The Internet has become an important part of the lives of people. The Internet is a network of many computers. With the help of the Internet, we can easily access the information we require or want to learn. It is a bit complicated to understand the process of the Internet for beginners. Now let’s know ‘what is the Internet?’.
- The Internet : The Internet is a network working on a global level that is devised to connect a series of computers and networks which facilitate the information and also provides a source of communication. This can happen by connecting your device to the Internet, which refers to the term ‘online’.
- Internet working : Every network and device has a unique address, which is named as IP addresses which helps other networks to find and connect with devices easily. There are two components of the Internet.
- Hardware The objects we can touch are known as hardware. Hardware that supports the Internet is mobile phones, laptops, servers, satellites, and many more. It seems to be the backbone of the Internet as, without these devices, there is no use of the Internet. Also, without the second component, these devices will not create a network.
- Protocols There are some rules and regulations to operate the Internet, and internet protocol refers to a bunch of regulations that help to format the information or data sent through the Internet. It’s a way through which data is delivered from one device to another.
When the information is gone from the sender side, it gets separated into small packets which contain sender and receivers IP addresses. Some important types of protocols are as follows:
TCP Transmission control protocol
HTTP Hypertext transfer protocol
FTP File transfer protocol
- World Wide Web: The most attended internet service by the public was The World Wide Web, also called as WWW or W3.
It was popular because:
- The link availed of any site somewhere on the Internet is in a web document. When we click on the provided link that one click will bring us to that particular site.
- We can directly go from one content to the related one with the help of a hypertext link without reading the whole text.
- It does supports the graphics, animation, audios, quality videos, etc.
- Other Internet Services : many other services are also there on the Internet. By using the Internet, you can subscribe to the newsgroups to be updated with the discussions going on in our country.
Also, other services that are supported by the Internet are video conferencing, social media, online shopping, watch TV, use your bank accounts online and etc.
There are so many uses of the Internet if we use it in the correct way possible as we can earn by selling online, and someone would also feel easy to buy online without going out from their homes. We can study online if we are not cleared with the topics taught in our regular classes. The Internet is very useful if we use it in a proper way.