- APACHE - A public domain Web Server.
- ASCII - used for FTP and the WWW, this is a type of file,
usually any kind of file that you can read (like a text file) falls under
this classificaiton (HTML files should be ASCII files)
- BINARY - used in FTP and the WWW, this is a type of file,
usually any kind of file that is unreadable as text falls under this classification (graphic images, sound
files, etc. should be BINARY
- CGI - Common Gateway Interface - a specification for transferring information between a Web
Server and a CGI program. A CGI program is any program designed to accept and return data that conforms to the CGI
specification. This is a Server Side solution because it runs on the server.
- Client Side Solution Programs that run on the users machine when downloaded from the Web Server
- Domain - this is the convention used to access a web site
(www.somesite.com). Domain names must be registered with InterNIC to be valid and usable on the internet.
- Dynamic Content - This is the term used when a page or image is created
to create pages dynamically.
- E-mail Alias - aliasing allows you to have multiple e-mail accounts
sent to a specific POP e-mail account from one POP account rather than from several separate ones.
- E-mail Forward - forwarding allos you to have e-mail forwarded
from a specific address or POP account to another POP account.
- FTP - File Transfer Protocol - this is how you will upload and
download your web pages etc. to and from your computer to and from your virtual server.
- HTML - Hyper-Text Markup Language - the name of the standard
coding used to create web pages, most web pages are written/coded in HTML.
- IMAP - Internet Message Access Protocol (e-mail).
- InterNIC - the regulatory agency that handles the assignment
and database tracking of active/inactive/available domain names.
Each country has their own NIC registry service for handling foreign and domestic domain names. As of 1999 this agency
was split up into several companies that can legally provide this service.
- IPP - Internet Presence Provider - provides a web presence on
the Internet that usually comprised of web hosting, ftp
access and email services.
- ISP - Internet Service Provider - provides connectivity to the
Internet that is normally through a dialup modem and phone lines.
- Non-Domain - this is usually a sub-site on someone's domain
(www.somesite.com). Non-domains do not have to be registered
- POP - Post Office Protocol - physical e-mail accounts on
a computer that you log into to retrieve any mail sent or forwarded
- Propagation - a period after a domain name is registered
or transferred when the domain name is updated among all
the nameservers found on the Internet around the world. This
period usually lasts 3-7 days and may result in visitors not being
able to visit the domain name until the period is over.
- Search Databases - Human gathered web page information
that is computer-indexed for searching using keywords.
Example site: www.yahoo.com. Searching Tips
- Search Engine - Automated programs that scour the web
storing web page information that can be searched using keywords.
Example site: www.altavista.com. Searching Tips
- Server Side Solutions These are programs that run on the Web Server and can be written
in any programming language includeing C, Perl, Java, or Visual Basic.
- SMTP - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (e-mail). This protocol is what e-mail servers
use to transfer e-mail between them. The e-mail is stored on the server until an e-mail client using
either POP or IMAP protocols to retrieve it.
- SSI - Server-side Includes - a type of HTML comment that directs the Web server to
dynamically generate data for the Web page whenever it is requested.
- SSL - Secure Sockets Layer (internet).
- Static Content - This is the term used for pages and images that
are not changed as it is being loaded into a web browser.
- WWW - World Wide Web - This is the vast amount of computers
that are connected by various cables to span the world. Also known
as the Internet.