Quick Question on Server

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DarkNetworks, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2005
    What's a server? I mean I don't really wanna know in detail but just a quick explanation. If I do wanna setup a Forum, do I need a server? What are the usage of servers etc...? And if I plan to host some files, do I need a server? What's hosting etc...? Maybe you guys can give me a brief explanation or maybe refer me to some sites? Thanks in advance.
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    A server is just a computer that provides services to other computers. For basic stuff, any computer will work. If you are going to have high traffic or large transfers, you won't want to use your everyday computer because it will slow it down.
  3. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    no details, yet you want to setup a forum? :rolleyes:

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