Terms in Internet

Online; this is the situation where by the user is having access it connected to the Internet.

Offline; this refers to the process where by the user is not connected to the Internet. Sign In; it means to have access to a particular zone on the internet example is the sites that require you to sign in example is google .

Sign Out; As we have talked about Sign in now its the sign out, many people don’t know the difference between Sign in, Sign out, login and Logout, we will try to see the differences between each of them. so what sign out means is to close a particular zone that or site using there sign out button as we’ve earlier makes an example with google.

Upload; to link up documents for uploading purpose example us your profile picture that you are uploading to the server to set the picture as your profile picture. Or possible uploading a document, Music, Video, or any other type of file.

Login; in this case, a user have an account in a site so he/she will login to access the account informations after the user have sign up.

Logout; is like to sign out but in this case, the browser might save his session ; so the next time he’s signing in user IDs are not to be entered again unless the session took too long then the user have to provide his account info.

Home Page; its the first page that appears normally set up as the HOME PAGE of a site, the moment you type an address the first page that displays the site  information is normally known as the Home page.

Surf; We are Not wasting much time here am sure we’re all familiar with the word “Surf” or normally surfing (when in action). So its the process of all the uploading, downloading, navigating through webpages’ e.t.c all its regarded as SURF or SURFING.

Website; its a registered domain with an identifiable address. Example is the Google site, Yahoo, Bing, Skytechersz e.t.c.

Attachment; we all normally send emails to business places or family and friends, some times we normally integrate some attachments in the email they might be sounds, videos, audios’ or pictures that’s what is referred me as Attachments.

Some Abbreviations for Internet/Networking For Beginners 

LAN – Local Area Network

MAN – Metropolitan Area Network

SAN – Storage Area Network

WAN – Wide Area Network

TCP – Transmission Control Protocol

IP – Internet Protocol

URL – Universal Resource Locater

HTTP – Hyper Text Transfer Protocol

DNS – Domain Name System

DS – Digital Signature

Modem – Modulator Demodulator

VSAT – Virtual Small Aperture Terminal

HTM – Hyper Text Markup

SIM – Subscriber Identity Module.



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