server : Computer Hardware Buyers’ Glossary

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A server is what we used to call a minicomputer, a computer bigger than a desktop but not as big as a mainframe. You use them for hosting websites, not for home use. They have features to let them pump more transactions than a desktop. They also have features to make them more reliable. Sun, IBM (International Business Machines), Unisys and HP (Hewlett Packard) are well-known server manufacturers. server vs desktop click to watch

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