Web Development Basics: Transit

In the previous article we discussed how a user sends a request to a server by using URLs in a browser. Now we will explore what happens to that request once it leaves the user’s computer, how it travels through the Internet, and how it is protected.

Internet

Together with advances in transportation, the Internet made the world a much smaller place. As long as there is an Internet connection, your content or product can be accessed and purchased by anyone, anywhere.

Technically, the Internet is a network of networks communicating via TCP/IP. Networks located within a country are then connected to other countries through the use of submarine cables. These cables, laid deep in the ocean, carry Terabytes of information per second. read more