Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category

What does PHP stand for?

PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor is the language scripted by Rasmus Lerdorf to assist with developing web pages. Initially defined personal home page, PHP started in 1994 as Common Gateway Interface Binaries written in C programming language. The idea for PHP came together when Lerdorf merged the binaries he was using to maintain his personal website which […]

What does ARPANET stand for?

ARPANET stands for Advanced Research Projects Agency Network. This was created by ARPA of the United States Department of Defense during the Cold War. The ARPANET was the world’s first operational packet switching network, and the predecessor of the global Internet. Packet switching is currently the leading foundation for both voice and data communication worldwide […]

What do the Domain Extensions stand for?

Domain extensions are the top most part of a domain name. A domain name is the characterizing feature for identifying, naming and creating an address for a website on the internet. All domain names are developed using the guiding principles of the Domain Name System. Each domain name consists of dots that separate each part […]

What does DSL stand for?

DSL is the acronym for Digital Subscriber Line. DSL is also known as xDSL which is group of technologies that supplies digital data transmission over the wires of local telephone network. Initial DSL stood for digital subscriber loop but the term Digital Subscriber Line fast became accepted since the year 2009 for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber […]

What does http stand for?

Hypertext Transfer Protocol also knows as Http refers to the application rules governing the transfer and format of data, requested using computer tools or systems that have interconnected information. Primarily it is used to access resources such as HTML files, image files and query results that are inter-connected in several ways. It was the leading […]

What does IPOD stand for?

IPOD stands for Internet Portable Open Database. The portable open database is basically the software used to power the iPod. The original acronym of the name “iPod” was originally applied by Apple in the development stages of the device, which stood for Internet Portable Open Database. The term’s technical origins were not enough to keep […]

What does WIFI stand for?

WIFI is the acronym for wireless local area network: a local area network that uses high frequency radio signals to transmit and receive data over distances of a few. It can also be seen as a group of wireless local area network (WLAN) devices according to the IEEE 802.11 standards. Wi-Fi devices are installed in […]

What does TMZ stand for?

About TMZ is a website that is devoted to give the latest news on celebrities. It debuted in December 2005, and is a joint venture between AOL and Telepictures Productions, a division of Warner Bros. The letters TMZ actually stands for thirty-mile zone which is a reference to the “studio zone” within a thirty-mile […]

What does NSFNET stand for?

NSFNET stands for the National Science Foundation Network. It was formed to afford researchers in academia the opportunity to utilize super-computers. The network was integral to the success of the internet in the early 90’s. Before it became NSFNET, the National Science Foundation, its predecessor sponsored CSNET in 1979. It was after this experience that […]

What does WII stand for?

The acronym Wii which when pronounced sounds like the pronoun “we” means Wireless Inter-Interface. The Wii concept was developed in 2001 by Nintendo’s game designer Shigeru Miyamoto an idea which introduced a new form of player interaction. Four years later the concept developed further, producing the Wii Remote which was made popular by Nintendo and […]