Stands for "Moving Picture Experts Group." MPEG is an organization that develops standards for encoding digital audio and video. It works with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to ensure media compression standards are widely adopted and universally available.
The MPEG organization has produced a number of digital media standards since its inception in 1998. Examples include:
MPEG-1 – Audio/video standards designed for digital storage media (such as an MP3 file)MPEG-2 – Standards for digital television and DVD videoMPEG-4 – Multimedia standards for the computers, mobile devices, and the webMPEG-7 – ...
Compression, or "data compression," is used to reduce the size of one or more files. When a file is compressed, it takes up less disk space than an uncompressed version and can be transferred to other systems more quickly. Therefore, compression is often used to save disk space and reduce the time needed to transfer files over the Internet.
There are two primary types of data compression:
File CompressionMedia Compression
File compression can be used to compress all types of data into a compressed archive. These ...
IP address is your digital identity. It’s a network address for your computer so the Internet knows where to send you emails, data, etc.
IP address determines who and where you are in the network of billions of digital devices that are connected to the Internet.
IPv6 or Internet Protocol Version 6 is a network layer protocol that allows communication to take place over the network. IPv6 was designed by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in December 1998 with the purpose of superseding ...
Stands for "Wide Area Information Server." This is a program that can index enormous amounts of information and make it searchable across large networks (including the Internet). People can search the WAIS index and it will return results by relevance. Searches can then be narrowed down by subsequent searches on the original results.
Search engines are a new and improved version of WAIS, specifically for the Web.
Stands for "Software as a Service." SaaS is software that is deployed over the Internet rather than installed on a computer. It is often used for enterprise applications that are distributed to multiple users. SaaS applications typically run within a Web browser, which means users only need a compatible browser in order to access the software.
SaaS is considered part of cloud computing since the software is hosted on the Internet, or the "cloud." Because SaaS applications are accessed from a remote server rather than installed on individual machines, it is easy to maintain the ...
ASP has two different meanings in the IT world: 1) Application Service Provider, and 2) Active Server Page.
1) Application Service Provider
An Application Service Provider is a company or organization that provides software applications to customers over the Internet. These Internet-based applications are also known as "software as a service" (SaaS) and are often made available on a subscription basis. This means ASP clients often pay a monthly fee to use the software, rather than purchasing a traditional software license. Some SaaS applications can be accessed via ...
Having an XML sitemap on your website has been a widely accepted practice, but not a lot of attention is given to it. The case usually is, when you have a new website, you just generate a sitemap, upload it for search engine spiders to be able to crawl it, and that’s it! Even though, in reality, that’s really it, your XML sitemap deserves a bit more attention than that. Let’s start with the basics.
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Stands for "Cascading Style Sheet." Cascading style sheets are used to format the layout of Web pages. They can be used to define text styles, table sizes, and other aspects of Web pages that previously could only be defined in a page's HTML.
CSS helps Web developers create a uniform look across several pages of a Web site. Instead of defining the style of each table and each block of text within a page's HTML, commonly used styles need to be defined only once ...
A network consists of multiple devices that communicate with one another. It can be as small as two computers or as large as billions of devices. While a traditional network is comprised of desktop computers, modern networks may include laptops, tablets, smartphones, televisions, gaming consoles, smart appliances, and other electronics.
Many types of networks exist, but they fall under two primary categories: LANs and WANs.
LAN (Local Area Network)
A local area network is limited to a specific area, such as a home, office, or campus. A home network may have a single router that ...