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Terms and Definitions

September 4th, 2018 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The Internet- an electronic communications network that connects computer networks and organizational computer facilities around the world. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Internet

World Wide Web- a part of the Internet accessed through a graphical user interface and containing documents often connected by hyperlinks.  https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/World%20Wide%20Web

Web Browser- a software program that allows a user to locate, access, and display web pages. In common usage, a web browser is usually shortened to “browser.” https://www.techopedia.com/definition/288/web-browser

Open Source Software- is software with source code that anyone can inspect, modify, and enhance.  https://opensource.com/resources/what-open-source

MySQL- MySQL is an Oracle-backed open source relational database management system (RDBMS) based on Structured Query Language (SQL). MySQL is most often associated with web applications and online publishing. https://searchoracle.techtarget.com/definition/MySQL

PHP- Stands for “Hypertext Preprocessor.” (It is a recursive acronym, if you can understand what that means.) PHP is an HTML-embedded Web scripting language. https://techterms.com/definition/php

WordPress- is a free and open source content management system (CMS) based on PHP anMySQL. It is most associated with blogging, but supports other types of web content including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, and online stores. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordPress

Uniform Resource Locator (URL)- provides a way to locate a resource on the web, the hypertext system that operates over the internet. The URL contains the name of the protocol to be used to access the resource and a resource name. https://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/definition/URL

Internet service provider (ISP)- is a company that provides individuals and other companies access to the Internet and other related services such as Web site building and virtual hosting.  An ISP has the equipment and the telecommunication line access required to have a point-of-presence on the Internet for the geographic area served.


Web Hosting- is a service that allows organizations and individuals to post a website or web page onto the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet.






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