INTRODUCTION TO WEB SERVERS AND ITS CONFIGURATION

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INTRODUCTION TO WEB SERVER AND ITS CONFIGURATION

 WEB SERVERS :-

– It refers to a hardware or software that helps to deliver web content that can be accessed through Web Serverthe internet.

-It is used  to deliver the web pages on the request of clients using Hyper Text Transfer Protocol.

– It runs on a computer and responds to the requests made by other computers.

– They are found in devices such as printers, routers, webcams.

– The Web Browser sends request to a Web Server and accepts response from the server.

FEATURES OF WEB SERVERS :-

– It manages the Web Site.

– It accepts a client’s request.

– It responds to a client request by sending required information.

CACHING:-

– A cache is a mechanism  used to  temporarily storage the web documents.

-It stores copies of documents passing through it and subsequent request may be satisfied from the cache if certain conditions are met.

– HTTP defines three different mechanisms for controlling cache:-

•   Freshness:- A response is allowed to be used without re-checking it on origin server.

•   Validation:-It can be used to check whether a cache is still good or it became stale.

•   Invalidation:-It is a side effect of another request that passes through the cache.

IIS:-

–  INTERNET INFORMATION SERVER is an integral part of Windows server family..

– It shares information with users on the internet.

– It supports HTTP, FTP and SMTP.

APACHE:-

– Web servers play an key role in the initial growth of WWW.

-It operates on systems like MICROSOFT WINDOWS, UNIX, GNU etc.

 SETTING UP APACHE HTTP SERVER IN WINDOWS:-

1) Download Apache HTTP Server:-

2) Installing Apache HTTP Server

3) Change the  Apache HTTP Server Directory

4) Running Apache HTTP Server

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4 Responses to INTRODUCTION TO WEB SERVERS AND ITS CONFIGURATION

  1. Rachita Mishra says:

    The term web server can refer to either the hardware (the computer) or the software (the computer application) that helps to deliver web content that can be accessed through the Internet. here the introduction part is beautifully explained.

  2. Palakpuja Panda says:

    a very useful article to enhance our knowledge in this field

  3. Shilpa Ranjan says:

    Web server is used to deliver web content.This article gives a rough idea about the topic, the features and related concept of web content. Going through the post can be useful to get the idea because web server is a very vast topic and needs much more description…!!!!

  4. patlakshi Jha says:

    This article contain few basic important information about web servers and its configuration. This can be prove to be very useful for the ones who wish to know about web servers .

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