Jargon Buster

Below is our helpful breakdown of some of the keywords surrounding WEB 360 PRO

WordPress

WordPress is an open-source platform that is used to power your website. It is the main system that gives you the ability to edit the content and make updates without having any knowledge of code.

CMS

CMS (Content Management System) is in this case, WordPress. It is the device that gives you the ability to change or add to your website without the need to touch any of the code or programming files directly.

SEO

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the process in which you adapt or strategise your website to enhance the chance of appearing for a particular phase or keyword when it is searched within a search engine.

SSL Certificate

An SSL Certificate is installed on a web server and activates the padlock as well as changing the start of the URL address to https://. This then provides a secure connection from a web server to a users browser, keeping any sensitive data encrypted as it is sent over.

Domain

A domain name is also known as a URL. It is an identity that can then be pointed to an area on the web. Every domain name is unique and tends to reflect the content of the website or the business behind it.

Responsive

The word responsive is a term in web design to show that a website or application re-sizes accordingly to fit the device or screen it is being viewed on. Therefore, the usability of the website is improved and the design is suitable for the end user.

Hosting

Hosting is a bit like owning a plot of land before you can build your house. Basicly, you need somewhere to place it and that is achieved through hosting packages. Similar to building a house, the larger your plot of land the larger your house can become so it is important to get the right kind of hosting for your website.

Cookies

Cookies has been a word that has been thrown around a lot recently. Cookies are bits of data that are stored on your website browser to enhance your experience of a website. For example, if there is something you have dismissed from the site or perhaps you have logged in somewhere, in order for it not to display again or log you out every time you refresh the page, a cookie needs to be added so that the action is remembered. Cookies can also be used to track your usage of a website. An example would be something like Google Analytics, which can help developers or designers improve the website moving forward.