What is web server
What is web server :
A web server is server software, or hardware dedicated to running said software, that can satisfy World Wide Web client requests. A web server can, in general, contain one or more websites. A web server processes incoming network requests over HTTP and several other related protocols.
5 different type of web servers in 2020 :
Lets talk one by one about all of the above web servers which is might be used in 2020. So in 2020 I think that the Nginx, Apache, IIS, Lighttpd and Node are in the top. Then Let’s talk all of the above web servers.
NGINX is open source software for web serving, reverse proxying, caching, load balancing, media streaming, and more. It started out as a web server designed for maximum performance and stability. In addition to its HTTP server capabilities, NGINX can also function as a proxy server for email (IMAP, POP3, and SMTP) and a reverse proxy and load balancer for HTTP, TCP, and UDP servers.
Apache is a cross-platform software, therefore it works on both Unix and Windows servers. … The server and the client communicate through the HTTP protocol and Apache is responsible for the smooth and secure communication between the two machines. Apache is highly customizable, as it has a module-based structure.
IIS (which stands for Internet Information Services or Internet Information Server) also known as Windows web server is available on most versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems and takes second place in overall usage behind Apache HTTP Server on the internet. It will host websites, web applications and services needed by users or developers. Many versions have shipped as far back as IIS 1 on Windows 3 and with nearly every new Windows OS a new IIS version follows.
4. Lighttpd :
lighttpd (nicknamed “lighty”) is an open-source web server optimized for speed-critical environments while remaining standards-compliant, secure and flexible. It was originally written by Jan Kneschke as a proof-of-concept of the c10k problem – how to handle 10,000 connections in parallel on one server, but has gained worldwide popularity. Its name is a portmanteau of “light” and “httpd“.
Node. js Web Server. … The web server will handle all the http requests for the web application e.g IIS is a web server for ASP.NET web applications and Apache is a web server for PHP or Java web applications. Node. js provides capabilities to create your own web server which will handle HTTP requests asynchronously.
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