is internet ?
The internet is a global network which can be accessed from any
part of the world through an internet service provider (ISP). One
of the major component of the Internet is the world wide web. Here
companies and individuals all around the world establish their own
websites on the net. It is like a virtual showroom where anybody
can showcase their products and services. In some cases, websites
are used for actual business transactions like an on line magazine
where visitors can get updated regularly on the latest news and
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How to get connected ?
Connecting to the Internet involves a modem, a phone line and an
Internet service provider (ISP) .An ISP is a company that provides
you with internet connection service through your phone line. Now
a days we also have cable internet for which no phone line is used.
does information travel over the Internet ?
When u send a letter by post, you send the letter in to an envelope.
On it , you write the receivers’s address and your own address.
Data goes ove the Internet in a similar way, except that it is divided
in to smaller bits of information called packets. Each packets is
like the postal envelope. It contains a piece of data called a datagram;
your electronic address and the electronic address of the person
you are sending it to, Which is called the Internet Protocol or
Ip. These packets are sent to other computers over the telephone
lines this id done using a modem, which is a device that connects
a computer to a phone line.Once the packets reach their destination,
they are reassembled back to the orginal data.
What is ISP (Internet Service Provider) ?
To use the internet, you must first register with an Internet Service
Provider (ISP) . ISPs are companied that act as your link to the
internet , just like telephone operators connect you to thr telephone
system.ISPs usually have powerful computers directly connected to
the Internet Network. American Online is a wellknown US ISP, While
VSNL ia a Indian one. When u register the ISP gives you a unigue
username and password. You dial with the ISP number and can connect
is an Internet Address ?
Every computer that is part of the Internet has its own unique address.
To connect your computer to another, you connect to the Internet, and
then enter the address of the computer you want to reach. This address
is a long string of numbers. Since people find easier to remember that
numbers , in 1984 the numbers were identified with a name.The name has
different parts. Take for e.g: www.abc.com, here 'www' stand for World
Wide Web. Abc is the name of organization whose computer you want to reach
and .‘com’ is an extension. Different extension exist, which are codes
for the country of origin or type of organization.
Some such Extensions are given below
What is a browser ?
A browser is basically a client program that uses HTTP and is used to
view Web pages on the World Wide Web. Its function is to retrieve documents
from the Web and format them in such a way that they can be viewed in
our systems. Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer are two popular
browsers for Windows and Macintosh platforms while Lynx which can handle
only text is designed for UNIX shell users. The browser actually acts
as an intermediary between our system and any other system on the Web.
Shortcut Keys For Internet Explorer
What is a Webpage ?
Web is a collection of files known as WebPages. These WebPages can contain
hyperlinks to link other WebPages. A hyperlink can be any text or image
which when clicked would display another webpage .There may be one or
more pages in the home page, which is the initial webpage present in a
What is www ?
(www) world wide web is helpful in different ways to different
users be it advertising, information about current invention or entertainment.
It is both humorous and informative. Institutions , Government Agencies,
Business Organization, access web to barter information with millions
of users be creating their own WebPages.
What is email ?
In its simplest form, e-mail is an electronic message sent from one device
to another. While most messages go from computer to computer,e-mail can
also be sent and received by mobile phones.With e-mail, you can send or
receive personal and business-related messages with attachments, such
as photos or formatted documents. You can also send music,videoclips and
software programs.Some sites where email id is created :www.mail.yahoo.com
Sending and Receiving Messages ?
To receive e-mail, you need an account on a mail server. This is similar
to having a street address where you receive letters. One advantage over
regular mail is that you can retrieve your e-mail from anywhere location
in the world, provide that you have Internet access. Once you connect
to your mail server, you just download your messages to your computer
or wireless device.Email Id e.g:email@example.com.
What is SMTP ?
How to chat ?
Chatting can be done from different websites. Chatting helps to make friends,
you can chat with one or more than one person at a time. By sitting at
your home you can talks with anyone around the world.You can also chat
and see your relatives or friends online with the help of webcam.Chatting
helps u to keep your friends and relatives near to your heart who are
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