Internet Glossary - L
When you are browsing the Web and you see a highlighted and underlined word or phrase on a page, there is a good chance you are looking at a link. By clicking on a link, you can "jump" to a new Web page or a completely different Web site. While text links are typically blue and underlined, they can be any color and don't have to be underlined. Images can also serve as links to other Web pages. When you move the cursor over a link in a Web page, the arrow will turn into a little hand, letting you know that it is a link. The term "hypertext" comes from the way links can quickly send you to another Web destination.
A collection of web sites that link to each other to artificially boost link popularity.
The number of inbound links to a particular site. Many search engines use link popularity as a factor in determining the search engine ranking of a web site.
An open source operating system created by Linus Torvalds. His reason for developing it was that he wasn't happy with the currently available options in UNIX. So he did what anybody else would do, and created his own operating system. He freely distributed his OS, which helped it gain popularity. Today, Linux is used by millions of people around the world. Linux is very customizable and you can actually add your own code to the operating system. Linux is also the OS of choice for many Web hosting companies since it is far cheaper to set up and maintain than a Windows-based server.
A file that contains a list of actions that have occurred on your web server. The statistics of your site are created by referencing the activity log file. This file is located in your "log" directory and is entitled "access log".