Category Web Servers

Apache

Apache goes back a long way – it was launched in 1995, so it is now well over 20 years old. It’s full name is Apache HTTP Server, and some people refer to Apache just as httpd. Recent statistics suggest…

Apache Tomcat

To understand how Apache Tomcat is different from Apache you simply need to understand this simple concept: Apache Tomcat is a Java servlet container which works as a webpage server. Remember, a Java servlet is a particular type of Java…

Caching

Caching is about of storing copies of files in a temporary storage location in order to insure quicker access. CDN servers cache various content to reduce the latency, DNS servers cache DNS records to speedup lookup, browsers cache html/css/js and…

CGI

CGI or Common Gateway Interface is an interface type for web servers to execute apps that execute like console applications running on a server that generates web pages in dynamical way. CGI program is an executable file, therefore there are…

htaccess

.htaccess is a system file with certain Apache web server configuration instructions. It provides ability to manage such configuration on the level of specific directory. There is a necessity of .htaccess usage when you don’t have access to the main…

IIS

Microsoft is the company behind the Internet Information Services web server, or IIS. Like other Microsoft server products IIS runs on Windows, serving web pages to anyone who requests HTML files. Functioning as a typical web server, IIS can take…

Lighttpd

Like a lot of the most established web servers Lighttpd has been around a long time – in fact, Lighttpd rolled out in March 2003. Currently Lighttpd is behind about 0.1% of websites, and you can get a hold of…

NGINX

At the start of this millennium a unique web server problem emerged: the C10K problem. In other words, how can a web server deal with ten thousand connections that are made to it concurrently? NGINX was the response to this…

Softaculous

Softaculous is a script library that automates the installation of various applications on a website. It’s often implemented via control panels like Plesk, cPanel and DirectAdmin, and it supports more than 50 applications in its free version. You also get…

SSI

A Server Side Includes (shortened to SSI ) is a type of HTML comment which tells the Web server to dynamically generate data for a webpage on request. For the example you may use include construction to show the same…
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