First let’s try to answer the question, what is a computer port?
A computer port is a physical interface with the computer that is used to connect computer peripherals.
To connect any external device to a computer you require to use a connector that goes to the port in the computer. Ports are used to connect peripheral devices to the computer motherboard or the casing.
The main ports that are in a modern computer are USB, HDMI, Ethernet, VGA, Power, Serial, PS/2, DVI, Audio, and Firewire among others. They are used to connect different devices to the computer for data transfer and communication. USB is replacing most of these other ports since is simple to connect and convenient.(more…)