World Wide Web Glossary

Computer Skills & Applications 2

Add ons

Programs that help you view files, such as animation, audio, or video, which are included in Web pages.


E-commerce refers to the business transactions made over the Internet, such as buying and selling items online.

IP Address

An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a numeric address that specifies the exact location of a computer on the Web.


A Web site that offers information related to a specific topic in the form of a directory. A portal acts as a starting point to a number of resources on the Web.


A standard method of transferring data between different computers.

Search Engine

A program that allows you to search and retrieve information over the Internet.

The Web

The Web, also known as the World Wide Web (WWW), is a collection of information that is accessible on the Internet. This information is arranged logically and stored on computers known as Web servers.

Web Address (URL)

The Web address specifies the protocol to be used for transferring data between different computers and the exact location of the Web site. A Web address is also known as the Uniform Resource Locator (URL).

Web Browser

A program that enables you to view and interact with various resources on the Web.

Web Page

A formatted text document on the Web.

Web Site

A collection of one or more Web pages that are linked together.