How Web Servers Work?

United States
February 5, 2009 12:42pm CST
I know the basic behind web servers but I never understood how they can power a website. You can us your own computer as a web server. I tried that and I can somewhat understand how it works. A server is something I don't understand. How does it connect to an ISP? How do companies/websites run multiple servers? I don't understand that at all. How do they differ from regular computers? Do they use different software and is that software hard to learn? I seen the price of servers so I can't afford one to play around with to see how they work. I just assumed servers were like a beefed up computer without all home oriented software. Servers don't use monitors. How do you get the information in there? I'm sorry if this sounds stupid. lol
1 response
@amitksing (1323)
• India
5 Feb 09
Let me explain this thing in a very simple manner: A SERVER is something that provides some service. It usually is a resource holder that different CLIENTS or users seek. Servers usually are devices that have huge storage capacity and they store the resources. I think the servers do have terminals from where they are monitored or regulated.