Frequently asked questions

About Internet terminology


What is hosting?

Web hosting is defined as 'The service of hosting a site on the Internet making it viewable for other users on the net'. Your website consists of a set of computer files containing text, graphics, images and other multimedia which must reside on a computer that is connected to the internet 24 x 7. Having a reliable hosting server computer to look after your files means that your website will be constantly available on the internet. Webspeed partner with the best hosting providers in Ireland for total reliability.

What is a domain name?

A domain name is defined as 'strings of letters and numbers (separated by periods) that are used to name organizations and computers and addresses on the internet.'. In order to have a website you will want to register a unique name so that people can find it and associate it with you. For your website the name might be www.yourname.com and your email marty@yourname.com. The registration of a domain name is part of our service. Once registered we can do all the configuration allowing the name to be associated with your website and your email service provider.

What is SEO?

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation. Search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Bing are the primary method by which people look for websites and business services on the internet. In order to guide as many people as possible to your web pages, you need your site to appear in search engine results as often and as high as possible. The art of configuring your website to achieve this goal is called SEO and is a highly saught after service in today's internet market.

What does e-Commerce mean?

e-commerce is a term used to describe the online transaction of business. Mostly, when we talk about e-commerce we are referring to the ability to make purchases on a website. If you have goods to sell via your website you will want to consider building an e-commerce site. Our platinum package offers full e-commerce abilities including the ability to display and sell a complete catalogue of your products.

What is web traffic?

Web traffic refers to the amount of visitors to your website. In order to fully realize the potential of your website you want a high amount of web traffic. This is achived by proper building, configuration, SEO and promotion of a website. These are ALL services provided by Webspeed.

What is Content Management?

Content management tools allow companies to take control of their web pages by managing the content as distinct from the design. Web sites built with our Gold and Platinum packages feature a full Content Management System or CMS. While you leave the look and feel of the site to us, the content management is under your control, you can change text, update images or even add pages to your site. If you need the ability to change even small aspects of your site we can provide that too.