lines owned by a service provider. Most telephone companies
now provide Frame Relay service for customers who want connections at 56 Kbps to T-1
You will have unlimited access
to your account via FTP or FrontPage 24 hours a day in order to maintain your site. It is
recommended that the majority of work on your site be done locally on your own system and
then uploaded to our server. This affords you the most flexibility and safety in regard to
backing up your data.
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A computer that connects one network with another when the two
networks use different protocols. The UUNET computer connects the UUCP network with the
Internet, providing a way for mail messages to move between the two networks.
In data communications, a gigabit is one billion bits (1,073,741,824
bits to be exact). Bit - the smallest unit of data in a computer. A bit has a single
binary value, either 0 or 1.
In data communications, a gigabyte is one billion bytes
(1,073,741,824 bytes to be exact). Byte - a group of eight binary digits processed as a
unit by a computer and used especially to represent an alphanumeric character.
A popular type of image file format. Stands for Graphic Image
2 to the 30th power (1,073,741,824) bytes. One gigabyte is equal to
1,024 megabytes. Gigabyte is often abbreviated as G or GB.
Graphics Interchange Format. A platform-independent file format
developed by CompuServe, the GIF format is commonly used to distribute graphics on the
A system that lets you find
information by using menus. To use Gopher, you usually Telnet to a Gopher server and begin
browsing the menus.
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This is an application that adds extra functionality to Web
documents. e.g. If you download a movie clip the Web browser is unable to play the file
but it can boot up a helper application, in this case it may be 'RealPlayer' (An
audio/video player application).
The HTML tag used to enclose the beginning elements in the HTML
document, including the title.
A hits counter is a tool that allows a Webmaster to determine how
many times a particular page is accessed.
The first page that you intend people to see at your web site.
The name of a computer on the Internet, used to identify it in the
URL naming scheme.
Hosting, Web Hosting
To provide the infrastructure for a computer service. For example, a
company like GLOBAT hosts web servers. This means that we provide the hardware, software,
and communications lines required by the server, but the content on the server may be
controlled by the customer.
This refers to the number of people who have visited a given Web
Site or page.( e.g.10300 hits)
A computer on the Internet you may be able to log on to. You can use
FTP to get files from a host computer, and use other programs (such as telnet) to make use
of the host computer.
Computer applications that have the ability to link information to
information created by another application, characteristic of Internet Applications.
Hypertext Transfer Protocol. The method by which World Wide Web
pages are transferred over the network.
Hypertext Markup Language. A system used for writing pages for the
World Wide Web. HTML allows text to include codes that define fonts, layout, embedded
graphics, and hypertext links.
A system of writing and
displaying text that enables the text to be linked in multiple ways, available at several
levels of detail. Hypertext documents can also contain links to related documents, such as
those referred to in footnotes. Hypermedia can also contain pictures, sounds, and /or
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An image map is another way of creating links between web pages. In
image maps, different parts of the image activate different links. (an example: this is an
external web link) <http://www.cnn.com>
Internet access is usually made through a University Network or a
commercial service provider.
The vast collection of interconnected networks that all use the
TCP/IP protocols and that evolved from the ARPANET of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The
Internet connects roughly 60,000 independent networks into a vast, global Internet.
Internet Protocol. The transport layer protocol used as a basis of
the Internet. IP enables information to be routed from one network to another in packets
and then reassembled when they reach their destination.
A four-part number separated by periods (for example, 18.104.22.168)
that uniquely identifies a machine on the Internet. Every machine on the Internet has a
unique IP number; if a machine does not have an IP number, it is not really on the
Internet. Most machines also have one or more domain names that are easier for people to
Internet Relay Chat. A system that enables Internet users to talk
with each other in real time over the Internet rather than in person.
Integrated Services Digital
Network. A way to move more data over existing regular phone lines. ISDN is only slowly
becoming available in the USA. ISDN can provide speeds of 64,000 bits per second over a
regular phone line at almost the same cost as a normal phone call.
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This programming code works in conjunction with
HTML to allow dynamic programs
to run and interact with your computer, where straight HTML is primarily linear
information downloaded to your computer for static display. Java is a product created by
Sun Microsystems. Watch for many new web
sites to start incorporating limitless graphics, sound, motion, programs, etc.. (See also applets, ShockWave,
A proprietary scripting language by Netscape that adds
author-specified user events to static pages.
Joint Photographic Experts
Group. A group that has defined a compression scheme that reduces the size of image files
by up to 20 times at the cost of slightly reduced image quality.
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Short for kilobyte. When used to describe data storage, KB usually
represents 1,024 bytes. When used to describe data transfer rates, KB represents 1,000
In text editing and database
management systems, a keyword is an index entry that identifies a specific record or
document or a searchable term extracted from a data set during indexing.
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Local Area Network. A group of connected computers, usually located
in close proximity (such as the same building or floor of the building) so data can be
passed among them.
By inserting hypertextual links into web documents it is possible to
connect two documents together. These documents can be on different computers on opposite
sides of the globe.
A family of programs that manages mailing lists by distributing
messages posted to the list, adding and deleting members automatically.
This term refers to information stored and viewed on your
machine(local). As opposed to the information stored and viewed on other machines on the
A noun or a verb. Noun: The
account name used to gain access to a computer system. Unlike a password, the login name
is not a secret. Verb: The act of entering into a computer system; for example,
"Login to the WELL and then go to the GBN conference."
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Mailbox - E-mail
Also called POP accounts, E-mailboxes serve as a convenient way to
manage messages sent to your domain.
Also known as Default Mailbox, receives all of the e-mail sent to a
domain that is not otherwise forwarded (via a forward or auto-responder).
This enables e-mail contact to be written into a Web document. (e.g.
select this e-mail address email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
A piece of e-mail or a posting to a newsgroup.
An FTP server that provides copies of the same files as another
server. Some FTP servers are so popular that other servers have been set up to mirror them
and spread the FTP load to more than one site.
MOdulator, DEModulator. A device that you connect to your computer
and to a phone line to allow the computer to talk to other computers through the phone
system. Modems convert the computer's digital signals into analog waves that can be
transmitted over standard voice telephone lines. Modem speeds are measured in bits per
second (bps)--also sometimes expressed as Kilobits (thousands of bits) per second.
MySQL is a relational database
management system. A relational database stores data in separate tables rather than
putting all the data in one big storeroom. This adds speed and flexibility. The tables are
linked by defined relations making it possible to combine data from several tables on
request. The SQL part of MySQL stands for "Structured Query Language" - the most
common standardized language used to access databases.
Net is an abbreviation for the term Internet which stands for
Interconnected networks. When these letters appear at the end of an address
(info@***.net), they may indicate that the host computer is run by a network but is more
often used interchangeably with .com. It also means that the host computer is most likely
located in the United States.
Netscape is a WWW browser. An application that allows you to search
for information on the World Wide Web and now other services such as Newsgroups and
Any time you connect two or more computers together so they can
share resources, you have a computer network. Connect two or more networks together and
you have an internet (small "i").
Network News Transfer Protocol. A protocol defined for distribution,
inquiry, retrieval, and posting of news articles.
A distributed bulletin board
system about a particular topic. Usenet News (also know as Netnews) is a system that
distributes thousands of newsgroups to all parts of the Internet.
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Object Database Connectivity (ODBC) support allows ODBC compliant
applications to connect to an ODBC database and extract data without requiring that the
user have programming skills. For example, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and mySQL
are ODBC compliant applications. Using ODBC and mySQL a user can import data directly into
an Excel spreadsheet once mySQL ODBC drivers have been installed on the user's computer.
This is working on a computer that is currently not connected to the
This is working on a computer
that is currently connected to the Internet.
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A chunk of information sent over a network. Each packet contains the
destination address, the sender's address, error-control information, and data.
A document, or collection of information, available by way of the
World Wide Web. To make information available over the WWW, it is organized into pages. A
page may contain text, graphics, video, and/or sound files.
A network management tool that checks to see whether you can
communicate with another computer on the Internet. It sends a short message to which the
other computer automatically responds. If the other computer does not respond to the ping,
you usually cannot establish communications.
Point of Presence. A physical site in a geographic area where a
network access provider, such as UUNET, has equipment to which users connect. The local
phone company's central office in a particular area is also sometimes referred to as their
POP for that area. (As an example, AT&T's POP for the Seattle area is in downtown
Post Office Protocol. A system by which a mail server on the
Internet lets you grab your mail and download it to your PC or Macintosh. Most people
refer to this protocol with its version number (POP2, POP3, and so on) to avoid confusing
it with Point of Presence.
Same as an e-mail mailbox. A Pop Account is a mailbox that is set up
to accept e-mail sent to a particular address.
To send a message to a discussion group or mailing list.
Point-to-Point Protocol. A scheme for connecting two computers over
a phone line (or a network link that acts like a phone line). Similar to SLIP.
The process of disseminiating information throughout a system.
Example 1 - After registration, new Internet domain name information is propagated across
the Internet when local DNS servers update their databases from a central file. Note: Not
all local DNS databases are updated with the same frequency (hourly, daily, every other
day, etc.). Example 2 - Password changes often must be made on several different servers
and will not complete propagation until all affected servers update their databases.
Updating (rehashing) a given server's database is usually an automated process that is
performed at specific intervals.
Protocol A language Computers use when talking to
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A request for information from a
database. There are three general methods for posing queries:(1) Choosing parameters from
a menu: In this method, the database system presents a list of parameters from which you
can choose. (2) Query by example (QBE): In this method, the system presents a blank record
and lets you specify the fields and values that define the query. (3) Query language: Many
database systems require you to make requests for information in the form of a stylized
query that must be written in a special query language.
When you access a computer that you are unable to see. This is done
via a modem or computer network.
Physical storage unit for computers or network devices.
An acronym for Random Access Memory, a type of computer memory that
can be accessed ra randomly; that is, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching
the preceding bytes. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computers and other
devices, such as printers.
Occurring immediately. The term is used to describe a number of
different computer features. For example, real-time operating systems are systems that
respond to input immediately.
Real-Time Credit Card Transaction Processing
Includes the establishment of Internet merchant accounts, and
provides the ability to immediately accept and process credit cards online including
authorization and daily online settlements.
Administering a computer or network from a remote location.
Pronounced rahm, acronym for Read-Only Memory, computer memory on
which data has been prerecorded. Once data has been written onto a ROM chip, it cannot be
removed and can only be read.
The top directory in a file system. The root directory is provided
by the operating system and has a special name; for example, in DOS systems the root
directory is called \. The root directory is sometimes referred to simply as the root.
A device that connects two Local
Area Networks. Routers are similar to bridges, but provide additional functionality, such
as the ability to filter messages and forwardthem to different places based on various
criteria. The Internet uses routers extensively to forward packets from one host to
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The number of dots per square inch (dpi) displayed on a screen. The
higher the number of dots, the better the resolution.
A software application found on-line which allows you to search for
information, by key words, available on the Internet (e.g. web sites, newsgroups)
A computer that provides a service to other computers on a network.
An Archie server, for example, lets people on the Internet use Archie.
A service provider is a company who supplies Internet services to
personal users or business. Among other things they provide access to the Internet or
somewhere to place Web Pages making them available to the WWW. You pay the service
provider a set fee.
Similar to Java, bringing enhanced multimedia to the Internet.
ShockWave is a development tool created by the company Macromedia.
Shopping Cart Software
Software that permits users to set up an on-line store to sell
merchandise via the Internet.
A site is the term given to a place where information can be found
on the World Wide Web. (i.e. A Web site)
Serial Line Interface Protocol. A software scheme for connecting a
computer to the Internet.
When your computer is on the Internet via a SLIP connection, a
socket is a conversation your computer is having with a computer elsewhere on the net. You
may have one socket for an FTP session, another socket for a Telnet session, and another
socket taking care of getting your mail.
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol A protocol used to transfer e-mail
Structured Query Language - a standardized language used to access
databases. See MySQL.
Communication that occurs at the
same time, between two or more individuals, for e.g. telephone conversations, Internet
Relay Chat, face-to-face communication.
Transfer Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. The system that
networks use to communicate with each other on the Internet.
A dedicated phone connection supporting data rates of 1.544Mbits per
second. A T-1 line actually consists of 24 individual channels, each of which supports
64Kbits per second. Each 64Kbit/second channel can be configured to carry voice or data
A dedicated phone connection supporting data rates of about 43 Mbps.
A T-3 line actually consists of 672 individual channels, each of which supports 64 Kbps.
The basic unit of HTML coding, consisting of a word inside less-than
(<) and greater-than (>) brackets.
Acronym for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, the
suite of communications protocols used to connect hosts on the Internet. TCP/IP uses
several protocols, the two main ones being TCP and IP. TCP/IP is built into the UNIX
operating system and is used by the Internet, making it the de facto standard for
transmitting data over networks. Even network operating systems that have their own
protocols, such as Netware, also support TCP/IP.
The science of translating sound into electrical signals,
transmitting them, and then converting them back to sound; that is, the science of
telephones. The term is used frequently to refer to computer hardware and software that
performs functions traditionally performed by telephone equipment.
A method of logging onto remote computer systems using a terminal
program or other applications using the Telnet protocol. You can use the Telnet
application to run commands and programs on a remote computer. A telnet program connects
your PC directly to your site's server. Unlike FTP access, the file transfer protocol you
can use to download documents to your local hard drive for editing, a telnet connection
allows you to modify your files and CGI scripts directly on the server.
A device that allows you to send commands to a
computer somewhere else. At a minimum, this usually means a keyboard and a display screen
and some simple circuitry. Usually you will use terminal software in a personal
computer--the software pretends to be ("emulates") a physical terminal and
allows you to type commands to a computer somewhere else.
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A computer operating system (the basic software running on a
computer, underneath things such as word processors and spreadsheets). UNIX is designed to
be used by many people at the same time (it is "multiuser") and has TCP/IP built
in. It is the most common operating system for servers on the Internet.
Uniform Resource Locator. The standard way to give the address of
any resource on the Internet that is part of the World Wide Web (WWW). A URL looks like
this: http://www.matisse.net/seminars.htm. The most common way to use a URL is to enter
into a Web browser program, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
An informal group of systems that exchange "news." USENET
predates the Internet, but today, the Internet is used to transfer much of USENET's
The transmission of a file from
one computer system to another, usually larger computer system. In terms of web hosting,
it would happen when a file is transmitted to the host's web servers.
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A program used by Gopher, WAIS, or WWW client programs to show files
with contents other than text. You would use a viewer to display graphics or video files,
or to play sound files.
People who come to a particular web site.
Virtual Reality Markup Language.
A standard by which the internet uses for delivering 3-dimensional virtual reality over
the the Web.
Wide Area Network. Any internet or network that covers an area
larger than a single building or campus. (See also: Internet, LAN, network)
World Wide Web
The newest and most ambitious of the special Internet services. The
World Wide Web provides full text and graphical access to documents created using
Hypertext Markup Language(HTML). It is the first Internet service that incorporates many
of the most popular platforms (e-mail, Gopher, FTP, Wais, Newsgroups). Attributed to the
world wide success of the Internet. Often abbreviated 'WWW'.
An abbreviated term for the World Wide Web.
A Wide Area Network (WAN) is a computer network that spans a
relatively large geographical area. Typically, a WAN consists of two or more local-area
networks (LANs). Computers connected to a wide-area network are often connected through
public networks, such as the telephone system. They can also be connected through leased
lines or satellites. The largest WAN in existence is the Internet.
An entity conducting commerce on the Internet.
A person or company that can help you create or improve an online
A variety of methods is available in order to create dynamic sites
that interact with databases. PHP-mSQL or PHP-mySQL and HTMLScript to dBase-compatible are
available on Unix, while coldfusion-ODBC compatible (Access, FoxPro, dBase) are available
An individual who manages a web site. Depending on the size of the
site, the Webmaster might be responsible for any of the following: Making sure that the
web server hardware and software is running properly, designing the web site, creating and
updating web pages, replying to user feedback, creating CGI scripts, monitoring traffic
through the site.
The operation of your web site, the server on which it is located,
as well as its connection to the Internet.
A web site.
A computer that delivers (serves up) web pages. Every web server has
an IP address and possibly a domain name. For example, if you enter the URL
http://JunPak.com/ in your browser, this sends a request to the server whose domain name
is JunPak.com. The server then fetches the page named index.html or index.htm and sends it
to your browser.
Web Site Creation
A hase in creating a web presence, where the site navigation, images
and content are determined and a developer writes the code.
An Internet utility that returns information about a domain name or
IP address. For example, if you enter a domain name such as JunPak.COM, whois will return
the name and address of the domain's owner.
A special symbol that stands for one or more characters. Many
operating systems and applications support wildcards for identifying files and
directories. This enables you to select multiple files with a single specification. For
example, in DOS and Windows, the asterisk (*) is a wild card that stands for any
combination of letters.
Is a collection of information stored on the World Wide Web (WWW)
which has the benefit of using hypertext links to link to other documents on the (WWW).
A collection of html files, graphic files and any other file types
that are supported by the World Wide Web that can be viewed by using a World Wide Web
(WinSock). Windows Sockets is a
standard way for Windows-based programs to work with TCP/IP. You can use WinSock if you
use SLIP to connectto the Internet.
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Short for eXtensible Markup
Language, a new specification being developed by the W3C. XML is a pared-down version of
SGML, designed especially for web documents. It enables designers to create their own
customized tags to provide functionality not available with HTML. For example, XML
supports links that point to multiple documents, as opposed to HTML links, which can
reference just one destination each.
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