data transfer (bandwidth)
Data transfer, or bandwidth, is the total amount of information downloaded from your web site. Whenever a visitor comes to your site, our web servers send data to your visitor's computer. This data may include web pages, images, videos, sound files, software programs, or compressed files anything on your site that can be viewed or downloaded. The more visitors you have, and the more complex your web site, the more data transfer you need. AT&T Yahoo! Web Hosting and Merchant Solutions plans include unlimited data transfer.
Directions is an add-on available to all users that allows you to display a Yahoo! Directions search box on your web site. When you set up Directions, you enter a destination address and create a directions box; your site visitors can enter their own addresses into the box and click a button to generate directions to the address you specified. You can use Directions to provide a personalized way for your visitors to locate your business or other destination.
A directory is a collection of files and other directories (or subdirectories) often called a folder. You'll find elements on your computer gathered into folders with such names as My Documents or My Computer, each of which can contain many subdirectories, or subfolders. As you build your web site, you will create directories containing your web site files; you can view, create, and delete these directories in the File Manager. You'll recognize directories there (and on your PC) by their corresponding folder-shaped icons.
The text, images, sound and video files, and other elements that make up your web site occupy storage space on a Yahoo! server. Each Merchant Solutions and Web Hosting plan includes storage room, or disk space, measured in megabytes. AT&T Yahoo! Web Hosting and Merchant Solutions plans now include unlimited disk space.
DNS (Domain Name System)
See Domain Name System.
Domain Control Panel
The Domain Control Panel is the console where you can set up and manage your domain name. From your Domain Control Panel, you can edit your registration information, lock your domain, view your authorization code, and more. Learn how to access your Domain Control Panel.
Domain forwarding is a feature available to AT&T Yahoo! Domains customers that allows you to point, or redirect, your domain name to another home page or web site location. You might use domain forwarding to assign an easy-to-remember domain name to a web site you've already created. Learn more.
Domain locking is a free security enhancement offered by Yahoo! to prevent unauthorized transfers of your domain to another registrar or web host by "locking" your domain name servers. Learn more.
domain name (web address)
A domain name, also called a web address, is a string of characters which identifies the location of resources (usually a web site) on the internet. A memorable domain name can make it easier for visitors to find and remember your web site. You might base your domain name on your own name, the name of your company, keywords that describe your business, even a short phrase — anything that will make your web address easy to remember. When you sign up for a Small Business plan, you can select a new domain name or use one you already own. Learn more.
Domain Name System (DNS)
The Domain Name System, or DNS, is used to translate a domain name into its corresponding IP address, the series of numbers that signifies a computer's unique location on the Internet. DNS servers compile lists of domain names and their corresponding IP addresses and share this information with other servers to ensure that Internet traffic such as email can find its destination. DNS records control the functionality of domain names. You can manage the DNS record for your domain name by clicking the "Advanced DNS settings" link on your Domain Control Panel. Learn more.
Drag-and-drop is an editing feature that allows you to move an object or other element on your screen by simply clicking on it with your mouse, moving your mouse to the new desired location ("dragging"), and letting go of the mouse button ("drop"). Both Yahoo! PageBuilder and Yahoo! SiteBuilder support this intuitive method of page editing.
Macromedia Dreamweaver is a site building and publishing tool appropriate for intermediate to advanced users that allows you to create and edit web pages and applications using a graphical interface and built-in advanced design and coding features. Yahoo! makes it easy to use Dreamweaver with your Web Hosting or Merchant Solutions account.