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Possession Studios™ Internet Glossary


Welcome to our Internet Glossary. This glossary of internet related terms was created to help our customer better understand the online world. Feel free to send us additions, correction and so on. We want to make the glossary as useable to everyone as possible.

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Hit
A hit is the term used for each instance of an interInternet user requesting a file from a web server. If a web page has five images contained in it, accessing that page with a web browser will count as six hits (the HTML file + 5 image files) in the web server's log.
Home Page
A home page, also referred to as an index page, is the term used to identify the first page accessed when visiting a web site made up of many individual pages. The home page of a web site typically provides the means to navigate the rest of the site.
Host
A host is a general term used for a computer connected to the Internet that has access to send and receive queries to and from other computers. An example of a host would be a web server.
Host (domain alias)
Please see Domain Alias.
Hostmaster
Hostmaster is a term often used to describe an individual or group of individuals that is responsible for handling email related to network administration issues.
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)
HTML, the acronym for Hypertext Markup Language, is the language used for creating web pages, which consists of a series of codes or tags that are interpreted by a web browser for the purposes of displaying a web page's content.
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is a protocol, or method, of transferring hypertext files from an HTTP server to an HTTP client, such as a web browser, across the Internet. HTTP is the most commonly used protocol on the Internet.
Hypertext
Hypertext is a form of text that allows users to link or connect text in one document or web page to text on the same or another page. The most common instance of hypertext is on web pages, where links appear as underlined text; clicking on a link typically allows the user to access other relevant information.
 
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