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Digital Foundations: Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite by Michael Mandiberg, Xtine Burrough

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Chapter 16. Files and Servers

Files and Servers

A modern server room.

A web page is an HTML file that is stored on a web server.

A server is a computer with software installed on it that allows it to send and receive requests for web pages.

A client is a computer running software, such as a web browser, that sends requests to the server. When you click a link on the web, your computer sends a request to the server through the web browser and the server returns the requested web page.

Each web page has its own unique address, called a Universal Resource Locator, or URL. A properly formed URL has a domain name, such as www.digital-foundations.net. URLs may include folders ...

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