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HTTP server

(World-Wide Web)
(Or "web server") A server process running at a website which sends out web pages in response to HTTP requests from remote browsers.

If one site runs more than one server they must use different port numbers. Alternatively, several hostnames may be mapped to the same computer in which case they are known as "virtual servers".

Apache and NCSA HTTPd are two popular web servers. There are many others including some for practically every platform. Servers differ mostly in the "server-side" features they offer such as server-side include, and in their authentication and access control mechanisms. All decent servers support CGI and most have some binary API as well.

HTTP server

The software that services HTTP requests, which is the protocol of the Web. The term may refer only to the HTTP services in the Web server, or the term can be used as a synonym for "Web server." See Web server and HTTP.
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Availability and Oversight Apache HTTP Server software is released under the Apache License v2.
The number of projects led by the Apache community has grown from the singular Apache HTTP Server at the ASF's inception in 1999 to nearly 140 projects today.
Project Achievements: Beginning with just two Projects (Apache HTTP Server, and the ApacheCon Conference Planning committee), The ASF today comprises more than 55 Top-Level Projects (TLPs) and two-dozen initiatives under Incubation (comprising both the codebase and its community, known as Podlings).
The Apache project seized the momentum in http server development within weeks of its first release and has held it ever since, growing its user community from a few hundred sites in August 1995, to several tens of millions today," added Mike Prettejohn, Director of Netcraft.
The new version of the NotifyLink Enterprise Edition for GroupWise supporting the Apache HTTP Server will be available for Beta testing in early February with commercial release following the beta period.
Interoperates With Netscape's FastTrack and Enterprise HTTP Servers Delivers
Multi-session HTTP server that works with standard browsers
It works with the Dynamic C HTTP server to reliably update content to the FAT such as databases and web pages.
Public collaboration through the Apache HTTP Server Project made it possible to both encourage industry adoption of the HTTP/1.
Softshare ECS, Softshare's electronic commerce server, ships with an integrated HTTP server and client implementations.