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joel lee

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How many types of Web Servers are there?
« on: March 12, 2020, 03:05:59 AM »
There are different types of web servers available in the market for developers to choose from, depending upon their preferences. The most prominent types of Web Servers available in the market are:

  • Apache HTTP Server Web Server
  • Internet Information Services (IIS) Web Server
  • Lighttpd Web Server
  • Sun Java System Web Server
  • Jigsaw Server Web Server
  • LiteSpeed server Web Server
  • Node.js Web Server

To know more in detail about each type of Server you should Get to know about Web Server & Types of web Server.

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Re: How many types of Web Servers are there?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2020, 06:20:56 AM »
Chocolate, Vanilla and Neopolitan.

Kidding.

All web servers pretty much do the same thing in handling a request/response and returning data.

You have ‘application servers’ like Tomcat which can be web servers if you set them up as such through the hosted web application

You also have web servers like Apache which are made specifically for web applications.

Nodejs is a server but is NOT an web server. You have to ‘massage’ it into being one through the config; otherwise it is just a JS server.