Web Browser is a software which is used to browse and display pages available over internet whereas web server is a software which provides these documents when requested by web browsers.
Following are the important differences between Web Browser and Web Server.
|Sr. No.||Key||Web Browser||Web Server|
|1||Purpose||Web Browser is a software which is used to browse and display pages available over internet.||Web server is a software which provides these documents when requested by web browsers.|
|2||Process||A web browser sends request to server for web based documents and services.||Web server sees and approves those requests made by web browsers and sends the document in response.|
|3||Process||Web browser sends an HTTP Request and gets a HTTP Response.||Web server receives HTTP Request and sends a HTTP Response.|
|4||Processing Model||Web browser has no processing model.||Web server follows three major processing models: process based, thread based or hybrid.|
|5||Data Storage||Web browsers stores user data in cookies in local machine.||Web server provide an area to store the website.|
|6||Installation||Web Browser is installed on user's machine.||Web server can be installed any where but it need to be on a network or on local computer.|
|7||Example||Google Chrome||Apache Server|