What is a Web Server?
The Backend vs Frontend
In web development, there are two primary components: the backend and frontend. The backend refers to the server-side of an application where data processing and storage occur. This includes handling requests from clients, interacting with databases, performing business logic, and generating responses.
With Node.js, developers can build scalable and efficient web servers that handle incoming requests, perform data processing, interact with databases, and generate responses. It provides a wide range of modules and libraries that simplify server-side development.
The Importance of Web Servers
Web servers are essential components of web development as they handle incoming requests and serve the appropriate resources. They ensure that websites are accessible to users by responding to client requests in a timely manner.
Commonly used web servers include Apache HTTP Server, Nginx, Microsoft IIS, and Node.js (when used on the backend). These servers are responsible for routing requests, managing security measures, optimizing performance, and handling high traffic loads.