Internet vs. Web: What’s the Difference?

The web is just one part of the internet

People often use the terms internet and web interchangeably, but they are actually two different things. The internet is an enormous global network of billions of servers, computers, and other hardware devices. Each device can connect with any other device as long as they’re both connected to the internet using a valid IP address. The internet makes the information sharing system known as the web possible.

The web, which is short for World Wide Web, is one of the ways information is shared on the internet (others include email, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and instant messaging services). The web is composed of billions of connected digital documents that can be viewed using a web browser, such as Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and others.

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