Monday, December 15, 2008

Web Servers

A web server is a program that interprets HTTP requests and delivers the appropriate web page in a form that your browser can understand. Many examples are available, most running under either UNIX/Linux operating systems or under some version of Microsoft Windows.

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The term web server is often used in popular speech to refer to both the web server programsuch as Apacheand the computer on which it runs.

Perhaps the best-known server application is the Apache Web Server from the Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org), an open source project used to serve millions of websites around the world.

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