Service On Internet
world wide web (www)
The world wide web is a set of many thousands of computers that are connected to the internet and serving web pages. These computers are usually controlled by a hosting company but in some cases can also be a personal server or business server that has web server software running.
A web server is the actual computer that is set up to serve web pages to the world through the internet. This takes a very fast internet connection because of the possibility of hundreds of people using the server and posted web sites at any given time.
A website is a group of web pages that have information in the various pages that contain similar subject materials. For instance, the web site would have a name (subject) such as GoodFords.com and have several pages related to good Ford vehicles. The website has a main web page commonly called the Homepage (index.html or default.html). The site's address will display the homepage and you can click on hyperlinks to go to other pages on the website.
A webpage is a text page written in a form of HTML (hyper text markup language) that contains text, links or tags that will display graphics, audio, video, downloadable files and of course other web pages. A web page is a page containing information on a subject. As in the above example, a page could be on Ford Mustangs, and another page in the same website, pertaining to Ford Thunderbirds and on and on.
A web browser (Microsoft's Internet explorer or Mozilla's Firefox for example) is a program that translates the code that makes up a webpage (HTML) into a form that we can recognize.
A hyper link is usually shown as a blue underlined term on a web page that equates to another web page on the same website or another related website.
A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for retrieving, presenting and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. An information resource is identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI/URL) and may be a web page, image, video or other piece of content. Hyperlinks present in resources enable users easily to navigate their browsers to related resources.
Although browsers are primarily intended to use the World Wide Web, they can also be used to access information provided by web servers in private networks or files in file systems.
The major web browsers are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari.
Internet Explorer is the default web browser for Windows computers and tablets
That depends on which Windows operating system you're using:
IE 11 has two versions for Windows 8.1: one for the Start screen, and one for the Desktop. We'll talk about both in this tutorial.
Navigate to Settings in your browser and select About Internet Explorer (or About in some versions of IE). You'll then be able to see the version number you're using.
If you're using a Windows operating system, some version of IE comes pre-installed on your computer. If your computer automatically installs updates for Windows, new versions of IE will be installed as updates.
Internet Explorer 11 is a web browser from Microsoft. It is the default browser on all Windows computers. Internet Explorer comes pre-installed, so you won't have to do anything to install it.
Windows 8.1 comes with two versions of IE: one for the Start screen, and one for the Desktop. This tutorial will focus on the Desktop app, which offers a more traditional web browsing experience. Check out our lesson on Using IE on the Start Screen to learn more about the Start screen version.
To open Internet Explorer:
From the desktop, locate and select the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar. If you're using Windows 7, you can also access it from the Start menu.
Browsing with Internet Explorer 11
Internet Explorer 11 makes browsing the Web easy. In this lesson, we'll talk about navigating to websites using Internet Explorer. You'll also learn how to use tabs, access your browsing history, and view your downloads.
To navigate to a website:
To search the Web:
Some browsers use an address bar for navigating to websites and a search bar for conducting web searches. Internet Explorer 11 combines both of these functions into the address bar.
•Internet Explorer uses the Bing search engine by default. If you want to use a different search engine,
such as Google or Yahoo!, click the Add button. The Internet Explorer Gallery will open in a new tab. From
there, you can add different search engines.
Internet Explorer uses four buttons for navigation: the Back, Forward, Refresh, and Home buttons.
The Back and Forward buttons allow you to move through pages you've recently viewed. Click and hold either button to view your recent history.
The Refresh button will reload the current page. If a website stops working, try using the Refresh button.
While a page is loading, the Refresh button will temporarily become the Stop button. Click this button to stop a webpage from loading.
Clicking the Home button will take you directly to your homepage.
Customizing Internet Explorer
If you want your browser to feel a bit more personal, it's easy to customize Internet Explorer. In this lesson, we'll talk about different ways you can modify Internet Explorer, including startup options and add-ons, which allow you to add new functions to the browser
Choosing your startup options
To choose a homepage:
By default, Internet Explorer will show www.msn.com whenever you start the browser. If you want to see a specific website every time you open your browser (like a news site or weather forecast), you can set that site as your homepage.