Web-based Service

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A Web-based Service is an online internet-based computing system that uses Web protocols to provide functionality over the Internet.



  • (Wikipedia, 2022) ⇒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/web_service Retrieved:2022-1-5.
    • The term Web service (WS) is either:
      • a service offered by an electronic device to another electronic device, communicating with each other via the World Wide Web, or
      • a server running on a computer device, listening for requests at a particular port over a network, serving web documents (HTML, JSON, XML, images).
    • In a Web service a Web technology such as HTTP is used for transferring machine-readable file formats such as XML and JSON.

      In practice, a web service commonly provides an object-oriented Web-based interface to a database server, utilized for example by another Web server, or by a mobile app, that provides a user interface to the end-user. Many organizations that provide data in formatted HTML pages will also provide that data on their server as XML or JSON, often through a Web service to allow syndication, for example, Wikipedia's Export. Another application offered to the end-user may be a mashup, where a Web server consumes several Web services at different machines and compiles the content into one user interface.


  • (Wikipedia, 2022) ⇒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/web_application Retrieved:2022-1-5.
    • A web application (or web app) is application software that runs on a web server, unlike computer-based software programs that are run locally on the operating system (OS) of the device. Web applications are accessed by the user through a web browser with an active network connection. These applications are programmed using a client–server modeled structure—the user ("client") is provided services through an off-site server that is hosted by a third-party. Examples of commonly-used web applications include: web-mail, online retail sales, online banking, and online auctions.