What is…?

What is…is a collection of definitions which we continue to add as and when our clients ask the question, “What is…?”

What is a Domain?

A Domain is the identity of your Website. Usually it’s the name of your business, brand or yourself, which allows your target audience to find you. An example would be doddel.co.za. Most countries & regions have their own TLD code which is the end part of the name such as ZA (co.za).

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What is Web Hosting?

Web Hosting is essentially where your domain lives, similar to a physical address. The Domain / Website is Hosted on either a shared server or a single dedicated server. Without being hosted, a Website is completely invisible & will not be seen by anyone on the World Wide Web.

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What is a Website?

A Website is a Domain name that has been developed, designed and configured to be seen by its target audience.

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What is SEO?

SEO is short for Search Engine Optimisation. This is the process of improving your Website’s Visibility on the World Wide Web. Simply put, the better your SEO, the better the traffic to your site will be.

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What is Social Media?

Social Media is an online-based technology that helps to share ideas, opinions, content, videos and much more through a platform of virtual networks and communities such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and many more.

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What is Website Propagation?

Website Propagation is the process of spreading your Website’s new information throughout the internet. This change is generally known as a DNS change.

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What is an SSL?

SSL is a security certificate that is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of Social Media sites.

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What is a Website back-up?

A Website backup is a copy of all of your Website data. If your Website runs on a Content Management System like WordPress, you’ll need all of your site’s files, content, media, and databases to get it up and running again.

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What is cPanel?

cPanel is a web hosting control panel software developed by cPanel, LLC. It provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site to the Website owner or the “end user”.

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What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as Themes.

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What is E-Commerce?

E-commerce is the activity of electronically buying or selling of products and services on a Website, app, Social Media platform or anywhere else over the Internet.

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What is a Payment Gateway?

A Payment Gateway is a merchant service provided by an e-commerce application service provider that authorises multiple payment forms for e-businesses, online retailers and all other forms of retailers.

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