What are web server and browser?

We have already seen about the basics of internet.


What is web server?

A web site is a collection of web pages. And web pages are digital files, typically written using HyperText Markup Language (HTML). A web site to be available to everyone in the world at all times, it need to be stored or “hosted” on a computer that is connected to the internet. Such a computer is known as a web Server.

A web server is the combination of computer and the program installed on it.

The primary function of a web server is to store, process and deliver web pages to clients. It processes the requests via HTTP, the basic network protocol used to distribute information on the World Wide Web.

Some of the examples of web servers are Apache, IIS and Nginx.


What is browser?

A web browser or Internet browser or browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.

The major web browsers are Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari.

The main work of browser is to display webpages. All major web browsers allow the user to open multiple information resources at the same time, either in different browser windows or in different tabs of the same window.


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