Explanation of a Server

What is a server? In this video, you will learn about the differences between a server and a desktop. In a nutshell, the server will provide services on behalf of clients (such as desktops). It is a centralized machine that multiple clients connect to, primarily over the internet or a local network.


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Servers are what make checking email, surfing websites, and sharing data possible.

Larger organizations rely heavily on servers in order to achieve a satisfactory level of productivity. Smaller organizations also need servers to function, but not as much demand is needed. The size of the server can be scaled to the required services and tasks necessary for the respective users. Surprisingly an ordinary desktop computer can be used as a server. Other computers then connect to it and access its services and data. It should be noted that desktop computers have workload limitations, so be sure to keep that in mind.

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