Web Servers

A web server is a computer system which specializes is delivering specific content, such as a web page or a set of files, over the internet. Questions about various specific web servers and how to setup and maintain them belong here.

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What is a web server?

  1. A web server is essentially a computer prorgam which is responsible for handiling HTTP requests. A browser request to view a page the server then accepts the request and displays the page.
  2. From a general point of view we consider web servers as the storage area for files which are available on the web. So in order for any page to be viewable on the web it must be loaded on to the web server. A web server is usually a dedicated piece of hardware and software used to allow a website to be displayed on the net.
AnswerWeb server for example gmail . yahoo are the server , having pop http features . Answer--Web servers are computers on the internet that host websites, serving pages to viewers upon request. This service is referred to as web hosting.

Every web server has a unique address so that other computers connected to the internet know where to find it on the vast network. The IP (Internet Protocol) address looks something like this: xx.xx.xxx.116. This address maps to a more human friendly address.

Web hosts rent out space on their web servers to people or businesses to set up their own websites. The web server allocates a unique website address to each website it hosts.

When you connect to the internet, your personal computer also receives a unique IP address assigned by your ISP (internet service provider). This address identifies your computer's location on the network. When you click on a link to visit a website, your browser sends out a request to that IP address. This request includes return information and functions like a postal letter sent across town, but in this case the information is transferred across a network. The communiqué passes through several computers on the way, each routing it closer to its ultimate destination.

When your request reaches its destination, the web server that hosts said website sends the page in HTML code to your IP address. This return communique travels back through the network. Your computer receives the code and your browser interprets the HTML code then displays the page for you in graphic form.

The more powerful the server, the faster it can serve up website pages. Slower, smaller servers may result in frustrating lag time for viewers. High traffic can also slow servers that are not powerful enough to handle high volumes of data exchange. This lag time should be a concern if you are shopping for a web host. Most web hosts have a page dedicated to sharing technical information about their web server, including speed, capacity, network configuration and other details.

In theory, web servers stay connected to the Internet 24/7, 365 days a year. In truth they experience occasional downtime due to maintenance and technical problems. Web servers with consistent records of an uptime of 99.5% or better are considered reliable.

A computer that manages Web site services, such as supplying a Web page to multiple users on demand. ^^mukx

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What is FTR used for?

first of all its ftir and can be used to identify chemicals from spills, paints, polymers, coatings and much more

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Is web server an end system?

Yes

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What is a webserver?

software which serves in server side is Web-server. In technical sense, A Web server is a program that, using the client/server model and the World Wide Web's Hypertext Transfer Protocol ( HTTP ), serves the files that form Web pages to Web users (whose computers contain HTTP clients that forward their requests).

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What are the uses of servers?

Servers, as their name suggests, provide a service. This can mean a wide variety of things. Some servers are configured for file storage (i.e. NAS [network-attached storage], FTP [file transfer protocol]), while others specifically respond to requests to provide content (such as Web servers [you're making use of one now if you're browsing the Web!]). Some can be used for managing network traffic (e.g. a corporate intranet) as seen in enterprise or large-scale business set-ups.

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PHP is product of which company?

PHP is open-source software, i.e. not strictly a product of any company. However, it depends greatly upon the open-source Zend Engine II. Development of both is largely driven by Zend Technologies Ltd., the enterprise of Andi Gutmans and Zeev Suraski who produced the original Zend Engine while overhauling PHP in 1999.

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Who owns web servers?

There is no restriction in this. Any one can own a web server. A web server is a system that have capabilities of serving a website.

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What type of IP address should be assigned to a web server?

Typically a static IP address, that being one that does not change and is easy to resolve via DNS.

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What are the famous web servers?

Microsoft IIS and HP Apache Microsoft IIS and HP Apache

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Are there any diagrams to show where exactly are firewall web-server DNS-server proxy-server and database-Server located in a network environtment?

it is a second copy of every thing you save so when your computer saves it.

Every network is different. For example, some networks might have 2 servers doing all those jobs between them. Whereas another company may have a server dedicated to each role. Or another may try and cram all that into one single server. Answering a question like this would be similar to trying to answer 'Are there any diagrams to show where exactly kitchens are located in a house?'

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Can you host an actual website with Windows Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition?


Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 is an editor, and not a host. Even if when you preview your pages it creates a localhost with the port 49263 to view server side pages, it closes the port when you close the application.

However, you can copy a website design locally or on a localhost to a distant host with a functionality of the program.

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Is the sbcglobal mail server a pop3 server?

Yes it is, I use POP3 through sbcglobal from Outlook Express and Linux's Thunderbird.

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How do you connect 3 clients to a server so they can share applications?

From the server side we have to first create 3different names and passwords. The application that they are performed get stored in the server.They can simply share each other application if the server give them the permission to access the file.

Not all programs can be networked in this manner. Without going into the programming necessities, suffice it to say, this works only if the program is designed to be Network Accessible. In Windows this is complicated by the Registry on every system which stores critical settings to make the program work.

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What is the best web server and why?

The Apache server I think is the most reliable as well as the fastest webserver. Not only is quite simple to install on a regular desktop, but it is also open source so it is constantly being modified to best suit the qualifications for the best possible webserver. It also works well with other open source languages such as PHP and if you are working with databases, SQL. The installer and documentation are available at -> http://www.apache.org/.

Peace be with you,

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Apache is most popular web server.The Apache server Foundation provides support for the Apache community of open-source software projects. The Apache web server are characterized by a collaborative, consensus based development process, an open and pragmatic software license, and a desire to create high quality software that leads the way in its field.

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What is the difference between the application server and internet information server?

An application server is a server program in a computer in a distributed network that provides the business logic for an application program. The application server is frequently viewed as part of a three-tier application, consisting of a graphical user interface (GUI) server, an application (business logic) server, and a database and transaction server. More descriptively, it can be viewed as dividing an application into:

A first-tier, front-end, Web browser-based graphical user interface, usually at a personal computer or workstation

A middle-tier business logic application or set of applications, possibly on a local area network or intranet server

A third-tier, back-end, database and transaction server, sometimes on a mainframe or large server

As Internet Information Server is a group of Internet servers (including a Web or Hypertext Transfer Protocol server and a File Transfer Protocol server) with additional capabilities for Microsoft's Windows NT and Windows 2000 Server operating systems. IIS is Microsoft's entry to compete in the Internet server market that is also addressed by Apache, Sun Microsystems, O'Reilly, and others. With IIS, Microsoft includes a set of programs for building and administering Web sites, a search engine, and support for writing Web-based applications that access databases. Microsoft points out that IIS is tightly integrated with the Windows NT and 2000 Servers in a number of ways, resulting in faster Web page serving.

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How does the proxy server get the information from the real server?

The same way that any other computer gets information from a server. The proxy just acts as a client making a request to the server, and when the server responds, the proxy sends the data back to its client (you). -DJ Craig

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What is xeon based web server?

That would be a web server running with the Xeon CPU chipset.

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What is a local digital loop back?

it's a test that sends a signal to a remote receiver and waits for answer

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Welcome to nginx screen on bigbluebutton server?

using ip address on your url address

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What is the relation between web browser and web server?

Web browser is is the method one uses to access the Internet (Such as Internet Exporer,Firefox etc).

"Web server" is a collection of websites stored on interconnected databases which one can access via your web browser.

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What does ping mean in computer terminology?

The TCP/IP service that lets you check to verify that you can reach another network node from your local host. Ping is usually a quick test to ensure that your connection is valid. The command will return the time in milliseconds that a packet takes to make the round trip from your local host to the remote host.

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Can you have PHP and PERL running on the same server and on the same website?

Yes, it is very easy to run PHP and Perl together on the same server, and even the same website. However, if you intend to use multiple applications written in different scripting languages, but have the potential for your site to eventually need complete integration, it is advisable to use applications written in only one scripting language.

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What is the ability of one physical web server to act as multiple servers?

virtual hosting

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What are some types of web servers?

Web servers are computers where web pages are stored. Web servers have high connectivity to the rest of the internet allowing your web site to be accessed by worldwide audience.

The most basic criterion used for differing one web server from another is the operating system it uses. Based on this difference web server may be Windows server or UNIX server. The difference between various types of web servers is very important when deciding on the web hosting provider by which your web site will be hosted. There are also other specifics that result in different types of web servers. More on this topic can be found on hostinglair.com.

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Where is world's main server and how much storage does it have?

The world does not have a centralised, main server, but rather, a group of them. ICANN, a California-based not-for-profit institute, is responsible for all IP addresses in the world, and its servers can be called the world's "main" ones.

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