What is a server?
What comes to your mind when I talk about a “Server”? It is common misconception that a server is a huge machine in a form of a cabinet that has tons of computing power, commonly found in a data center.
By definition, a server is
The Client-Server Model
Many applications are created using a “Client-Server Model”. This means that some machine has to host a service, and the user will be the client to access the service. If you’re using a local application, your computer could be the client and server at the same time. It provides the service, and you access the service as a client on the same computer. The Client Server model is not used solely when the client and server are two separate machines. They can be local services.
- Introduction (Current)
- Purpose of a Home Server
- Choosing the right Hardware
- Choosing the right Software / Operating System
- An overview of Services Provided in FreeNAS / NAS4Free
- Summary and Conclusion