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Practical Web Technologies by V. Lau, P. K. Yuen

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1.5. Publishing your page on the Internet and search engines

1.5.1. Connecting to Web servers

Loosely speaking, a machine that runs Web server software is a Web server. This software listens to the network media and responds to any browser request. For example, Apache (http://www.apache.org) is server software freely available on most UNIX (or LINUX) and PC environments. For Microsoft Windows 98/2000/Me/NT and XP machines, the corresponding server software is IIS (i.e., Internet Information Service). Both of them are not difficult to install and use. They are not essential at this moment and will be discussed in Part IV when server technologies are introduced. The main task in this section is to show how to upload Web pages onto our Web site ...

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