a network that links computer networks all over the world by satellite and telephone, connecting users with service networks such as e-mail and the World Wide Web
World Wide Web
the very large set of linked documents and other files located on computers connected through the Internet and used to access, manipulate, and download data and programs
a program such as a Web browser that serves up Web pages when requested by a client
host or host com·pu·ter in a computer network, the main computer that controls certain functions or files
A group of related Web pages
a computer file, encoded in hypertext markup language HTML and containing text, graphics files, and sound files, that is accessible through the World Wide Web.
a program used for displaying and viewing pages on the World Wide Web
a Web-based audio broadcast via an RSS feed, accessed by subscription over the Internet
an area of high-speed computer memory used for the temporary storage of frequently used data to allow faster access. Also called cache memory
Hypertext markup language
a set of standards, a variety of SGML, used to tag the elements of a hypertext document, the standard for documents on the World Wide Web.
Extensible HyperText Markup Language
A reformulation of HTML 4.01 in XML. Being XML means that XHTML can be viewed, edited, and validated with standard XML tools. At the same time, it operates as well as or better than HTML 4 in existing HTML 4 conforming user agents.
A metalanguage written in SGML that allows one to design a markup language, used to allow for the easy interchange of documents on the World Wide Web.
The numerical sequence that serves as an identifier for an Internet server. An IP address appears as a series of four groups of numbers separated by dots. The first group is a number between 1 and 255 and the other groups are a number between 0 and 255, such as 126.96.36.199. Every server has its own unique address.
an address identifying the location of a file on the Internet, consisting of the protocol, the computer on which the file is located, and the file’s location on that computer. Full form Uniform Resource Locator
the sequence of words, phrases, abbreviations, or characters that identifies a specific computer or network on the Internet and serves as its address
Hypertext transfer protocol
a protocol for transferring hypertext documents, the standard protocol for the World Wide Web.
a set of rules or standard procedure that allows a user on one computer to transfer files to and from another computer over a network, for example, the Internet. Full form file-transfer protocol
Internet service provider
A company or organization that provides access to the Internet through its servers, usually for a fee.
The Internet Printing Protocol or IPP, defines a standard protocol for printing as well as managing print jobs, media size, resolution, and so forth.
an electronic device that connects computers via a telephone line, allowing the exchange of information.
a modem that connects a computer with the cable television network for high-speed data communications
a trademark for a system for exchanging messages between computers on a local area network using coaxial, fiber optic, or twisted-pair cables
Cascading Style Sheets World-Wide Web
(CSS) An extension to HTML to allow styles, e.g. colour, font, size to be specified for certain elements of a hypertext document. Style information can be included in-line in the HTML file or in a separate CSS file (which can then be easily shared by multiple HTML files). Multiple levels of CSS can be used to allow selective overriding of styles.
Web Log: a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies; "postings on a blog are usually in chronological order"
A file containing a song or other audio data that is encoded using this standard
The standard algorithm for the compression of digital images.
Graphic interchange format
A service mark used for a raster-based format for storing files of color graphics.
Graphical user interface
a software interface designed to standardize and simplify the use of computer programs, as by using a mouse to manipulate text and images on a display screen featuring icons, windows, and menus.
Hypertext Preprocessor) is a reflective programming language originally designed for producing dynamic Web pages. PHP is used mainly in server-side application software, but can be used from a command line interface or in standalone graphical applications.