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A web server is a set of programs installed on a computer connected to Internet or intranet and interacts with the client through a web browser and delivers the web pages to the client.

Web Server

     

A web server is a set of programs installed on a computer connected to Internet or intranet and interacts with the client through a web browser and delivers the web pages to the client. Apache and Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) are two leading web servers. In the case of java language, a web server is used to support Servlet and JSP web components. A web server does not provide support for EJB component. Web server accepts HTTP requests from the client and provides HTTP response to the client. Usually they also have the capability to collect the information about client requests and server responses to the log files. Some web servers also have the features like Authentication, HTTPS support, Content compression, Virtual hosting, Bandwidth throttling etc.

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Posted on: November 18, 2009

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