Internet:An electronic network of computers that includes nearly every university, government, and research facility in the world. Also included are many commercial sites. It started with four interconnected computers in 1969 and was known as ARPAnet.
World Wide Web:A network of servers that uses hypertext links to find and access documents.
Web Server:A server process (HTTP daemon) running at a Web site which sends out Web pages in response to HTTP requests from remote Web browsers.
Host:Command in SQL*Plus and Oracle Forms that runs an operating system command or a Machine on which an Oracle server resides.
Website:A set of interconnected webpages, usually including a homepage, generally located on the same server, and prepared and maintained as a collection of information by a person, group, or organization.
Webpage:A document on the World Wide Web, consisting of an HTML file and any related files for scripts and graphics, and often hyperlinked to other documents on the Web.
Web Browser:A program that end users utilize to read HTML documents and programs stored on a computer (serviced by a Web server). Popular web browsers are: Mozilla Firefox, Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer.
Pod Cast:A media file that is distributed by subscription (paid or unpaid) over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers.
CacheA memory area where frequently accessed data can be stored for rapid access.
HTM:Is sometimes used as a short form of the file name suffix for an HTML file and was used with DOS which only allowed for three suffix characters.
XHTML:Is a markup language that has the same depth of expression as HTML, but a stricter syntax.
XML:Is a W3C initiative that allows information and services to be encoded with meaningful structure and semantics that computers and humans can understand. XML is great for information exchange, and can easily be extended to include user-specified and industry-specified tags.
IP Address:An identifier for a computer or device on a TCP/IP network.
URL's:Universal Resource Locator. An Internet World Wide Web Address.
Domain Name:A series of alphanumeric strings separated by periods, such as www.hmco.com, that is an address of a computer network connection and that identifies the owner of the address.
HTTP:Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP), the actual communications protocol that enables Web browsing.
FTP:A way of transferring files between computers. A protocol that describes file transfers between a host and a remote computer.
ISP:Internet Service Provider- a business or organization that provides to consumers access to the Internet and related services.
IPP:Internet Printing Protocol - print files on Internet/Intranet printers or Internet Presence Provider - another name for a web host or Integrated Performance Primitives - A code library developed by Intel containing a broad range of algorithms usable in signal processing.
Modem:A device for transmitting usually digital data over telephone wires by modulating the data into an audio signal to send it and demodulating an audio signal into data to receive it.
Cable Modem:Is a type of modem that provides access to a data signal sent over the cable television infrastructure.
EtherNet:is a large, diverse family of frame-based computer networking technologies for local area networks (LANs).
Wireless:is normally used to refer to any type of electrical or electronic operation which is accomplished without the use of a "hard wired" connection.
CSS:Cascading Style Sheets. Language used to describe how an HTML document should be formatted.
Blog:is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order.
MP3:An MPEG standard used especially for digitally transmitting music over the Internet or a file containing a song or other audio data that is encoded using this standard.
JPEG:Joint Photograhic Experts Group - a common image format. Art and photographic pictures are usually encoded as JPEG files.
GIF:A standard graphics file format used on the Web, recognized by all Web browsers.
GUI:Graphical User Interface. Some popular GUI environments: Linux KDesktop, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Sun Openlook and HP Motif.
PHP:PHP is a recursive acronym for "PHP Hypertext Preprocessor". It is an open source, interpretive, HTML centric, server side scripting language. PHP is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML pages. Also see PSP, JSP and ASP.