Internet Information Server , Microsoft's high-performance, secure, and extensible Internet server based on Windows NT Server. IIS supports the World Wide Web, FTP, and gopher.


Internet Message Access Protocol , A method allowing a client email program to access remote messages stored on a mail server.The protocol includes operations for creating, deleting, and renaming...


Internet Protocol , Internet software that divides data into packets for transmission over the Internet.Computers must run IP to communicate across the Internet.

 IP Number

Internet Protocol Number , Sometimes called a dotted quad.A unique number consisting of 4 parts separated by dots, e.g. Every machine that is on the Internet has a unique IP number -...

 IP address

Internet Protocol address , The standard way of identifying a computer that is connected to the Internet, much the way a telephone number identifies a telephone on a telephone network.The IP...

 IP address mask

Internet Protocol address mask , A range of IP addresses defined so that only machines with IP addresses within the range are allowed access to an Internet service.To mask a portion of the IP...

 IP-based domain

A domain with a unique IP address.


Internet Presence Provider. Another name for a hosting provider.


Internet Relay Chat , Basically a huge multi-user live chat facility. There are a number of major IRC servers around the world which are linked to each other.Anyone can create a channel and...


Internet Server Application Programming Interface , A high-performance Web server application development interface, developed by Process Software and Microsoft Corporation, which can be used in...


Integrated Services Digital Network , Basically a way to move more data over existing regular phone lines.ISDN is rapidly becoming available to much of the USA and in most markets it is priced very...


Internet Service Provider , A company that provides its subscribers with Internet access.Customers have a username and a password and can dial-up or use a cable or DSL line to connect to ISP's...


A graphic in GIF or JPEG file format that can be inserted in a World Wide Web page.FrontPage lets you import images in the following formats and insert them as GIF or JPEG: GIF, JPEG, BMP (Windows...

 Image alignment

The specification of how images and text are aligned with each other on the page.

 Image map

An image containing one or more invisible regions, called hotspots, which are assigned hyperlinks.Typically, an image map gives users visual cues about the information made available by clicking on...

 Imageform field

A form field that displays an image in a form. By clicking the image, the user either submits or clears the form.

 Index Server

Index Server indexes the contents and properties of documents on an Internet or intranet Web site served by IIS 4.0.Index Server enables Web clients with any browser to search a Web site by filling...

 Inline image

An image that is embedded in a line of text rather than in its own window.


InterNIC (now known as Network Solutions) currently holds an exclusive contract with the U.S. government to assign domain names for .COM, .NET and .ORG.The contract is scheduled to expire September...

 Interlaced image

A GIF image that is displayed full-sized at low resolution while it is being loaded, and at increasingly higher resolutions until it is fully loaded and has a normal appearance.

 Internal hyperlink

A hyperlink to any file that is inside the web page.

 Internal web

A World Wide Website created within an organization and accessible only to members of that organization on an intranet.


Evolved from the ARPANet of the late 60's and early 70's ,Internet is the global computer network, composed of thousands of Wide Area Networks (WANs) and Local Area Networks (LANs), that uses...

 Internet Connection Speeds

Most people connect from a modem, but your web host provider has a significantly faster connection.Speed is broken down into several categories. In the early days of the Internet a T1 line was...

 Internet database connector

A Microsoft IIS feature that allows your World Wide Website to access databases.


A private network inside a company or organization that uses the same kinds of software that you would find on the public Internet, but that is only for internal use.As the Internet has become more...