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Glosssary of Web Terms

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Search Engine

A program or website that helps users find websites and information in text-oriented databases.
 

Search Engine Submission

The act of submitting your website to the search engines. A search engine submission wizard is a tool that submits your URL to numerous search engines, all in one easy step. Submit your website to 1000+ search engines with DomainIt's search engine submission.
 

Second Level Domain

The portion of the domain that appears next to the top level domain. For instance, in domainit.com, domainit is the second level domain.
 

Secure Folders

Secure folders offer extra protection for web site files that contain sensitive data.
 

Security Certificate

A chunk of information that is used to establish a secure connection.
 

SEO

(Search Engine Optimization) The act of optimizing a website so that search engine spiders can easily interpret and index the pages throughout your site.
 

Server

A computer that acts as a host or "serves" information out to the Internet.
 

SGML

Standard Generalized Markup Language is an international standard for the publication and delivery of electronic information.
 

Shareware

Software developed for the public domain. It is often free, but sometimes a small fee is charged.
 

Shopping Cart

A program allows users to "shop" on a website, adding items to a virtual cart and checking out. A free shopping cart script is available with DomainIt hosting plans.
 

SHTML

(Server HyterText Markup Language) A file extensions that identifies pages containing SSI (Server-Side Include) commands. The "S" in front of the HTML signals to the server that the page needs to be processed.
 

Site Map

A site map is an HTML file that lists links to every web page within your website. You can easily create an automatic site map with DomainIt hosting plans, which include a site map generator.
 

SMTP

(Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) The means by which Email is sent via the mail server
 

Spam

Refers to the "junk mail" that you receive in your email inbox. DomainIt offers spam and virus filters with all email accounts, keeping your inbox virtually free of spam.
 

Spiders

Computer robots typically used by search engines to automatically crawl through your website and index pages.
 

Spyware

Software that is secretly installed without your knowledge that is used to track what you are doing without your consent or is used to gather data from your computer. It is highly recommended that you use spyware software to routinely check and remove spyware that may be on your computer. There are several free programs you can download to protect your computer, including Windows Defender, Spybot, and Ad-Aware.
 

SSI

(Server-Side Include) An HTML instruction telling a computer to dynamically generate data for a web page.
 

SSL

(Secure Socket Layer) A commonly used protocol for managing the security of data transmission on the Internet. SSL uses a program layer between the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and Transport Control Protocol (TCP) layers. SSL uses the public-and-private key encryption system from RSA, which also includes the use of a digital certificate.
 

Static IP

An IP address that stays the same every time you log on to the Internet.
 

SQL

Structured Query Language is a standard interactive and programming language used for getting information from and updating to a database. Many database products support SQL. Queries take the form of a command language that lets you select, insert, update, find out the location of data, and so forth.
 


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