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Accesses   Document access, page accesss, site access, file access
ADSL Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line A DSL line where the upload speed is different from the download speed. usually the download speed is much greater.
Adware   Adware, or advertising-supported software, is any software application in which advertisements are displayed while the program is running. These applications include additional code that displays the ads in pop-up windows or through a bar that appears on a computer screen.
All the Web   FAST, One of the fastest and most comprehensive of the search engines, but sadly used by only a very small fraction of searchers. This excellent resource is now bought out and used by Lycos a an internet resource
alt tags   Image tags
Alta Vista   A search engine which has declined in terms of percentage of the total search market over the past decade, but now seems to have stabilised and perhaps increased its share in certain regions of the world. It incorporates a paid express submission program called InfoSpider
Applet   A small Java program that can be embedded in an HTML page. It differs from full-fledged Java applications in that cannot access certain resources on the local computer; and is prohibited from communicating with most other computers across a network. The common rule is that an applet can only make an internet connection to the computer from which the applet was sent.
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange This is the world-wide standard for the code numbers used by computers to represent all the upper and lower-case Latin letters, numbers, punctuation, etc. There are 128 standard ASCII codes each of which can be represented by a 7 digit binary number: 0000000 through 1111111.
Ask Jeeves   A clever variant on the search engine, where questions are answered rather than search terms. Ask gets its data from a variety of sources including paid directories, paid submissions and other search engines, and it seems to be growing in popularity in the uk, partly as a result of successful advertising campaigns in the media
ASP   Active Server Pages, or Aplication Service Provider. A dynamically created Web page with a .ASP extension that utilizes ActiveX scripting. When a browser requests an ASP page, the Web server generates a page with HTML code and sends it back to the browser. ASP pages are similar to CGI scripts
Backbone   A high speed line or series of connections that forms a major pathway within a network.
Bandwidth   Usually measured in bits-per-second, this is basically a description of how much data can be sent through a connection in unit time. Fast modems can move about 57,000 bits in one second. ISDN lines permit faster speeds, and Broadband access provides by far the fastest.
Banner exchange Link exchange See reciprocal links
Blog   From "web log". A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. Updating a blog is "blogging" and someone who keeps a blog is a "blogger."
Body text   Actual text which is normally visible upon a webpage, as opposed to the images of text . Many site designers use images of text because it is easier to position and control on the page, especially for items such as navigation buttons. Search engine robots cannot read this images of text,and consequently do not register the important keywords that it may contain.
Browser   A Client software program that is used to look at various kinds of Internet resources. eg Internet explorer, Netscape Navigator
Browser Hijacker   The alteration of the default browser starting page, search page, or favourites page to another webpage without permission.
Cache   A cache temporarily stores web pages visited in the computer memory. A copy of documents retrieved is stored in cache. When you revisit a document by going, FORWARD, BACK, your Browser first checks to see if it is in cache and will retrieve it from there because it is much faster. Cache settings can be customised.
Certificate Authority   An issuer of security certificates used in SSL connections.
CGI Common Gateway Interface cgi scripts, stored in cgi-bin The most common way Web programs interact dynamically with users. Many search boxes, mail forms and other applications that record or fetch data from a website rely on CGI scripts to process the data once it's submitted and to pass it to a background program such as Javascript, or Perl.
cgi-bin   The most common name of a directory on a web server in which CGI scripts and programs are stored.
Client   A software program that is used to contact and obtain data from a server software program on another computer. A web browser is a specific kind of Client.
Co-location   Having a server that belongs to one person or group physically located on an Internet-connected network belonging to other persons. Usually this is done because the server owner wants their machine to be on a high-speed Internet connection and doesn't want the security risks of having the server on his own network.
Competing web pages   All other web pages which are registered with a search engine for using the same search term
Cookie   A piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser. The browser software is expected to save this and to send it back to the server whenever the browser makes additional requests from the Server.
Corporate websites   Websites representing companies of a significant size or importance. These are often large, multi-sectioned sites which provide information about the corporation's structure, services and products
Database Support   Support provided by a server for server based databasep programs examples are SQL and MySQL
Dedicated server   A dedicated server is a single computer in a network reserved for serving the needs of the network. For example, some networks require that one computer be set aside to manage communications between all the other computers.
Default page home page, index page In the Web hosting business, a dedicated server is typically a rented service. The user rents the server, software and an Internet connection from the Web host
Description   A form of Meta content in the Head of the page and not visible when viewed in a browser window. Search engine robots and metacrawlers may register these comments and use them when they list the page in their databases
Design packages   Specially grouped design services often linked to other services such as domain hosting or web site promotion.
Directories   Internet databases listing websites or pages according to category. Varieties include,regional, global, paid inclusion, specialist, paid review, sponsored, paid submission and pay-per-clickthrough.
DNS Domain Name System Because the Internet is based on IP addresses, not domain names, every Web server requires a Domain Name System (DNS) server to translate domain names into IP addresses.
Dogpile   A meta-search engine, providing results from several other engines
Domain Name   The unique name that identifies the address of Internet site. Domain Names are comp[osed of two or more parts separated by dots. The first part is the most specific, and the second part is an extension relating to either a country code and /or the category of the domain . eg .de (germany) or .co.uk (uk company) or ac.uk(academic institution in uk) or .com.
Domain name registration   To prevent repetition of domain names, all domain names must be registered. Originally there was only one register, but there are now many registers worldwide which record domain names and the name of their Domain Name Servers.
Domains   Hierarchical scheme for indicating logical and sometimes geographical venue of a web-page from the network.
Doorway pages hallways pages specifically designed to attract internet traffic to a website, and, more specifically, to a pag