Home

About Us

IT Services

Understanding IT

News & Events

Blog

Support

Contact Us

Blog
  • Register

Texas Professional IT Services LLC Blog

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
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Thursday, March 21, 2019
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 Technology Business Computing Privacy Cloud Network Security Productivity Microsoft Cybersecurity User Tips Tech Term Communication Communications Malware Google Smartphones Managed IT Services Efficiency Email Hackers Software Backup Data Internet Business Hardware Outsourced IT Passwords Android Browser Innovation Windows 10 Mobile Devices IT Services VoIp Ransomware Business Management Collaboration Small Business Data Backup Wi-Fi Mobile Device Users Smartphone Holiday Microsoft Office Applications Internet of Things IT Support Save Money Network Data Recovery Managed IT Services Hosted Solutions Cloud Computing Social Media Access Control Miscellaneous Workplace Tips Business Intelligence Wireless Apps Saving Money Office 365 Settings Twitter Computer Data Breach Phishing Password Word Chrome Marketing Blockchain Business Continuity Networking Automation VoIP Analytics Data Management Employer-Employee Relationship Information Router Office Government Bandwidth Excel Patch Management Cortana Virus IT Support Paperless Office Scam Remote Computing VPN Managed Service Tech Terms Spam Tip of the week Website Data Protection BYOD Vulnerability Compliance Gadgets Law Enforcement Cost Management Connectivity Cybercrime App How To G Suite Physical Security Data Security Computers Dark Web Mobility Workers Managed IT Service Facebook Gmail Artificial Intelligence Virtual Assistant BDR Company Culture Retail Remote Monitoring and Management Wireless Charging Mobile Device Management Politics Windows Medical IT Alert Battery Virtualization Security Cameras disposal Touchscreen Voice over IP Websites Trends Google Maps Remote Control Cables Help Desk HIPAA Mobile Security Printer Server SaaS Time Management PowerPoint Paste Backup and Disaster Recovery Managing Stress Access Entertainment Specifications Payment Internet Explorer Remote Support Update Server Spam Blocking Sales Wearables Laptop Value News Microsoft Office 365 eCommerce Safety A.I. Hiring/Firing Voice over Internet Protocol Upgrade Hard Drive Digital Operating System Printers Multi-Factor Security Travel GDPR Telecommuting Chrome OS Telecommute Sports Information Technology Hard Drives Phone System Conferencing instant Messaging Network Attached Storage Threat Outlook Movies Staffing Email Management Plug-In Tablet Healthcare Telephone System Authentication Online Shopping File Sharing Certification Processors Edge Smart Technology Shortcut Education Storage Millennials Data loss SSD Content Filtering Vulnerabilities Server Management Printing Profitability Lead Generation Dongle Unified Communications Proactive IT Knowledge Database Recovery Cleaning Authorization User Security Spyware Environment Live Streaming Error Antivirus Streaming Media Automobile Telephone Systems Gadget Google Drive Licensing Reporting Cryptocurrency Paper Hosted Solution Bring Your Own Device Apple Eliminating Downtime RAM Remote Monitoring Files Personal Information IT budget Tactics Managed IT Botnet Amazon Business Technology Training HP Big Data e-waste WhatsApp Telephony Staff Downloads iPhone Wireless Internet WannaCry Document Management Inventory Disaster Recovery Two-factor Authentication Tech Support User Tip Machine Learning Ink Copy Hybrid Cloud Technology Tips Microsoft Teams Biometrics Analysis Comparison E-Commerce IT Management Maintenance Troubleshooting Thank You WiFi Congratulations CrashOverride Emergency Regulation Quick Tips Windows 7

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