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Summary of terms
A software application that displays web pages. The most popular ones used to access this website are Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
IP (Internet Protocol)
All networks connected to the internet speak IP, the technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.
If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example it may look something like this 18.104.22.168.
A user's visit to a site. Begins when the user first accesses any page on a given site and ends after a visitor has left that site and not revisited it within a specified amount of time (normally 20 minutes) or when the user's browser is closed.
Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.