- This is the program on your computer that enables you to access
the Internet. The most well known are Microsoft's Internet Explorer
(IE) and Netscape (NS). As of this writing, only IE offers good
Hebrew language support, as a built-in component of its Office
program and Windows operating system.
- Sites such as Yahoo
or the Open Directory
that compile a subjective guide to Web sites according to category.
Unlike "search engines",
directories are compiled and ranked by humans.
- Domain name
- The means of locating an entity on the Internet. For example,
the domain name for this site is www.atartec.co.il.
- Internet Service Provider. The largest providers in Israel are
Netvision and Internet Zahav. Internet users commonly have monthly
subscriptions for Internet access.
- Search engines
- Sites such as Google or Altavista that use "robots"
to scour the Internet. They then index the content of Web sites
and enable visitors to find them via keywords. It is important
to register your site, and to optimize its page titles and meta
tags for the search engines and directories.
- This is the computer that physically stores the files that comprise
your site. Very large companies may have their own dedicated servers,
which they administer themselves. More commonly, Web sites are
hosted by ISPs.
- Uniform Resource Locators. In simple terms this is your site's
address, the name or numbers that appear in the address window
of your browser. For example, the URL for the home page of this
Do you want to learn more? Try what?is.com
-- a marvelous resource. (Clicking on the link
will open the site in a new window.)