Internet Terms and Phrases

Internet Terms and Phrases


Internet Terms and Phrases


Here are some internet terms and phrases with their definitions:

  1. Address bar: The address bar is at the top of your web browser (such as Internet Explorer or Google Chrome). It’s where the address of a webpage (or URL) appears
  2. Browser: A software application used to access and view websites on the internet
  3. Byte: The basic unit of measurement for computer storage
  4. Cache: Stores the HTML web page’s code as well as any graphics, and multimedia elements
  5. Domain Name System (DNS): A system that translates domain names into IP addresses
  6. E-mail: Electronic mail, a method of exchanging digital messages between people using the internet
  7. File Transfer Protocol (FTP): A method of transferring files over the internet
  8. Homepage: The first page that is viewed when the browser starts. It is also the page of a Web site that provides the introduction or content with links
  9. HTTP and HTTPS: Hypertext Transfer Protocol and Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, respectively. They are the set of rules by which Web pages are transferred across the Internet
  10. HTMLHyperText Markup Language; a language used for creating web pages
  11. Internet: The name given to the current telecommunications system between networks of computers
  12. Internet Protocol (IP) Address: A set of unique numbers that identifies each computer on the internet
  13. Internet Service Provider (ISP): A company that provides internet access to customers
  14. Intranet: A network within an organization that uses internet technologies to connect its employees and customers to the organization
  15. Router: A device that connects your computer, phone or tablet to a broadband-enabled telephone line and sends out your home internet signal
  16. Search engine: A program that searches for and identifies items in a database that correspond to keywords or characters specified by the user
  17. Telnet: A terminal emulation protocol (or Internet program) used to connect a computer to a remote host or server
  18. URLUniform Resource Locator, the address of a webpage on the internet
  19. Web page: A document on the World Wide Web that can be accessed through a web browser
  20. World Wide Web: A collection of information, resources, pictures, sounds, multimedia on the internet that are linked and connected together

Internet Terms and Phrases

Here are some of the most common Internet terms and phrases:

  • Browser: A software application that allows you to view web pages. Some popular browsers include Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.
  • Domain: The unique address of a website on the Internet. For example, the domain for Google is
  • Email: A way to send and receive electronic messages over the Internet.
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP): A way to transfer files between computers over the Internet.
  • Homepage: The main page of a website.
  • Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP): The protocol used to transfer web pages over the Internet.
  • Internet Protocol (IP) Address: A unique address assigned to each computer on the Internet.
  • Link: A connection between two web pages.
  • Netiquette: The informal code of behavior on the Internet.
  • Search Engine: A website that allows you to search for information on the Internet. Some popular search engines include Google, Bing, and Yahoo!

Here are some other common Internet terms and phrases that you may encounter:

  • Ad blocker: A software application that blocks ads from appearing on web pages.
  • Avatar: A graphical representation of a user on the Internet.
  • Blog: A website where an individual or group of people regularly post entries of commentary, news, and other information.
  • Bookmark: A saved link to a web page.
  • Bot: A computer program that automates tasks on the Internet.
  • Broadband: A high-speed Internet connection.
  • Chatroom: An online forum where people can communicate in real time.
  • Cyberbullying: The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.
  • Cyberspace: The virtual world of the Internet.
  • Domain Name System (DNS): A system that translates domain names into IP addresses.
  • E-commerce: The buying and selling of goods and services over the Internet.
  • Firewall: A software program that protects a computer from unauthorized access.
  • Hacker: A person who gains unauthorized access to a computer system or network.
  • Internet Service Provider (ISP): A company that provides access to the Internet.
  • Netiquette: The informal code of behavior on the Internet.
  • Online: Connected to the Internet.
  • Phishing: A fraudulent attempt to obtain personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, by posing as a legitimate entity in an electronic communication.
  • Pop-up: An unwanted window that appears on a web page.
  • Spam: Unsolicited electronic mail, typically advertising or promoting a product or service.
  • Virus: A malicious software program that can damage a computer system.

This is just a small sampling of the many Internet terms and phrases that are in use today. As the Internet continues to evolve, new terms and phrases will be created.

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