Sorry, I know it's lame but can someone surmise for me whats the difference between a platform and server and how they relate or should relate to each other?

Best regards

Catherine

Ehh, you just pick on words with more then one meaning

Platform - you can be looking on operation system (Windows, Unix) or programming language (Java or .NET)

Server - from hardware point as machine providing service to other pc's over network (internet is also network) or software solution (Apache, Tomcat, IIS)

Thank you Peter and Dev.

Could you via using a series of examples of platforms, relate them to their respective servers, please?

Best regards

Catherine

most of the severs come for both xp and linux platform like apche etc. accept some like IIS which is only for window platform.

most of the severs come for both xp and linux platform like apche etc. accept some like IIS which is only for window platform.

Thank you Dev and Pete again.

yeah linux/unix is usually apache
windows is usally IIS but it can run apache too