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A Record - Address Record. Assigns an IP address to a domain name.

border - the border is the outline of the table. The border is also called the frame of the table. Click for an explanatory diagram

Canonical Name - The real name of a host. Used in CNAME records, PTR records, NS records and MX records.

cell padding - Cell padding is the area around the contents of the cell. Click for an explanatory diagram

cell spacing - Cell spacing is the area around the cell itself. Click for an explanatory diagram

class - By creating classes in your style sheet, you will be able to specify the look and feel. You can apply one or more classes to HTML components. When the Web page is viewed by an Internet browser, the rules of the class gets applied to designated components.

CNAME Record - Canonical Name Record. Creates an alias of a canonical name. The alias gains all properties of the original, including IP addresses and mail routes.

components - Components refer to the individual parts of your Web site. When the individual items on your Web site are categorized as components, they become easier to handle and work with. For example if you think of a box of crayons as a component, it is much easier to handle the crayon box than all of the individual crayons.

Domain Name Servers - Domain Name Servers are servers that manage domain names using DNS. The Domain Name Servers figure out whether and where to forward a request for a Web page by using the domain name.

DNS - DNS stands for Domain Name System. DNS is the way that the Internet domain names are located and translated in to IP address. The domain name is used as a meaningful and easy-to-remember "handle" for an Internet address.

e-mail aliases - An e-mail alias allows you to create a number of different e-mail addresses which will re-route and deliver e-mail to a specified e-mail address. An e-mail alias is also referred to as e-mail forwarding.

e-mail forwarding - This is an e-mail service in which your e-mail is automatically re-routed from an e-mail address(es) to another specified e-mail address(es). E-mail forwarding is more commonly known as e-mail aliases.

Echeck - electronic version of a paper check, used for online transactions. Enter the routing number (also called ABA code) and account number in the fields provided during checkout. Click for an explanatory diagram

Flash - Flash, a popular authoring software developed by Macromedia, is used to create vector graphics-based animation programs with full-screen navigation interfaces, graphic illustrations, and simple interactivity in an anti-aliased, resizable file format that is small enough to stream across a normal modem connection. The software is popular on the Web, both because of its speed (vector-based animations, which can adapt to different display sizes and resolutions, play as they download) and for the smooth way it renders graphics. Flash files, unlike animated images such as GIF and JPEG, are compact, efficient, and designed for optimized delivery.

Form Processor - All forms on the Internet require a Form Processor to handle the contents of the form when the form is submitted by a visitor. The Form Processor gathers and sends out the information of the form to a designated location, usually an e-mail address.

frame - On a table component, the "frame" refers to the border around the entire table whereas "rules" refers to the borders of the table cells inside the table.

Get - There are two methods to send form data to a server. GET, the default, will send the form input in an URL, whereas POST sends it in the body of the submission. The latter method means you can send larger amounts of data, and that the URL of the form results doesn't show the encoded form.

hostname - A hostname (or sitename) can be thought of as a domain name. The hostname is translated in to an Internet address by the Domain Name System.

HTML - HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language. HTML is the standard coding language used to display Web pages on the Internet.

HTTP - HTTP stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the set of rules for exchanging files on the World Wide Web. Viewing Web pages on the Internet is considered file exchange (from the Web site server to the Web site visitor's computer). hub pages - a hub page is a normal website page that you create for the purpose of increasing your search engine visibility for a certain search phrase. The hub page focuses on the search phrase so that you may emphasize the search term to the search engines (Yahoo!, Google, etc...).

IP address - IP address stands for Internet Protocol address. An IP address is a 32-bit number that identifies each sender or receiver of information on the Internet. Every computer that is connected to the Internet has a unique IP address to identify them.

Java - Java is a programming language expressly designed for use in the distributed environment of the Internet. Java can be used to create complete applications that may run on a single computer or be distributed among servers and clients in a network. It can also be used to build a small application module or applet for use as part of a Web page. Applets make it possible for a Web page user to interact with the Web page.

Java applet - A Java Applet is Java code that is stored on your Web site host server where the Web page has instructions to execute the Java applet. The Java code does not appear on the Web page.

Javascript - JavaScript is an interpreted programming or script language from Netscape. In general, script languages are easier and faster to code in than the more structured and compiled languages such as C and C++. Script languages generally take longer to process than compiled languages, but are very useful for shorter programs.

MX record - An MX record is the Mail eXchanger record. The MX record on a Domain Name Server tells the world where the e-mail server is located so that you can receive e-mail. It creates a mail route for a domain name.

Merchant Account - A Merchant Account is an account a merchant (or store), like yourself, has with a bank in order to accept credit card orders from customers. Funds are collected by a bank from credit card purchasers and disbursed to the merchant. Once the merchant has a merchant account set up, the merchant can accept credit card information from customers online.

Merchant Account Processing - Merchant account processing services are provided by a bank or a third party processor (on behalf of the bank) to the merchant. These services include authorization of credit cards, settlement of funds through the bankcard associations (MasterCard and Visa), depositing of funds to checking accounts, merchant billing, and account activity reporting.

package - a method for presenting a product to your shoppers with options that can alter the final price. An example would be a custom floral arrangement whose final price depends upon what flowers the shopper selects and what type of vase, if a vase is requested.

Post - There are two methods to send form data to a server. GET, the default, will send the form input in an URL, whereas POST sends it in the body of the submission. The latter method means you can send larger amounts of data, and that the URL of the form results doesn't show the encoded form.

Progressive Jpeg - an image that displays progressively in a Web browser. The image will display as a series of overlays, enabling viewers to see a low-resolution version of the image before it downloads completely.

registrar - A registrar is the company that manages your domain name. When a domain name is registered with a registrar, the registrar's servers tell visitors what domain name server that the domain name is pointing to.

royalty-free - In general, images provided to other people for computer use are made available if the user pays a fee. This fee is caused a royalty fee. Our collections of images that are provided to computer users are "royalty-free", meaning that you do not have to pay any fee for the use of our images.

rules - On a table component, "rules" refers to the borders of the table cells inside the table whereas the "frame" refers to the border around the entire table.

Site Builder - The technology that allows you to build and modify your Web site through the Internet.

sitename - The sitename is how Technical Support refers to your Web site. Your sitename is different from your username.

style sheet - A style sheet refers to the definition of a document's appearance in terms of elements such as: default typeface, how the individual sections should be laid out, line spacing, etc...

URL - URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator or Universal Resource Locator. A URL is the address for a file (resource) accessible on the Internet. The type of file or resource depends on the Internet application protocol. Using the World Wide Web's protocol, the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), the resource can be an HTML page, an image file, a program such as a common gateway interface application or Java applet, or any other file supported by HTTP. The URL contains the name of the protocol required to access the resource, a domain name that identifies a specific computer on the Internet, and a pathname (hierarchical description of a file location) on the computer. - your username is the login ID that you would use in order to log in to the Administration. Your username is also how Technical Support refers to your account.

WYSIWYG - WYSIWYG stands for What You See Is What You Get. A WYSIWYG editor contains an interface to create content while seeing what the end result will look like while the content is created.

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