Internet protocols (IP) are a set of rules and agreed upon standards that allow for the exchange of information. The two most important IPs used on the web are:
- HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is a protocol for distributing information. It is the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web. Web browsers use HTTP to request information (i.e: http://www.nytimes.com)
- FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a protocol used to copy a file from one host to another.