Admin console
The behind-the-scenes screens in WordPress which you use to update the public pages.

Apache
A popular open-source web server, used by most commercial web hosting companies.

Bandwidth
Refers to the total monthly amount of data transfer (the sum of all uploads and downloads from your site) allocated to a hosting account.

Blog
A specific type of website, characterised by chronological articles and interactivity.

cPanel
A private-access web application which constitutes the administrative interface to your web hosting account.

CSS
Cascading Style Sheets. A web technology which allows web designers to seperate the content and structure of a website from the way it’s displayed.

Database
A way of storing structured information so that it can be efficiently retrieved.

DNS
Domain Name System. The system in place on the internet to resolve domain names to IP addresses. Think of it like a telephone directory for websites.

Domain
The address of your website, for example hippowebsolutions.com. To get exclusive use of your chosen domain, you register it at a domain registrar for a small annual fee.

Download
The process of transferring a file from a remote computer to your local machine, using your browser or FTP client.

FTP
File Transfer Protocol. A technology for transferring (usually large) files between computers.

Hosting account
A contract with a web hosting company to rent space on a web server for the purpose of making a website available on the World Wide Web.

HTML
HyperText Markup Language. The standard language of the Web, used to apply formatting and layout to web pages.

Javascript
A lightweight programming language used to add interactivity to web pages.

MySQL
An efficient open-source database engine used in many of today’s popular interactive web applications, usually in conjunction with PHP.

PHP
PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. An open source, server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language used to create dynamic web pages.

Plugin
A seperate self-contained piece of functionality which can be easily integrated into a WordPress installation to alter its default behaviour.

Upload
The process of transferring a file from your local computer to a remote machine, using your browser or FTP client.

Url
The “address” that uniquely identifies a web page or resource; the text that appears in the address bar of your browser

WordPress
Market-leading free open-source blogging software.