Online Education 103: More Terms For Understanding Your Website

Posted by Lucy Collins on Mar 2, 2011 1:04:35 AM

As part of our education series, we are continuing with some key terms for understanding your website.

In part one of the series we defined terms to help you gain a better basic understanding of where your site lives (frontend vs. backend), how your site is displayed (browsers) and what are some commonly used acronyms (CMS and URL). In part two, we discussed more advanced terms for understanding your website (bandwidth, data transfer and web-safe fonts). In part three, we will continue with:

  • DBA (Database Administrator): A DBA is in charge of the physical aspect of the data warehouse, including design, performance and maintenance work such as backups.
  • DNS (Domain Name System): The DNS stores information regarding domain and host names.
  • Favicon: A favicon is a small graphic that appears to the left of the web address in a browser’s address bar.
  • Firewall: A firewall secures a network and protects it from access by unauthorized viewers.
  • FTP (File Transfer Protocol): FTP is a method used to transfer files over the Internet.
  • IP Address (Internet Protocol Address): An IP address is a set of numbers divided by periods that specifies a location for the TCP/IP Protocol.
  • Site Navigation: Your site navigation is the organizational structure of your pages.
  • Special Characters: Special characters are any character other than letters, numbers or dashes. Examples of special characters are: * & !.

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