web server



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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