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(1) Short for personal Web server, a generic term for a Web server that is used to host Web page files for an individual.

(2) When capitalized as Personal Web Server, the name of Microsoft��s Web server program for individuals hosting Web page files from a personal computer. Personal Web Server is a smaller-scale version of Microsoft��s IIS technology and is therefore limited in its capabilities. It is designed to support Web sites that obtain limited traffic and/or to be used as a staging server for building pages that will be transferred to a server that can handle large amounts of traffic.

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