You would probably agree that every house in the world has a different address. The same is true for computers. This is done by something called an Internet Protocol (IP) which is a series of numbers and dots. For this website the server it is on has an IP address of 188.8.131.52
You can find the IP address of your computer by typing “IP” into Google.
These numbers are difficult to remember however so something was created called domain names. These are words that make sense to the reader and are linked to the IP address.
This one is easy! This is the actual name of the file you are viewing. There will always be a file, so there will always be a filename.
This has the exact same meaning as the file extensions on your computer. The extension helps the browser decide how to handle the file.
Some common file extensions:
.jpg .txt .doc .ppt .xls .mp3 .exe .torrent
If you ever want to check a certain file extension, you can type it directly into Google. Google is your friend.
How to Google Here’s a typical web search results page. What do the numbers below mean?
1. The title : The first line of any search result is the title of the webpage. 2. The snippet : A description of or an excerpt from the webpage. 3. The URL : The webpage's address. 4. Cached link : A link to an earlier version of this page. Click here if the page you wanted isn't available.
Better Searches Make Better Results Here are some modifiers to make Google searching easier… “ ” - ~ OR .. Exact Phrase Exclude Words Synonyms Multiple Words Numeric Range
“ ” Exact Phrase What it Does: Searches for an exact phrase What to Type: “One small step for man” What You’ll Get: Results that include the exact phrase, “One small step for man”. Note: Google doesn’t care about UPPERCASE or lowercase letters, or punctuation.
- Exclude Words What it Does: Removes results with words you don’t want What to Type: ice -cream What You’ll Get: Results about ice, without results about ice cream.
~ Synonyms What it Does: Searches for a word and all other words that might mean the same. What to Type: ~ mobile phone What You’ll Get: Results with the word “phone”, such as “cell”, “cellular”, “wireless”, etc.
OR Multiple Words What it Does: Searches for results that might include either search term. What to Type: vacation Taipei OR Kaohsiung What You’ll Get: Results with the word “vacation Taipei” or “vacation Kaohsiung”
.. Numeric Range What it Does: Searches for a range of numbers What to Type: iPad2 $250..$400 What You’ll Get: Results for the iPad2 with prices between $250 and $400.