Internet Communications

What is the purpose of a Web server?
Answered by Science Channel
  • Science Channel

    Science Channel

  1. A Web server is the heart of any intranet and it consists of two components. The first component of a Web server is computer hardware. What kind of hardware you select to be your server is determined by how big you need it to be, what kind of information you intend to publish on it and how many people will be able to access it. The second component of a Web server is software. This software handles all of the file requests that are made to the server, finds those files and makes sure they are sent to the correct computer. Some of the most popular Web server software systems are free, such as Apache.

    More answers from Science Channel »

Still Curious?
  • How fast can I download a movie using silicon photonics?

    Answered by Ling Liao

  • What influence did Flickr have on the Internet?

    Answered by Caterina Fake

  • What are the main advantages of a power-line network?

    Answered by Science Channel


What are you curious about?

Image Gallery