Some of the services provided by the internet are described below:
Electronic mail which is also known as e-mail is also one of the popular services on the internet which helps to exchange data like text, image etc. It is the electronic message that is transferred from one computer to another computer through the Internet.
Advantages of E-mail:
It is the facility on the Internet through which a computer at a far distance can be used from another location. By the use of Telenet, a remote computer can be accessed from another location.
The Internet provides the facility of downloading and uploading large volume of files. We need FTP Client program to upload or download file from remote computer.
The world wide web which is also known as web is one of the popular services of the Internet. The WWW provides the millions of information on various topics. There are millions of web sites on the web which provide information. Each web sites is identified by the Internet Address or Uniform Resource Locator (URL).There are some web sites which search the information on the web on the basis of keyword. Such sites are known as Search Engines. Google.com, Bing.com etc are some of the examples search engines.
It is the service on the Internet Through which we can sell or buy goods. We can use it through some special web sites. The web sites which provides buying and selling facilities to the users are known as electronic commerce sites.
It is the service through which user can send and receive faxes directly from one computer to another. To use Electronic Fax service a computer should have a modem, e-fax program and Internet.
Newsgroup is one of the facility provided by the Internet through which post notes or messages on various subjects.
It is also one of the most popular services of the Internet which allows people at different locations to send and receive instant message. We can send voice or text message through Internet Relay Chat.
World Wide Web (WWW) or simply web is one of the most popular services of the internet. Web is a collection of documents or web sites, which are shared by different users using Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). It provides information on various topics through different web sites that contains linked text, images, audio, video, animation and other media.
E-Mail is the world's largest electronic message system that is transferred from one computer to another through the internet. It is easy, fast, cheaper and economic medium to exchange messages than traditional mailing system.
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) or simply chat is one of the most popular services provided by internet. It allows people at different locations can communicate with each other in real time. You can send and receive text or voice message through the IRC. Videoconferencing is also one of the advance services of the internet through which the people at different locations can communicate with each other face to face. It uses the same technology as IRC, but it provides sound as well as pictures.
Newsgroup is a system of discussion group that focuses on a particular subject or topic through which people can post articles or message using internet. The interested people can read or comment on the articles posted on the newsgroup. Netscape News and Usenet are that examples of newsgroup.
Internet telephony is a system that allows the user to make voice communication through internet using some additional hardware and software. It is one of the cheapest and reliable services provided by the internet.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is an internet tool that allows the user to transfer file on one computer to another computer. It also provides the facility for downloading or uploading a large volume of files from a remote computer known as FTP server. Telnet is a program or tool that allows a user to connect into a remote computer on the internet so that the user can use computer from other location. Once connected to remote computer, the user can run programs, enter data and transfer files.