Web server

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The term web server can mean two things :

  • a computer box responsible for serving web pages, mostly HTML documents, via HTTP protocol to web clients, mostly web browsers
  • a software program that is working as a daemon serving (mostly) HTML documents

The most important HTTP Web Servers are :

The most popular web server (about 62% of the market) is available from the Apache Software Foundation.

You can find the current web servers statistics from http://www.netcraft.com/survey .