what is the real definition of computer server? when i do the research, some say computer that the program and provide service to client. some say individual computer on a LAN acting as service, some say not use directly - share the program. i do not know which one? help me.
Lets say, that the [use(r) or users] or computers use/access the services of the computer, but will never physically touch the computer. The "server" is from "to serve" which can be translated to "to serve others".
The reply/definition/answer depends on who you ask (what branch) and the knowledge of the person.
The definition could be like:
Server is a machine, that serves/provide services to others.(1) A server can also use services of others.(2)