Question: What is client/server networking?
Simple explanation on client/server networking: Server provides services and client enjoys services.
In client/server networking environment, a computer or several computers that usually with high memory, ample storage space and fast processing power will act as server to provide services, whereas the client is normally the computers that operated by end users to enjoy the services. Here are some examples:
- Web server provides web service, so we can use web browser (web client) to surf the Internet.
- Xbox game server provides online game service, so the users can use Xbox (client) to play online game with many people around the globe.
- Mail server provides email service, so the users can use Outlook or other mail client to send/receive emails.