What Is a Web Server?

March 28, 2023

A web server is a computer that stores and delivers website content (images, text, video, etc.) to clients over the internet or a local network. When you request to open a page via a browser, a web server responds and delivers content encoded in HTML. Web servers primarily use the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to respond to user requests.

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