As a webmaster, there is some terms which you will need
to know. Here, we try to outline all the most common
ones in layman terms without making all this look like
a dictionary. We are here to help you, not make us look
They are routines written in a scripting language such
as cgi, php etc. They make a site more dynamic, so that
your website can 'respond' to user inputs.
The act of transferring files from a server to your
The act of transferring files from your computer to
Internet Service Provider (ISP): A company you
subscribe to for your connection to the internet.
Server: A computer permanently connected to the
net for 24hrs a day where your website is uploaded to
so that your uploaded site can be accessible anytime
or the day, any day of the week.
Hosting: The easiest way to understand the meaning
of hosting is to imagine you renting a house to stay.
The house is your host. The landlord is hosting you.
You are hosted by your landlord. In this case, the house
is your server and you represent your website.
Ftp stands for 'File Transfer Protocol'. Ftp programs
can be downloaded from the internet. They are used as
a medium to upload your website files to your server.
Banners: They are virtual 'billboards' which carry
advertising. Typically advertisers pay you to put these
advertising on your site hoping to draw traffic to their
site. For some webmasters, this could be a good source
A program used for browsing the internet. The most commonly
used browser is Microsoft Internet Explorer.
URL is the a web address that you type into your browser
to access a website. (ie www.something.com)