Internet Quiz by Jerry Thompson

Internet Quiz by Jerry Thompson

I have found that many people, while using the internet, do not understand this. They hear or see the terms without understanding how it might affect your Internet experience.

Look at the list of words or abbreviations. How many do you know?

  1. Internet
  2. the web
  3. Browser or web browser
  4. Title Bar
  5. URL
  6. end of introduction
  7. the background
  8. cache
  9. HTTP
  10. HTTPS

Are you done? How do you think you did?

Internet

Some words are confused, such as the Internet and the web. Internet (InterConnected Networkwork) are the devices that make up the Internet. Millions of computers store an unimaginable number of files, images, web pages, databases, and more. These computers are designed to talk to each other and exchange files.

the web

Web refers to software that runs on the Internet. All the files you download, all the web pages you visit, the videos you watch, or the games you play are part of the web.

browser or web browser

Most of the Internet is written in code or language. Legend names include Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Personal Home Page (PHP, now PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor), and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

However, the code or language must be translated. This is the function of the browser or web browser. The browser interprets the code and builds a page that humans can understand and enjoy.

Important browsers include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. The average person cannot enjoy the internet without a browser.

If you want to see what the page looks like, right-click an empty spot on the webpage, click View Page Source, and see what the page looks like before the browser makes it pretty for us. Note: This does not work on all web pages. Try different pages if the first one doesn’t work.

Title Bar

At the top of the screen, just below the tab, you’ll see a row of buttons and a long white rectangle that you can type in. This is the address bar. The actual web address is a string of numbers or symbols. For example, the Lake Country Echo web address is lcecho.com, and the web server web address is 198.54.116.48.

You can also do an internet search there. You can add your search terms in the address bar and press enter.

URL

URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator, domain name, or web address. A web address consists of a name followed by an extension. For example, www.lcecho.com or lcecho.com will take you to the Lake Country Echo website. “.com” is the extension. Common Extensions or .com and . net and . org. Hundreds of new extensions are now available, such as .school, .consulting, . xyz.

end of introduction

The front end is what you see and interact with. Whether it’s a simple web page or an Amazon shopping cart, that’s the front end.

back end

The back end is everything you can’t see that makes a website work: databases, web scripts or code, configuration settings, and more.

cache

The web is also called a cloud. It makes you think that you are in another part of the world looking at someone’s web page; When you close it, you return to your computer. This is not precisely accurate.

When you type a web address, your computer talks to a web server, and requests web pages that are stored on that server. This server says OK and downloads pages to your computer with the requested information. Let’s say you have an old computer or a slower internet connection. In this case, images may appear one by one, or not all text may be visible immediately. The page becomes visible in stages.

In fact, you are looking at a web page on your computer.

All these web files are stored in the cache. When you close a web page, these files may not be deleted, piling up and taking up large spaces on your hard drive. That’s why when you have problems with the web page, they ask you to delete your history or clear your cache. Old pages conflict with new pages.

Programs like ccleaner.com are useful and make it easy to clear the cache.

HTTP

HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is the protocol that connects you to this web server and requests the web page you are requesting. It’s at the beginning of every web address, but it’s not always displayed.

The biggest problem with HTTP is that it is made of plain text. Some programs can intercept your request, copy data transferred between computers, or redirect you to another server.

HTTP

HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) encrypts the data you request and the resulting web page so that it cannot be intercepted. It can still be blocked, but the encryption makes it unreadable by the person trying to capture that information.

For brochure sites where they only provide information, HTTPS is not necessary. However, HTTPS is your shield that protects your data on websites where you send personal or credit card information.

How did you work?

Do you know most of the terms? I hope this helped you better understand how the internet works.

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