How Do Servers Work?



[http://blue.host/23gv3057hOt] Ever wonder how a server works? Watch the second video in our Web Basics in Under 60 Seconds series to learn what a server is and how it delivers websites to your screen.

A web server is a big computer that stores information and “serves” it to other computers via the internet. Compared to your personal computer, servers have a lot more space, are faster, and have more power.

While personal files are stored on your own computer, a server stores all the files that make up a website. And while you probably turn your own computer on and off, a server is kept running all the time, so it’s constantly keeping your website connected to the rest of the online world. Your home computer is designed for human-to-computer contact, while a server is designed for computer-to-computer contact.

But how do you get a server to call your own? That’s called web hosting! You pay a web host to rent access to your very own or, at least part of, a handy-dandy server. You just got served.

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21 thoughts on “How Do Servers Work?

  1. but how do they work work?
    you explain what they are and what they do, but what are the hardware specifications of a server? how can they have this much computing power? what motherboards are they using? what is the most powerful server possible without making your literal own hardware

  2. Where we could go on the internet or which company servers are good to use can u plz make a video on how to buy a server and where to buy a server from

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