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Web Server Architecture

Definition - What does Web Server Architecture mean?

Web server architecture is the logical layout or design of a web server, based on which a web server is designed, developed and deployed.

It defines the architectural layout and components of a web server, essential for delivering the required web server-based operations and services.

Techopedia explains Web Server Architecture

Web server architecture consists of parameters including, but not limited to:

  • Physical capacity of the server in terms of computing power, storage and memory
  • Performance and quality of service (latency, throughput, low memory utilization)
  • Application tiers (type of different applications deployed on the server)
  • Platform supported (.Net, LAMP)
  • Operating system (Windows, Linux, Solaris)
  • Network and/or Internet connectivity (modes of connection and the number of concurrent users it can support)

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