About Us

About Us

We started with a goal of developing and designing professional quality websites for businesses, bloggers, non-profits and many others so that you can have a wonderful website for a very low cost.

We put our heart and passion into every website that we create for our clients because it is something we love and enjoy. So you are getting a website that is carefully planned and coded with passion in each line.

Businesses from accountants to zoos can benefit from our very reasonable and professional approach.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide you with a marketing tool that is not only attractive but also one that will keep pace with the ever changing demands of the "search engine" society. Search engine optimization (SEO) is built into every site we design. This is a service you can pay hundreds, ever thousands for elsewhere. SEO should be laid out before the site is built then updated throughout the life of the site. If you wish, we'll continue to optimize your site to keep you at close to the top as possible of the major search engines, like Google, Bing and Yahoo for a small monthly fee.

You're Decision

Your decision to visit our website was a good one. Your decision to take the next step and give us a try will be great one for us both.

We are so confident about our web design skills that we offer to design your home page absolutely free without any advance payments or deposits. Once you like your homepage design will show you what the entire project will cost and ask you to pay for the work we've done so far. We will not expect balance until we've made any changes you requested and your site is ready to go live.

Our Services

Website Maintanence

Looking for cost-effective solutions for your website? Looking for troubleshooting for your website? Looking for website maintenance? We offer all this and more.

Website Design

Website Design & Redesign, Web Consultation, Flash Banners, Google Analytics Installation, Website Maintenance, CMS (WordPress)

Website Hosting

We don’t actually offer hosting but we’ll help you every step of the way. Once you hosting is secured we’ll set up you email or offer whatever other assistance you need.

Solutions

We design websites that create ever-lasting impression at first glance. We can design you a new website or redesign your old one. We develope websites that result in Sales Growth. We create websites that bring you more Business. We design websites that attract more Traffic.

Our Services includes

Website Design & Redesign, Web Consultation, Flash Banners, Google Analytics Installation, Website Maintenance, CMS (WordPress)

Responsive Web Design

Every website we design looks great on any device. So weather your viewers are using a cell phone, tablet, laptop on desktop computer your site will alwasys look great.

See our Prices

  • One Page Static Website
  • $99
  • Approximate Time: 48-72 Hours
  • Includes
  • One pages of information including Home section and upto ten clicks down
  • Navagation bar
  • Limited Modifications
  • Web Design by Professionals
  • Free Customer contact form - Get leads/feedback from website in your email
  • Additional pages $49 each
  • Signup
  • Advanced
  • $249
  • 10 Page Static Website
  • Includes
  • Approximate Time: 5 Days
  • 10 pages of information including Homepage
  • Web Design by Professionals
  • Basic Search Engine Optimization
  • CMS (Content Management System) Website
  • Free Customer contact form - Get leads/feedback from website in your email
  • Unlimited linking to your social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Signup

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a list of questions I am asked quite frequently. If there is anything I can help you with that is not answered in this list, please feel free to contact me, and I will do my best to answer any questions you may have.

 

 

Site Content: What Should I Put On My Site?
That is entirely up to you. However, you should consider the goals of your web site. For example, if you want to do business your website you should include all the information about your products or services your customers need to do business, such as, make a purchase. Search engines love content, so the more you say about your offerings the better. Ideally pages should be 200-300. Always include your keywords and key phrases throughout, especially near the start of each page.

 

 

Can I see my website while it is being made?
Yes! I'll provide you with a link to your site so you can watch the progress as it's being designed and let me know if want any changes. I highly encourage your input and suggestions.

 

 

Do you do Flash?
Yes, but only for banners at the top and other small sections of the site. Flash is nice to make something really eye catching, but search engines and many cell phone browsers can't see it. Too much flash so not good for your site. However, a little can really add eye appeal. There are many other ways to add video, animation, etc. to your site that everyone and see.

 

 

Can I update my website myself?
Yes, WordPress offers a very intuitive password-protected administrator area where you can edit pages with ease from any computer.

 

 

How long does it take to have a web site designed?
The time frame is determined by the size of your web site, the complexity of your site design, and my current client design schedule. It will also depend on how long it takes for you to get needed material to me. Usually about 7-14 days for a full website.

 

 

Who owns the copyright to my website?
You own it (please note that I cannot transfer ownership of items which are not mine to transfer), with the exception of the original .PSD files, which remain under copyright of AAWD unless purchased outright. I retain the right to use an image of your web site on any part of this web site as a representation of my work, as well as a live link to your web site. Both of these conditions work to your advantage, as it will help the search engines find your web site.

 

 

What is an URL?
It stands for "universal resource locator". This is the address typed in to view your web page on the Internet. For example, you would type in http://www.angelsaffordablewebdesign.com to access my home page.

 

 

What is a domain name?
A domain name is a specific web site address that you choose and register. My domain name is "angelsaffordablewebdesign.com".

 

 

What is Web Maintenance?
Maintenance is a fee paid to keep your site updated with new content which you provide. Most good web sites have new content updated regularly. Fresh content is what will keep your visitors coming back. After your site is complete, you might notice something that you wish you'd worded differently, have an address or phone number change, a new service to add, etc. I'll maintain and update your site free of charge for 30 days after it's complete. More information on web maintenance

 

 

Do you have any policy on adult or software sites?
I don't build sites with illegal copyrighted materials such as unauthorized images, pirated software (warez), pirated music etc. Accounts that are found to be in violation of this condition may be terminated without notice, and no refunds will be given.

 

 

Do you offer any type of discounts?
Yes, on occasion I'll run some sort of special, although my rates are already amazing as they are : )

 

 

I live in a different country. Can I order a website from you?
Your location is not a problem. The flexibility of the Internet enables me to work with clients in almost any country.

 

 

Are there hidden fees?
There are no hidden fees. Depending on your design and the work required, your cost may be different than what was originally estimated-either higher or lower. Remember that it is an estimate, not a quote. If I'm creating a 10 page website for you, and along the way, you decide to add, for example, 7 more pages, 5 additional images and a video, you obviously realize these items will incur an additional cost.

 

 

I want you to design my web site. Now what do I do?
If you have decided you want a web site or have any questions, send me your basic details and I'll start working on your site.

Why Hire Us?

  • We don't ask for a deposit - we only ask for payment after we’ve created your website and you’re happy with our work.
  • We provide the best quality work in the market for our prices.
  • We design your website until it's completed - guaranteed.
  • We offer unlimited corrections and will be happy to work with you on a long-term basis.
  • We are available 24/7 via phone or email to help you with your website.
  • We will meet or beat any legitimate verifiable price quote.
  • When you call us, you'll be speaking with a person every time (or we’ll get back to you right away) - in other words, you won't have to keep repeating yourself like when you call other web design companies.

High Quality Websites

We take pride in doing our absolute best in every situation. It is our firm belief that though there may be a job that is too big for us, there is absolutely no job that is too small. Regardless of the task, we take pride in providing the best quality website.

We always keep your taste in mind disregards or our own likes and dislikes. We continually check the requirements of your website and design it to make the best impression on any device. You’re your clients will see your best foot forward if that are viewing you site on a cell phone, laptop, tablet, etc. That’s why our websites keep attracting more clients.

We keep working on your website until you are completely satisfied and everything is exactly the way you want it. Any corrections we need to make will be done within 24 hours, so there is no long waiting period.

 

No Deposits:

We don’t ask fordeposits like some website design companies simply because we want you to bepleased with our initial work on your website.

We're differentthan many other web design companies simply because we don't ask for deposits.Instead, we provide a free sample layout as an initial draft for your website.If you are pleased with our design - and only if you're pleased - then you cancommit to move forward with us. At this point, we'll ask you pay for the workwe done so far and get right to work completing your website.

When you come to us,you'll quickly realize that we're not all about the money -rather, we're allabout your satisfaction. There are plenty of online scams nowadays, so we fullyunderstand how risky it can be for clients to make payments before theyactually see the work. We're confident in our skills as web designers, and wewant to you to have full confidence in us before we ask for payment.

 

Unbeatable Prices

We are committed toproviding the highest quality website designs to our clients, so you mightexpect our rates to be high. However, compared to other web design companies inthe United States, our prices are very low. So low, in fact, that many webdesigners are outsourcing their work to us. Furthermore, you won't be surprisedby any hidden charges or fees; we show you all prices right from the start.
We avoid working byhourly rates, since this can cause confusion or misunderstanding regarding thefinal price. We always give you a flat price in the beginning so there are nounpleasant surprises in the end. In our experience, most of our clients end uppaying us more in gratitude because of our professional work and smallerinitial quote.
If any legitimateweb design company provides a quote less than ours, we will beat their price-guaranteed. Please call us now to get a quote for your website, and we'll besure to give you the lowest price on the market.

 

Layout Choices

Your satisfactionis our goal, so when it comes to web design we offer unlimited choices andlayouts until you're completely happy with the design. In addition, we don'tuse any templates for your website. We work from scratch depending on yourrequirements. Most companies who offer you lower prices use templates that givefinished websites that unattractive "cookie cutter" look. Everywebsite we design will be unique and will fully embody the concept youpreviously envisioned.

 

Ease of Communication

We are here foryour assistance 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Communicating with us iseasy, and it sets us apart from other big web design companies. It's almostlike we are located right next door to your place. Whenever you call, you'll bespeaking with same person - every single time!
In many cases, whenyou call a company the salesperson will offer various features when you signthe deal, but later when you're talking with developers and project managers,you'll discover that the details have inexplicably changed. We are careful toensure that sales, web design, and web development are all organized by thesame person, and that person will be the only one who answers your call, everysingle time.
We also have afeature where you can call us from our website, as well as a live chat option.We love to hear from our clients, and we'll always be enthusiastic to speakwith you, even if you need to call at 3 in the morning!

 

Streamlined Discussion

Our 10 years of webdesign experience make understanding your final objective a simple matter forus. We have designed over 100 websites in every business imaginable, so whenyou call us and tell us that you're looking for a real estate website, we knowfrom the beginning that you need MLS or IDX features integrated into yourwebsite. All of our clients find it very easy to explain to us what they need,because we value clarity of communication and mutual understanding. The endresult is always a perfect website that leaves us and our clients equallysatisfied.

 

Follow-Through

We are working witha lot of clients who left their previous web design company because they couldnot follow through on the promises they made to the client. We understand thatswitching web designers is a very difficult transition, since it's tedious andtime-consuming to explain your requirements to the new designer from scratch.
We don't want ourclients to go to another designer, of course, so when we take a project we makesure we can accomplish the task and satisfy the client. It's not our policy totake on new projects that would leave our current clients hanging. If we havetaken your project, rest assured that it will be 100% completed with 100%satisfaction.

 

Website Design and Redesign

Don't have awebsite yet? We can make one for you. Already own a website? We can redesignit, improve it, and make it as effective as possible. For us, no job is toosmall or too large. What matters to us is the number of clients we arehandling, so it's always our practice to increase the number of clients we aredealing with per month instead of looking for the largest projects. We give thesame priority to every single project, unlike other companies which oftenprioritize work based on profit potential.

 

Increase Your Business - Guaranteed

What's the point ofhaving a website if you don't get noticed? We guarantee that our professionalweb design will increase your business.

 

Search Engine Friendly

Search engineswon't automatically know about your website even after it's created and uploadedon your server, so we notify Google and other engines that your new website isup and running, which allows it to be indexed. We also help educate ourcustomers in the proper procedures for winning more traffic and effectivelyadvertising their business. Our clients' success is our success, after all!

 

Global and Local References

We have worked forclients all over the world, and every month we're growing in every country. Wehave clients who are 100% satisfied in all 50 United States. Want to speak withone of our previous clients to get some feedback on our work? We can provide areference in your city so you can personally meet or call them to ask about ourweb design services. It's our practice to help each of our clients get in touchwith a few of our former customers, making it easy and convenient to addressany questions or concerns.

 

Error-Free Websites

We have moretesters than sales people. We understand that our clients don't always havetime to test the website, so in our scheme to take care of your website from Ato Z we utilize professionals who test your website in all browsers to makesure there are no alignment issues or error pages. Error pages not only tarnishyour website's reputation, but they can also negatively affect search engine results.All our websites are tested and approved by our testing team before beinguploaded to the client's server. Shopping carts, payment integrations, andlogin pages are all thoroughly checked to ensure the safety of the website.

 

Confidentiality

We maintaincomplete privacy of your project by uploading files to our server till thewebsite is complete. After the website is done, we upload it to your server soyou are the website owner. Other web design companies like to host websites ontheir own server and charge monthly maintenance fees. Also, they tend to chargeunreasonable rates after a few months, simply because they have your files andyou're stuck with them. In our case, however, you are the complete owner of thewebsite. We will not advertise your website or discuss your website withoutyour permission. Your privacy is our first priority.

 

Grammar Checking

Didyou know that spelling mistakes and bad grammar can make a top-notch websitelook very unprofessional? Like it or not, a site with poorly written contentcan actually drive away potential clients, which translates into lost business.Since we want to make sure you're 100% satisfied and successful, we offerproofreading and editing services to ensure the most professional results forall of our web designs.

 

 

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Address
- Code by which the Internet identifies you. The format is username@hostname, where username is your username, login name, or account number, and hostname is the name of the computer or Internet provider you use. The hostname may be a few words strung together with periods.
Anonymous FTP - A way to use the FTP program to log on to another computer to copy files when you don't have an account on the other computer. When you log on, enter 'anonymous' as the username and your 'e-mail address' as the password. This gives you access to publicly available files.

Applets - Java's advantage is in that it is composed of many smaller, re-usable chunks of programming code, called "applets" (short for "applications"). This allows for quicker transfer over the internet, meaning many new programs will now be able to become directly interactive, incorporating animation, sound, and more. (See also Java, ShockWave, and VRML)

Archie - A system that helps you find files located anywhere on the Internet. After Archie locates the file, you can use FTP to get it. Archie is both a program and a system of server computers that contain indexes of files.

Asynchronous Communication - Communication that occurs at different times, between two or more individuals, in contrast to Synchronous communication. For e.g. e-mails, some conferencing systems, bulletin boards.

ATM - ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) is a networking technology that provides a guaranteed quality of service. Standard Internet connections are based on Frame Relay technology. The throughput of Frame Relay links can be drastically reduced under certain circumstances, just as a garden hose becomes less effective when stepped on or kinked. However, ATM links are like metal pipes-they always provide the same amount of throughput, regardless of the pressure exerted on them. C I Host's hosting facility has direct ATM connections to the major Internet hubs on both the East and West coasts (MAE-East, and MAE-West).

Authentication - Verifying the identity of a person or computer process.

Auto-responder - Auto-responders allow you to automatically return a pre-set message whenever a selected mailbox receives a message. It will also notify a selected mailbox of the receipt and response.

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Backbone - A high-speed line or series of connections that form a major pathway within a network. The term is relative, since a backbone in a small network will likely be much smaller than many non-backbone lines in a large network.

Backgrounds - These are Images which are designed to to sit in the background of a web page so that all other information, (e.g.text, Images) is seen to sit on top.

Bandwidth - Information theory used to express the amount of information that can flow through a given point at a given time. Usually measured in bits per second (bps). Also referred to as data transfer.

Browse / browser - You get access to the WWW through an application called a 'browser', like Netscape or Mosaic. To 'browse' is to search the WWW for information.

Bulletin Board System (BBS) - A computer system that provides its users files for downloading and areas for electronic discussions.

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Certificates: Secure or Digital - Issued by a Certificate Authority (such as Equifax, Thawte or VeriSign) , a Secure Certificate (also known as a Digital Certificate) is proof that a Web site is linked to a legitimate business, with a physical address and phone number. It is the job of the Certificate Authority to verify the identity of merchants and issue each a digital or authentication certificate.

Chatting - Talking in real time to other network users from any and all parts of the world.

CGI script - Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is a standard for interfacing external applications with information servers, such as HTTP or Web servers. A CGI script allows a program to be run on your server which can output dynamic information. Some examples of cgi scripts are: hit counters, mail forms, search pages and guestbooks. Although Perl is the predominant language because of it's worldwide acceptance, CGI can be written in any number of programming languages such as, Unix SH, KSH, CSH, and C.

Client - A software program that is used to contact and obtain data from a server software program on another computer, often across a great distance. Each client program is designed to work with one or more types of server programs.

Com - When these letters appear in lowercase type at the end of an address, they indicate that the host computer is run by a company rather than a university or government agency. It also means that the host computer is most likely located in the United States.

Control Panel: - The Control Panel is an on-line interface, that allows users to change and update their Web sites.

Cookies - A mechanism for server-side connections to store and retrieve information on the client side.

Cross Platform - Different computing systems being able to share data.

Cyberspace - A virtual universe of computers, programs, and data.

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Data Transfer: - Data transfer (bandwidth) is the amount of information downloaded from a Web site. For example, let's assume all of the data (pictures, text, buttons) on your homepage totals 25KB (the size of Yahoo's homepage). If a thousand people viewed your homepage you'd have 25MB total data transfer for that month (25KB multiplied by 1000).

Disk Space: - Disk space is the storage capacity of your Web site for pictures, HTML, graphics, etc. and is usually expressed in MB.

Download - To retrieve a file from another machine, usually a host machine, to your machine.

DNS - The Domain Name System. A system for translating computer names into numeric Internet addresses.

Domain Name - The unique name that identifies an Internet site. A given machine may have more than one domain name, but a given domain name points to only one machine. It is also possible for a domain name to exist but not be connected to an actual machine. This is often done so that a group or business can have an Internet e-mail address without having to establish a real Internet site. In these cases, an Internet service provider's machine must handle the mail on behalf of the listed domain name.

Domain Name Registration - Domain Name Registration is the process of registering your Web site address (i.e. www.cihost.com) with an official Internet registrar.

Domain Transfer - When a domain name (Web site) is moved from one Internet address to another, the new address must be recorded by the domain registrar to allow Internet Domain Name Servers to point to the new location.

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edu - When these letters appear at the end of an address (info@mit.edu), they indicate that the host computer is run by an educational institution. It also means that the host computer is most likely located in the United States.

E-mail (Electronic Mail) - Messages that travel through the electronic networks rather than being committed to paper.

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Forms - Forms add extra interactivity to Web sites. Questionnaires can be created, that include text areas, check boxes and radio buttons which are then sent by the viewer to a specified mailbox, usually the manager of the Web site.

F.T.P. - File Transfer Protocol. A method of transferring one or more files from one computer to another over a network or phone line.

Finger - A program that displays information about someone on the net. On most UNIX systems, this command tells you who is logged on right now. On most Internet hosts, it tells you the name, possibly some other information based on the person's Internet address, and the last time they logged on.

Firewall - A filter for messages. A system that has a firewall lets only certain kinds of messages in and out from the rest of the Internet. If an organization wants to exchange mail with the Internet, but does not want other Internet members "Telnetting in" and reading those files, its connection to the Internet can be protected by using a firewall.

Forward (e-mail) - E-mail forwards redirect e-mail messages to another mailbox either within its domain or to an outside destination.

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Gateway - A computer that connects one network with another when the two networks use different protocols. The UUNET computer connects the UUCP network with the Internet, providing a way for mail messages to move between the two networks.

GIF - Graphics Interchange Format. A platform-independent file format developed by CompuServe, the GIF format is commonly used to distribute graphics on the Internet.

Gopher - A system that lets you find information by using menus. To use Gopher, you usually Telnet to a Gopher server and begin browsing the menus.

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Helper Application - This is an application that adds extra functionality to Web documents. e.g. If you download a movie clip the Web browser is unable to play the file but it can boot up a helper application, in this case it may be 'RealPlayer' (An audio/video player application).

Hits - This refers to the number of people who have visited a given Web Site or page.( e.g.10300 hits)

Host - A computer on the Internet you may be able to log on to. You can use FTP to get files from a host computer, and use other programs (such as telnet) to make use of the host computer.

Hypermedia - Computer applications that have the ability to link information to information created by another application, characteristic of Internet Applications.

HTTP - Hypertext Transfer Protocol. The method by which World Wide Web pages are transferred over the network.

HTML - Hypertext Markup Language. A system used for writing pages for the World Wide Web. HTML allows text to include codes that define fonts, layout, embedded graphics, and hypertext links.

Hypertext - A system of writing and displaying text that enables the text to be linked in multiple ways, available at several levels of detail. Hypertext documents can also contain links to related documents, such as those referred to in footnotes. Hypermedia can also contain pictures, sounds, and /or video.

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Image Map - An image map is another way of creating links between web pages. In image maps, different parts of the image activate different links. (an example: this is an external web link)

Internet Access - Internet access is usually made through a University Network or a commercial service provider.

Internet - The vast collection of interconnected networks that all use the TCP/IP protocols and that evolved from the ARPANET of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Internet connects roughly 60,000 independent networks into a vast, global Internet.

IP - Internet Protocol. The transport layer protocol used as a basis of the Internet. IP enables information to be routed from one network to another in packets and then reassembled when they reach their destination.

IP Address - A four-part number separated by periods (for example, 165.113.245.2) that uniquely identifies a machine on the Internet. Every machine on the Internet has a unique IP number; if a machine does not have an IP number, it is not really on the Internet. Most machines also have one or more domain names that are easier for people to remember.

IRC - Internet Relay Chat. A system that enables Internet users to talk with each other in real time over the Internet rather than in person.

ISDN - Integrated Services Digital Network. A way to move more data over existing regular phone lines. ISDN is only slowly becoming available in the USA. ISDN can provide speeds of 64,000 bits per second over a regular phone line at almost the same cost as a normal phone call.

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Java - This programming code works in conjunction with HTML to allow dynamic programs to run and interact with your computer, where straight HTML is primarily linear information downloaded to your computer for static display. Java is a product created by Sun Microsystems. Watch for many new web sites to start incorporating limitless graphics, sound, motion, programs, etc.. (See also applets, ShockWave, and VRML)

JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group. A group that has defined a compression scheme that reduces the size of image files by up to 20 times at the cost of slightly reduced image quality.

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LAN - Local Area Network. A group of connected computers, usually located in close proximity (such as the same building or floor of the building) so data can be passed among them.

Links - By inserting hypertextual links into web documents it is possible to connect two documents together. These documents can be on different computers on opposite sides of the globe.

Listserv - A family of programs that manages mailing lists by distributing messages posted to the list, adding and deleting members automatically.

Locally - This term refers to information stored and viewed on your machine(local). As opposed to the information stored and viewed on other machines on the internet.

Login - A noun or a verb. Noun: The account name used to gain access to a computer system. Unlike a password, the login name is not a secret. Verb: The act of entering into a computer system; for example, "Login to the WELL and then go to the GBN conference."

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Mailbox - E-mail - Also called POP accounts, E-mailboxes serve as a convenient way to manage messages sent to your domain.

Main Mailbox - Also known as Default Mailbox, receives all of the e-mail sent to a domain that is not otherwise forwarded (via a forward or auto-responder).

Mail To - This enables e-mail contact to be written into a Web document. (e.g. select this e-mail address test@cihost.com

Message - A piece of e-mail or a posting to a newsgroup.

Mirror - An FTP server that provides copies of the same files as another server. Some FTP servers are so popular that other servers have been set up to mirror them and spread the FTP load to more than one site.

Modem - MOdulator, DEModulator. A device that you connect to your computer and to a phone line to allow the computer to talk to other computers through the phone system. Modems convert the computer's digital signals into analog waves that can be transmitted over standard voice telephone lines. Modem speeds are measured in bits per second (bps)--also sometimes expressed as Kilobits (thousands of bits) per second.

MySQL - MySQL is a relational database management system. A relational database stores data in separate tables rather than putting all the data in one big storeroom. This adds speed and flexibility. The tables are linked by defined relations making it possible to combine data from several tables on request. The SQL part of MySQL stands for "Structured Query Language" - the most common standardized language used to access databases.

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Net - Net is an abbreviation for the term Internet which stands for Interconnected networks. When these letters appear at the end of an address (info@cihost.com), they may indicate that the host computer is run by a network but is more often used interchangeably with .com. It also means that the host computer is most likely located in the United States.

Netscape - Netscape is a WWW browser. An application that allows you to search for information on the World Wide Web and now other services such as Newsgroups and e-mail.

Network - Any time you connect two or more computers together so they can share resources, you have a computer network. Connect two or more networks together and you have an internet (small "i").

NNTP - Network News Transfer Protocol. A protocol defined for distribution, inquiry, retrieval, and posting of news articles.

Newsgroup - A distributed bulletin board system about a particular topic. Usenet News (also know as Netnews) is a system that distributes thousands of newsgroups to all parts of the Internet.

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ODBC Support: - Object Database Connectivity (ODBC) support allows ODBC compliant applications to connect to an ODBC database and extract data without requiring that the user have programming skills. For example, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and mySQL are ODBC compliant applications. Using ODBC and mySQL a user can import data directly into an Excel spreadsheet once mySQL ODBC drivers have been installed on the user's computer.

Off-Line - This is working on a computer that is currently not connected to the Internet.

On-Line - This is working on a computer that is currently connected to the Internet.

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Packet -A chunk of information sent over a network. Each packet contains the destination address, the sender's address, error-control information, and data.

Page - A document, or collection of information, available by way of the World Wide Web. To make information available over the WWW, it is organized into pages. A page may contain text, graphics, video, and/or sound files.

Ping - A network management tool that checks to see whether you can communicate with another computer on the Internet. It sends a short message to which the other computer automatically responds. If the other computer does not respond to the ping, you usually cannot establish communications.

POP - Point of Presence. A physical site in a geographic area where a network access provider, such as UUNET, has equipment to which users connect. The local phone company's central office in a particular area is also sometimes referred to as their POP for that area. (As an example, AT&T's POP for the Seattle area is in downtown Seattle.)

POP - Post Office Protocol. A system by which a mail server on the Internet lets you grab your mail and download it to your PC or Macintosh. Most people refer to this protocol with its version number (POP2, POP3, and so on) to avoid confusing it with Point of Presence.

Pop Account - Same as an e-mail mailbox. A Pop Account is a mailbox that is set up to accept e-mail sent to a particular address.

Posting Up - To send a message to a discussion group or mailing list.

PPP - Point-to-Point Protocol. A scheme for connecting two computers over a phone line (or a network link that acts like a phone line). Similar to SLIP.

Propagation - The process of disseminating information throughout a system.

  • Example 1 - After registration, new Internet domain name information is propagated across the Internet when local DNS servers update their databases from a central file. Note: Not all local DNS databases are updated with the same frequency (hourly, daily, every other day, etc.).

  • Example 2 - Password changes often must be made on several different servers and will not complete propagation until all affected servers update their databases. Updating (rehashing) a given server's database is usually an automated process that is performed at specific intervals.

Protocol - A language Computers use when talking to each other.

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Remote Access - When you access a computer that you are unable to see. This is done via a modem or computer network.

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Screen Resolution - The number of dots per square inch (dpi) displayed on a screen. The higher the number of dots, the better the resolution.

Search Engine - A software application found on-line which allows you to search for information, by key words, available on the Internet (e.g. web sites, newsgroups)

Server - A computer that provides a service to other computers on a network. An Archie server, for example, lets people on the Internet use Archie.

Service Provider - A service provider is a company who supplies Internet services to personal users or business. Among other things they provide access to the Internet or somewhere to place Web Pages making them available to the WWW. You pay the service provider a set fee.

ShockWave - Similar to Java, bringing enhanced multimedia to the Internet. ShockWave is a development tool created by the company Macromedia.

Shopping Cart Software - Software that permits users to set up an on-line store to sell merchandise via the Internet.

Site - A site is the term given to a place where information can be found on the World Wide Web. (i.e. A Web site)

SLIP - Serial Line Interface Protocol. A software scheme for connecting a computer to the Internet.

Socket - When your computer is on the Internet via a SLIP connection, a socket is a conversation your computer is having with a computer elsewhere on the net. You may have one socket for an FTP session, another socket for a Telnet session, and another socket taking care of getting your mail.

SMTP - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol A protocol used to transfer e-mail between computers.

SQL - Structured Query Language - a standardized language used to access databases. See MySQL.

Synchronous Communication - Communication that occurs at the same time, between two or more individuals, for e.g. telephone conversations, Internet Relay Chat, face-to-face communication.

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TCP/IP - Transfer Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. The system that networks use to communicate with each other on the Internet.

Telnet - The command and program used to login from one Internet site to another. The Telnet command/program gets you to the "login" prompt of another host.

Terminal - A device that allows you to send commands to a computer somewhere else. At a minimum, this usually means a keyboard and a display screen and some simple circuitry. Usually you will use terminal software in a personal computer--the software pretends to be ("emulates") a physical terminal and allows you to type commands to a computer somewhere else.

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UNIX - A computer operating system (the basic software running on a computer, underneath things such as word processors and spreadsheets). UNIX is designed to be used by many people at the same time (it is "multiuser") and has TCP/IP built in. It is the most common operating system for servers on the Internet.

URL - Uniform Resource Locator. The standard way to give the address of any resource on the Internet that is part of the World Wide Web (WWW). A URL looks like this: http://www.matisse.net/seminars.htm. The most common way to use a URL is to enter into a Web browser program, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.

USENET - An informal group of systems that exchange "news." USENET predates the Internet, but today, the Internet is used to transfer much of USENET's traffic.

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Viewer - A program used by Gopher, WAIS, or WWW client programs to show files with contents other than text. You would use a viewer to display graphics or video files, or to play sound files.

VRML - Virtual Reality Markup Language. A standard by which the internet uses for delivering 3-dimensional virtual reality over the Web.

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WAN - Wide Area Network. Any internet or network that covers an area larger than a single building or campus. (See also: Internet, LAN, network)

World Wide Web - The newest and most ambitious of the special Internet services. The World Wide Web provides full text and graphical access to documents created using Hypertext Markup Language(HTML). It is the first Internet service that incorporates many of the most popular platforms (e-mail, Gopher, FTP, Wais, Newsgroups). Attributed to the world wide success of the Internet. Often abbreviated 'WWW'.

Web - An abbreviated term for the World Wide Web.

Web Document - Is a collection of information stored on the World Wide Web (WWW) which has the benefit of using hypertext links to link to other documents on the (WWW).

Web Site - A collection of html files, graphic files and any other file types that are supported by the World Wide Web that can be viewed by using a World Wide Web browser.

Windows Socket - (WinSock). Windows Sockets is a standard way for Windows-based programs to work with TCP/IP. You can use WinSock if you use SLIP to connect to the Internet.

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