Glossary of Internet Terms

On this page you can find a dictionary of computer terms with easy-to-understand definitions, words and expressions mostly used in Internet world.

Web programs with user interface which already made and installed on your website and ready to use.

This is a small program on a mail server that automatically replies to e-mails received for a certain e-mail account or e-mail address.

Backup Utility
Tool which makes a second exact copy of all your web files for a safety or protection reasons.

Control Panel
All users have access to a Web-based Control Panel that allows you to manage your website, set mail forwarding options, view your statistics, change your password and more.

Common Gateway Interface. It is used to transfer information between a web server and a CGI program. A CGI program is any program designed to accept and return data. The program could be written in any programming language, including C, Perl, Java, or Visual Basic. CGI programs are the most common way for web servers to interact dynamically with users. Many HTML pages that contain forms, for example, use a CGI program to process the form's data once it's submitted.

Custom Error Pages
Special HTML pages on your website which will become visible only if any error happens while visitor is browsing your site.
Typical example of error page is "File Not Found".

Data Transfer
Data transfer is the amount of digital data that is moved from one place to another in a given time. Traffic from a web site, with the exception of e-mail, is considered to be data transfer. This is also known as bandwidth, the quota of data transfer that you are allowed each month. Anytime someone downloads, uploads, or visits your website - they are consuming a portion of that quota for the month.

Website Space
Disk space is the allocation of server hard disk drive space where your web site is stored and connected to the Internet. This space is used to store your files, graphics, and e-mail messages.

Domain Name
The unique and only one name that identifies a web site, such as
A domain name acts as a permanent Web address and provides a professional, prestigious Web presence.

Domain Name Registration
Necessary procedure to become the owner of unique and personal domain name.
With WebTelep you can reserve a name for you right now, quickly and easily.

E-mail, E-mail Addresses
E-mail address is a code name representing a unique email user on the Internet which is able to send and receive messages.
Sending messages is typically done by SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) and receiving messages is handled by POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3), or IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol). IMAP is the newer protocol, allowing you to view and sort messages on the mail server, without downloading them to your hard drive.
WebTelep can provide you with almost unlimited e-mail accounts!

E-mail Forwarding, Redirect
E-mail forwarding is a process to redirect your incoming mail to a specific mailbox. For example, if you have a number of email addresses, forwarding all your email to a single mailbox allows you to keep track of them much easier. Email forwards are also known as email aliases. WebTelep Web hosting offers an unlimited number of aliases or redirects.

FrontPage Support
FrontPage extensions are a set of scripts and programs which enable users of Microsoft FrontPage to use its special components (called Web Bots). With WebTelep Web hosting, it takes one click from your Control Panel to setup FrontPage extensions. It's that easy!

FTP Access
File Transfer Protocol is the most popular way of uploading files from one computer to another. With the FTP account from WebTelep you will be able to login to your website and copy files from your local hard drive to our server so you can view those files on the Internet.

Mail Group
Group of selected e-mail addresses (or users) organised to send, receive and share messages between each other.

Mailing List
A system, usually automated, that allows people to send e-mail to one address, where this message is copied and sent to all of the other users subscribed to the mailing list. In this way, people who have many different kinds of e-mail access can participate in discussions together.

Network Uptime
The period of time while a server is switched on and your web site is available for viewing. Most servers are on almost continuously but all require switching off from time-to-time for maintenance.

Short for Practical Extraction and Report Language. Programming language especially designed for processing text. Because of its strong text processing abilities, Perl has become one of the most popular languages for writing CGI scripts. Perl is an interpretive language, which makes it easy to build and test simple programs.

Active Server Pages or ASP is a technology that enables you to make dynamic and interactive web pages. ASP uses server-side scripting to dynamically produce web pages that are not affected by the type of browser the web site visitor is using.

PHP (Parser Hypertext Preprocessor) is a server-side, programming language used to create dynamic web pages. PHP can perform any task that a CGI program can do, but its strength lies in its compatibility with many types of databases.

Private Folder
Folder on the website which can be accessed and viewed only by one web user.

Protected Directories
Directories or folders on the website where stored information is unacceptable without special login name and password.

Scripts / Databases
Script - a list of commands that can run without user interaction.
Database is any collection of data: part numbers, product codes, customer information, etc. Information is stored in a database as a series of records, and each record contains a number of fields. The database can be automated, can have a search possibilities and organized according to any of those fields you wish.
WebTelep can help you develop a special custom designed database.

Site Builder Tools
Set of installed programs and already-made web pages to help beginners create a website.

Spam, Spam Filters
Messages that you don't want to see in your mailbox, but can not stop.
Spamming is an act of flooding the Internet with many copies of the same message, in an attempt to force the message on people who would not otherwise choose to receive it. WebTelep provides you with Spam Filter - tool which can help you create rules to stop or limit the number of spam messages.

Subdomain is a "domain within a domain". Subdomains are individual web addresses built upon a pre-existing domain name, for example, By definition, a subdomain should not have the prefix of "www".
With WebTelep webhosting account, you can create an unlimited number of subdomains within your master domain.

Webmail Access
The ability to access your email by using an Internet web browser. With web mail, you can access your email account from any computer, anywhere in the world at any time. Similar to Hotmail or Freemail services.

A location on the World Wide Web. Each Web site contains a home page and might also contain additional documents and files. Each site is owned and managed by an individual, company or organization.

Website Statistics
This is graphical information tracking visitors to your site, including the amount of hits your web site is receiving, where the visitors are coming from, what platform they are using, what browser they are using, how long they spent on a page, and usually it rates your most popular pages.

A person who has permission to manage files on your website with personal login and password.