A computer that provides World Wide Web services on the Internet. It includes the hardware, operating system, Web server software, TCP/IP protocols and the Web site content (Web pages). If the Web server is used internally and not by the public, it may be known as an “intranet server.”
A widely-used public domain, UNIX-based Web server from the Apache Group (www.apache.org). It is based on, and is a plug-in replacement for, NCSA’s HTTPd server Version 1.3. The name came from a body of existing code and many “patch files.”
- Internet Information Server
Web server software from Microsoft that runs under Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Microsoft.Net. It supports Netscape’s SSL security protocol and turns an NT-based PC into a Web site. Microsoft’s Web browser, Internet Explorer, is also included.