General Terms
The Basics: some of the general terms that you may come across on your road to getting online…

Domain Name
Domain names are the alphabetic names used to refer to computers on the Internet – e.g  A web site address includes a suffix such as, .com, .net, .org, .gov, .edu. AMWebCreation provide full domain name registration and related services.

Web Hosting
Using our hosting or sign up for a web hosting account with AMWebCreation you are allocated web space, email accounts and other related tools and resources to help manage your eBusiness.

The amount of physical hard disk storage space allocated to you for storing all your website files on. Storage space is measured in Megabytes or Gigabytes.

Web server
Your website files reside on a web server (a computer permanently connected to the Internet). AMWebCreation use many web and email servers to cater for our large client base.

FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a technique of uploading all the files from our development computers to your web space, This happens when your site goes live but also in the development stage when we upload your pages to one of our ‘Dev Servers’ to let you see how it’s all going.

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)
HTML or Hypertext Markup Language is a programming language what we used for creating pages and controlling how those pages appear on the web.

Adobe Flash
Software used to create animation and allow interaction with web pages. Flash is often used to create web adverts like the small ‘banners’ you see on websites sometimes. It is widely used to integrate audio and video into web pages and to develop rich Internet applications.

The information displayed within a web page. This can include textbook, snap, graphics, auditory, videotape etc.

The written text for each of your website pages,

Screen resolution
The number of pixels a screen can display in a given area. The more pixels, the more information you can display on your screen and the smaller items will appear. There are quite a few screen resolutions; e.g 800×600, 1024×768, 1280×1024 & 1920×1200. What this in general means is that your website (and indeed anything else) will look much better on a high-rescreen compared to a low res screen. Currently, the most common screen resolutions are 1024 x768 and 1280 x 1024. For most excellent put on show results (for web browsing and all other computer use) we recommend that you setup your computer in resolutions around the 1280 x 1024 range of settings.

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