The Internet is a vast network of Computers all over the World. They are so connected and have so many routes to choose from, that if one machine isn't functioning, the data would still go through by choosing another way.
When you dial up your Service Provider what you are really doing from your computer is using their Services from their machines. This way you can access the files, Web sites, photos, libraries and much more right from your home.
Service Provider On the "Net" they are referred to as an ISP: ( Internet Service Provider)
The craze in the World now is the World Wide Web. It has become so popular over the last few years because it is extremely flexible with all types of Viewable Content; images, documents, sounds, multimedia files, animations and more.
Viewable Content may also require a third party add on for your browser, called Plug-In. These external programs will successfully play the type of contend you are trying to view, for example a Graphics file that is not Windows - standard. A great selection of plugins are available at Browsers website (i.e.Google Chrome) or other Browsers and at many software archives on the Web.
Lets talk about the Web for a minute, and why it is called the "Web". Like a Spider web, the Web sites are intricately connected to all sorts of other places and information thru a remarkable feature called "LINKS". You'll learn how to make LINKS in the learning HTML Lessons page, and allow visitors who come to your Web page to go wherever you want, and access files, services and information that you choose precisely for your pages.
You may have heard the term Home Page before. That generally refers to someone's "main" Page or Web file that is initially retrieved when you visit it. Some people refer to their whole set of pages as their Home Page. Most often, a large collection of Web files and resources is known as a Web Site.