Web Servers are nothing but computers that serves the Internet user by delivering the requested Web Page. As we know that we must use a web browser in order to receive and view the web pages. By entering the URL address or domain name in the address bar, it goes and checks the DNS server for IP address and using that IP address it will routed towards the web server where that requested page would be found. As far as web server is concerned, it plays a crucial part in the Internet to store and retrieve back the web pages under some request. Web Servers can also called as Internet Servers.
For that, you have to hire some space in the web servers to store your website pages and then only the Internet users can have access on it. You can also turn your home PC into a web server using some server software and can also connect with the Internet. But, one drawback is your system must be there ON, 24×7 in order to make the Internet users view your website all the time. Also, it is not effective in the real time and also will need lot of technical & networking skills. So, we have to hire the service of web page hosting providers who had lot of such servers with good maintenance and 24×7 support. Web Server can be either Windows or Linux OS installed in it and you can use any as your wish. Linux is most used because of security feature when compare with Windows server. While hiring the service of a web server of a web host, you must remember to check the past records of server uptime. Web Server Uptime is a most important one that must be looked in guarantee list of the company. Server Downtime occurs due to various issues or technical problems in a company and those times your site could not be accessible by the Internet users. Most of the companies are reliable and offer 99.9% uptime guarantee and well equipped with latest technology to tackle some common problems. Also, we must make sure that the web server is fast enough to deliver the web pages under request from Internet users. So, web server plays vital role for website to run successfully.
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