What is a protocol?

In general terms a ‘protocol’, can relate to a set of procedures, or rules, that are followed by a governing body, or a system. A protocol can be a blueprint, or a specific set of steps, that are always followed, to create a regulated and reliable outcome. When thinking of a protocol, in the context of computing, the meaning is very similar. A protocol within the world of computing, relates to rules that are followed, during the exchange or transmission of data between devices. To give an example of a set of protocols, follow this link to our Knowledgebase article (‘What is the difference between POP and IMAP?’).

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