What Is a Computer 'Protocol'? How Do Protocols Affect My Web Surfing?

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Question: What Is a Computer 'Protocol'? How Do Protocols Affect My Web Surfing?

A document's internet protocol is described by the the first several letters in your browser's address bar, ending in the three characters ':// '. The most common protocol you will see is http:// for a regular hypertext page. The second most common protocol you will see is https:// . for hypertext

pages that are secured against hackers. Examples of internet computer protocols :

As long as you are aware of the 'http' and 'https' at the beginning of the address, and can type the correct address after the ://, then computer protocols should be nothing more than a curiousity of daily life.

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Source: netforbeginners.about.com

Category: Hardware

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