The Internet overview

up:: The Internet MOC When it comes down to it, the internet is a wire. It connects your computer with servers. In the case of The Web those servers contain website.

Basic parts

  • 🗼The last mile: The connection to the user by cables or towers.
  • 🗄️ Data centers: Servers that store data and host online applications.
  • 🦴 The backbone: Long-distance connections that connect data centres and consumers.

Who runs it?

No one. But there are several organisations providing standards:

  • The Internet Engineering Task Force maintains technical standards.
  • Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is in charge of providing domain names (like and IP addresses.