TCP/IP to Web 3.0: The Digital Story of a New Internet on Flux
Ever wondered why the Flux community is so excited about the project and what it stands for? In this article, we will talk about why Flux is the next level in the evolution of the web and take some historical peeks at the story that has made some of the most significant impacts on humankind. Let’s go!
Today, when you connect to the internet, your browser connects to a DNS server, a dictionary mapping each domain name to an IP. The DNS server translates the domain name entered in your browser into an IP address passed to your browser. Your browser then sends the IP address to the server with the IP address and the information you requested.
The server, in turn, generates the source code for the website and sends it to the browser where it is displayed. Your web browser is a client that allows you to send requests to a server holding the stored data for display. Doesn’t quite seem like all these happen in a few clicks? Hold tight for more.
TCP/IP-based protocol allows connected users to transfer data in tiny parts called packets over the internet. The TCP/IP protocol also controls your requests. First, data moves from the application layer to the transport layer. The data then goes to the TCP from the transport layer. TCP breaks the transferred data into bits. The bits of data are then sent in chunks as fast as possible where they are going, which can be your mobile web browser, for example.
TCP also adds the ordering instructions to these data chunks and additional information to show if the data arrived as the TCP sent it. The internet layer uses the internet protocol or IP to attach the sending and receiving IP addresses. After that, the last layer adds mac addressing so that the data goes to the correct physical machine. TCP/IP is essential in many ways, such as preventing congestion during a typical browsing session and taking care of packet data for your computer.
Development of TCP/IP followed ARPANET in the 60s,’ but it didn’t seem to all those involved that they were working on such ground-breaking technology that would lead to the development of the World Wide Web and the dot com boom.
The story of the internet has always been marked by accidents, even though the innovations presented themselves as crucial as they would later be. On a show back in the days, David Letterman asked Microsoft Founder Bill Gates what the hell the internet was.
Just like a billion-dollar book business wouldn’t seem much like the Amazon of today to someone looking from 2001. First, it was web 1.0, which led to web 2.0, and the bubble burst in the 2000s, leaving the giant tech companies we have today.
The static web quickly passed away, and we had a new web where everyone craved so much for reactions that our lives are becoming no more than what we do on the length and breadth of mobile devices and personal computers. Web 3.0 realizes all our dreams in a new and immersive world built on the internet. It is a web transformed by advances in AI, VR, IoT, and blockchain technology to such a level that we all will be living on this Web in a short time.
Like other aspects of web technology, storing information has also been dynamic. From shared hosting to VPS hosting and dedicated servers, we moved to the cloud, and cloud computing still seems like the trend at the moment. AWS is the trend at the moment, but blockchain has more than them all to offer. A secure, distributed, and decentralized infrastructure is critical to establishing freedom in a Web 3.0 dominated world.
Today, you can dockerize these apps written in your most comfortable programming language into the infrastructure of the future in a short time. Flux offers businesses, developers, and anyone all they need to be a part of the new decentralized Web. Remember we said decentralized Web? That is why anyone can get on board at a low cost.
The Flux infrastructure offers more security than your everyday cloud computing infrastructure vulnerable to edge computing problems, can be attacked, and is, worse still, centralized. Flux is a decentralized setup with more than 2,300 nodes spread across the globe. Even you reading this can also run a node by meeting the essential requirements for Cumulus, Nimbus or Stratus explained in the Flux whitepaper.
Shared hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated server hosting are not the best options available for servers today. As mentioned earlier, youalternativeswant to have your data on a cloud hosting service rather than any options. Sadly, cloud hosting is still prone to downtimes, less flexible, and vulnerable to attacks. Flux offers more than simply securing your information on Web 3.0. It is flexible, and downtime is nonexistent.
A downtime event of cloud servers can cost companies millions of dollars. It is entirely different on Flux. You can have your apps and assets on other blockchain live on Flux. Flux is interoperable and secure. It is the gateway to our lovely new Web and the blockchain. No one took the internet or TCP/IP as quite the big deal that they are today. Don’t wait until you see us on the cover page of Forbes. The best time to get on Flux is now.
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