Web Hosting Glossary

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  • Gateway - A gateway is a network point that acts as an entrance to another network. On the Internet, a node or stopping point can be either a gateway node or a host (end-point) node. Both the computers of Internet users and the computers that serve pages to users are host nodes. The computers that control traffic within your company's network or at your local Internet service provider (ISP) are gateway nodes.  
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  • GIF - Graphic Interchange Format. Yet another image format type generated specifically for computer use. Its resolution is usually very low (72 dpi, or that of your computer screen), making it undesirable for printing purposes.  
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  • Gigabyte - A unit of storage measurement consisting of one billion bytes (one thousand megabytes).  
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  • GoLive - A WYSIWYG HTML editor from Adobe, direct competitor of Dreamweaver from Macromedia. It is a complete and powerful program that is targeted at experienced webmasters. See official website.
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  • Gopher - A hierarchical system for finding and retrieving information from the Internet or and intranet.  
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  • GPL - (GNU Public License) It is a license created by the Free Software Foundation. The purpose of the GPL is to grant any user the right to copy, modify and redistribute programs and source code from developers that have chosen to license their work under the GPL.  
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  • Graphic - It an image that is generated by a computer.  
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  • Graphical Page Counters - A website counter that shows the visitor counter in graphical format.  
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  • Guestbook - A Guestbook is a form that enables visitors to add comments on a web page. Bulletin boards are the modern way of having visitors posting comments and messages.  
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