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What is a Web Server?

Picture form Wikimedia depicting a rack of web servers for Internet Archive
When thinking of Web Servers this is the most common picture that comes to mind.
-Picture is from Wikimedia

A Web Server is a computer system hosting web-centric applications and resources that is accessible through the World Wide Web.

This statement does not justify the Web Server as it is the meat of the Web. Web servers allow the internet to create gossamer links to bring forth the World Wide Web that we as spiders hunting for information or distraction click from link to link traversing a tangled web of electrons pushing and pulling through the internet landing on web servers near and far.

How Do Web Servers Connect?

With links of gossamer strands that you insert into your web presence. These links though have to provide directions to the correct server where the webpage we so desperately need resides.

The link is your Internet Protocol, an address that ties all the parts and pieces together on the web. Continue reading What is a Web Server?

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