Technical Definition – This term may be used to describe a program that responds to HTTP requests or the machine on which that program is running. In response to these requests, the web server program delivers diverse types of data, including HTML markup and other code, multimedia files, streaming media, etc. All that data works together in a user’s web browser to deliver the desired user-experience within a web site or web application.
Layman’s Definition – A web server is the machine that lives at the web address / URL hosting a given web site or web application. Although you may see and interact with a web app in your browser, all the data that makes that possible comes from web server responses.
How we use it – A web server is one of the many necessary components that alligatortek provisions when creating and deploying custom web applications.