What Is That

What Is That

Here is a brief explanation of some of the techie things we may have mention elsewhere on this site.
You can get more information about an item by clicking the associated TechTerms link.

What Is WordPress

WordPress is according to W3Techs, the worlds most popular CMS (Content Management System).
The CMS software provides a user friendly interface to the underlying functionality to create web pages.
WordPress comes with a lot on it’s own built in functionality and there are a wide range of Themes and Plugins for providing additional functionality like shopping carts, forums and contact pages. TechTerms

What Are Plugins

Plugins are module that can be added or plugged into WordPress to give it extra functionality. An example would be a shopping cart or PayPal checkout. TechTerms

What Is An SSL Certificate

An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a server and a client. It stops third parties from eavesdropping and reading the data being transmitted between the user and the website. If a website using SSL there will be a little padlock by the URL in the address bar of your browser. TechTerms.

What Is SEO

SEO stands for Search Engine optimisation and is the process by which we try to ensure that our website appears as high up in the list when a user searches from the products or services we are selling. TechTerms

What Is Captcha

Captcha is a system used to determine that a human is accessing the webpage. For example the user may be asked to check a box or click on all the pictures that contain cars. TechTerms

What Are Nameservers

Computers communicate using IP addresses like 172.217.169.35. Every computer has a unique IP address. Nameservers are use to convert a domain name to an IP address. For example when a user types in google.co.uk the Google nameservers will translate this the the IP address 172.217.169.35 enabling the users computer to connect to the Google server. TechTerms

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