WWW stands for " World Wide Web ". The WWW project, started by Tim Berners-Lee while at CERN (the European Laboratory for Particle Physics), seeks to build a "distributed hypermedia system". In practice, the web is a vast collection of interconnected documents, spanning the world. Tim Berners-Lee continues his pioneering work with the W3 Consortium at MIT.
URL stands for "Uniform Resource Locator". It is a draft standard for specifying an object on the Internet, such as a file or newsgroup.
URLs look like this: (file: and ftp: URLs are synonymous.)
The first part of the URL, before the colon, specifies the access method. The part of the URL after the colon is interpreted specific to the access method. In general, two slashes after the colon indicate a machine name (machine:port is also valid).
When you are told to "check out this URL", what to do next depends on your browser; please check the help for your particular browser. For the line-mode browser at CERN, which you will quite possibly use first via telnet, the command to try a URL is "GO URL" (substitute the actual URL of course). In Lynx you just select the "GO" link on the first page you see; in graphical browsers, there's usually an "Open URL" option in the menus.
Documents on the World Wide Web are written in a simple "markup language" called HTML, which stands for Hypertext Markup Language.
Your computer can, of course, catch a virus if you download an executable program from an untrustworthy site and then, of your own free will, double-click on it in your file manager (or Mac desktop, or...). This is the same risk you run when downloading programs from bulletin board systems or via anonymous FTP.
Viewing images, filling out forms and so on is harmless. So, most likely, is downloading a program from a respectable source with a reputation to protect.
Most of the time, web servers deliver information only when you ask for it. Usually this is a good thing, but in some cases you may want to be notified when a web page has changed. When you want notification that a page has changed, consider using URL-minder (URL is ), a web-browsing robot which will automatically notify you by email when a page of interest to you has been updated.
Information providers run programs that the browsers can obtain hypertext from. These programs can either be WWW servers that understand the HyperText Transfer Protocol HTTP (best if you are creating your information database from scratch), "gateway" programs that convert an existing information format to hypertext, or a non-HTTP server that WWW browsers can access -- anonymous FTP or gopher, for example.
If you only want to provide information to local users, placing your information in local files is also an option. This means, however, that there can be no off-machine access.
Java is a language developed by Sun Microsystems which allows World Wide Web pages to contain code that is executed on the browser. Because Java is based on a single "virtual machine" that all implementations of java emulate, it is possible for Java programs to run on any system which has a version of Java. It is also possible for the " virtual machine " emulator to make sure that Java programs downloaded through the web do not attempt to do unauthorized things.
The answer to this question is neither short nor easy. With a little research you can find hundreds of reasons, but there are a few general statements that may help you realize your needs.
- Your competitor has one! People refer to the internet as the first source of information, so chances are, if you have a website new potential customers will find you.
- Presence on the web. A website can reach millions of people that might otherwise not be available for you. Peoples' habits are changing. People move to a new area and very often rely solely on the Internet to learn about the new area, research and find out who to go to for what.
- Selling tool. Customers can view products, services, or whatever you want to share from the comfort of their own home. No matter what type of business you are in, there are ways to grow and make money on the web for you.
- Most people expect that any professionally run business will have a web site. With a well-designed site you can make an impressive first impression; thus potential new business.
- Add your Web Address to your stationary; business cards, other advertisements and you'll have visitors knowing exactly where to go for answers to their questions and where to send their friends to for great service.
- The more people know about you and your company the greater the chances you have for attracting new customers.
- More Advertising for Less Money. With a web site you can have pages of full-color advertisements that run 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. You get to present yourself and your services to your customers using many descriptive pages, images, etc. This tends to build peoples' trust, which in turn, makes them more likely to purchase your products and services.
- Bolster Your Current Ad Campaign. Include your web address in your current ad campaign and people will turn to your site for more information. Gathering more data is often a first response to a well-run ad campaign. With your site address listed in your ad, you will have people coming to you to get that information and your services. A better return on your advertising money is a great reason for a web site.
- Save Time with Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Online. Do you spend time answering the same types of questions for each of your clients? Well that may never stop but there may be some hope! With a web site you can put the answers to these frequently asked questions online and ask your new customers that you have begun working with to visit these pages. You can even email them out a link to these pages. Your customers will appreciate the knowledge that you will be providing them.
- Educate Your Customers. The first step of any sale is getting the client familiar with what you are selling. In this day and age more and more people are looking on the Internet to get the information they need to make educated buying decisions. Include articles of interest telling your potential clients about your services. When they call you to discuss your services, half the sale is already done; you've already given them your "pitch". You will even save time (and money) because the ones who do call are interested, warm (and sometimes hot) prospects, not just someone calling to gather data.
- Get Referrals. Referrals are a number one way for small businesses to get new clients. On your web site you can add a "refer to a friend" link where your current clients (or just visitors) can send your link to a friend who may be interested in your services. This will increase your number of referrals.
- Create a New Customer Base. Many people are turning to the internet rather than the traditional sources of information (newspapers, yellow pages, etc). With a web site you will be able to reach a whole new segment of potential clients that may have missed your current ad campaigns. A good, informative web site will attract many people who may not have heard of you otherwise.
- Get Email. With your web site you will also get email addresses for your business. On your site will be a link where people will be able to email you for additional information. This is a fast and effective form of communication that enables you to get the answers or information needed for the client at your convenience and send it along.
- Establish a Relationship with your Clients. People generally prefer to do business with people they "know." On your site you will give people the opportunity to get to know your business (and perhaps you) and feel more comfortable with you. Once this is established they will be more likely to want to do business with you as compared to the other, similar company about which they know nothing. A picture or profile of you or your associates will make you more real to the client and make the client more likely to contact and communicate with you.
- Gather Contact Information. A newsletter can be an expensive promotional action. With printing, postage and time spent, the costs can add up. With a website you can have people who would like to receive your newsletter send you their email address. You can then email your newsletter to all of the people in your database. You don't need to pay for printing or postage for these newsletters. Continual contact with prospects leads to more clients.
When you receive a visitor to your site, they will instantly perceive the quality of your services or products. The first impression a customer or potential customer gets depends on the appearance of your website. A visitor will be interested and explore your site if it is appealing and easy to navigate. You are marketing yourself and your business to the world over the Internet and it is important to show your best.
Statistically, if a customer was not impressed with your site or had a hard time browsing it, he/she will exit your site, never come back again, and never recommend your site to anyone else.
No, many people overlook the various products, services, or business processes they can include on a website. Any communication or interactions that happen within your business can be made easier and more efficient by the web. Your business will save money and time while appealing to a much greater audience, the world.
The Five easy steps we provide below will guide you in the direction of a professionally designed, developed and marketed Web site.
- Step One: Domain Name (URL) Registration. This is the address people will use to access your Web site (www.yourcompany.com / .net/ .com.jo /jo ...etc). Once we have determined that the URL you wish to use is available, we will register it for you and we will hold everything regarding your domain name.
- Step Two: Design of the Website. This is where the look, feel, and content of the Web site are determined and created.
- Step Three: Development of the Website. After selecting the chosen and approved prototype, the development team begins building the frontend components and fully develops the backend functionality of your website. Usually, the company will assign a project coordinator who will work closely with you to manage the flow of information and materials between all of the participants.
- Step Four: Hosting Your Web Site on a Web Server. This is basically where you rent space on a computer that is always connected to the Internet. Price will vary, depending on the amount of disk space you will have and the connection to the Internet.
- Step Five: Marketing Your Web Site. You did a great website and it’s online, what’s next? You need to drive traffic to your website, that’s were online marketing comes in. We do provide this service through a sister-company.
- Step Zero: click on this link, fill in the form and we’ll take care of the rest for you.
Prototype is just a preliminary drawing of your future website. It helps both you and dot.jo establish the way your website will look. Elements such as page layout, colors, item position, navigation, etc. can be mocked up to speed the design process. If changes are needed such as (colors, moving things around the page layout, adding columns, text, images, etc.) they can be made before actual coding begins. Once you approve your prototype, we move forward and we will code the prototype you approve into your new website.
It's something that will help us visualize all your website sections. It’s very helpful as it will help the development process. You as the owner will know what areas your website will cover; a web designer will know exactly what pages he needs to build and the content developer (writer) will know what content he needs to build for each specific area.
Page layout is the geometry of a page. It will help us to define how many regions will appear and how they are visually organized.
Building a website without the website architecture is like building a house without a blueprint. We need to write on paper your ideas with our knowledge and suggestions before we start coding. We'll then code as planned. Otherwise imagine how difficult it might be for an architect to add or remove columns to a house and how expensive it might also be for you to pay for materials and resources each time the architect add or remove a new column. When we keep things organized it helps the process to get it complete quickly.
In theory Google can index Flash movies, but we don't think Flash movies/content gets indexed very well. With things being as competitive as are right now for keyword/key-phrases optimization we don't recommend using them. However, if Flash animation is important to you, go for it.
There's a lot of competition to get good spots in the search engines for some specific keywords or key-phrases, so proper html syntax and a clean code help toward better rankings. Let's say we have two competing sites, both are suitable for the top spot and the search engine has a tough time deciding who to put first. Chances are that the validated site with proper syntax will be the winner. Validation of the html code on your site alone will certainly not guarantee or secure you a high rating, but as with so many other things it will help and might even be the contributing factor to get you across the line.
Yes, you can either supply us with a design which we will implement, or we can design a new one for you.
On small business brochure websites, not necessarily but yes, you can. But as technology evolve, it’s not common to have a static websites using FrontPage to update content on a website. There are a few new tools to help you edit the content on your website, the Content Management System (CMS).
For more information about the CMS and how it works please click here.
It depends on what you're doing with your website, but we definitely recommend you have a plan for this. Content is critical for optimization and "fresh" or new content is an important factor of how customers will judge your website. If you have a small business brochure website you might probably want to update twice a year some pages on your website, you might also have a page to display the latest news on your website and you can add a couple of notes once a month or every two months if you want. For medium and large business websites you might update or add content more frequently, those kinds of websites are built to have those changes as needed.
It means the ease with which users can perform the tasks associated with your web site. Think of it as the quality of a user's experience when interacting with a product or system. When we're developing or creating a website, we try to keep things simple for your clients/prospects, if we keep it simple for them, then it will become a good website and it will invite people to contact you. Simple doesn't mean low quality, it means doing all that is possible to make it better and understandable.
Web hosting is the act of renting space and bandwidth through a company so that you may publish your web site online, or you can use it as an online storage.
Also hosting (also known as Web site hosting, Web hosting, and Webhosting) is the business of housing, serving, and maintaining files for one or more websites. More important than the computer space that is provided for website files is the fast connection to the Internet. Most hosting services offer connections on T1 lines. Typically, an individual business hosting its own site would require a similar connection and it would be expensive. Using a hosting service lets many companies share the cost of a fast Internet connection for serving files.
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- Shared Hosting
A shared web hosting service or virtual hosting service is a form of web hosting service where more than one instance of the same web server is hosted on a single physical server. This is generally the most economical option for hosting as many people share the overall cost of server maintenance.
In shared hosting, the provider is generally responsible for the management of servers, installation of server software, security updates, technical support and other aspects of the service.
We at dot.jo offer a wide range of web hosting services that provide the best value in the industry. All plans are feature rich with ample amounts of disk storage and data transfer and include everything you need for your professional web site.
- Dedicated Hosting
Dedicated hosting is a type of Internet hosting where the client leases an entire server not shared with anyone. This is more flexible than shared hosting as organizations have full control over the server(s), including choice of operating system, hardware, etc. Server administration can usually be provided by the hosting company as an add-on service. In some cases a dedicated server can offer less overhead and a larger return on investment. Dedicated servers are most often housed in data centers, similar to co-location facilities, providing redundant power sources and HVAC systems. In contrast to co-location, the server hardware is owned by the provider and in some cases they will provide support for your operating system or applications.
Yes, we will provide you with comprehensive graphical stats when your website is done or hosted by us. this shows you when did people visit your website, from where did they visit it, what browsers did they use and much more.
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. it is the process , in which a web page or a web site is optimized for search engines. By optimization, a search engine such as Google finds the page, includes it in the index, and displays the page when someone is searching for information.
Unfortunately, billions of web pages are indexed, and millions of web pages are being added every day. It is not sufficient to be included in any search engine index, but also important that potential customer (or information seekers) visit your website. When searching for any product or service, usually, people go no deeper than 3-4 pages. If your web page is embedded deep in the search results, it is unlikely that anyone visits your web page. Therefore, you need to improve the visibility of your web site (or web pages contained in your web site). The answer to this is: Search Engine Optimization.
Yes, you can. But you need to spend time on the following:
- Familiarize with leading search engines and directories.
- Know your web site key phrases, and redesign if required.
- Take care that the website doesn't get banned, for something that you think is not your fault. (For example, linking between sites excessively with a goal of artificially boosting the link’s popularity may get your website banned).
- You have time and resources at your hand.
- Website promotion schedules are not critical, in the sense that you can afford to experiment and learn.
There are several advantages:
- SEO professionals with proven track record will be working on your site.
- You can concentrate on selling your company's products and services.
- Better customer satisfaction.
- You can be assured that there would be measurable performance improvement in your website.
You need to provide (preferably):
- Key phrases for which your website need to be optimized (Ask the SEO for help if you are not sure).
- A minor or sometimes major redesign of the website. If your website is selling any e-commerce goods and services, it is very important to optimize the website using appropriate web design technologies.
Yes, we register all new sites with the top search engines like Google and Yahoo, and there is Meta Tag editors built into our web content management system to allow indexing your new content/tags. We can also help you with online marketing, search engine optimization and search engine marketing.
CMS means that you will have a full dynamic website both the site page content and the menu items and you will have the following features:
- Add unlimited number of pages.
- Manage your content easily.
- Manage your menus.
- Text search.
- Access levels.
- Auto site map.
- Copy & Paste Feature.
- Rich Text and Content.
We aim to support as many browsers as possible, but we urge customers to keep up to date, and our CMS work currently with the following browsers:
There is not any installation from your side; it is just a link to your website administration side so you just need a PC with internet connection only.
Yes. You can share an administrator password, add new administrators, or you can set multi-level page editing, to allow only certain pages to be edited by your selected administrators. Please note that multi-level administration needs to be set by us.
Yes. dot.jo has developed a CMS e-commerce engine with connections to secure credit card ordering through 3rd party payment providers.
You can access your administration areas 24/7.
Yes. Once we deliver your website, we will conduct a comprehensive training session for two of your staff. More sessions can be arranged upon your request.
Yes, you can add, edit and delete pages as you wish with no restrictions.
Yes, you can add Microsoft Word® documents, Adobe® PDFs, Excel® files and more. There is a size restriction of approximately 4MB, but this is ample for most documents, and our CMS system allows for FTP upload so you can add even larger and multiple files at once.
We provide you with one year hosting and maintenance as part of the original deal. However this will be renewed in the next year. If you wish to host your website somewhere else, we will provide you with the necessary files to do so; given that we sign an end user agreement stating that the CMS copyrights belong to dot.jo and you as a client will not have the right to resell it.
Absolutely yes, we are specialist on these types of websites; we can build from very basic websites to very advanced applications.
Yes, because our system is flexible enough to be upgradable.
Example : we can develop a website for a store with simple features such as (Store profile, About our products…etc), and after a certain period after upgrading it, it will become a very advanced and solid ecommerce and contains the following (Categorized products catalogue with full details about each one, Online shopping , Connected with payment gateway, Inventory section …etc).
Yes. dot.jo can supply pop e-mail for use with Outlook® and other pop mail programs. We also provide you with a Web mail so that you can access your email from anywhere.
Yes, there is a web access for each email account.
Yes, we can register domains such as .com, .net, .org, .jo, .com.jo …etc.
Domains which end with (.jo) must be purchased from the National Information Technology Center (NITC). You will need the following to register the domain:
- Commercial registration letter of your company; as a prove that you own the trade mark of the required name.
- Authorization Letter, an official letter from your company to the NITC stating that you are authorizing dot.jo to register your domain name.
Second level domain available under (.jo) are: (.gov.jo; .edu.jo; .org.jo; .net.jo ; .com.jo; .mil.jo.; and .name.jo.)
Yes. We can arrange IPS or DNS transfer to us.
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We are positive that this will be the first of many projects that we will execute with your esteemed company.
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