Web Server

What is a Web Server

A web server is a computer system that is responsible for hosting websites and serving web pages to users over the Internet. When a user enters a URL into their web browser, the browser sends a request to the webserver to retrieve the web page. The web server then responds by sending the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files that make up the web page to the user's browser, which the browser uses to render the page on the user's device.

Web servers can host static websites, which are made up of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files that are stored on the server and delivered to users as is. They can also host dynamic websites, which are generated on the fly using server-side scripting languages such as PHP or Python. In this case, the web server executes the script, generates the HTML, and sends it back to the user's browser.

There are many different web servers available, including Apache, Nginx, and Microsoft IIS. Each web server has its own unique set of features and capabilities, and the appropriate web server for a particular website will depend on the needs of the site and the preferences of the website owner.

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