It has been a common mistake to many that the internet is the same as the web. The Internet is a large inter-connected network around the world. This network includes all computers that are connected to a network, and this network is connected to other networks. On the other hand, the World Wide Web (Web) is a part of the of the ever growing Internet. The Web is responsible for the integration of text, graphics, sound and video over the Internet.

The Internet was conceptualized during the 1950s. The anticipation of a nuclear war led to the idea of the Internet as a means of communication. Click here for more on History of Internet.

The Web was the idea of Tim Berners-Lee of CERN (a European Laboratory for Particle Physics). Click here for more information about the Web.

The following are some basic elements of the Web:

  • HTML - Hypertext Markup Language(HTML) is the language used for coding the Web. It informs the browser how to display text, links, graphics and other media. This language has been the foundation of all Web pages.
  • Domain Name - All computers registered on the Web is being given a domain name to distinguished it from any other computers in the network. Domain names are structured as two or more terms separated by periods.
  • URL - Uniform Resource Locator(URL) is an identification for all documents over the Web. URL is also called the web page address.
  • Webmaster - The individual who maintains and updates the content of a web page.