5.4.1 World Wide Web (WWW)

It integrates all the information from the Internet in one big web. It is the most user-friendly service. It allows connecting to any computer having information. It offers the capability to links with sites.
Web Servers are software that run on the Internet servers and provide information to the Web users and other servers.Internet servers store information on the Internet are either servers or clients. The machines that provide services to other machines are servers. The machines that are used to connect to those services are clients. There are Web servers, e-mail servers, FTP servers etc. serving the needs of Internet users all over the world.

The information on the web server is compiled in Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML). It has useful text and images linked to different documents.. Web browser is software, which provides interface to WWW. This software runs on user’s machine.
Web browser is available in two formats: Graphical format and Text format. Once a client has connected to a service on a particular port, it accesses the service using a specific protocol. <br/>Protocols are rules that describe how the client and server will have their conversation. Every Web server on the Internet conforms to the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

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The World Wide Web (WWW) is an open source information space where documents and other web resources are identified by URLs, interlinked by hypertext links, and can be accessed via the Internet. The World Wide Web was invented by English scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989.