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1-Introduction - Imran Ahmad COMP 2405 A web server is a computer program that delivers(serves content such as this web page using the Hypertext

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Unformatted text preview: Imran Ahmad COMP 2405 A web server is a computer program that delivers (serves) content, such as this web page, using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol. Common features 1. Virtual hosting to serve many web sites using one IP address. 2. Large file support to be able to serve files whose size is greater than 2 GB on 32 bit OS. 3. Bandwidth throttling to limit the speed of responses in order to not saturate the network and to be able to serve more clients. 4. Server-side scripting to generate dynamic web pages, but still keeping web server and web site implementations separate from each other. Path translation Web servers are able to map the path component of a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) into: * a local file system resource (for static requests); * an internal or external program name (for dynamic requests). For a static request the URL path specified by the client is relative to the Web server's root directory.For a static request the URL path specified by the client is relative to the Web server's root directory....
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2010 for the course COMP 2405 taught by Professor Imranahmed during the Winter '10 term at Carleton CA.

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1-Introduction - Imran Ahmad COMP 2405 A web server is a computer program that delivers(serves content such as this web page using the Hypertext

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