What is webserver? Usually so named the webserver softwares. For example,
"Apache webserver". But HTTPD (HTTP Daemon) software is only one part of
webserver. And serving the websites is only one of many applications
As well as many other modern hi-tech products, the webservers consist from
hardware and the software.
Depending on purpose of webserver its hardware may be very different: from
the microcontroller up to mainframe. For hosting of websites it is usually
used the systems with x86-based architecture.
The software also consists of operating system and the actual server software.
Though sometimes, for reaching of high performance they may be combined.
The two most often used webserver softwares is Apache on *nix (Linux, *BSD,
etc.) systems and Internet Information Server (IIS) on Windows (NT, 2000,
XP, Net) systems.
Golden Phrases utility is software intended to analyze the webserver
access log files.