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(ser´ver) (n.) A computer or device on a network that manages network resources. There are many different types of servers. For example:

Servers are often dedicated, meaning that they perform no other tasks besides their server tasks. On multiprocessing operating systems, however, a single computer can execute several programs at once. A server in this case could refer to the program that is managing resources rather than the entire computer.

Top 5 Server Terms

1. What is Web server?
2. What is proxy server?
3. What is dedicated server?
4. What is application server?
5. What is cloud server?

Also see the Server Types page in the Quick Reference section of Webopedia for a comparison of server types.

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