Webserver Basics For Dummies

Server plays prominent role in running applications. Many people false understand that OS is the same as Server. OS and Server both are different

The main job of a Web server is to respond to requests from Web client computers

  • There are 3 components of a Web server:


–Operating system software

–Web server software

The definition of a Server:

  • Server

–Computer used to provide files or make programs available to other computers

  • Server software: Used by a server to make files and programs available to other computers
  • Database server: Server on which database management software runs

Most popular web server software:

  • The most popular Web server programs are:

–Apache HTTP Server

–Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)

–Sun Java System Web Server (JSWS)

  • Netcraft

–A networking consulting company in Bath, England

–Accumulates popularity rankings

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Author: Srini

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