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I have on numerous occasions spoken to some of my clients, and sometimes find that they do not have a clue of what it is that I'm saying, or talking about!
So, this page will be dedicated to all the words and phrases we web developers tend to use, so that you can also impress someone at a party!
HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language, and XHTML Extensible Hypertext Markup Language. Now, these are big words, but don't be afraid! It is the programming language used in all websites. Each and every website on the internet has some form of HTML or XHTML. So, if I talk about the HTML, I'm referring to the "coding" part of the website, the part nobody ever sees. If you'd like to see what it looks like, go ahead and click View in the menu, then Source (In Internet Explorer 8 that is - for Firefox click View in the menu, then Page Source, and in Google Chrome just rightclick anywhere and click View page source)
URL stands for Universal Resource Locator (thats a mouthfull!) - it is the address of a web page. For example, the URL to this page is http://www.rgtwebhosting.com/GeekSpeak.html - so it's basically the website's address.
The domain name is the "overall" address of a website, ie. the domain where all the web pages for a specific website will be. The domain name for this website is rgtwebhosting.com
Have a read through on our homepage, and see what hosting is all about...
You'll see with our hosting packages that you have a limited amount of bandwidth per month. Every time you view a website, the content of that website (like text, images, movies, etc.) gets downloaded to your pc. That data transferring between the website and you is what we call bandwidth.
So, for example: If you have a web page with a 1MB photo on it, and you have 500MB bandwidth per month available, then if 500 people view that page with the photo, your bandwidth will be used up for the rest of the month. Now, it is not only your website that uses bandwidth, but your emails as well. So, if someone were to send you 10x 5MB photos, that will be 50MB bandwidth used up (we recommend using a free online email service, like Google's gmail, for sending photos and videos to your friends and family).
CSS stands for Cascading Stylesheet - this is what makes a website look nice. A stylesheet specifies how everything on a website must look. What the background colour must be, the main font used, the font size, the line height of the paragraphs, how the links must look, how big the headings must be, what image must be in the banner - EVERYTHING. Without stylesheets, all website will basically look exactly the same! CSS also specifies what the layout of the website must be. For example, this website has a banner at the top, which is in the center of the page, and beneath the banner it has two columns, with the first column being smaller than the second one, both also in the middel, and at the bottom of the page you will see a footer. Everything about how the website looks, is set in the CSS file!
A payment gateway is a secure website offering the service of handling online payments for you. You usually have your own account with the company, and can withdraw money from it straight to your credit card or bank account.
A CMS is a website that allows you to make changes to the website yourself. You usually get a username and password, then can log in on your website, and make changes to your website's content. Have a look at our custom CMS package.
JPG's or JPEG's are images or photos. We sometimes simply refer to pictures as JPG's - now, JPG is itself the specific TYPE of image - a JPEG is a special compressed image, meaning your image or photo takes a lot less space when saved. Ideally we only want to load JPG's on a website, with a bit of compression as well - this makes the images load a lot faster, without sacrificing too much on the quality of the image. (If, however, you set the compressions ration too high, the image can end up looking really bad...)