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 RapidVector Glossary Module

We have designed this module for businesses to display industry-specific terms on their web site. Every industry has a lingo. Do all internet users know the lingo? No. This is why we have created this module, so you can easily create a Glossary section on your web site.

A sample Glossary is below:


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Same page links. You have probably seen in some websites. The hyperlinks are put on the top of the pages linking to the content below. They simply scroll the page to the anchor.


Acronym for "American Standard Code for Information Interchange". Its basically a text format assigned to all characters (letters, panctuations symbols etc.) from 0 to 127. This allows the content easily transferred among networks.


The amount of data transfered between networks, or the capacity of the connection.


Bit is the smallest information unit that a computer chip can hold. There are 8 bits in a Byte and 1024 bytes in KiloByte (KB)

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Blog is an online journal or a diary. They are very popular nowadays because of the search engine optimization. You can write about your products and services daily, since they are being updated daily, search engine spiders visit your site often and index the new changes.


Term for high-speed internet connection. Cable, DSL and T1 connections are Broadband connections.


Computer software that allows you to surf the internet. Such as Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, Safari etc. 


Total of 8 bits representing a character in the computer language. In other words each letter, symbol or panctuation is a byte.


Acronym for "Compact Disk Read Only Memory". CD-ROM's are computer media to hold Read Only data. You can not write on a CD-ROM.

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General term refers to the way your computer or computer software is set up. You can change set up option to further configure your software or computer.

Dial-up Connection

Internet term describing your connection type. In old days you had to use a telephone modem to dial up to an ISP (Internet Service Provider) to gain access to the Internet. Nowadays, if you have broadband connection such as Cable or DSL you are connected to the internet as long as your computer is on.

Dynamic IP

Changing Ip address.


A combination of software and hardware to protect networks from unwanted access.


Stands for "File Transfer Protocol". FTP allows files to be transffered from one computer to another. Also the software used to transfer files is called FTP.

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Stands for "Graphic Interchange Format". This file format is developed by Compuserve to transfer graphic files and display them in the Internet. Best use is to save line-art in this format.


Stands for "Graphical User Interface". Front End interface to provide user friendly experience to communicate with a software program. For example; DOS did not have GUI, but Windows does. Or think about RapidVector Control panel, its a GUI.


A computer acting as a server.


Stands for "Hyper Text Markup Language". HTML is the base language behind every website. Without HTML your browser wouldn't know how and where to display the images and text and other web componants.


Stands for "Hyper Text Transfer Protocol". Its used to transfer HTML documents accross networks.

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IP stands for "Internet Protocol". Computers can not understand names, therefore Engineers came up with a resolution to translate names into 4 quadrant numerals. In the internet each computer are assigned an IP address (e.g. or


Stands for "Joint Photographic Experts Group". Its an image compression format used for photographic images in the Internet.
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