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ALSO CALLED: Web Servers, Intranet Server Software, Internet Server Software, Web Site Servers, Site Server Software
DEFINITION: A Web server is a program that, using the client/server model and the World Wide Web's Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), serves the files that form Web pages to Web users (whose computers contain HTTP clients that forward their requests). Every computer on the Internet that contains a Web site must have a Web server program. Two leading Web servers are Apache, the most widely-installed Web server,  … 
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Case Study: How John Lewis Conquered the Web
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: Bill Goodwin tells the inside story of John Lewis £40m website redevelopment project, assesses the technical and business challenges faced and its impact on the business.
Posted: 17 Mar 2014 | Published: 17 Mar 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Hackers Open Malware Backdoor in Apache Webservers
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: A new threat is targeting Apache webservers, which are among the most widely used webservers in the world. Read this expert E-Guide to discover how to fight back against these hackers and secure your webserver.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 17 Jul 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Cyber Vulnerability Index 2012
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: More than three-quarters of the Forbes 2000 companies leak potentially dangerous data that could be exploited by hackers, this research from KPMG reveals.  The report explains the risks and the actions companies need to take to protect themselves.
Posted: 31 Aug 2012 | Published: 05 Jul 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Simplify Sales Environments with the Web Commerce Pattern of the IBM PureApplication System
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Watch this brief video today to learn of a commerce pattern platform that allows organizations to quickly deploy commerce infrastructures and adjust capacity easily to accommodate peak usage. Learn how creating a highly stable environment will ensure optimal resource usage and minimize downtime to provide the best possible customer experience.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Premiered: 21 May 2013

IBM

Securing Web Services and Service-Oriented Architectures with Oracle Web Services Manager 11g
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: While web services offer extraordinary value to a company, they are not free of challenges – especially when it comes to security and management. Read this white paper to learn how the Oracle Web Services Management (WSM) is equipped with the capabilities to help you tackle web-services-based SOA security and management issues.
Posted: 29 Jun 2012 | Published: 29 Jun 2012

Oracle Corporation

Integrating Java EE applications and C-based implementations in WebSphere Application Server
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers key tips on how to successfully integrate Java-based applications deployed on WebSphere Application Server with C-based implementations by leveraging Java Native Interfaces (JNI). Discover the benefits of this platform and how it can simplify the process of creating, configuring and invoking shared libraries.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 14 Mar 2012

IBM

Triboo Manages 10 Million Unique Website Users Per Month with Riverbed
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Triboo specializes in managing e-commerce activities and performance marketing for many Italian companies. The company’s website was struggling to support over 2 million page views and 45 million hits each day, so they turned to Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager.
Posted: 07 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

STA Travel’s Increases Website Performance 50% with Riverbed
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Global travel specialist STA Travel found that access to its website had slowed and that peaks in web traffic from promotional campaigns had become difficult to manage. The company turned to the Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager to quickly improve the website’s performance and uptime, and provide a superior online experience for its customers.
Posted: 07 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Gilt Groupe Triples Web Traffic within a year with Riverbed Stingray
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
CASE STUDY: With over 5,000 requests per second during peak periods, online retailer Gilt Groupe could lose a large percentage of its daily profits in just 10 minutes of downtime. After choosing the Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager as its load balancing solution, visits to the site have increased thanks to improved customer satisfaction.
Posted: 07 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

An Introduction to Sharepoint 2010
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of common business use cases for which SharePoint is a good fit, introduces the services and functionality within SharePoint Server 2010, highlights key changes from MOSS 2007, and helps readers understand the terminology and concepts needed for planning or deploying a SharePoint 2010 farm.
Posted: 15 Jun 2011 | Published: 15 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc.

Designing and Implementing a Medium Server Farm with SharePoint 2010
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses key criteria and decision points for determining what server and storage hardware are appropriate for a medium-sized SharePoint Server 2010 farm. It offers guidelines and rules of thumb for determining how much storage space should be allocated, and when separate storage volumes are desirable.
Posted: 15 Jun 2011 | Published: 15 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc.

Five tips to reduce risk from modern web threats
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: User education and awareness, preventive measures and a modern web security solution are all integral components of a comprehensive defense against today’s web threats. This guide covers some essential preventive measures you should implement to reduce your risk and keep ahead of the threats as much as possible.
Posted: 11 Apr 2011 | Published: 11 Apr 2011

Sophos, Inc.

Malware Security Report: Protecting Your Business, Customers, and the Bottom Line
sponsored by VeriSign EMEA
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you understand the threat from malware and how it can impact your online business. You’ll learn about criminals’ motivations for distributing malware through the web and how they infect web servers to make distribution possible.
Posted: 18 Feb 2011 | Published: 18 Feb 2011

VeriSign EMEA

Rapid WebSphere Application Server Provisioning with WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This high level overview of the IBM WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance discusses current issues being faced in the information technology industry and how WebSphere CloudBurst addresses many of them.
Posted: 14 Oct 2010 | Published: 19 Feb 2010

IBM

WebSphere eXtreme Scale V7: Solutions Architecture (redbook)
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: This paper is a follow-up to Users Guide to WebSphere eXtreme Scale, updating the architectural content for WebSphere eXtreme Scale V7.
Posted: 12 Oct 2010 | Published: 14 Dec 2009

IBM

Malware Security Report: Protecting Your Business, Customers and Bottom Line
sponsored by VeriSign Australia
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you understand the threats from Malware and how it can impact your online business. You’ll learn about criminals’ motivations for distributing malware through the web and how they infect web servers to make distribution possible, as well as techniques administrators can use to detect them.
Posted: 06 Aug 2010 | Published: 06 Aug 2010

VeriSign Australia

Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Intel conducted tests on Web servers serving encypted data to quantify the benefits of AES-NI and found that AES-NI reduced computational overhead of encyrption by 50 percent. Continue reading this paper to learn more about the tests and results.
Posted: 10 May 2010 | Published: 04 May 2010

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Measuring the Total Economic Impact of Content Delivery Using Adobe Flash Media Server
sponsored by Limelight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This study provides a framework for evaluating the potential financial impact of investing in a media streaming platform. By reviewing the calculations and assumptions used in Forrester's multi-company analysis, readers can better understand and communicate a business case for increasing their investment.
Posted: 01 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2009

Limelight Networks, Inc.

BranchCache in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Overview
sponsored by Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This document provides an overview of BranchCache, explains the different modes in which BranchCache operates, and describes how BranchCache is configured. The paper also explains how BranchCache works with Web servers and file servers and the steps BranchCache takes to determine that the content is up-to-date.
Posted: 17 Dec 2009 | Published: 14 Apr 2009

Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd

Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g Technical White Paper
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g is a significant new release of the core application grid infrastructure foundation underpinning Oracle Fusion Middleware. It has been designed to provide a standards-based, mission-critical platform for organizations that deploy application grid and service-oriented architectures.
Posted: 01 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Oracle Corporation

The Definitive Guide to Windows Application Server and Backup 2.0 - Chapter 3: Whole Server Backups
sponsored by AppAssure Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Ready to start ensuring solid backups in your environment, the Backup 2.0 way? That's what this chapter is all about, and what I call "whole server backups" is definitely the right place to begin. In this chapter, we'll discuss all the most common types of servers, what their native solutions look like, and assemble a Backup 2.0 wishlist.
Posted: 21 Sep 2009 | Published: 21 Sep 2009

AppAssure Software, Inc.

Discount Tire Accelerates Its E-Commerce Business With Red Hat Satellite And IBM
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
CASE STUDY: In 2000, Discount Tire Company decided to bring management of its e-commerce infrastructure in-house after having outsourced it for several years. Learn how they turned to the rock-solid reliability of Red Hat's Enterprise Linux platform to handle the task of supporting their new e-commerce environment.
Posted: 28 Jul 2009 | Published: 28 Jul 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 9
sponsored by Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 9
EZINE: In this month's issue of Virtual Data Center, learn how to reduce the number of physical servers even more by focusing on the process of virtual machine placement on host servers.
Posted: 06 Apr 2009 | Published: 06 Apr 2009


First the Tick, Now the Tock: Next Generation Intel Microarchitecture - Nehalem
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper and get a look at how the next generation microarchitecture's dynamically scalable and design-scalable features directly contribute to power efficiency and performance.
Posted: 03 Apr 2009 | Published: 02 Apr 2009

Intel Corporation

Faster PHP Through Java
sponsored by Caucho Technology
WHITE PAPER: Using benchmarks and code samples throughout to anchor the discussion, this paper explores how Quercus - Caucho's Java implementation of PHP - can perform faster than the standard Apache-based PHP both in synthetic benchmarks and real-world applications. The results are quite impressive.
Posted: 18 Mar 2009 | Published: 18 Mar 2009

Caucho Technology
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WEB SERVER SOFTWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  and Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS). Other Web servers include Novell's Web Server for users of its NetWare operating system and IBM's family of Lotus Domino servers, primarily for IBM's OS/390 and AS/400 customers. Web servers often come as part of a larger package of Internet- and intranet-related programs for serving e-mail, downloading requests for File Transfer Protocol (FTP) files, and building and publishing Web pages. Considerations in choosing a Web server include how well it works with the operating system and other servers, its ability to handle server-side programming, … 
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