FAQ Glossary

Title Definition
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) A protocol from Netscape Communications Corporation, which is designed to provide secure communications on the Internet. It has become the universal standard on the Web for authenticating websites to Web browser users, and for encrypting communications between browser users and webservers. SSL is built into all major browsers and Web servers, which means it doesn’t matter where the protocol is implemented, the same implementation is operated. After a digital certificate, or Server ID, is installed, SSL capabilities are then enabled. Features of a secure site: 1) The URL changes from http:// to https:// . 2) A lock symbol appears in the lower left-hand status bar in Netscape Navigator. 3) A lock symbol appears in the lower right-hand status bar in Internet Explorer.
Static IP address A static or dedicated IP Address is a type of account from an ISP where your computer(s) are assigned the same IP Address at all times. While this used to be a requirement for web-site serving, it is usually used today for security purposes.
Sticky “Sticky” sites are those where the visitors stay for an extended period of time. For instance, a banking site that offers a financial calculator is stickier than one that doesn’t because visitors do not have to leave to find a resource they need. Suffix (Domain Name) – The three-digit suffix of a domain can be used to identify the type of organization. Possible “Suffixes” are: .com, Commercial; .edu, Educational; .int, International; .gov, Government; .mil, Military; .net, Network and .org, Organization.
Surfer User or Visitor to a website.
T-1 – A high-speed (1.54 megabits/second) network connection.
T-3 A high speed (45 megabits/second) Internet connection. tar.gz – Combined filename extension for a file that has been archived using tar and then gzipped.
TCL Tool Command Language (TCL). Developed by John Ousterhout, TCL is an interpreted programming language that is used for developing CGI scripts and prototyping applications.
TCP Transmission Control Protocol works with IP to ensure that packets travel safely on the Internet.
Tgz Another name for .tar.z and .tar.gz.
TLDs A top level domain (TLD) is the very last part of an FQDN and helps to group domains by purpose and/or region. It can be either a generic TLD like ‘.edu’ or a country code TLD like ‘.uk’.