HTTP Servers

Hypertext Transfer Protocol

This is the protocol used to carry requests from a browser to a web server and to transport pages from the web server back to the requesting browser.

Apache

A free, open-source, HTTP (web) server introduced in 1995 by the Apache Group as an extension to the National Center for Supercomputing Application's earlier HTTPd.
Because the server was based upon existing code with a number of patches, it became known as "A Patchy server" which led to the offical name, Apache.
Source distribution files for Apache may be downloaded from http://www.apache.org
HTML
Hypertext Markup Language
The markup language used for documents on the World Wide Web. HTML is an application of SGML (Standard Generalised Markup Language) which uses tags to mark elements, such as text and graphics in a document, to indicate how web browsing applications (such as Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator) should display them.

Hypertext Transfer Protocol

This is the protocol used to carry requests from a browser to a web server and to transport pages from the web server back to the requesting browser.

IIS

Microsoft's brand of web server software, utilizing HTTP to deliver web pages.

Creating web pages is really easy to do and you don't actually need any expensive software in order to do it. To find out how to write your first page in HTML just click on the following link HTML Tutorial Chapter 1.

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