A browser is an application program that
provides a way to look at and interact with all the information on the
World Wide Web. Technically, a Web browser is a client program that
uses the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to make requests of Web
servers throughout the Internet on behalf of the browser user.
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On the Web, the domain name is
that part of the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) that tells a domain
name server using the DNS (Domain Name System) whether and where to
forward a request for a Web page. The domain name is mapped to an IP
address (which represents a physical point on the Internet).
Hosting is the business of
housing, serving, and maintaining files for one or more web
sites. More important than the computer space that is provided
for web site files is the fast connection to the Internet. Using a
hosting service lets many companies share the cost of a fast Internet
connection for serving files. Each web site can have its own
domain name and set of e-mail addresses.
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File Transfer Protocol (FTP), a
standard Internet protocol, is the simplest way to exchange files between
computers on the Internet. FTP is commonly used to transfer Web page
files from their creator to the computer that acts as their server for
everyone on the Internet. It's also commonly used to download
programs and other files to your computer from other servers.
"anti-virus") software is a class of program that searches your
hard drive and floppy disks for any known or potential viruses. If you currently do not have an updated
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Plug-in applications are programs that can
easily be installed and used as part of your Web browser. A
plug-in application is recognized automatically by the browser and
its function is integrated into the main HTML file that is being
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Web Development Software Programs
Browser Safe Web Color Chart
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On the Internet, a search engine
is a coordinated set of programs that include:
A spider (also called a "crawler" or a "bot") that
goes to every page or representative pages on every Web site that wants to
be searchable and reads it, using hypertext links on each page to discover
and read a site's other pages.
A program that creates a huge index (sometimes called a
"catalog") from the pages that have been read.
A program that receives your search request, compares it to the entries in
the index, and returns results to you.
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