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FAQ - Technical terms

Confused by the technical terminology? Don't worry, this page will explain the computer jargon in plain language


How secure is e-therapy? Does the site use a 'firewall'?


A Firewall Is a combination of hardware and software that separates a Network into two or more parts to create secure areas on a website..and yes is sited behind 2! Security is a very big part of our focus.


What is a Blog?


The word blog Is a blend of the term web log.
A blog is basically a journal that is often available on a website. ‘Blogs are usually maintained by an individ...ual with regular entries of
commentary, or other material such as graphics or video.

The activity of updating a blog is ‘blogging’ and someone who keeps a blog is a ‘blogger.’ Blogs are often updated daily using software that allows people with little or no technical background to update and maintain the blog.
Postings on a blog are almost always arranged in chronological order with the
most recent additions featured most prominently.


What is a PDF file?


PDF (Portable Document Format) is a a file format designed to enable printing and viewing of documents with all their formatting; typefaces, images, and layout,... appearing the same regardless of what operating system is used, so a PDF document should look the same on any system.

Therapists on this site may provide their accreditations for you to download as a PDF file. When you click the link you will be prompted to save the file to a location on your computer. Once the file has completed downloading you can view it with Acrobat Reader or equivalent. As PDF files are very common, most computers today have the necessary software to open PDF files.


What is a sub-domain?


This operates in the same way as a normal domain, but allows a specific address within that domain. uses sub-domains to give each Therapist th...eir own address on the system, which then also enables their clients to navigate to them directly.

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