1. What is the World Wide Web about?
The World Wide Web (WWW), known simply as the Web, is an ever-evolving collection of documents located on the Internet and stored on computers found all over the world. These documents may contain any type of information, including text, images, sound, movie clips and more.
What are Servers ?
The computers that store web documents are called web servers. These computers run with special software that lets you connect to web documents all the time. Most of the Servers are high performance so that they can support thousands of people viewing the same site at the same time.
What are Web Browsers ?
The software that lets you view web page or documents on the Web is called a browser. You will have to run a browser to read a document just like you have to run a music player to listen to songs. Browsers make it possible to view text, images, and movies as well as to hear sounds on the web. The browser you are using now, whether it is Internet Explorer, AOL, Juno, or Netscape allows you to have access to the web page content .
What's the meaning of Navigating the Web ?
Many organizations have their own servers. When you connect to a server, the first document you view is called the home page; you saw our home page when you typed in www.domainname.com in your browser. Businesses, government agencies, schools, military, even individuals have home pages to which you can connect. Every home page has a certain web address so that you can find it, called a URL (Uniform Resource Locator); our home page's URL is http://www.netsky.biz/index.htm.
What's Hypertext Documents ?
Most documents on the Web are known as hypertext documents. That is to say, they are documents that contain links to other documents. These links may be text that is highlighted in some way, or they may be images. For example, you use a link called "Why host on our server ?" on our home page to get here. When you clicked on the link, the document you are now reading is displayed.
What is Navigating Hypertext Documents about ?
Therefore, if you click on a link with your mouse, you will be transported to another document. That document may be stored on the same Web server or another Web server somewhere else in theworld. Moving about from one document to another or from one Web server to another is commonly called "surfing the net."