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Client any machine or software used to access the web eg laptop, tablet, mobile phone, running a browser such as Mozilla, Internet Explorer

Server– any machine or software that publishes or delivers a website.

A server serves information to computers that connect to it. When users connect to a server, they can access programs, files, and other information from the server.

Note: you can build a website but it will not be published until you upload to a server

Virtual Server– a piece of software that functions as a server

Web Host:  a company/organization that rents or gives you space on a server.

In order to publish a website online, you need a Web host. The Web host stores all the pages of your website and makes them available to computers connected to the Internet. Egs.: WordPress, Go Daddy, InMotion Hosting, Blue Host

Domain Name: This is the name that identifies a Web site. eg.

Can lease them for 10 of 12 US dollars a year usually from web hosting site.

Refer to TTNIC-Trinidad and Tobago Network Information Centre for information on local domain names.

ICANNInternet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Responsible for ensuring that people do not have the same domain name and that names are only sold by licensed registrars.

HTML:  Hyper-Text Markup Language Web pages are written in this language or code. Made up of tags. Eg. <br>  break  <b> bold

Go to for more information and specifically for information about tags.

Hyperlink:  A word, phrase, or image that you can click on to jump to a new document or a new section within the current document.

Web page and Web siteWeb pages or hypertext documents are what make up the World Wide Web. These documents are written in HTML and are translated by your Web browser.

Note: A Web page is not the same thing as a Web site. A Web site is a collection of pages. A Web page is an individual HTML document.

Meta Data: information about the content or a description of the item

Add-On:  A software extension that adds extra features to a program.
Plugin (in WordPress Widgets) A plug-in or “plugin” is software add-on that adds extra features and capabilities to an application eg. events calendar, antispam, links to social networking sites, etc.

Blog or Web Loga list of journal entries posted on a Web page.

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