WWW FAQs: What is the difference between a web browser and a web server?

2006-06-01: A web browser is what you're probably looking at right now: a program on your computer that shows you stuff that's on the web. A web server is a program on a server computer, somewhere out on the Internet, that delivers web pages to web browsers.

The term web server also refers to an actual, physical computer that is running web server software.

For more information, see what is a web browser? and what is a web server?

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