What is web browser and server?

Web browser: Web browser is a software program that is used to navigate through WWW pages stored on the internet. Users use this to request a web page to the server by giving the address and then the browser asks the server and the server returns the page which is then decoded and displayed by the web browser. That means, the web browser fills the gap between the user and the server. The browser displays any hotspot and will jump to another page if the user clicks on the hyperlink. Thus, It works as follows,

Examples: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Netscape Nevigator etc.

Web server: Web server is nothing but just a computer that stores a collection of web pages that makes up a web site. Any web server may stores a huge number of web sites. When the sites are requested then the server finds the pages of the sites and serves it to the computer requesting them. Pages are requested using a web browser. Web server uses the language HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol).

Author: Tanmay Chakrabarty

Tanmay Chakrabarty is a former CSE student, currently working as a Senior Software Engineer with 5+ years of experience in the field of Web Application development in PHP+MySQL platform with strong skills in Javascript, JQuery, JQuery UI and CSS. He tries to write notes every week but fails due to heavy loads of duty.

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