What is a server
August 10, 2011
what is a server?
a server is a computer program running to serve the needs or requests of other programs (referred to in this context as “clients”) which may or may not be running on the same computer.
a server is a physical computer dedicated to running one or more such services, to serve the needs of programs running on other computers on the same network.
a server is a software/hardware system (i.e. a software service running on a dedicated computer) such as a database server, file server, mail server, or print server.