Digital Sales Conference ® & Digital Dealer Conference Expo ® Internet Primer Glossary; definitions and explanations for the most common internet terms.
Browser A client program (software) that is used to look at varius kinds of Internet resources.
Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is a standard for interfacing external applications with information servers, such as HTTP or Web servers.
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions. Documents that list and answer common questions on a particular subject.
Fire Wall A combination of hardware and software that separates a LAN into two or more parts for security purposes.
FTP (Fire Transfer Protocol) A very common way of moving files between two internet sites.
Host A computer on a network.
HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) The coding language used to create hypertext documents for use on the World Wide Web.
HTTP (Hyper Text Transport Protocol) The protocol for moving hypertext files across the Internet. Requires a HTTP client program on one end, and an HTTP server program on the other end.
Hypertext Any text that contains “links” to other documents , words, or phrases in the document that can be chosen by a reader and cause anther documet to be displayed.
Internet The vast collection of inter connected networks that use TCP/IP protocols and evolved from the ARPANET of the 1960′s.
ISP (Internet Service Provider) A institution that provides Access to the Internet.
Navigation The process of moving from one node to another through the hypertext web. This is done by following “links”.
Node A unit of information. Used with this meaning in hypertext circles. Not to be confused with node meaning network host.
Server A computer or software package that provides a specific kind of service to client software running on other computers.
Surfing See Navigation above.
URL (Uniform Resource Locator) The standard way to give the address of any resource on the Internet that is part of the World Wide Web.
WWW (World Wide Web) the universe of hypertext servers (HTTP servers) which are the servers that allow text, graphics, sound files, etc. to be mixed together.
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