Terms and Definitions

Terms and Definitions

The Internet

is a global wide area network that connects computer systems around the world.  It provides web, email, social media (with applications), online gaming, and software updates (improvements to operating system and application)

Source – https://techterms.com/definition/internet (accessed September 11, 2017)

World Wide

(www.) a system of extensively interlinked hypertext documents: a branch of the Internet

Source – http://www.dictionary.com/browse/world-wide-web (accessed September 11, 2017)

Web Browser

a software program that allows the user to find and read encoded documents in a form suitable for display, especially such a program for use on the World Wide Web

Source – http://www.dictionary.com/browse/web–browser?s=t (accessed September 11, 2017)

Open Source Software

refers to a program or software in which the source code is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design free of charge

Source – http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Computer_Science/open_source.asp (accessed September 11, 2017)


(structured query language) is a standardized programming language used for managing relational databases and performing various operations on the data

Source – http://searchsqlserver.techtarget.com/definition/SQL (accessed September 11, 2017)


(hypertext preprocessor) is a script language and interpreter that is freely available and used for primarily on Linux Web Servers

Source – http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/PHP-Hypertext-Preprocessor (accessed September 11, 2017)

Word Press

is a free content management system used to build and maintain websites.  Its ease of use and unique blogging features have helped it become to the most popular blogging tool on the web.  WordPress provides a web-based user interface for designing, publishing, and updating websites.

Source – https://techterms.com/definition/wordpress (accessed September 11, 2017)