Glossary of Internet terms. Underlined orange links point to terms within this Glossary.
- Hidden file
- Home Directory
- Hot link
Computer parts and peripherals such as a sound card, disk drive or monitor. Antonym : Software
Device worn on a person's head that allows them to receive audio through earphones and send it back through a microphone.
The number of cycles per second, a unit of frequency. As in megahertz.
Base 16 numbering system where cycles span 16 numbers with characters A-F used beyond 1-9. As in 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0, a, b, c, d, e, f
HTML's color scheme is based on the Hexadecimal system. See this page for detailed information and the complete set of HTML/Hexadecimal colors.
Files on a computer system whose contents are vital to the computer's operation. On Windows systems, these files are usually concealed to prevent users from modifying or deleting them. On Unix systems, hidden files are used as security measure to protect entire directories or to store directives that set the functionality of a server. These files can be hidden or visible depending on the FTP client's settings.
The number of page views a site or web page receives. The number of times a particular page or file has been downloaded
The default page on a Web site when a Domain name is called. Also referred to as Home Page.
The number of computers a packet travells through to reach it's destination. The number of computers between your local and the remote computer.
An internet service provider (ISP), computer or mainframe that stores data for you and is connected to the Internet.
A laymen's term for HTML hyperlinks.
The suspend a mouse's cursor above an element on a page such as a hyperlink, without actually clicking on the element. Modern browsers allow scripters to read the hover event handler and execute scripts when the action occurs.
An ordinary text file that you can create using Notepad or any text editor which is uploaded to your web server (website). The file is given no name and has an extension of "htaccess". Because the file's name begins with a period it's treated as a hidden file by UNIX servers thereby increasing it's security. This file contains directives issued to Apache thereby customizing the way your website server behaves. A .htaccess file's most common uses to :
Customize error pages
Redirect unwanted visitors
Declare server parsed extensions.
See Upload Pro for a script that handles the creation and management of password-protected directories.
Acronym for : HyperText Markup Language. A language used to specify the structure of text and elements within documents for downloaing off the Internet. See our dedicated HTML tutorial for detailed information.
Acronym for : HyperText Transfer Protocol. A protocol used to transfer data or HTML (HyperText Markup Language) from one computer to another over the internet. See also SGML