8 Basic Internet Terms You Should Know.

In old time using the Internet, there are common terms that will come across that will cover in this article:-


Hyperlinks are the structure on which the Web is built.Hyperlinks are how we are able to “surf”, or browse, pages and information on the Web quickly and easily.A hyperlink, known as the most basic building block of the World Wide Web, is a link from one document, image, word, or Web page that links to another on the Web.

Web Hosting

A web host is a business/company that offers space, storage, and connectivity in order to enable a website to be viewed by Internet users.

Web hosting typically refers to the business of hosting space for active websites. A web hosting service provides space on a web server as well as a direct Internet connection, so the website can be viewed and interacted with by anyone with a connection to the Internet.


The TCP/IP stands for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. TCP/IP is the basic set of protocols for sending data over the Internet.


Each Web site has a unique address on the Web, known as a URL .Each web site has a URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, assigned to it


The acronym SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. SSL is a secure encryption Web protocol used to make data safe when transmitted over the Internet.


A domain name is the unique, alphabetically-based part of a URL.This domain name can be officially registered with a domain registrar by a person, business, or non-profit organization

The standard top-level domains are:

• com – Commercial business

• edu – Educational institutions

• gov – Government agencies

• mil – Military

• net – Networks organization

• org – Organizations (nonprofit)


The acronym WHOIS, a shortened form of the words “who” and “is”, is an Internet utility used to search the large DNS (Domain Name System) database.

IP Address

An IP address is the signature address/number of your computer as it is connected to the Internet. These addresses are given out in country-based blocks, so (for the most part) an IP address can be used to identify where the computer is originating from.

Author: TECH SINGH Urs


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