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Alternate Text (ALT TXT)
Text associated with a specific webpage image that gets displayed when the Internet user hovers the mouse over the image. Alt tags should convey what the image/website is about and contain relevant keywords because they are spidered by search engines.

ccTLDs
Country code top-level domain is a top-level domain used and reserved for a country or a dependent territory.

Domain Name
The text name corresponding to the numeric IP address of a computer on the Internet. Every domain name must be unique.

Domain Name System (DNS)
The way that Internet domain names are located and translated into Internet Protocol addresses.

eCommerce
The buying and selling of goods and services, and the transfer of funds, through digital communications.

gTLDs
Generic top level domains. The earliest gTLDs include seven gTLDs (.com, .edu, .gov, .int, .mil, .net, and .org), which was introduced in 1980s.

Java Script
Client-side scripting language, i.e. runs on the user's computer rather than the web server.

Keywords
Words that a search engine user will probably use to find something.

Meta Tags
An HTML tag which provides information about a web document. Unlike regular tags, meta tags do not provide formatting information for the browser.

PHP
An "open source" programming language for building dynamic web sites and is currently the most popular web programming language. PHP be embedded into HTML, is more secure, easier to learn, more efficient, and faster to code and deploy.
 
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