About Us

IT Services

Understanding IT

News & Events



Contact Us

  • Register

Texas Professional IT Services LLC Blog

Texas Professional IT Services LLC has been serving the Baytown area since 1995, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Intro to Your Tech: Protocol

Intro to Your Tech: Protocol

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. File Transfer Protocol. Internet Message Access Protocol. Post Office Protocol. While it may not be outwardly apparent, we certainly rely on quite a few protocols in order to use our computers and more directly, the Internet, as we do. Today, we’ll introduce you to what a protocol actually is.

Simply Put, a Rule
As you read this, glance up to the address bar at the top of your screen. Chances are, you’ll see the website’s name, sure, and the fact that it’s on the world wide web, and at the very front, the protocol - the letters immediately before the colon-double backslash. These letters indicate how the information you’re reading on your display was sent from its source to your device.

For example, the two most familiar protocols are HTTP and HTTPS, Hypertext Transfer Protocol and Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. Both indicate that a hypertext page is used to transmit information from the source to a web surfer’s browser, but only HTTPS has added security against unwanted spying.

Why Use Protocols?
Think of it this way - two kids are playing catch, but while one throws a baseball, the other is ready to catch a Frisbee. Clearly, this approach isn’t going to work. The situation would be essentially the same if one computer sent information in 8-bit packets while the other was anticipating 16-bit packets.

In order to ensure that information reaches the recipient from the sender, protocols are used to determine beyond any doubt how that information is going to be ferried so that it will be successfully received.

Is This Important to the Average User?
Honestly, unless you are interested in programming or network administration, there isn’t much point in knowing about protocols beyond casual curiosity. After all, Texas Professional IT Services LLC is here to know these kinds of things about your technology so that we can more effectively manage it on your behalf. Give us a call at (832) 514-6260 to get started.

Stress Makes Your Employees and Business Suffer
5 Basic Steps to Building a Better Backup Strategy


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Sunday, July 22, 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Business Computing Technology Privacy Cloud Cybersecurity Managed IT Services Communications Network Security Malware Backup Tech Term Microsoft Business Outsourced IT Smartphones Hardware Wi-Fi Email Ransomware Hackers VoIp Save Money Software Android Productivity Internet Business Management Communication Applications Smartphone Google Social Media Small Business Government Office Browser Innovation Apps Settings IT Services Excel Computer IT Support Internet of Things Business Intelligence Microsoft Office Phishing Data Management Data Backup Employer-Employee Relationship VoIP Windows 10 Patch Management Data Miscellaneous Passwords Twitter Collaboration Mobile Devices Data Breach Router Cloud Computing Blockchain Managed IT Services Wireless Politics Computers Windows Battery Retail Virus Wireless Charging Bandwidth IT Support Website Holiday Network Efficiency Spam Vulnerability Office 365 Data Protection Law Enforcement Business Continuity Tech Terms Workers Gmail Automation Saving Money Networking User Tips Company Culture Cost Management Mobile Device Management Managed IT Service Access Control Virtual Assistant Cortana Tip of the week Alert Scam Artificial Intelligence Remote Computing Password Word Chrome Data Recovery How To Hosted Solutions VPN Cybercrime Analytics Physical Security App Processors Shortcut Apple G Suite Hard Drives Cables Copy Files WhatsApp Connectivity Data loss Spyware iPhone Bring Your Own Device SSD Disaster Recovery Database Voice over Internet Protocol Paste Comparison Streaming Media Entertainment Antivirus HP Facebook Tactics IT budget Specifications Printer Server News Downloads Staff Virtualization Document Management Inventory Maintenance Information IT Management Conferencing Printers Telephone System Trends Websites Server Recovery Paperless Office File Sharing Dark Web Mobile Security Smart Technology Internet Explorer Amazon Telephone Systems Content Filtering Phone System Cleaning A.I. Google Drive Safety Marketing Digital User Security Managed IT Operating System Licensing Threat Users Network Attached Storage Millennials Botnet Movies Two-factor Authentication Lead Generation Edge Business Technology Remote Monitoring Tech Support Printing Workplace Tips Remote Control Server Management User Tip Automobile Gadget Unified Communications Dongle Environment Biometrics Paper Plug-In Spam Blocking Telephony WannaCry Remote Support RAM Multi-Factor Security BDR e-waste Big Data Sales Access Travel Ink Proactive IT Email Management Machine Learning Voice over IP Telecommuting Google Maps HIPAA Information Technology Microsoft Teams Technology Tips disposal Tablet BYOD Education PowerPoint Remote Monitoring and Management Gadgets eCommerce Hiring/Firing Hard Drive Managing Stress Backup and Disaster Recovery Value Hybrid Cloud Hosted Solution Laptop Knowledge Staffing Live Streaming Sports Telecommute Online Shopping Managed Service WiFi CrashOverride Emergency Thank You Congratulations Analysis

Latest News & Events

Texas Professional IT Services LLC is proud to announce the launch of our new website at http://www.texproit.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our ser...

Contact Us

Learn more about what Texas Professional IT Services LLC can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(832) 514-6260

1209 Decker Dr.
STE 202

Baytown, Texas 77520