The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source web server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows NT. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards.
Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996.
ASP : Active Server Pages - a server based language developed by Microsoft to create dynamic content for websites. Webpages using this technology have the .asp suffix.
Blog (a shortened form of Web Log), is a form of website where regular entries are added - news, views, articles. They are usually run by individuals - and can be considered as a cross between an online magazine and a diary. Blogs usually allow visitors to add comments, and their appeal is the live and dynamic nature of the content.
One of the most common software applications used for a blog is Wordpress.
CMS : See content management system
Content Management System :
A Content Management System is an online system that allows website owners to directly edit and update their website, without the need to involve the orignal developers. Once logged in, the website owner can directly upload files, edit web pages, etc.
Various CMS packages are available, the best known being Joomla and Drupal, and many would consider products such as Wordpress (see Blogs) and wiki software as forms of CMS.
Database : A software application for the structured storing and retrieval of information.
Drupal : Drupal is an open source content management system used on millions of websites and applications. It's free to use and is built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.
HTTP : Hypertext Transfer Protocol - the protocol / language used for websites. It is a generic format that uses tags to define the exact type of content - so for instance, <p> is paragraph text, <h1> is header text.
HTTPS : A secure form of HTTP access using an additional security layer.
Joomla : Joomla is the world's s most popular open source CMS (content management system). With 2.7 percent of the Web running on Joomla, the software is used by individuals, small & medium-sized businesses, and large organizations worldwide to easily create & build a variety of websites & web-enabled applications.
PHP : PHP is the most widely-used general-purpose server based scripting language used on modern websites. It is used to create dynamic content for sites, and is closely integrated with the MySQL database.
Search Engine Optimisation :
SEO is about ensuring that a website is structured and has content that will be found and ranked highly by the web search engines, such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. It is a technique that covers the tye and amount of content on a site, how easy it is to navigate, how well indexed images, etc are.
There is a lot of hype around the subject, with many claiming to know the secrtes of Google, et al. However, good practice and a little knowledge are what is important.
SEO : See Search Engine Optimisation
A wiki is a website that allows the creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages via a web browser using a simplified markup language or a WYSIWYG text editor, often freely editable by all visitors.
Wikis are typically powered by wiki software and are often used collaboratively by multiple users.
Wordpress : WordPress is web software to create a website or blog. It is free, and open source. The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and as well as the core code, comprises thousands of plugins and themes to transform a site. Over 25 million people have chosen WordPress to power their websites.