Web Definitions

Internet Acronyms:

ACID – Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability

ADL – Advanced Distributed Learning

Bps – Bits Per Second

CMS – Content Management System

CSS – Cascading Style Sheet

DNS – Domain Name System

FTP – File Transfer Protocol

HTML – Hypertext Markup Language

HTML5 – The fifth revision of HTML

HTTP – Hypertext Transfer Protocol

HTTPS – Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure

IMAP – Internet Message Access Protocol

IP – Internet Protocol

ISP – Internet Service Provider

LAMP – Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP

Mbps – Megabits Per Second

MLS – Multiple Listing Service

MTA – Mail Transfer Agent

MySQL – Open source Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL)

PHP – Hypertext Preprocessor

PhpMyAdmin – Software tool written in PHP to manage the administration of MySQL using a web browser.

POP – Post Office Protocol

RDBMS – Relational Database Management System

RETS – Real Estate Transaction Standard

SCORM – Sharable Content Object Reference Model

SEO – Search Engine Optimization

SMTP – Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

SOAP – Simple Object Access Protocol

SSH – Secure Shell

SSL – Secure Sockets Layer

TLS – Transport Layer Security

URL – Uniform Resource Locators

VPS – Virtual Private Server

WAP – Wireless Application Protocol

W3C – World Wide Web Consortium

XHTML – Extensible Hypertext Markup Language

XTML – Extensible Markup Language

Internet Definitions:

Apache – Open source web server application.

Bandwidth – The amount of data that passes through a network connection measured in bits per second.

Browser – An application used to access the internet.

Domain Name – A name registered in the Domain Name System (DNS) which represents an Internet Protocol (IP) resource.

IP Address – A 32-bit numeric address written as four numbers separated by periods used as a unique identifier for a device on a network.

Hosting – A computer which stores a websites files for access on the internet.

Linux – An open-source operating system modelled on UNIX.

Open Source – Software which the source code is made free to use, modify and redistribute.