<World-Wide Web> (Or "web server") A server
process running at a web site
which sends out web pages in response to HTTP
requests from remote browsers.
If one site runs more than one server they must use different port numbers.
Alternatively, several hostnames may be mapped to the same computer in which case they are known as "virtual servers".
and NCSA HTTPd
are two popular web servers. There are many others including some for practically every platform
Servers differ mostly in the "server-side" features they offer such as server-side include
, and in their authentication
and access control mechanisms.
All decent servers support CGI
and most have some binary API