Server (computing)

Robert Neagoe By: Robert Neagoe
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In most common use, 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 a database server, file server, mail server, print server, web server, gaming server, or some other kind 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”.

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