Tigerjz32 wrote:Wasn't sure where to post it, so sorry if it is in the wrong section.
I have few questions, and 1st is that how does a website save its combination of username and password? for example: facebook... I am trying to make my own website, and it will have username and password, to login. Is is just a database that we create for it or what...?
2nd When I save me settings on an internet browser does it save them according to the TCP/IP and Physical Address?
And sorry again if this isn't the right sections, though NIC card is a hardware ;)
1) Most websites saves logon credentials in a database where the table name could be: users . In this table there are several columns, where id is a unique key identifying the user, and username contains the username, perhaps the one used to log onto the website with where the password field contains the password. vBulletin stores passwords in an algorithm like this: md5(md5($password). $salt); (So, the database table 'users' also contains a field called 'salt').
2) If you mean save settings on a website and not actually the settings in Internet Explorer, then it's mostly stored in cookies and / or sessions. (www.w3schools.com
). If it's the actual settings inside Internet Explorer and not for websites, it's probably stored in the registry database on your computer.
If all this sounds like gibberish or some of it does, I encourage you to Google about this, perhaps learn PHP and MySQL to understand how websites works along with the TCP protocol suite including IP, and HTTP.