Short for Home Theater Personal Computer, HTPC generally refers to a computer that is connected to a television and often includes software and hardware elements such as a TV tuner card, surround sound, music and a video player, large storage capabilities, and often LCD displays. May also be called a media center.
- HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Short for HyperText Transfer Protocol, HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web. HTTP defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. For example, when you enter a URL in your browser, this actually sends an HTTP command to […]
(pronounced as separate letters) Short for HTTP daemon, a software program that runs in the background of a Web server and waits for incoming server requests. The daemon answers the requests automatically and serves the hypertext and multimedia documents over the Internet using HTTP.
- HTTP request header
The information, in the form of a text record, that a user��s browser sends to a Web server containing the details of what the browser wants and will accept back from the server. The request header also contains the type, version and capabilities of the browser that is making the request so that server returns […]
- HTTP response header
The information, in the form of a text record, that a Web server sends back to a client��s browser in response to receiving an HTTP request. The response header contains the date, size and type of file that the server is sending back to the client and also data about the server itself. The header […]
Short for Heads Up Display in video and computer games HUD is the display area where gamers can see their character’s vital statistics such as current health, bonus attributes, armor level, ammunition count, and more. What attributes are shown in the HUD differs depending on the type of game played and the game itself.