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What is the purpose of a Web server?
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  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.

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