Server (computing)


A server is a physical computer equipped with specific programs and hardware to serve the needs of other computers on its network.

There are multiple types of servers, including file servers, web servers, database servers, print servers, virtual servers, and gaming servers.

The Internet structure itself is based upon a client-server model. Millions of servers have an Internet connection, so that every action performed by a random user cannot be completed without interacting with these servers.

What are the dominant operating systems? It’s hard to pin them down, especially when server operating systems are in continuous change.

However, those based on Linux and released by Microsoft under the brand name Windows Server seem to take over the market.

Quick solutions to common server-computing issues

If you happen to have other inquires, don’t hesitate to take a closer look at our detailed Windows Server section.

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