WHAT IS INTERNET?
The Internet, in simplest terms, is the large group of millions of computers aroundthe world that are all connected to one another. These computers are connectedby phone lines, fiber optic lines, coaxial cable, satellites, and wirelessconnections.The various applications of the Internet are
The largest network of networks in the world.
Uses TCP/IP protocols and packet switching .
Runs on any communications substrate.
The World-Wide Web (the web or WWW)
Electronic Mail (E-Mail)
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Internet Relay chat (IRC)
USENET (a news service)
The World Wide Web:-
The www is the reason the Internet has become as popular as it has. This is thepart of the Internet that the majority of users see —
the websites and the pages
that make them up. The web is the most widely used service of the Internet,accessed through a
.These pieces of software are gradually integrating other parts of the Internet intothem (most notably email and ftp), so that eventually we will have one interfaceto the entire array of services the Internet offers.The web is an immense collection of web pages, linked together with
. Thousands of new pages of information are added to the heaving webevery hour. Each page is placed on a
, a computer continually connectedto the rest of the web. The information is then available to anyone else withaccess to the Internet. Web pages can have a mixture of
text, graphics andmultimedia
. Nowadays, there's information on practically anything you could beinterested in available somewhere on the web. You can use a
tofind what you want.
Electronic Mail works in much the same way as traditional mail (now charminglylabelled 'snail-mail') does. Anyone is allowed to sign up for an email address andthen people can send you messages, or attach files from their computer andsend them too. The main benefit of email is the close to
of messages that occurs. You can send an email to the other side to the world