What is a webserver?

A webserver delivers data over the HTTP protocoll to a web browser. Typically these are HTML, CSS, JavaScript and image files.

Dependent on the chosen webserver you can use scripting languages or deliver dynamic data with for example:

  • PHP
  • JS
  • ASP
  • JSP

Typical webserver implementations:

  • Apache
  • NGINX
  • Microsoft ISS
  • NodeJS
  • Tomcat (Java)
  • lighthttpd

Currently the distribution of webservers (22nd february 2020) is:

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_server

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