How the Internet Works – Web Server


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In today’s class, we will be talking about how the internet works – web server. Enjoy the class!

 How the Internet Works – Web Server

Web Server

Web server

A web server is a computer on the internet that stores web pages. A web page is available for other people to view when it is stored in the web server.

Web browser

A web browser is a software program that allows you to access and view web pages. The web browser software is built on the hyperlinks, which allows users to point and click with a mouse in order to jump from one document to another in whatever order they are desire.

Types of web browser

In January 1993, the first browser, viola and Midas were released for the X window system (UNIX). At the same time, a Macintosh browser was released called ALPHA version.

In February 1993, the first popular graphical World Wide Web browser was NCSA Mosaic. It was released for all common platforms (UNIX, Windows and Macintosh) in September 1993.

Marc Andersen, the mastermind of mosaic, founded his own company, Mosaic communication corp., now known as Netscape and released a browser, the Netscape navigator 1.0. He soon controlled 70 percent of the browser market. Microsoft saw this gigantic success and soon released a browser called MS internet explore, for free, now the new version of both browser supports most HTML.

  1. Microsoft internet explorer: Microsoft internet explorer is the most widely used by people around the world. It was developed by Microsoft in 1995 as a supportive package to the Microsoft Windows operating system.
  2. Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla Firefox is the second browser after the internet explorer. It can be used on many different operating systems including Windows, Macintosh, OS/2 and UNIX. It supports tabbed browsing that allows user to open multiple sites in a single window.
  3. Opera: Opera is a web browser that was developed by Opera software in 1996. It is a well-known browser that is mainly used in activated mobile phone and smartphones. It is used with many operating systems like Linux, MAC OS and MS window.
  4. Netscape Navigator: Netscape navigator was developed by Netscape Communication Corporation and was very popular in the 1990s. it was compatible with almost every operating system.
  1. Explain how the internet works.
  2. Define the following terms: server, client, host clients and internet plan.
  3. What is the difference between a website and a web page?
  4. Discuss the types of the web browser.


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