Websites are part of a network of computers that extend all of the world. This system can be confusing to those who are not familiar with the theories and mechanics of the World Wide Web, and those who are! So I would like to explain the steps of setting up a website as well as give you a basic idea of how websites work. (Click on diagrams for a larger view)
This diagram explaining how web servers work is an extremely basic explanation. There are more steps going on behind the scenes, however diagramming these steps is not necessary for you to get the gist of how your website is working.
I hope these diagrams help you understand how we work to get your new or updated website up and running. A general understanding these steps will also help you complete your Technical Brief more thoroughly and, hopefully, with less confusion. As always, let us know if you have any questions!
Director of Programming and Web Development