Ever wonder how a website gets to your monitor when you’re browsing the internet? What makes this possible? Before we dive into what happens when you visit a website, we need to go over a few quick concepts.
Websites are nothing more than files on a computer somewhere in the world. These files are basically full of text that tell your browser- which is the program you use to view webpages – how to display text, images, links, etc. The computers that host websites are called servers. When you type in an address, such as www.alterimaging.com, you are viewing a file located on a server that Alter Imaging manages.