Basics of Internet Browsing

Basics of Internet Browsing

World Wide Web 

The World Wide Web (WWW) or simply the Web is a huge collection of information. It is a vast network of linked hypertext files, stored on computers throughout the world, that can provide a computer user with information on a huge variety of subjects. Thus, it serves as a platform through which users can use or share information. It is made up of 

  • A web page 
  • A web browser 
  • A system to transfer information between the web browser and the web pages 


Web page 

A web page is a document present on a computer that is connected to the Internet. There are hundreds of web pages. Each web page has a unique address/location like the address of a house. We can use the address to see a particular web page. For example, the address of this blog is , to view a web page you need a web browser on your computer. 


Web browser

A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for using and sharing information on the World Wide Web.


Web Page

A web page is a specific collection of information provided by a website and displayed to a user in a web browser. A website typically consists of many web pages linked together in a coherent fashion. The name “web page” is a metaphor of paper pages bound together into a book.



Very often, there are hyperlinks (highlighted and underlined words) present on web pages. If you click a hyperlink, it will take you to another part on the same page or to a different page


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