Common Computer Language Terms

Here are a few computer terms/extensions that are commonly used on websites:

PHP – PHP Hypertext Preprocessor

The PHP Hypertext Preprocessor is a programming language that allows web developers to create dynamic content that interacts with various databases. It is basically used for developing web-based software applications. The .php extension shows that the file is capable of running PHP codes that start with a less than sign, followed by a question sign, then a space, then php, a space, your (.php coding), then a “;”, followed by a question sign, then finally a greater than sign.

CGI – Common Gateway Interface

CGI allows HTML pages to interact with programming applications.

PL – Intercangeable with CGI (depending on method of upload, whether ASCII or Binary)

HTM – Hyper Text Markup (interchangeable with HTML)

HTML – Hyper Text Markup Language

Hypertext Markup Language is the authoring software language used on the Internet’s World Wide Web. It is used for creating World Wide Web pages. HTML is the major format of webpages. This means that more than 90% of all webpages worldwide are named with either .htm or .html as their extension.

SHTML – Server Side Include (SSI) Hyper Text Markup Language

Web pages that contain SSI’s often end with an shtml extension. The .shtml extension enables the Web server to differentiate those pages that need to be processed before they are sent to the browser.

DHTML – Dynamic Hyper Text Markup Language

DHTML is a collective term for a combination of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) tags and options, style sheets, and programming that will allow you to create Web pages that are more animated and more responsive to user interaction than previous versions of HTML. Dynamic HTML can allow Web documents to look and act like desktop applications or multimedia productions. This allows the web documents to play videos and so on.

ASP – Active Server Page

ASP is a specification that enables Web pages to be dynamically created using HTML, scripts, and reusable ActiveX server components.

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