What is a web server?

A web server is a computer that stores, processes, and delivers web pages to clients who request them. Usually, this is done through a web browser which then displays the page to the user.

How does a web server work?

Web servers always use the HTTP or HTTPS protocol to communicate with clients. The term web server can refer to the server software or the entire host system, including the physical server and firmware.

Web servers primarily serve content, but they can also receive input from online forms and user uploads.

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