A computer that stores and serves web pages.
Computers used in networks to store files etc, for use by other PCs on the network.:: Dell (8th Edition)
computers, often a PCs, that provides services to workstation PCs. 'Services' provided by servers include: filestore, specialist printers and Internet Address translation.
A system on the network that acts as a software source for other nodes or clients on the network. Can be a network server or diskless server.
A computer or device on a network that manages network resources. For example, a file server is a computer and storage device dedicated to storing files. Any user on the network can store files on the server. A print server is a computer that manages one or more printers and a network server is a computer that manages network traffic. A database server is a computer system that processes database queries and a web server stores web pages.
are computers that can distribute information automatically in response to network user's requests.
Can be either a software program that interacts with client software in a client/server type environment or a computer that runs server software and responds to requests from client computers.
A computer directly connected to the Internet that is dedicated to serving data.
Computers, or software packages, that provide a specific service to client software running on other computers. The term can refer to a particular piece of software; such as an internet server; or to the machine on which the software is running: e.g. "No emails received because the mail-server is currently down"
A centralized computer that either manages a personal computer network or allows decentralized access.
A computer system in a network that is shared by multiple users.
A server is a computer that can display or save files to another computer. The computer that receives the files is called a client. When your web page is hosted by a web host like Angelfire, when you upload your files, your files are upload to another computer, which in turn then displays your web page. Most web hosts use at least a T1 Internet connection, which is a lot more powerful than cable, so if you want to host your own site, you'll have to have a really fast Internet connection or it will take your visitors a long time to load your page.
Computers that share resources (web sites, files etc.) with other computers on a network (e.g. The Internet). A web site must be hosted on a server to enable everyone get access to it.