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Difference between Internet and WWW
  • Difficulty Level : Expert
  • Last Updated : 30 Oct, 2020

1. Internet :
The internet is a globally connected network system facilitating worldwide communication and access to data resources through a huge collection of personal, public, business, academic and government networks. it’s governed by agencies just like Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (or IANA) that establish universal protocols.

2. World Wide Web (WWW) :
World Wide Web (WWW), byname Web, is leading information retrieval service of web (the worldwide computer network). Online gives users access to a huge array of documents that are connected to every other by means of hypertext or hypermedia links—i.e., hyperlinks, electronic connections that link related pieces of data so as to permit a user quick access to them. Hypertext allows the user to pick a word or phrase from text and thereby access other documents that contain additional information concerning that word or phrase.

Difference between Internet and WWW :

1Internet is a global network of networks.WWW stands for World wide Web.
2Internet is a means of connecting a computer to any other computer anywhere in the world.World Wide Web which is a collection of information which is accessed via the Internet.
3Internet is infrastructure.WWW is service on top of that infrastructure.
4Internet can be viewed as a big book-store.Web can be viewed as collection of books on that store.
5At some advanced level, to understand we can think of the Internet as hardware.At some advanced level, to understand we can think of the WWW as software.
6Internet is primarily hardware-based.WWW is more software-oriented as compared to the Internet.
7It is originated sometimes in late 1960s.English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989.
8Internet is superset of WWW.WWW is a subset of the Internet.
9The first version of the Internet was known as ARPANET.In the beginning WWW was known as NSFNET.
10Internet uses IP address.WWW uses HTTP.

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