Collection: Servers

A server is a powerful machine designed to compute, store, and manage data, devices, and systems over a network. This sophisticated computer system provides resources to networking units to render specialized services such as displaying web pages and sending or receiving emails, among others.

Computer hardware, software, or even virtual machines with requisite software capabilities can act as a server. However, server functionalities go beyond a traditional computer. They handle complex server processes, from managing multiple user queries every second, hosting content-heavy websites, and setting up a shareable drive for network devices, to processing intensive workloads such as database transaction management that requires high computing power.

Servers answer user requests via a client-server model. Here, the host device that powers network devices is referred to as host-server, and the in-network devices that utilize the resources the host device offers are termed clients