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'''Server''' is a computer dedicated to hosting a service or services for any number of users. These services can range anywhere from web servers to host sites and applications for users, to game servers running either locally on your computer or on a mega-server hosting sixty-four players for [[Counter-Strike: Source]].
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A server is a system (software and suitable computer hardware) that responds to requests across a computer network to provide, or help to provide, a network service. Servers can be run on a dedicated computer, which is also often referred to as "the server", but many networked computers are capable of hosting servers. In many cases, a computer can provide several services and have several servers running.
  
Two examples could be this website and a [[Half-Life 2: Deathmatch]] dedicated server.
 
  
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For this Wiki a dedicated or listening server will refer to a server that hosts a particular game such as Counter Strike.
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== See Also ==
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* [[Source Dedicated Server]]
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* [[Half-Life Dedicated Server]]
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* [[server.cfg]]
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* [[listenserver.cfg]]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_(computing) Wikipedia:Server]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_server Wikipedia:Game Server]
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[[Category:Glossary]][[Category:Dedicated Server]]

Latest revision as of 22:15, 24 June 2014

A server is a system (software and suitable computer hardware) that responds to requests across a computer network to provide, or help to provide, a network service. Servers can be run on a dedicated computer, which is also often referred to as "the server", but many networked computers are capable of hosting servers. In many cases, a computer can provide several services and have several servers running.


For this Wiki a dedicated or listening server will refer to a server that hosts a particular game such as Counter Strike.

See Also