"Common Internet Terminology"
|edu||Educational institution, usually a college or university|
There are new domain names were approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) such as: .me, .us, .info, .eu, .biz, .ws, .ca, .cn, .co.uk, .asia, .name (for individuals), .aero (for the aerospace industry), .coop (for cooperatives), etc.
In addition, dozens of domain names have been assigned to identify and locate files stored on host computers in countries around the world. These are referred to as two-letter Internet country codes, such as:
|Country Code||Country||Domain Example|
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
The protocol most often used to transfer information from World Wide Web servers to browsers, which is why Web addresses begin with http://.
World Wide Web (WWW)
A hypermedia-based system for browsing Internet web sites. It is named the Web because it is made of many sites linked together; users can travel from one site to another by clicking on hyperlinks. Text, graphics, sound, and video can all be accessed with browsers.
A program that allows users to read hypertext documents on the World Wide Web, and navigates between them. Examples: Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), Google Chrome, Netscape Navigator, Opera, etc.
A program on the Internet that help users search for files and information. Examples: Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask, AOL, Infoseek, Altavista, Excite, etc. Most search engines find files that contain a keyword or words typed in by the user in the search box. Some search engines specialize in a subject area or type of file.
E-mail is an electronic mail. A service that allows you to sends messages from one email account to another via local or global networks (Internet). E-mail address is an address that gives the source or destination of an e-mail message.
Download means to get a file from the internet and have it stored on your computer. The file can be in any formats.
Upload is the process where by you transfer a file from your computer to the internet. The files can be text, images, songs, etc.
A collection of Web pages devoted to a single subject or organization.
A hyperlink is simply part of the text or graphic on a web page, that when you clicked on will automatically:
Normally, the words that are in blue color underlined or bold indicate a hyperlink.
The person(s) in charge of a Web site - develop, modify or adding contents to a site.
The art and vice of bouncing from Web page to Web page in search of whatever.
To put Web sites on a Web server so that people traveling the Internet can find the Web sites. The webmaster will uploads all the files of your Web site and hosted on a Web server.
Internet Service Provider (ISP)
A company that provides service to allow any users access to the Internet, search for information, e-mail services, and create a blog/web site. Different countries have their own ISP. While choosing an ISP, keep the following in mind:
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