WebSocket Server is a technology that enables real-time communication between a web application and a server. It provides a bidirectional data transmission mechanism that allows both the client and the server to send messages to each other simultaneously. Unlike traditional HTTP communication, WebSockets enable full-duplex communication between the client and server, making it ideal for real-time applications.
A WebSocket Server works by establishing a persistent connection between the client and the server using the WebSocket Protocol. This connection remains open, allowing for two-way communication, unlike traditional HTTP communication, which is based on request-response interactions. The WebSocket Protocol allows for low latency and high-frequency data transfer, making it suitable for real-time applications.
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