A blog is (contraction of the term “Web log”) is an online newsfeed, journal, or commentary on a specific topic. It is common both for individuals to blog about their personal lives and experiences, but also companies that are knowledgeable in a specific field will blog about it online—setting the company up as a resource for that industry.
Most blogs include such things as photography, video capability, and podcasting. Typically, people can comment and reply to another’s blog with a question or feedback. Blogs tend to be a more current resource as people update them frequently, sometimes daily.
Domain names provide easily understood names related to Internet resources, such as www.websitename.com. These names tend to be, and should be, easily remembered and easily recognized. The DNS then translates the domain name into the IP address (the actual location of the website).
eCommerce is the equivalent to buying and selling online. eCommerce has steadily increased, replacing normal buying and selling, in shops and stores. There are many solutions, depending on the level of selling that needs to occur, from selling one product, to selling thousands. eCommerce can be business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-consumer (B2C), for example like Amazon.
Unless you have your own servers to host your website, you will need a hosting provider to “host” your website on their servers. There are two types of hosting providers:
The Internet is a world-wide system of interconnected computer networks. There are millions of users on the Web, with predictions that by 2013 more than one-third of the world’s population will be online. These computer networks use the standard Internet Protocol Suite and are linked by a broad array of electronic and optical networking technologies. The Internet supports email and the World Wide Web (www), giving users access to unlimited information and knowledge.
An Intranet site uses the same basic concepts as a normal Internet website, the difference is that an Intranet site is typically internal—or accessible only to internal users. This means the site is accessible only on a specific network, and for others, it is just a private website that users can only access if they have the proper credentials. Often, companies use this for internal information, news, training programs, private websites—company wide information that is not meant to be viewed by the public.