Common Terminology

These are probably evergreen notes. How the web works

  • A web page is a document written in HTML language that can be displayed in a web browser. A web page will embed various different types of resources such as styles, scripts and media.
  • A website is a collection of pages hosted on the internet.
  • A web server is the computer that hosts the website on the internet and will send any page from the website to the user at their request. A web server can host multiple sites at a time.
  • A browser is a piece of software that retrieves and displays web pages.
  • A search engine is a service that indexes pages and sites and serves them to you when you input a query.