Bits and Bytes

The Difference

The Difference

Bits and Bytes are common in computer networking. Both terms refer to digital data transmitted over a network connection. For example, bits and bytes both may represent network addresses or port numbers. In computer science a bit is a single numeric value, either '1' or '0', that encodes a single unit of digital information. It is a transmission of data and storage measurement. For example, the number 10010111 is 8 bits long, or in most cases, one modern PC byte. A byte is a sequence of bits; usually eight bits equal one byte. A byte is also a storage measurement.