Glossary of Internet terms. Underlined orange links point to terms within this Glossary.
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Acronym for : Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. A method of transferring data over regular phone lines using the same copper wires a regular phone lines uses. Download speeds are much faster than upload speeds, hence the "Asymmetric" inclusion. See also SDSL
Abbreviation for : Away From Keyboard. Commonly used in chat rooms.
Acronym for : Artificial Intelligence. The notion that computer software programs can take on an intelligence in their own right. Software is fundamentally a series of if/else commands ... if something is true, do this, else do that. Should software be able "think" for itself, it would posses Artificial Intelligence.
A string of text that contains or may contain both alphabetical characters and numeric digits.
Acronym for : American National Standards Institute. A private, non-profit organization that administers the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.
Apache is probably the world's most popular open-source webserver. An extremely powerful, robust and stable HTTP server with CGI, SSL, and other more advanced features available through optional add-in modules.
Programming. To add a string or statement to another. To place a word, paragraph or records after an existing set of records. When writing to files, to add the new data to the end of the existing data set. Antonym : Prepend
Acronym for : American Standard Code for Information Interchange and is a standard seven-bit code that was proposed by ANSI in 1963, and finalized in 1968. The code represents English characters found on the keyboard as numbers. See this page for more information.
The creative arrangement of regular text characters forming images. A simple example would be a smiley :-) More intricate designs form images of just about any object.
Acronym for : Active Server Pages. A server side programming language developed by Microsoft.
Any file attached to email. See our Attachment Mailer script which delivers form data with optional file attachments.
Acronym for : Acceptable Usage Policy. A set of terms and conditions that must be adhered to.
Acronym for : Audio Video Interleave. A Windows based file format capable of playing audio and video. Identified by an .avi extension.