Web Testing Interview questions

Interview Questions and Answers on Web Testing
1) What is web application?
It is Software application that is accessed over a network such as the Internet or an intranet through a web browser.

2) What are the different types of environments available in the Web?

Intranet (Local Network)
Internet (Wide area Network)
Extranet (Private network over Internet)

3) What is intranet application?

It is a private application, can be accessed within the Organization only. It uses Local /Private Network and Internet Protocol technology to share information.

4) What is internet application?

Generally it is a public web application, uses Wide area network. It can be accessed from anywhere.

5) What is extranet application?

It is also a private application over internet, can be accessed by fixed machines only. It uses Wide area network and Internet Protocol technology to share information.

6) What are the different types of web applications available in the industry?


Web portals

Web applications

Social networks

Web blogs

Email communication provides

Discussion forums Etc…

7) What is website?

Basically website is an information provider, It provides information globally using internet protocols.

8) What is web portal?

Web portal is a business gateway, It organizes business operations.

Ex: Online shopping portals, Job portals etc…

9) What is web application?

Web application provides services (Free and Paid) apart from information.

Ex: Online Banking System

it provides Bank information,  Branches & ATM Information, Loans information etc…

And It provides balance enquiry, Fund transfer, Bill payments like services.

10) What is HTML?

HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language, it is for displaying web pages and other information. Basically it is data presenter in the web.

11) What is Client side validation?

Validating client side forms, which is typically done by Java Script. Generally it checks weather the user is entering correct form of data or not? and entering all mandatory fields or not?

Client site validation is 2 types One is Field level validation another is Form level validation.

12) What is Server side validation?

Validating, processing client requests and providing response from the Server.

13) What is web server?

Web server handles Clint side and server side validations and helps to deliver Web content that can be accessed through the Internet protocols.


Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Service)

Apache Web server from Apache

Java Web server

Pramathi web server etc…

14) What is application server?

Application Server also called an appserver, It is a program that handles all application operations between users and an organization’s back-end business applications or databases.


Bea WebLogic

IBM WebSphre

15) What is database server?

Database server is used to refer to the back-end system of a database application using client/server architecture.

The back-end, sometimes called a database server, performs tasks such as data design, storage, data manipulations, archiving, and other non-user specific tasks.



MS SQL Server

MySQL (Open source)

IBM DB2 etc…

16) What is HTTP?

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol, the data transfer protocol used on the World Wide Web.

17) What is HTTPS?

HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure is a widely-used communications protocol for secure communication over a computer network.

18) What is purpose of Java Script in the Web?

It is for performing client side validations.

19) What is the purpose of Vbscript in the Web?

It can be used for client side validations as well as Server side validations.

20) What is Web Browser?

Web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and also display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, videos and other files.


Microsoft Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox

Google Chrome


Safari etc…

21) What is Server side testing?
22) What are the advantages of web applications than GUI based applications?

Only server side installation, client side installation is not mandatory, so deployment and maintenance is easy.

It can be accessible anywhere, anytime via a PC with an Internet connection.
The user interface of web-based applications is easier to customize than it is in GUI applications.

Content can also be customized for presentation on any device connected to the internet, including PDAs, mobile phones etc…

Supports thousands of clients effectively

Adding and removing clients is very easy.

23) What is WWW?

The term WWW refers to the World Wide Web or simply the Web. The World Wide Web consists of all the public Web sites connected to the Internet worldwide, including the client devices (such as computers and cell phones) that access Web content. The WWW is just one of many applications of the Internet and computer networks.

24) What is Web Services?
Web services are application components, communicate using open protocols and these can be used by other applications.
XML is the basis for Web services
SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration) and WSDL (Web Services Description Language) are the Web services platform elements.
25) What are the important aspects in Web testing?
Functional Testing (includes links testing, navigation testing etc…),
Security Testing,
Database Testing (includes Data integrity, data manipulations, data retrievals etc..),
Performance Testing (includes all types of performance like Load Testing, Stress Testing, Spike Testing, Endurance Testing and Data volume Testing),
Usability Testing,
Navigation testing,
Configuration Testing,
Compatibility Testing,
Reliability Testing,
Availability Testing,
Scalability Testing Etc…



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