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Web server

The term web server can mean one of two things:
  1. a computer responsible for serving web pages, mostly HTML documents, via the HTTP protocol to clients, mostly web browsers;
  2. a software program that is working as a daemon serving web documents.

The most common HTTP servers are:

The most commonly-used web server, Apache, with over 60% of market share as of March 2003, is available from the Apache Software Foundation.

You can find the current web servers statistics from the Netcraft Web Server Survey (http://www.netcraft.com/survey/).

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