A server is a program that awaits and fulfills requests from client programs in the same or other computers .
On the other hand a Web Server is the computer program which serves requested HTML pages or files . This request is sent from a program associated with the user, well known as a Web Client.
The above is just a preamble to make us understand the working of GeoServer application.
GeoServer is a powerful map and feature server for sharing, analyzing and editing geospatial data sources using open standards. Written in Java and is designed for interoperability, publishing data from any major spatial data source in form of single or integrated map. GeoServer is a web server for geo content. It reads spatial data in a variety for formats, and pushes that data onto the web. Just like a web server reads other types of…
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