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Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
A glossary of computer and Internet terms with definitions that are easy to understand.
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A Server is a software application that will carry out a specific task for a user. This can be file serving - where a user can access and store files and data on a common computer. Or it can be application serving - in which the computer will run some sort of software in order to carry out a task for the user. Whilst this is the original meaning of server servers are also now used for mail, web and databases when they use the Internet.