GoWide Glossary

Information from a web server, stored on your computer by your web browser. The purpose of a cookie is to provide information about your visit to the website for use by the server during a later visit.


(Cascading Style Sheet) - The style sheet is used to drive the design the website. It is used to remove the task of controlling style elements such as colour, font, background and layout from the actual content.


A database organizes and stores information on a computer. Databases provide processes for storing, manipulating and retrieving data.

Dial-up Connection

In web terms: A connection to Internet via telephone and modem.


(Domain Name Service) A computer program running on a web server, translating domain names into IP addresses.

Domain Name

The name that identifies a web site. (like: W3Schools.com)


To transfer a file from a remote computer to a local computer. In web terms: to transfer a file from a web server to a web client. (see also Upload).


(Dots per Inch) - Used to measure the resolution of an image. The higher the number of dots, the better the image quality will be. A typical dpi for a web graphic is 72 compared to 300 for a print graphic. This is because a screen has a lower resolution than printing on a piece of paper.


An application used to create and edit web pages and sites.

Email Address

A unique address for sending and receiving email, i.e., yourname@yourdomain.com

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