TCP-IP is the communication protocol for the internet. It is the enabling structure for vast digital communications; among its many uses, it allows web pages to be remotely loaded, e-mails to be sent (and received), and files to be transferred. However, these mechanisms are not widely understood.
How do computers talk, and how do they know they’re able to talk without losing parts of the conversation? This happens through something called TCP/IP, or Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol, which governs the way that information is sent from Point A to Point B.