Glossary

Glossary

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A

Access Information - the information required to get access to store. It may refer to:

  1. FTP access information - hostname or IP address, username, password
  2. Store admin panel access - hostname or IP address, username, password
  3. API access information - API Key, admin Panel URL, admin login, admin password

Account - personal profile used to register user and determine access permission.

Add-on - software which enhances functionality of another application and usually cannot be run independently.

Administrative Panel (admin panel, admin area, back end) - control center which allows you to manage all aspects of your store - product catalog, customers, orders, content, and other store configurations.

API (application programming interface) - a set of programming instructions, protocols, standards used by software components to communicate with each other.

API Key - a form of secret token submitted alongside web service (or similar) requests in order to identify the origin of the request.

B

Backup - the process of copying and archiving computer data so that it may be preserved and reconstructed in case of equipment failure or data loss.

C

Category - group of products in catalog organized by certain parameter (type, model, etc.)

Connection Bridge - the access gateway that allows to establish connection and implement data exchange between Source Store, Target Store and Cart2Cart. The use of migration service requires proper Connection Bridge installation. Read more.

Credit - virtual currency used by Cart2Cart to receive payment for the service. 100 Cart2Cart Credits equal to 1 USD. Read more.

CSV (Comma Separated Values) - a file format for data storage. The information is organized with one record on each line and each field is separated by comma. Read more.

Customized Migration Service - the service provided when source shopping cart has non-standard configuration settings (modified code, additional non-standard fields, etc.). Cart2Cart tech engineers apply certain customizations to the service to ensure correct migration performance. Read more.

D

Data - pieces of information, stored and transmitted in the form of electrical signs and used by applications to accomplish tasks.

Database - a collection of data that is organized so that its contents can be easily accessed, managed, and updated.

Data migration/transfer - the process of moving data from one system (database) to another. Cart2Cart performs data transfer by copying items from source store catalog and migrating them to a target store database.

Demo Migration - migration of a limited number of items performed to demonstrate basic service functionality. Read more.

Domain Name - a unique name that identifies an Internet site and functions as the online "address" of a website to be found by visitors.

Dump - the act of copying internally stored data from one place to another with little or no formatting for readability. Typically, dumping occurs after system failure. Read more.

E

eCommerce (e-commerce, e-business) - the type of commerce where buying and selling of product or service is conducted over the Internet or other computer networks.

Encryption - the act of encoding information for the purpose of making it unreadable and preventing others from gaining access to it.

Entity - the conditional term for store items, such as products, categories, orders, customers, which can be added, managed, and edited in the catalog and transferred to another database.

F

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) - a list of questions that are frequently asked by customers and the answers to them.

Front end - the part of a web application that people see when visiting the site in a browser.

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) - a standard for file exchange between different computers and systems over the Internet. FTP is used to install connection bridge and exchange files between the store and Cart2Cart server.

FTP client - is software that assists users in uploading files to their sites using FTP.

Full migration - migration of all store items that the customer wants to transfer to a new database. Unlike Demo migration, Full migration indicates the complete cycle of migration including steps of migration setup, funding account balance, performing Demo and completing data transfer to the Target store.

H

Host - domain name that has an IP address record associated with it. This would be any computer system connected to the Internet.

Host name - the first part (before the first dot) of a host's domain name, i.e. www

Hosting Provider - company that provides storage (hosting) space to support websites.

Hosted shopping cart - a type of eCommerce platform which is not downloaded and provided with hosting space for a monthly/annual fee.

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) - a simple markup language used in writing website documents.

HTTP (Hypertext Transport Protocol) - a protocol used to transfer hypertext requests and information between servers and browsers.

HTTPS (Hypertext Transport Protocol Secure) - SSL-enabled version of HTTP used for accessing secure Web servers.

I

ID - a unique code identifying a specific object without using a full description/name.

Installation - the act of setting up program (software) on the computer system and making it ready for execution.

Invoice - a bill sent from a merchant to a customer which indicates the products, quantities, and agreed prices for products or services and verifies payment for the order.

IP address (Internet Protocol address) - numerical Internet address assigned to each computer on a network so that it can be distinguished.

M

Meta data - HTML data on a webpage that describes its content and provides keywords. This information includes the meta title, meta keyword and meta description text and is used by search engines to determine what the page is about.

Migration Estimator - a tool provided by Cart2Cart for estimation of price for migration, depending on the number of entities, types of Source and Target shopping carts. Migration Estimator also allow to estimate approximate time of your specific migration.

Module - system that can be integrated into the software to extend its functionality. Usually a module carries out a specific function and may be used alone or combined with other modules of the same program.

Multi-Store - a shopping cart feature which allows to create multiple stores assigned to one website, which will be managed from a single admin panel.

O

Open-Source Shopping Cart - eCommerce software which allows users to study, change, and improve its functionality due to the availability of its source code.

P

Permissions - security settings restricting or allowing users to perform certain functions.

Plugin - set of software components that adds specific capabilities to an existing program.

Product Attribute - additional field containing Size, Style, Color, Material and other product qualities which influence product prices.

Product Variant - differentiation of the product in properties, such as colour, size, style, model, brand.

PHP - an open-source server-side scripting and programming language. Usually teamed with MySQL to create database driven dynamic websites.

R

Recent Data Migration - the service provided by Cart2Cart which allows to migrate all the products, customers and orders that appeared on source store during or after migration performance or store setup. Read more.

Redirect - a function by which clients accessing a particular URL are sent to a different location, either on the same server or on a different server.

Remigration - the service provided by Cart2Cart which allows to implement your store migration all over again in case some issues occurred ( the source or target cart wasn’t set up properly, some fields missing after the migration, the migrated data is corrupted, etc.) Read more.

Root directory - first or top-most directory in a hierarchy of computer file systems.

S

SaaS (Software as a Service) - software which is accessed and used over the internet as a web-based service requiring no installation. SaaS vendor provides maintenance, operation and support for their software.

Shopping cart- software developed to handle the online store or eCommerce section of a Web site. Shopping cart software lets users browse for and purchase products online.

SKU (Stock-keeping unit) - unique identifier for each distinct product used to track inventory.

Source store - current user’s store FROM which the data will be migrated.

Static IP - fixed IP address, meaning that the IP remains unchanged with each user login.

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) - the process of modification of a website for the purpose of improving its rank on Search Engine results pages. Read more.

T

Target store - a new store you establish on desirable shopping cart and TO which your store data will be migrated.

Template - a file containing HTML markups and PHP tags to create interface display. Templates determine the design of website and include information about general layout and site content.

Theme - ready design patterns responsible for the look and feel of the website. The theme is visible to customers who visit online store and can be changed by store owner from the admin panel.

U

URL (Uniform (or Universal) Resource Locator) - the address of a Web page.

Upload - the transfer of data between a remote system or network and a local system.

W

Wizard - a program that takes the user through the required steps to complete shopping cart migration.

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