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    What is a Web server?

    What is a Web server?

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    webserver is computer software & underlying hardware that accepts requests via HTTP or its secure variant HTTPS.

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    A web server is a computer that runs websites. It's a computer program that distributes web pages as they are requisitioned. The basic objective of the web server is to store, process and deliver web pages to the users. This intercommunication is done using Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). These web pages are mostly static content that includes HTML documents, images, style sheets, test etc. Apart from HTTP, a web server also supports SMTP (Simple Mail transfer Protocol) and FTP (File Transfer Protocol) protocol for emailing and for file transfer and storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donamiller90 View Post
    What is a Web server?
    The term web server can refer to hardware or software, or both of them working together.

    On the hardware side, a web server is a computer that stores web server software and a website's component files. (for example, HTML documents, images, CSS stylesheets, and JavaScript files) A web server connects to the Internet and supports physical data interchange with other devices connected to the web.
    On the software side, a web server includes several parts that control how web users access hosted files. At a minimum, this is an HTTP server. An HTTP server is software that understands URLs (web addresses) and HTTP (the protocol your browser uses to view webpages). An HTTP server can be accessed through the domain names of the websites it stores, and it delivers the content of these hosted websites to the end user's device.
    At the most basic level, whenever a browser needs a file that is hosted on a web server, the browser requests the file via HTTP. When the request reaches the correct (hardware) web server, the (software) HTTP server accepts the request, finds the requested document, and sends it back to the browser, also through HTTP. (If the server doesn't find the requested document, it returns a 404 response instead.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by donamiller90 View Post
    What is a Web server?
    A web server stores and delivers the content for a website – such as text, images, video, and application data – to clients that request it. The most common type of client is a web browser program, which requests data from your website when a user clicks on a link or downloads a document on a page displayed in the browser.

    A web server communicates with a web browser using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). The content of most web pages is encoded in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). The content can be static (for example, text and images) or dynamic (for example, a computed price or the list of items a customer has marked for purchase). To deliver dynamic content, most web servers support server‑side scripting languages to encode business logic into the communication. Commonly supported languages include Active Server Pages (ASP), Javascript, PHP, Python, and Ruby.

    A web server might also cache content to speed delivery of commonly requested content. This process is also known as web acceleration.

    A web server can host a single website or multiple websites using the same software and hardware resources, which is known as virtual hosting. Web servers can also limit the speed of response to different clients so as to prevent a single client from dominating resources that are better used to satisfy requests from a large number of clients.

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    A web server is one kind of software that is connected to the web. It uses the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, commonly known as HTTP, where web content is stored.

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    A web server is a PC that runs sites. It's a PC program that conveys pages as they are demanded. The fundamental goal of the web server is to store, process and convey site pages to the clients. This intercommunication is finished utilizing Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). These website pages are a generally static substance that incorporates HTML records, pictures, templates, tests and so on Aside from HTTP, a web server likewise upholds SMTP (Simple Mail move Protocol) and FTP (File Transfer Protocol) convention for messaging and for record move and capacity.

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    web servers store process and deliver web pages to the users on the internet. web servers communicate with a web browser using HTTP.

    web servers can host a single website or many websites with the help of the same software and hardware resource. A few examples are web servers, mail servers, and virtual servers

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