The Top Web Servers in the Market
gives you an idea of what a?Web server is and what it does, and discusses the
top Web servers in the market. What makes a “top” Web server? The key aspects
include scalability, speed, security, availability and support for dynamic
What is a Web Server?
runs around the clock and around the world.?Your employees and your clients need
access to information stored your company’s computers.?With Web server software
you can set up a secure and dedicated server that provides access to anyone who
needs that information at their finger tips.?
The two simple
words “Web server” express a lot of concepts. Here are some of them:
A computer (physical) that
maintains software (logical) to store Web documents and makes them available
to the rest of the world.
A?software application that
uses the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP). A Web server is usually run on a
computer that is connected to the Internet.
Something that hosts or
provides access to?content and responds to requests received from Web
Browsers. Every Web Server has an IP address and usually a domain name (for
An application that serves
Web pages to Web browsers using the HTTP protocol.
Server software that uses
HTTP to serve up HTML documents and any associated files and scripts when
requested by a client, such as a Web browser. Web servers are used on Web and
I hope the above
has gone some way toward explaining what a Web server is and what it does.?
In simple words, a
Web server receives requests from several clients (web browsers or other
applications) around the world and responds? with?information in the form of a
Web Page.?If a Web server needs to do something to process the request, such as
access a database, this is known as?server side processing.?If no processing
takes place at the Web server, then it will directly render the item — as with
HTML in the form of Web pages, or?Web downloads such as?.zip files.
Some times, Web
server software will be configured in a dedicated manner on a single piece of
hardware to serve requests. This specific computer, then, would be called a Web
server?(from the view of network design considerations).?These types of Web
servers may also be?part of a cluster to provide high availability and speed.
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