In this article, you’ll learn about the difference between Web Browser and Web Server.
Web Browser is software that is used to browse and display pages available over the internet whereas a web server is a software that provides these documents when requested by a web browser.
|S.No.||Key||Web Browser||Web Server|
|1||Purpose||Web Browser is software which is used to|
browse and display pages available over
|Web server is software which provides these|
documents when requested by web browsers.
|2||Process||A web browser sends a request to the server for web|
based documents and services.
|Web server sees and approves those requests made|
by web browsers and sends the document in
|3||Request & Response||Web browser sends an HTTP Request and gets a HTTP Response.||Web server receives HTTP Request and sends a|
|Web browser has no processing model.||Web server follows three major processing models: process based, thread based or hybrid.|
|Web browsers stores user data in cookies in local machine.||Web server provides an area to store the website.|
|6||Installation||Web Browser is installed on user’s machine.||Web server can be installed anywhere but it need to|
be on a network or on local computer.
|7||Example||Google Chrome , Microsoft Edge||Apache Server, Nignix Server|