What is the World Wide Web? (also referred to as the WWW)
- The Web is a network of computers all over the world.
- All the computers in the Web can communicate with each other.
- All the computers use a communication standard called HTTP.
How does the WWW work?
- Web information is stored in documents called web pages.
- Web pages are files stored on computers called web servers.
- Computers reading the web pages are called web clients.
- Web clients view the pages with a program called a web browser.
- Popular browsers are Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Android Browser, and Opera.
What is a Registrar?
- A company that is able to register “.com,” “.net,” and “.org” domain names by directly accessing the Central Domain Name Database. NameSecure is a registrar.
What is Web Hosting?
- A service that allows you to upload and store a site’s HTML documents and related files on a Web server. (This makes the files available on the World Wide Web for viewing by the public. Also called site hosting).
What is Web Site Maintenance?
- Maintenance refers to making changes to the contents of a Website. Changes can include text, images, pricing, links, and banners. Changes can be occasional, regular, or frequent.
What is a Web Server?
- The collection of all your web pages is called your website. To let others view your work, you must publish your website. To publish your work, you must copy your site to a web server. Most common is to use a Hosting Company.
How do I Transfer a Domain
- Contact your Registrar and request that your nameservers be changed from the address of your current/old Hosting company to your new Hosting company. If the domain name has expired, the domain name will need to be re-registered or if the name is now taken, you will need to register a new domain name.