Web Server: A Beginner’s Guide
Before introducing a web server let’s understand what server means? A server is someone who serves others by providing something such as food, service, etc. For example, the restaurant guy is the server who serves you food. A server in Computer Science is a computer program or device that provides a service to another computer program or its user. There are several types of servers but let’s just understand what does web server mean?
A web server typically stores and delivers the content of a website to clients that request it. It has various functions such as website storage and administration, managing emails, data storage, and security. It also handles web requests. Web request is when the client opens the web browser (Google, Mozilla, Microsoft Edge, etc) and searches for a website, then it is the job of the web browser to send back the contents of that website to the client. The web server communicates with the web browser through Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
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