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Glossary of Web Terms

The following glossary of terms may help you as you navigate through our Plan Your Website and Services pages. If you have any questions or need help, please contact us via e-mail.
Note: This is a growing list of resource computer terms. Please send your comments or suggestions for additional terms via e-mail to V.S.S.

COMMON WEB TERMS

  • Domain Name: Is the name which by a domain is known to the network. Domain names consist of a sequence of labels separated by periods. Example: www.webpagedeals.com
    ("Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML in 14 Days", 1997 Second Edition; Laura Lemay)
  • Domain: A collection of computers that share a common directory database. Example: www or world-wide-web
    ("Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML in 14 Days", 1997 Second Edition; Laura Lemay)
  • Keywords: Are important information provided to search engines in the form of the "Meta Keywords Tag." Your keywords tell the search engines what words you consider important to you for listing and categorizing your site in their indices. You should be accurate and descriptive in your keywords. In selecting keywords, you should consider what terms or phrases people might enter in search engine queries to find you. Know your market and focus on it. Do not senselessly over-duplicate keywords or create an overly extensive list of keywords. A tightly focused group of keywords between 10 and 20 in number is suggested for best results. The more the better!
  • Web Server: A computer equipped with server software to respond to HTTP requests, such as requests from a Web browser (Examples: Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator). 
    ("Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML in 14 Days", 1997 Second Edition; Laura Lemay)
  • Web Host: A company (can be anywhere in the world), that provides "hosting" services for your website for a fee (and in some cases for free). They will give you a USER NAME and USER PASSWORD, to be used to publish your website for hosting.
  • I.S.P. (Internet Service Provider): A company or educational institution that enables remote users to access the Internet by dial-up connections (modems) or installing leased lines (I.S.D.N.).
    ("Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML in 14 Days", 1997 Second Edition; Laura Lemay)
  • Homepage: The initial page of information for a collection of pages. The starting point for a Website or section of a Website is often referred to as the homepage. Individuals also post pages that are called homepages.
    ("Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML in 14 Days", 1997 Second Edition; Laura Lemay)
  • Sub-Page: Any Website pages that are under the Homepage.
  • Link or Hyperlink: A pointer from text, from a picture or a graphic, or from an image map to a page or file on the World-Wide-Web. On the World-Wide-Web, hyperlinks are the primary way to navigate between pages and from one website to another.
    ("Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML in 14 Days", 1997 Second Edition; Laura Lemay)
  • Search Engine: When you use Microsoft, Alta Vista, Lycos, AOL, Excite, Hotbot, Northern Light, Snap, Yahoo!, or any other site that allows you to do a "SEARCH", you are using that Website's "Search Engine" program to do your search.
  • H.T.T.P. (Hypertext Transfer Protocol): The Internet protocol that enables Web browsers (such as Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator) to retrieve information from the World-Wide-Web.
    ("Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML in 14 Days", 1997 Second Edition; Laura Lemay)
  • URL: In computing, a uniform resource locator (URL) (originally called universal resource locator) is a specific character string that constitutes a reference to an Internet resource. An example would be "www.webpagedeals.com/index.html".
  • URL Masking: means that the visitors to the domain name will be forwarded to your destination website, however the URL in their browser address bar will remain the same. Also known as Stealth Redirection or URL Hiding, this will ensure that your visitors see the orignal domain name and not the destination URL.
  • URL Frame: (also known as URL masking or URL cloaking) is similar to URL Redirect except that instead of redirecting the client to your web page, the web page is displayed in a frame from our web server. With this method the client's browser will display your domain name (for example: www.mydomain.com) while they are using your site and not the actual URL to your page (for example: http://example.wordpress.com/2008/02/19/hello-world/).
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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