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yingxuan
27-02-2004, 10:59 AM
What is the difference between internet addresses and domain names?
Whats the difference between client and server software?

godfather
27-02-2004, 11:08 AM
> What is the difference between internet addresses and
> domain names?

An internet address (a URL, or Uniform Resource Locator) contains a domain name.

h t t p://xtra.co.nz is an internet address (URL) containing the domain name of xtra.co.nz.
h t t p://xtra.co.nz/help is another example where the path following the domain leads you to a specific webpage within the domain.

I have my own domain name but do not have a web address as I have no need of one. I have the domain to give me a recognisable email address "myname@mydomain.co.nz" looks better than "myname@xtra.co.nz" as an example.

> Whats the difference between client and server
> software?

Client software is installed on your PC.
Server software is installed on the network (or internet) system that you connect to.

yingxuan
27-02-2004, 11:42 AM
Im a bit curious and just want to know what cause the explosive growth of the web in the 1990's?

can anyone give me a sentance or two?what caused the growth?

Chilling_Silently
27-02-2004, 12:21 PM
IMO it was IRC, Email, and IM apps!

Suddenly people realised how easy it was for Joe Bloggs at home to communicate with their long lost aunt from the other side of the world!

That's just my thoughts anyway....


Chill.

metla
27-02-2004, 03:23 PM
Porn.

For the price of internet access one can have unlimited porn,compared to 15 bucks for a Penthouse mag with 3 pictorials.

lmao.

Lohsing
27-02-2004, 04:24 PM
> can anyone give me a sentance or two?what caused the
> growth?

MP3's and Napster...

Lo.

R2x1
28-02-2004, 02:54 PM
> Im a bit curious and just want to know what cause the
> explosive growth of the web in the 1990's?
>
> can anyone give me a sentance or two?what caused the
> growth?


Well, a lot more people got on - - - - - :-)
R2

R2x1
28-02-2004, 02:56 PM
Second reason for growth :-

M$ patch downloads