Glossary Term Definition:
A server can be:
- A computer
- A virtual computer (a computer created via software)
- A peripheral, such as a printer
The ability to serve requests is usually conferred by installing server software on a computing platform and then configuring the computing platform appropriately (though individual applications are also capable of functioning as servers on their own). Server software designed to create a web server (a server capable of serving HTTP requests) is called web server software.