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  • World-Wide Web (the Web, WWW, W3): a client-server information system that uses the Internet to access computers containing millions of hypertext documents

  • Web page: a single hypertext document written in HTML--Hypertext Markup Language

  • Web site: a collection of linked Web pages on a Web server

  • Web hosting: A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to provide their own website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own for use by their clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center.

  • Home Page: the first point of entry to a Web site; help is often available there.

  • Web client: the computer and software you use to access Web pages

  • Web server: the computer and software that you contact on the Internet to access a Web site

  • Web browser: the client software you use to find and display Web pages

  • Web search engine: Software that allows searching of the content of Internet sites.

  • hypertext: documents containing embedded links (hyperlinks) to other documents or other parts of the same document

  • HTML: Hypertext Markup Language, the rules for formatting a Web page so that a Web browser displays the page properly

  • URL: Uniform Resource Locator, the address of a document on the World Wide Web. Browsers allow you to enter a known address of a Web server or a specific document within that server. Addresses begin with http://, ftp://, gopher://, WAIS://, file://

  • protocols: sets of communication rules that allow clients and servers to communicate accurately with each other

  • HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol, the rules that govern the transmission of Web documents from one computer to another via the Internet

  • SLIP: Serial Line Internet Protocol, allows Internet use via a telephone connection

  • MacWeb, WinWeb: browsers for Macintosh and Windows that have low memory requirements and are suitable for older computers

  • Lynx: a text-only browser

  • JPEG, GIF: files that process and display data as visual images on Web pages