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What is the World Wide Web?

by Bhumika

The World Wide Web, sometimes known as a Web, is a collection of websites or web pages maintained on web servers and accessible via the internet by local computers. Text pages, digital photos, audios, and videos, among other things, can be found on these websites. Users can access the content of these sites through the internet utilizing devices such as computers, laptops, and cell phones from anywhere in the globe. The WWW, like the internet, allows you to retrieve and view text and media on your device.

Web pages, which are formatted in HTML and connected by connections known as “hypertext” or hyperlinks and accessed over HTTP, are the building blocks of the Web. These are electronic linkages that connect relevant pieces of information so that users can easily get what they need. The advantage of hypertext is that it allows you to select a word or phrase from a text and then go to other sites that provide further information on that word or phrase. 

A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is an online address given to a web page (URL). A website is a collection of online pages that belong to a given URL, such as www.facebook.com, www.google.com, and so on. As a result, the World Wide Web functions as a massive electronic book, with pages stored on many servers throughout the world.

Small websites store all of their WebPages on a single server, whereas large websites or organizations store their WebPages on multiple servers. Multiple servers are in different countries so that when people from that location search their site, the information may be rapidly retrieved from the nearest server. 

As a result, the web serves as a platform for users to retrieve and exchange data over the internet. Unlike in a book, where we move from one page to the next in order, on the World Wide Web. And we visit a web page and then move from that web page to other network sites by following a web of hypertext links. To access the Internet, you’ll need a browser installed on your computer.

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