Glossary of Internet terms. Underlined orange links point to terms within this Glossary.
- Unary negation
The negation of a value and assignment of that value to another. E.g. x = -y
An operating system developed by Bell Laboratories in the 1960s. Unix was used to build and develop the Internet and is still by far the most commonly used Operating system on which http - servers run today.
The transfer of data from your local computer to a remote computer. Upload scripts come with a myriad of features including membership management, and Basic Authentication. Our Upload series of scripts offer all these features and many more, including admin control of member's folder sizes (allocated disk space), Autoresponder templates and optional .htaccess protection. Antonym : Download.
Acronym for : Uniform Resource Locator. Otherwise known as a website address. A sting specifying domain name.
Acronym for : Universal Serial Bus. The new standard in computer ports that allow you to connect (and disconnect) devices to your computer without having to restart it. Capable of transfering 12Mbps (million bits per second). Most modern devices now offer USB connectors that can connect to either Mac or PC.
A string representing the value of the user-agent header sent in the HTTP protocol from client to server. The web browser type, version and engine.