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Are you new to the Internet and feels like sometimes you can’t understand what other people are talking about? Some times the Internet jargons can be tough to understand and sometimes all you need is a simple explanation to get your head around the concepts.
Today, we are going to do exactly this! Check out the important Internet jargons you should know before jumping into the vast Internet.
ISP also known as Internet Service Provider helps you to get the Internet for you. Generally, ISP is the organization that gives you the internet connection for a monthly fee.
LAN or Local Area Network is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as a residence, school and manages locally.
WAN or Wide Area Network is also a computer network that extends over a large geographical distance like cities, states and countries.
Every device like a computer, mobile that connects to the internet uses an address called 'Internet Protocol' for identification. This address is assigned for the sake of tracking purpose.
IPv4 and IPv6
IPv4 stands for Internet Protocol version 4, whereas, the IPv6 is the sixth revision and successor to IPv4. The size of an address in IPv4 is 32-bits, where IPv6 address fields are 128-bits.
Uniform Resource Locate or URL is the web browser addresses of internet pages and files.
The router is a device that acts as the traffic cop for signals arriving at your home from your ISP. This device prevents our system against hackers and directs content to the specific computer, device, streaming device and more.
HTTP and HTTPS
HTTP is the short form of 'Hypertext Transfer Protocol," the data communication standard of web pages. On the other hand, HTTPS or 'Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure' is a webpage with a special layer of encryption added to prevent your personal information and passwords from anonymous users.
NAT also known as Network Address Translation is a way to translate requests that are incoming into a routing server to the relevant devices.
VPN a.k.a Virtual Private Network helps the user in connecting separate LANs through the Internet maintaining privacy simultaneously. It is used to connect remote systems as if they were on a local network for security reasons.