But before the web browser can talk to the web server, it needs to know the web server's IP address on the Internet - just as you have to know your friend's phone number before you can call him. So how do web browsers translate a friendly name like www.google.com into an IP address? By talking to a DNS (Domain Name Service) server.
Once the web browser knows the IP address of the server, it can make an HTTP protocol connection and ask for the page you want to see.
Most users will see links as blue, underlined words in the text.
Then use the "back" button of your browser (the left-pointing arrow) to come back and continue reading on this page.
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