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Glosssary of Web Terms

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Backbone

The major high-speed network connections that power the Internet.
 

Backup

Web site backup offers protection in the case of a web site, server, or software problem. With web site backup, your web site files are safe from most errors.
 

Bandwidth

This refers to the amount of data that is transmitted from server to client, and vice versa. In other words, how much stuff you can send through a connection. Usually measured in bits-per-second.
 

BBS

(Bulletin Board System) It refers to a computer equipped with a bulletin board or message board type of system. In the early days of the Internet, you would dial into individual BBS's to chat, upload & download files, etc.
 

Binary

Information consisting of ones and zeros. Also used to refer to files, such as images, that are not simple text. When FTPing files, images should be transferred in binary mode.
 

BIND

(Berkeley Internet Name Domain) DNS software run on Unix computers.
 

Bit

(Binary DigIT) A single digit number, either a 1 or a zero. The smallest unit of computerized data.
 

Blog

(weB LOG) Basically a journal that is available online and is updated by the owner daily via software that maintains the blog with no technical background knowledge needed by the owner. You can get a free blog from Google at Blogger. Most blogging programs allow you to forward your domain name to your blog. When you register a domain name at DomainIt, you can point your domain name to your blog by changing your DNS information. Register a domain name today.
 

Broadband

A high-speed internet connection.
 

Broker

A company in the business of buying and selling domain names. Domain name brokers usually act as facilitators between buyers and sellers, often providing services such as escrow, appraisals and trademarks.
 

Browser

A software program that interprets HTML coding into the words and graphics that you see when viewing a web page. The most common browsers are Mozilla's Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
 


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