How Does the Internet Work?

Simple terms will help you understand the amazing Internet!

Have you ever thought of how the SUPER FAST Internet actually works? Like, what steps does it take to get you results, for example? You are going to get shocked now!

IP Address

IP Address is a unique string of numbers separated by full stops that identifies each computer using the Internet Protocol to communicate over a network. In other words, it is a sting of numbers that tells the computer's exact location!

Web Cache Server

Web Cache Server (or HTTP cache) is a network server that saves Web pages or other Internet content locally.


A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is the location of a file on the Web. It is formatted text. Each URL has number, but we write them as text.


DNS, or Domain Name Server, has a main job which is to translate domain names, like to IP Addresses.


ISP, or Internet Service Provider, is a company that provides you with Internet, usually for a fee. Examples in UAE are: Etisalat and Du


HTTP://, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol, is a set of standards that allows users of the World Wide Web to exchange information on the world wide web! Http:// always exists when writing websites on the Search Bar.


TCP, or Transmission Control Protocol, is a network communication protocol designed to send packets over the Internet.


LAN, or Local Area Network, is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as a home or school using network media.

THAT'S IT? Easy, right?

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