web server

  

Definition

Computer system whose primary purpose is to connect to the internet and to download stored webpages and files on to the user (client) computers when accessed or requested. A single web server may support multiple websites, or a single website may be hosted on several linked or mirrored web servers.

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  • The local bank's web server had crashed, and its clients could not log into their accounts or access their money all weekend.

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  • If you need to have a lot of computers running at once you should get a web server to make sure everything goes smoothly.

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  • Javascript does all of its processing on the client side, whereas PHP can process data on a web server before sending the data back over the internet to the client's computer.

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