You may find the following
glossary of terms used on this website useful.
Domain and domain
The general category that a computer on the internet belongs to.
Examples of high level domains are .com,
.org, and .co.uk.
Your website will have a domain name - something
like yourbusiness.co.uk and
a web address looking like http://www.yourbusiness.co.uk
A domain name has to be registered
for a fee and is yours to use for a period of two years and sometimes
more. You have first priority when re-registering your expiring
Your website will be stored or "hosted" on a computer
connected to the internet. This host computer, or server, could
be one maintained by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), for example,
or by a company devoted to hosting websites. Some companies offer
free hosting in exchange for you allowing them to put advertisements
on your site.
Provider - ISP
An ISP provides its members with access to the internet,
e-mail and usually some space on a computer where websites may be
A website that enables internet users to find sites that provide
the information they are looking for. It is very important that
your site is registered with the main search engine sites otherwise
your potential customers and visitors will not find you. There is
considerable skill in designing and registering
a website in such a way that it is easily found on the top search
engine sites. A good example of a search engine is Google.
Your website address - www.yoursite.com. Stands for Uniform