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 for web server
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  HTTP server
  web server
  
      (Or "web server") A server process running
     at a website which sends out web pages in response to
     HTTP requests from remote browsers.
  
     If one site runs more than one server they must use different
     port numbers.  Alternatively, several hostnames may be
     mapped to the same computer in which case they are known as
     "{virtual servers".
  
     Apache and NCSA HTTPd are two popular web servers.
     There are many others including some for practically every
     platform.  Servers differ mostly in the "server-side"
     features they offer such as server-side include, and in
     their authentication and access control mechanisms.  All
     decent servers support CGI and most have some binary API
     as well.
  
     (1997-02-05)
  

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