What is meant by Web server?
A Web server is software or hardware that uses HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and other protocols to respond to client requests made over the World Wide Web (WWW).
The Web server process is an example of the client/server model.
All computers that host Web sites must have Web server software.
What is Web server and its types?
There are mainly four types of web servers – Apache, IIS, Nginx and LiteSpeed.
- Apache Web Server. Apache web server is one of the most popular web servers developed by the Apache Software Foundation.
- IIS Web Server.
- Nginx Web Server.
- LiteSpeed Web Server.
- Apache Tomcat.
What is the role of Web server?
A web server processes incoming network requests over HTTP and several other related protocols. The primary function of a web server is to store, process and deliver web pages to clients.
How many users can a Web server handle?
There are also lots of things you can do to tune most web servers and database engines to squeeze more performance out. You state in a comment that your server can handle 2,900 requests per second on an empty page. That indicates pretty strongly that it’s not the webserver itself – it’s the processing.