A global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.

Alternatively referred to as the net or web , the Internet ( interconnected network ) was initially developed to aid in the progress of computing technology by linking academic computer centers. The Internet we use today started being developed in the late 1960s with the start of ARPANET and transmitted its first message on Friday, October 29, 1969 . In 1993 , the Internet experienced one of its largest growths to date and today is accessible by people all over the world.
Today, the Internet is the best place to communicate and share information with people from anywhere on the glove. It also supplies an endless supply of knowledge and entertainment.

Internet basics-

  1. The Internet and the WWW are not the same.
  2. The Internet is explored using a browser and the act of browsing the Internet is commonly referred to as surfing .
  3. Users browse websites and web pages by following hyperlinks that point to an address more commonly referred to as a URL .
  4. Finding information on the Internet is achieved by using a search engine .
  5. Files, pictures, songs, and video can be shared by downloading (receiving) and uploading (sending).
  6. The Internet utilizes the TCP/IP protocol and is accessed using a computer modem , broadband , 3G , 4G , or network that is connected through an ISP .
  7. With broadband, many computers and devices use Wi-Fi to connect to a router and share an Internet connection.
  8. The computer you're using to view this web page is considered a host and it's connected to our server to view this page.

Internet services

In addition to browsing the Internet with a browser, the Internet has other services that can also be used.

  1. Chat
  2. E-mail
  3. Forum
  4. FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
  5. IM (Instant Messenger)
  6. Online gaming
  7. Social network
  8. VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)
  9. WWW (World Wide Web)

World Wide Web (WWW)

World Wide Web, which is also known as a Web, is a collection of websites or web pages stored in web servers and connected to local computers through the internet. These websites contain text pages, digital images, audios, videos, etc. Users can access the content of these sites from any part of the world over the internet using their devices such as computers, laptops, cell phones, etc. The WWW, along with internet, enables the retrieval and display of text and media to your device.
The building blocks of the Web are web pages which are formatted in HTML and connected by links called "hypertext" or hyperlinks and accessed by HTTP. These links are electronic connections that link related pieces of information so that users can access the desired information quickly. Hypertext offers the advantage to select a word or phrase from text and thus to access other pages that provide additional information related to that word or phrase.

Difference between World Wide Web and Internet:

Some people use the terms 'internet' and 'World Wide Web' interchangeably. They think they are the same thing, but it is not so. Internet is entirely different from WWW. It is a worldwide network of devices like computers, laptops, tablets, etc. It enables users to send emails to other users and chat with them online. For example, when you send an email or chatting with someone online, you are using the internet.

But, when you have opened a website like for information, you are using the World Wide Web; a network of servers over the internet. You request a webpage from your computer using a browser, and the server renders that page to your browser. Your computer is called a client who runs a program (web browser), and asks the other computer (server) for the information it needs.

History of WWW- The World Wide Web was invented by a British scientist, Tim Berners-Lee in 1989. He was working at CERN at that time. Originally, it was developed by him to fulfill the need of automated information sharing between scientists across the world, so that they could easily share the data and results of their experiments and studies with each other

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