Servers Servers Servers

 

The term server is a generic term which refers to any device which provides a service, data or an application to another device. So anyone that uses email, creates documents, or simply accesses files on a computer is accessing things on a server. When you browse the internet, your browser whether its Chrome, Internet Explorer etc. is contacting webservers so that your browser can display your webpage. Below I have created a list of wonderfully clear and easy to understand resources for finding out more information about servers.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_(computing)

 

http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/server

 

http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/Web-server

 

For information regarding the purchasing of hardware servers, see this page,

 

10 things to think about when your purchasing a server