In the current digitally-advanced era, it is very important for any business to have a website. Though you might be the owner of the business, you will not be involved in designing the website. You will hire a web developer to design it for your business. However, it is important to understand the basics of website development as there is nothing wrong in gaining knowledge. Web development is a rapidly progressing industry and there is definitely no end to it anytime soon.
When it comes to understanding the basics of website development, there are some terms that you should be aware of. You need to know these before understanding the actual process. Firstly, you should know that websites are nothing but files stored on servers that are connected to the internet. Browsers load the websites via internet.
Common web development terms
The most important and commonly used term is IP address (Internet Protocol). This is a unique string of numbers associated with each device connected to the internet. The IP address of a device cannot be the same as that of another device. Then comes HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol), which connects you and the website to the remote server housing the website data. It is a rule set defining how messages have to be shared on the internet.
Coding language refers to the code for applications and servers. There are many special commands, punctuations and abbreviations that only devices can read. There are programmers and developers who create such coding. The next term is front-end, which is the final product that you get to see as clients while the back-end refers to the server side of the website that is visible to developers. CMS (Content Management System) is a series of programs or a web application used to design and manage web content. It provides plugins, add-ons and other building blocks needed to create a structure with the coding.