Definition - What does Web Server mean?
A Web server is a system that delivers content or services to end users over the Internet. A Web server consists of a physical server, server operating system (OS) and software used to facilitate HTTP communication.
A Web server is also known as an Internet server.
Techopedia explains Web Server
Depending on context, the term can refer to the hardware or Web server software on the server. For example, saying that you have "10 Web servers at the Web farm" is just as accurate as, "The IIS Web server is on the machine that has 32 GB of RAM."
In terms of software, there have been literally hundreds of Web servers over the years, but Apache and Microsoft's IIS have emerged as two of the most popular systems.
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