Server (computing)

what is a server

A server is a physical computer dedicated to run one or more services, to serve the needs of the users of other computers on a network. Depending on the computing service that it offers it could be:

  • database server
  • file server
  • mail server
  • print server
  • web server
  • gaming server
  • other kinds of server.

In the context of client-server architecture, a server is a computer program running to serve the requests of other programs, the “clients”.