Drupal

Drupal is a free and open source Content Management System (CMS) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License.  any website can be developed using drupal from individual, small business to corporate websties.  oxWebs websites was developed using drupal.

Alt Tags

Mainly used for screen readers (programs that can read the contents of a website back to somebody with sight difficulties). They provide a way to describe an image to a screen reader. Keywords can be used in the alt tags to help your search engine position. You will see the alt tag text of an image when you hover over it. Try hovering over the oxWebs logo at the top of any oxWebs page.

Breadcrumbs

A trail to show what pages you have navigated through to get to where you are. These are normally found at the top of a page and make it very easy to jump back to a previous page. E.g.: home->web hosting

Domain Name

A name that identifies a computer or computers on the internet. These names appear as a component of a Website's URL, e.g. oxWebs.com. This type of domain name is also called a hostname. A domain name must be purchased for a website and it helps your search engine position if the domain name includes keywords

There are many companies that do domain name, we can help you with the purchase of a domain name for you or point the nameservers of a domain name you have purchased to our servers.

Favicon

A small graphic created that you sometimes find next to a domain name in the address bar.

Html

Hypertext Markup Language is the predominant markup language for the creation of web pages. It provides a means to describe the structure of text-based information in a document by denoting certain text as headings, paragraphs, lists, and so on.

Keywords

Words that people use to search for something on the internet.

Metatags

Information that is added into the background of your site to help search engines understand what your website is about.
This consists of a page title, description and keywords.

Nameservers

In simple terms, a nameserver is the link between a domain name and your hosting. It tells the domain name where to look for your webpages.

Paypal

The leading online payment processing provider on the internet and the most affordable. Most payment processing companies charge a set up fee and then a percentage of each transaction or a set monthly fee. There is no setup fee with paypal and their standard charges are 3.5% of a transaction. This may seem expensive but makes online payment processing more affordable for new businesses. All payments taken and processed are completely secure.

Search Engine

A search engine is an information retrieval system designed to help find information stored on a computer system, such as on the World Wide Web. The most popular search engine currently is google followed by yahoo and msn.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

The process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a website from search engines via "natural" ("organic" or "algorithmic") search results. Usually, the earlier a site is presented in the search results, or the higher it "ranks," the more searchers will visit that site. This includes issues such as keyword density and placement, image names, good internal link structure, keywords in page headers and metatags.

Sitemap

A webpage that lists all the pages on a website. Search engines like to see a sitemap as it shows you are providing a good internal link structure.

Webmail

Free service available to check your mail online like popular mail services such as googlemail, yahoo and hotmail.