How does the internet work?

Ayisha Kapadia

Web cache server

A web cache server is a sort of holding tank for the most popular items.

IP address

IP address stands for Internet Protocol address. A unique string of numbers separated by full stops that identifies each computer using the Internet Protocol to communicate over a network.


URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. It is a reference to resource that specifies the location of the resource on a computer network.


ISP stands for Internet Service Provider. ISP is a organization that provides services for accessing, using, or participating in the Internet.


DNS stands for Domain Name Server. TheDNS translates Internet domain and host names to IP addresses. DNS automatically converts the names we type in our Web browser address bar to the IP addresses of Web servers hosting those sites.


HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. The Hypertext Transfer Protocol provides a standard for Web browsers and servers to communicate. The definition of HTTP is a technical specification of a network protocol that software must implement.


TCP stands for Transmission Control Protocol. Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol are two distinct network protocols, technically speaking. TCP and IP are so commonly used together, however, that TCP/IP has become standard terminology to refer to either or both of the protocols.


WWW stands for the world wide web. the world wide is a system of internet servers that support specially formatted documents. the documents are formatted in a markup language called HTML that supports links to other documents, as well as graphics, audio, and video files. This means you can jump from one document to another simply by clicking hot spots.Not all internet serves are part of the world wide web/