Web @ 30

1/5

Web @ 30: Before the World Wide Web

Source:  Cern

While the internet existed way before the World Wide Web, the web changed everything. Its success has as much to do with the simplicity of using an HTTP web browser, as the fact that it was put into the public domain and the timing of its invention In the 1980s the internet was mainly used by academics. In business, commercial email was limited to users of a particular service. Thanks to Vint Cerf, the internet was opened up to commercial services, enabling users to send email to anyone on the public internet. This laid the foundation on which a global information service, based on using httpd servers to serve up web pages and html web browsers to view them, could subsequently be built. But the dominance of global web and social media giants has meant that vast swathes of the web are effectively closed off.

Read more about why the web needs to remain open >>

View All Photo Stories

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

  • How do I size a UPS unit?

    Your data center UPS sizing needs are dependent on a variety of factors. Develop configurations and determine the estimated UPS ...

  • How to enhance FTP server security

    If you still use FTP servers in your organization, use IP address whitelists, login restrictions and data encryption -- and just ...

  • 3 ways to approach cloud bursting

    With different cloud bursting techniques and tools from Amazon, Zerto, VMware and Oracle, admins can bolster cloud connections ...

SearchDataManagement

Close