The Internet And World Wide Web

Over the past decade, the use of internet and world wide web has become very common. It is now easily accessible on mobile devices and smart phones, where people can get to the internet on the go. Many people believe that the internet and world wide web are both the same. This however, is not true.

The internet came into being in the 60’s when the armed forces looked for a way to transfer important data among themselves. This newly discovered system for data transfer was so efficient and secure that it grew rapidly and soon became the most popular source of information around the globe. In today’s world the internet has grew to billions of computers and networks in the whole wide world. The networks are interlinked via high speed fibers called the optical fibers-in easier words referred to as communication lines. In the beginning the computers used slow speed connections and landline phone dial up connections. Coming to the world wide web commonly known as “WWW”. It is a part of the internet, more precisely a program that runs on the internet. To put it in simple words the internet can run without the web, but the web cannot run without the internet. The web consists of complex documents that are compiled using a special language called protocol. Using the protocol one can access millions of web pages and documents by merely a single click. The documents comprise of text, sounds, movies, videos and colors etc. The web is the most important part of the internet, it is where all the data is stored and you can discover a whole new world if you browse through the web. To be able to understand the function of internet, you first need to know that it is basically the hardware that connects all the web running computers. It has special high speed computers whose sole aim is to transfer data at high speed efficiently. The WWW is the information that is available on the internet in form of web pages.

The internet and the world wide web are two different things. The world wide web is essentially a part of the internet where one can interact and communicate in a diversified manner by the use of text, images, animations, colors and sounds. The web needs a connection to the internet, a personal computer, routers and switches, and a hosting server to be able to run.