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How does the web work?

devlopercommunity profile image Kamalkoranga ・2 min read

Welcome to my third blog, and as you may know, I am a complete novice when it comes to web development. I wanted to tell you about my experience. Let's get this party started.

As it is a much confusing topic, but I made it easier to understand how the web works.

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Web work as follow:-

  • When you connect to the internet, you do it through an
    Internet Service Provider (ISP). To visit a website, you enter
    a domain name or web address into your browser, such as
    google.com, bbc.co.uk, or microsoft.com.

  • Then your computer communicates with Domain Name System (DNS)
    servers, which are a network of servers. These function
    similarly to phone books in that they inform your computer of
    the IP address associated with the requested domain name. (An
    IP address consists of up to 12 digits separated by periods or
    full stops. Every device connected to the internet has its own
    IP address, which functions similarly to a phone number.)

  • The unique number given back by the DNS server to your
    computer enables your browser to communicate with the web
    server ( that hosts the website you requested. A web server
    is a computer that is always connected to the internet and is
    configured specifically to send web pages to users.)

  • The web server then returns the requested page to your web
    browser.

  • As a result, the Web or Internet works.

I hope you understand how the Internet, also known as the Web, works. You can find out more by Googling it. If there is any problem than let me know in comments down. So that's it for now; I'll see you in the next blog.

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