The term web server
can mean one of two things:
- a computer responsible for serving web pages, mostly HTML documents, via the HTTP protocol to clients, mostly web browsers;
- a software program that is working as a daemon serving web documents.
The most common HTTP servers are:
The most commonly-used web server, Apache, with over 60% of market share as of March 2003, is available from the Apache Software Foundation
You can find the current web servers statistics from the
Netcraft Web Server Survey.