6 Best Services provided by The Internet

Before 1998, people though that Internet provided only the "World Wide Web" service. But actually, the Internet provides a lot of services. Few of them are described below.

  1. World Wide Web (WWW)
  2. E-Mail
  3. Telnet
  4. File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
  5. Gopher
  6. Chat Groups
1- World Wide Web (WWW)
    The World Wide Web is commonly known as web. It is a network of web servers that stores web pages. The web pages are connected to each other using hyperlinks. The user can jump from one page to another by clicking the hyperlinks. The web web pages are accessed using web browsers. The HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) protocol is used for communication between browser and web servers.

2- E-Mail
    E-mail stands for electronic email. It is the most popular service provided by the Internet. It provides the fast and efficient way to send and receive messages through Internet. One message can be sent to many persons with a single e-mail. Different types of files can also be sent through e-mail.

3- Telnet
    Telnet is an abbreviation for Terminal Network. It is a software. It is used to connect to a remote or host computer for accessing information. Through this service, the user can also access information on the Internet.

When a user runs this software on his/her computer, it provides a prompt on the user's computer screen. The user can access the host computer by giving commands through this prompt. When a command is sent to the host computer, information is accessed from host and displayed on user's computer screen. The user's computer linked to the remote computer will act as a terminal. The expert users mostly use this service. In some remote servers, this service is not allowed.

4- File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
    FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It is a way for transferring files from one computer to another. The process of transferring a file from a server (or remote computer) to local computer is called downloading. Similarly, the process for transferring a file from local computer to the server on the Internet is called uploading.

Different FTP client programs are available for uploading and downloading files to and from the server. The most commonly used FTP client programs are WS_FTP and Cute FTP.

5- Gopher
    A gopher is a menu-based information retrieval system. It is used for retrieving files and programs on the Internet. Gopher allows access to files found on FTP servers and web servers.

6- Chat Groups
    Internet provides the facility to Internet users to chat (talk) with people online all over the world. Different programs like MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, AOL online etc. are available for chatting on the Internet. Chat rooms allow the users to participate in a chat on the Internet. Chat rooms on are locations on the web that provide facilities to the users to chat with each other online over the Internet. They send messages by typing with keyboard and receive messages from other end instantly. Some chat rooms support voice chats and video chats where people talk with each other and see them also.

6 Responses to “6 Best Services provided by The Internet”

gulzar ahmed said...
8 June 2016 at 20:02

I have read this article and very happy to see the information shared on it as internet
provide not only World Wide Web" service but also other other services mentioned above. This information is very unique to me because i could not know it before.

43PHUOT said...
21 August 2016 at 09:18

Nếu bạn ở đà nẵng có nhu cầu lap mang internet da nang thì vui lòng liên hệ mình, chuyên lap internet da nang

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18 October 2016 at 05:43


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29 October 2016 at 18:25

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Anonymous said...
17 January 2017 at 02:19

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