Wide Area Network
is a network that covers a large geographical area, such as one that connects the district offices of a national corporation.
is a worldwide collection of networks that links together millions of computers by means of modems, telephone lines, cables, and other communication devices and media. It is the world's largest network.
Internet Service Provider
is an organization that supplies connections to the Internet for a monthly fee.
Online Service Provider
provides access to the Internet, but it also provides a variety of other specialized content and services such as financial data, hardware and software guides, news, weather, and legal information
World Wide Web
A system of Internet servers that uses HTTP to transfer specially formatted documents.
is a document that contains text, graphics, sound, and/or hyperlinks to other Web documents.
is a related collection of Web pages
a software program allowing people to view Web pages on the Internet. examples: Microsoft Explorer Netscape
Uniform Resource Locator (URL)
a Web page's unique address on the Internet
Hypertext Transfer Protocol
is the communications standard used to transfer pages on the Web.
indicates who wrote and maintains the Web page.
is a computer that delivers (serves) requested Web pages
conducting business activities online.