What is a Server and what we can benefit from it?
In a network, Server is a computer that provides different kind of services to the other computers and users. Inside each network we can think of a Server as the brain for the network that can restrict each computer and user from what they can or cannot do. A Server, depending on its setup, can provide different services to its clients. These services are, but not limited to:
Some Reasons to setup a Client-Server network
Some of the benefits each business can have from a Client-Server Network is as follow.
Inside the Peer-to-Peer network, each client must act as a server to serve other clients inside the network. This would impact on each client computer's performance and slowdown each system. However, in Client-Server network, Server itself is dedicated to support each client on the network and perform better services for each client.
Server is Accessible 24/7; If any of the users needs to access a file that another user has created, unlike Peer-to-Peer network, it can be accessible through Server and no need to have other user's computer on.
All users can be managed in one place. A group can be created for several users that have stuff in common. For example, in a company, all users who are working in Sales department can be member of a group called "SALES" so they have access to all invoices and other files which the users who are not in that group does not have access to.
Inside Client-Server network, users can save their file on the server and other users can have access to the files and make changes to them at anytime. The server act as a centralized storage that can give access to everyone on the network.
All user data and system data can be imaged to another hard drive inside the server so if the main hard drive has failed we can recover all data with minimal network downtime.
All printers can be managed inside the server and server can access each user to the right printers depending on the users need. Certain users can have access to all the printers on the network.
There are much more that can be done inside a Client-Server Network. If you have a specific question or want to know if Client-Server network is right for you do not hesitate to send us an email or use our form to get in touch with us by Clicking Here.