Jargon Buster G-L
The Global Address List (GAL) is a directory service within the
Exchange email system. The GAL contains information for all email
users and distribution groups. The GAL is the default address
Gigabyte = 1,024 megabytes = 1,073,741,824 (2 to the 30th power)
bytes, or characters of information.
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) (.gif)
A bit-mapped file format that is a standard for displaying
images on the Web, it allows upto 256 specific colours to be
referenced in an image. It is also possible to create GIF
animations. The file extension is .gif
The physical components of a computer system.
HE or Hosted Exchange
Hosted Exchange - A hosted version of Microsoft's Exchange
platform, removing the need for company's to host their own
Microsoft Exchange Server in-house. Allows for a pay monthly
scheme, whereby a third party (Cobweb) hosts your email servers ih
a highly secure T4 data centre and adminsters all the assocaited IT
support and virus protection, plus runs daily data backups.
Hits are a record of how many items are retrieved from a web
server. For example, a visit to a web page with two graphics would
record 3 hits-1 hit for the page, and 2 hits for the graphics. Hits
are frequently mistaken for the number of visits to a given site,
but as one visit is likely to generate a number of hits page views
are a more accurate measure of traffic.
The introductory page for a website.
HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
Code used to describe the layout of a page for use on the World
Wide Web. Common extensions are .htm or .html
HyperText Transport Protocol HTTP
The transmission standard used to send HTML documents across the
A hyperlink is a graphic or a piece of text in an Internet
document that can connect readers to another website, another page
within the same website, or allows you to download a file. Also
known as a 'link.'
Internet Protocol (IP) is the method or
protocol by which
data is sent from one computer to another on the
Internet or on the same private network.
for a computer or device on a
Networks using the TCP/IP protocol route
messages based on the IP address of the destination. The format of
an IP address is a 32-bit numeric address written as four numbers
separated by periods. Each number can be zero to 255. For example,
22.214.171.124 could be an IP address.
Information Security Management System
International Standards Organization - is the International
Standards Organizations. They do not create standards but (as with
ANSI) provide a means of verifying that a proposed standard has met
certain requirements for due process, consensus, and other criteria
by those developing the standard. Cobweb are ISO9001, ISO140001 and
Internet Service Provider (ISP)
A company that provides access to the Internet.
An object-oriented programming language developed by Sun
A scripting language developed by Netscape to allow designers to
HTML code to enable dynamic content. For more information, go to:
An acronym for Joint Photographic Experts Group, a JPEG is the
most commonly used type of digital image format. By eliminating
very subtle color distinctions that the human eye usually cannot
detect, JPEG images are compressed so that they can save faster and
use less space. Because JPEG format actually alters an image,
meaning that a certain amount of data is lost every time a JPEG is
edited, saved, and compressed again.
Local Area Network. A group of connected computers usually
located in close proximity (such as the same building or floor of
the building) so that data can be passed among them.
A pointer in an HTML document that leads to another World Wide
website, or to another place within the same site; also called a
hyperlink. A link is activated by clicking on it.