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What are they talking about??

We have supplied some info below that may help you understand some of the tech talk that goes on.

Browser A browser is software that is installed on your computer. The browser software is used to browse the internet. There are many browsers available to download for free and some are installed by default on your computer when you bought it.
Not sure which one to use - we recommend Mozilla Firefox

Code: ASP Active Server Pages was Microsoft's first server-side script engine for dynamically-generated web pages.


Code: PHP A general-purpose scripting language that was originally designed for web development to produce dynamic web pages.

Content Management System (CMS) A online interface that lets an authenticated user manage content on their website.


Database Some website and online applications require that certain information is stored to be shown on the website. For example a shopping cart would have all the products for sale stored in a database.
Common types: SQL, mySQL.

Delegation The process of assigning authority and responsibility to another registrar to carry out specific activities for a domain name.


DNS Domain Name System - The "phone book" for the Internet. It translates domain names into the numerical (binary) identifiers associated with networking equipment for the purpose of locating and addressing these devices worldwide.

Domain Name A meaningful name (for a human) of a website.


Domain Name Registration The right to use a domain name is permitted by domain name registrars which are accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization charged with overseeing the name and number systems of the Internet. Domain name registration with a registrar does not confer any legal ownership of the domain name, only an exclusive right of use.

Flash Flash is a multimedia platform that is popular for adding animation and interactivity to web pages.


Hosting The digital files that make up your website are 'hosted' (or stored) on a server by a web hosting provider. You pay for this server space.

Mail Server This is the server that handles the sending and receiving of your email. Typically it is the same as your webserver (hosting server space).


Mail: IMAP Internet Message Access Protocol is a transmission language for e-mail retrieval from your mail server to your email program. Email programs using IMAP generally leave messages on the server until the user explicitly deletes them.

Mail: POP Post Office Protocol is a transmission language for e-mail retrieval from your mail server to your email program. Although most email programs using POP have an option to leave email on the server after download, email programs using POP generally connect, retrieve all messages, store them on the user's PC as new messages, delete them from the server, and then disconnect.




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